Col. Dame Kelly Holmes

Gold Medallist At Both The 800M & 1500M At The Athens 2004 Olympics



Just Go For It: 6 Simple Steps To Achieve Success

Just Go For It: 6 Simple Steps To Achieve Success

Running Life: Mindset, Fitness & Nutrition For Positive Wellbeing

Running Life: Mindset, Fitness & Nutrition For Positive Wellbeing

Black, White & Gold: My Autobiography

Black, White & Gold: My Autobiography

Kelly Holmes: Unique – A Memoir

Kelly Holmes: Unique – A Memoir

How to hire Col. Dame Kelly Holmes

Contact the Champions Speakers Agency to provisionally enquire about hiring Col. Dame Kelly Holmes for your next event, today. To get in touch, simply call an official booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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Kelly's official speaking topics are listed below.

  • Motivation and inspiration
  • Mental health in the workplace
  • Performance, resilience and overcoming adversity
  • Inspiration and leadership
  • Goal setting and high performing teams
  • Health, wellbeing and nutrition 
  • Sports and peak performance
  • Women's empowerment


During the COVID-19 pandemic, Kelly attended many virtual events, booked as the exciting guest speaker. Read the feedback she has received below.

"It went very well! Better than we could have imagined – very positive feedback. Dame Kelly even joined in on our cocktail making session after! Our clients absolutely loved it. Thank you so much for helping us arrange!!" - Ruby @ Exponential E

"If you could pass on to Kelly a personal thanks from myself and Katie. The talk exceeded our expectations, the energy, authenticity and inspiration Kelly gave our colleagues was brilliant and since the session finished only 30 minutes ago, we have been inundated with positive feedback and comments. A huge thank you for agreeing to be part of our employee wellbeing initiative"- Megan, MDLZ

That was a fantastic session with Kelly, we really enjoyed having her speak. Please do pass on our thanks and appreciation. So many questions and not enough time but people thoroughly enjoyed her and found her inspirational and motivational. - Morven, Global Head of Reward and Benefits, Maples Group

"It was a great session and really well received." - Morven, Maples Group


Kelly is regularly booked to engage audiences at in-person events, read her latest feedback below.

"Charles Stanley Plc has been a stockbroker and provider of financial services since 1792. Today the company continues to grow with offices nationwide offering a complete investment management service to their clients. Kelly drew on her own inspirational story to deliver a motivational after dinner speech to senior employees of Charles Stanley Plc at their 2013 Business Conference." - DavidChairman

"She was amazing!" - RMP Enterprise

We had an amazing day and Dame Kelly was an excellent ambassador!  Kelly was happy to have numerous selfies and spend time talking to the staff in the call centre which meant a lot! Her speech was brilliant and kept us all spellbound and to some a bit emotional." - Michelle, Newlyn Connect Centre

"Please pass our thanks on to Kelly.  The delegates' loved her and all staff was in agreement that she was the best speaker that we have ever had!" - Petrina, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

"Many thanks for arranging Dame Kelly. She was amazing and went down a storm at our event. Lovely lady who had time to speak with a lot of people." – Carmelle JCI

"It was fabulous – she is such a lovely woman and the energy from the audience was fantastic, they all loved her and bless her she was mobbed afterwards for photos and chats and she had time for everyone, really couldn’t have asked for a better guest for our first live event – she has set the bar high." - Sky

"She was fantastic. Really engaging and spent so much time with everyone. It’s being really talked about across the company - people just loved her session and how engaging she was. Thank you!" - Duncan, Domestic & General

"Kelly was incredible! Thanks! "- Lucy, Healthcircle

"Kelly was fantastic. We enjoyed having her on stage and the audience were clearly engaged - she covered a wide variety of topics in a relatable way. I have heard nothing but positive feedback from attendees. The crowd were particularly interested in her charitable endeavours. She was both humble and inspiring." - Indeed

"Would you be able to pass on not only my thanks but a huge thank you to Dame Kelly on behalf of everyone at the hospice. Dame Kelly truly went above and beyond for the hospice on Friday and we are extremely grateful. It was an absolute pleasure for our Fundraising Director to show Dame Kelly around the hospice prior to the event. The audience absolutely loved Dame Kelly’s interview with Dougie on stage and thought she really was a true inspiration. We truly hope Dame Kelly enjoyed being involved."- Amanda, The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice