Crista Cullen MBE

Rio 2016 Gold Medallist & Olympic Speaker

The Gold medal winning 2016 Olympic Final in Rio saw Crista win her 197th Great Britain and England combined cap, 13 years after her first appearance for Great Britain aged just 17. Born in Lincolnshire, Crista spent her early life growing up in Kenya, where her family still live, before attending Oakham School, in Rutland. After gaining a Business Studies Degree at Nottingham Trent University, Crista worked at Sports Recruitment International ahead of the Rio Olympics.

Crista runs her own consultancy company now, focusing within the education sector, as well as corporate engagements she combines this with motivational speaking, coaching, charity and public speaking commitments both in the UK and beyond.

To book Crista Cullen MBE as the sports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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

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

“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