Crista Cullen MBE


Accomplished Olympic athlete and speaker, Crista Cullen MBE is a gold and bronze medal-winning field hockey player who has featured at a number of Olympic Games, accumulating an astonishing 197 international caps throughout her career.

After growing up in Kenya, she moved to the UK and became a passionate hockey fan. Growing in confidence and skill, it wasn’t long before Crista received her first cap for the senior Great Britain women’s national field hockey team. Her first appearance at the Olympic Games was during at London 2012 where she won her first Olympic medal. It was at the Rio Olympics that Crista and her team won the gold medal. After retiring from the sport, Crista took on the task of running her own consultancy company, as well as becoming an accomplished media broadcaster and motivational speaker.

Often featured at speaking events, Crista is an avid conservationist supporting her Kenyan roots. Providing motivational talks for youth groups, charitable causes and corporate organisations, Crista has become an incredibly popular choice on the speaker circuit. With a particular focus on the education sector, Crista aims to help advise and inspire the younger generation to get into sports and achieve their goals. Crista also takes part in motivational speaking, coaching, charity work and public speaking both in the UK and abroad.

Crista was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 New Year Honours, for her incredible contribution to the sport of hockey.

An immensely accomplished individual, Crista Cullen is the perfect choice for all manner of events. Crista uses her experience as an athlete to offer encouragement and motivation. She can also offer advice based on the skills and techniques she has accumulated with respect to business, life skills, overcoming adversity, the environment and much more. With an ability to tailor her talks to suit the event or audience type, Crista’s speeches are not to be missed and she always leaves her audience inspired and motivated to achieve more.

To book Crista Cullen MBE as the sports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by using the contact details below:

When at corporate events, Crista is known to cover the following topics:

  • Olympic Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Sporting Success
  • Drive & Determination

Get a taste for what Crista is like at corporate events, by watching the interview below:

See what people had to say about Crista, when she appeared at their corporate events:

“Crista shared her incredible story during which she also brought theory to it, linking the practical and theory together. Her passion and belief came across through the whole time she was on stage. Not only was she incredibly engaging, took great time to understand our team and business, but also understood completely what the key message was.” – Leica Biosystems

“Crista gave an inspiring, passionate and motivating presentation to three hundred of our staff on the themes of leadership, the culture of winning teams and team dynamics. Crista is a charismatic, engaging speaker whose talk was inspiring and useful in equal measure. She connected perfectly with our corporate audience, building rapport with both our senior Exec’s and more junior staff. Feedback after the event was particularly strong and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her.” – BNP Paribas Bank

“Crista has a natural warm style of presentation and the content of her delivery is ‘from the heart’. The feedback all said how amazing and inspiring her presentation had been and how encouraging it was to realise that positive thinking and a strong work ethic could bring about great results even when setbacks are encountered along the way.” – Kennel Club