Sally Gunnell OBE

Only woman to hold concurrently Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European titles

Sally Gunnell OBE | NMP Live

Sally Gunnell OBE, the Essex Girl who captured the hearts of a nation, is the greatest female athlete this country has ever produced and remains the only woman in history to have ever concurrently held all four major championship gold medals - Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European, as well as the World record.

Following her retirement from Athletics in September 1997, Sally immediately entered the media arena working with the BBC and Channel 4. Today she is an integral member of the BBC Sport Broadcasting Team.

As well as her work with their Athletics output, she has fronted their coverage of many of the UK's top road races including the Flora Light Women's Challenge and the Great North Run. In addition to sports broadcasting, Sally's versatility as a presenter has been shown through the highly acclaimed Channel 4 children's programme 'Peak Performance', and through three series' if ITV's peak time show Body Heat.

An energetic mother to three boys, Sally still finds time to spearhead charity events such as Cancer Research UK's Race for Life and continues to fulfil her role as figurehead for the British Heart Foundation where she is involved in a number of their key initiatives. Sally Gunnell's own passion to help get and keep children healthy and active is enhanced by her association leading children's nursery Tumble Tots. She acts as both a consultant and ambassador in their continued development as the leading organisation in children's activity groups.

London 2012 marked the 20th anniversary of Sally Gunnell's historic Gold medal winning run in Barcelona. Having played a key role in putting British athletics on the map during her competition days, Sally was chosen to be an Olympic panellist as part of Sky Sports News broadcast coverage, where she offered expert analysis on all things Track & Field, not just her favoured 400 metre hurdles!

Her expertise within this field ensured she was kept immensely busy throughout the London 2012 Games where she provided Olympic moments for guests to treasure, from question and answer sessions to inspirational speeches, as part of sponsors' hospitality packages and one-off personal appearances.

Speech Topics

Utilising her extensive experience as a world class athlete, Sally Gunnell is one of today's leading spokeswomen on motivation, mental health and well-being.

Her inspiring and engaging corporate speaking programme has earned outstanding testimonials from all audiences. In addition to this, Sally has published a number of titles including the highly successful 'Be Your Best', based on her individual, non-threatening and realistic approach to health and fitness and general well being.

Sally Gunnell’s unwavering motivation, dedication and self-belief that ensured her on-track success now inspire audiences everywhere. Approachable and down-to-earth, she not only tells her own incredible story but she works with businesses to help them get the very best out of their staff and show that with the right mind set, it is possible to achieve anything.

Sally Gunnell’s Healthy Living
A workplace well-being programme developed by Sally Gunnell for the corporate market; Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell is passionate about using the power of sport to inspire ordinary people to become more active and healthy. Based on her experience of working within the corporate market Sally believes that the perfect place to start motivating people to lead healthier lives is in the workplace.

Since retiring from competitive sport, Sally Gunnell has worked with hundreds of organisations providing one-off motivational talks and inspirational messaging but now believes that there is an opportunity to use her status, knowledge and expertise to create long-lasting programmes that make a genuine difference to the health of staff.

Each programme is tailor made, so please contact your NMP Live booking agent to see how Sally Gunnell’s programme can work for your organisation.


Sally Gunnell was “guest Olympian” at our event to launch a new development programme for high potential managers and captivated the audience with an inspirational and motivational presentation. We were also struck by how friendly, approachable and humble Sally was as she chatted with guests afterwards.

Mike Edwards - Learning Consultant, Wholesale & International Banking - Lloyds TSB Bank Plc.

We all had a great time at the Commercial Conference and Sally Gunnell's presence and presentation at the Awards Dinner was really the icing on the cake. It was much remarked to me during the evening as to how friendly, approachable and overall such an impressive a character Sally is.

Terry Follen, BG-Group.

Sally, your talk has had a tremendous effect on the thousands of delegates who attended our conference. You have inspired them to persist until they win!

International Business Systems

I just wanted to drop you a note to say a big thank you for speaking at our event last week, it was the perfect end to the day. I've received excellent feedback from delegates, who found your talk hugely inspiring, you accessible and very down to earth with many saying that you were the highlight of the day!

Louisa McCabe - BT Global Marketing.

Sally Gunnell is such an inspiration. She is down to earth and a brilliant motivational speaker. At the Women in Construction Awards 2012 she had everyone on the edge of their seats, you could even hear a pin drop. All of our guests loved her. I would definitely recommend her as a speaker.

Amber Engle, Events Manager - Excel Publishing.

Given the subject matter, it would have been easy for Sally Gunnell to sound full of herself, so the humorous and self-deprecating way she shared her fears and internal thoughts as the race approached was both surprising and extremely easy to relate to.

David McGuire - The John Knowles Company Ltd.

I just wanted to say how good it was to meet Sally Gunnell on Wednesday at the Virgin Media conference. I have had so many people come up and say what an inspirational talk she gave and how much each person took away from it. I've also had at least a dozen people say they nearly burst into tears when they played the Olympic video! You can add another 211 happy customers to your total.

Graeme Oxby - Executive Director Mobile and Home Phones, Virgin Media.

Could you please just pass on my thanks to Sally Gunnell for her presentation last Thursday. It was absolutely superb, the pitch and content were ideal and it made a perfect, and highly motivational, end to our ASPIRE programme!

Head of Training and Development - PHS.

Exclusive Interview

As part of our NMP Live Meets... interview series, Sally Gunnell OBE took time out of a busy schedule to sit down with us for an exclusive chat. Watch the video below and find out what she can bring to your event.

Books and DVDs

Clients often ask about purchasing books for giveaways and delegate packs. Below you’ll find a selection of products by Sally Gunnell OBE. Click the images to view on Amazon's website. For bulk orders, please speak with your Booking Agent.

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