Lizzy Yarnold MBE


Lizzy Yarnold won every major championship in the sport of skeleton in just 407 days between 2013-2015, becoming the first British athlete to retain the Winter Games title and ending her career as the most decorated British Winter Olympian.

Lizzy’s winning margin of 0.97 seconds was the highest ever winning margin in Skeleton when she achieved the feat at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. She would also secure a Grand Slam of Olympic, European and World Cup titles when she won gold at the 2013-14 World Cup, the Sochi Olympics, the 2015 Bobsleigh and Skeleton European Championships and the 2015 IBSF World Championships.

Due to her incredible performances, she was nominated for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, was appointed an OBE for services to sport in 2014, as well as finished third at the 2015 Sky & Sunday Times’ Sportswoman of the Year award.

In 2018 she successfully retained her Olympic title, winning gold in Pyeongchang to become the first British Winter Olympian to do so. Since retiring shortly after the games, she has acted as a mentor to aspiring athletes in her work with the British Olympic Association. She has become a partner of a number of high-profile businesses and institutions including, Toyota, Omega, Aldi, Hello Day, English Institute of Sport, British Bobsleigh & Skeleton.

Having spoken at events for the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, Argos, Scotland Institute of Sport and Beachcroft, she has proven herself one of the most in-demand motivational speakers on themes such as resilience, teamwork, innovation, reaching goals and maximising success. She has also been called upon to present at events that include the Risky Business Conference, Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and the Institute of Women’s Insurers.

Ideal as an event and awards host, as well as a speaker at global events, Lizzy has been a regular speaker at primary and secondary schools as well as universities, where she uses her profile to encourage young people to find healthy role models.

Whether a corporate or educational event, Lizzy Yarnold is a motivational speaker able to share her extensive experience of sport, placing them in the context of a school or business, making her perfect for schools, charities and businesses.

To book Lizzy Yarnold MBE as the sports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency.

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

  • Personal Resilience
  • Goal setting & Being Goal Driven
  • Mental Toughness
  • Self-Awareness
  • identifying & Retaining Talent
  • Teamship & Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Adapting To Change
  • Innovation