Testimonials.

Sally is an incredible individual a world-beater. Sally has achieved so much in her career and private life and is a great role model. When Sally presents to any audience, young or old, she captivates them and takes them on her incredible journey. I can highly recommend Sally.

Big Change

Martin Port
Founder & CEO
"Sally is always fantastically supportive and she’s so professional, both times I’ve met her she’s received a really warm welcome from the crowds and spoken so eloquently."

BN5 Magazine

Emma Osman
Editor
"It has been an absolute pleasure to have Sally as an ambassador for the Stroke Association. No ask has been too much trouble. She has undertaken numerous media interviews on our behalf, earning us invaluable exposure in both regional and national media which we otherwise wouldn’t have gained. It’s so important to have someone as respected and beloved as Sally being a public advocate for us, getting our key messages across to a wider audience. She also very kindly agreed to take part in a charity fun run for us and remained happy to participate despite strong gales and rain! She’s been a total star!"

The Stroke Association

Vanessa Langford
Artist Liaison
"I thought I’d give you a flavour of the feedback we’ve been getting from her stint for Gateway. It’d be great if you could pass this on. Sally’s a brilliant speaker but even so I guess it’s nice to reflect on just how good sometimes!! Two days later and staff are still coming to see me to tell me how brilliant they thought Sally’s session was. I’ve just been to make a cup of tea and someone has told me the talk, ‘woke her up – at work and outside’. I’ve had some shy repairs guys come in to tell me the session was ‘the best ever’. And the amount of people who’ve been showing off their photos to family and friends is awesome. Overall, for a small organisation which is on a journey to greatness, people felt really special to be in the company of such a sporting hero. There’s a real energy about the place and it was exactly what I wanted. Sally is so great with the staff and is utterly professional with the brief whilst being really down to earth and accessible. Believe me, I’ve seen some conference speakers in my thirty years in housing and Sally just nails it every time. I’ve also been contacted by a few other housing CEOs and this from one of our sector senior recruitment partners, ‘My colleague has just seen that you have Sally Gunnell at your conference! I just wanted to say – wow! She was my absolute hero when I was little'."

Kate Dodsworth
Chief Executive
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your support with Sally’s visit to the branch today. We had the best time…..Partners loved it, with a real buzz being created across all departments. Sally and Jon were fantastic, and we’ll be riding on the wave of their visit for some time in the branch."

Bluewater

John Lewis
"Sally was certainly a highlight. Her speech was amazing and everyone in the room was hanging on to her every word. Even the younger attendees who may not have known Sally were totally engaged throughout the speech. I spoke to quite a few people over lunch and all said how inspirational she was. Please pass on our thanks to Sally for an incredible job"

Manpower Group
What an inspiration Sally Gunnell is. Hearing her talk about the life-changing journey she undertook, as she evolved from a 15-year-old runner dreaming of greatness into an Olympic gold medal-winning champion, was both empowering and moving. Here at BT, we are on a transformational journey of our own and it was a thrill for over 1,000 of us to hear Sally relate her experiences of overcoming setbacks and embracing change to the pioneering work we are doing as a technology company. “Run your own race” was Sally’s parting message: wise words from a fantastic role model, who also took the time to speak personally with as many of us as possible, helping to turn our day into a memorable occasion that will stay with us all for a very long time.

BT

Rachel Higham
MD IT and BT Technology Volunteering Lead
"Sally’s speech was highly inspirational and motivational. Her story, while unrelated to our profession, was easily translatable to our line of work. She went down a storm with our delegates and would be an ideal speaker for virtually any audience."

IRMS

Matthew Stephenson
Chair
"We were thrilled that Sally was able to come and open our new gym at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre. She spoke to customers and staff for hours, posed happily for photos and gave countless interviews to the local media. Sally is a fantastic ambassador for sport and fitness. She talked passionately about her sport and the importance of keeping active. Sally’s presence at our event certainly helped raise our profile and the profile of fitness locally and nationally. She was a pleasure to work with."

Abbeycroft Leisure

Warren Smyth
CEO
"I was thrilled when Sally was able to join us for our Prize Day. She was delightful, inspirational, down-to-earth and natural. A fine example to our students."

Caterham School

Julian Thomas
Headmaster
"Given the subject matter, it would have been easy for Sally 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."

The John Knowles Company Ltd

David McGuire
"Sally was an ideal choice to open our new state of the art physiotherapy gym. During our exclusive opening event she was professional, engaging and really down to earth which made everyone feel comfortable. We cater for people with sports related injuries and Sally gave an inspirational speech; in which she highlighted well from her own experiences about the necessity for a gym that provides physiotherapy services such as ours. We were overwhelmed by her willingness to chat to everyone and took an active interest in the service The Horder Centre can now provide."

The Horder Centre

Luke Garner
Marketing Co-ordinator
"Sally Gunnell is a big name, who has achieved so much by working hard. Sharing her personal experiences with us was priceless. I was very impressed when she spoke about mindset; how we can achieve anything if we are mentally strong and put all of our hard work in the right direction. I felt like I could relate to her and her sporting experiences; she spoke my language. I found her inspirational and awesome!"

Armadillo Self Storage Conference

Delegate
"Just wanted to email you to say a huge thank you to you and Sally for yesterday! Our leadership team have all commented on how truly inspirational Sally was (and they all loved getting their hands on an Olympic Gold medal)! Sally Gunnell was truly fabulous. Her unexpected arrival, for the delegates, at today’s Leadership Conference was amazing. The WOW factor was palatable and the ‘I am so in awe’ of you’ evident. Thank you so much for allowing JLR to make full use of the connections you’ve built through PINS. She was amazing."

Reading

John Lewis
“Sally was the ideal speaker to engage our audience of HR Directors. Our company regularly engages with HR Directors and are always trying to find a topic and speaker who will resonate with them. Sally delivered a highly interactive talk on 'resilience' explaining to our audience of HR Directors the challenges she overcame in her athletic career and how this translated into her business career. Sally provided an ideal blend of theory and practice, which resonated perfectly with the audience. I would thoroughly recommend Sally to other organisations.”

Leathewaite

Kevin Matthews
Global Head of Marketing
"Sally 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."

Wholesale & International Banking Lloyds TSB Bank Plc

Mike Edwards
Learning Consultant
"Sally 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."

Excel Publishing

Amber Engle
Events Manager
"The girls were full of Sally Gunnell’s talk after the event. Girls have told their teachers they have been inspired in their sport and academic studies to aim high. At a Parents’ evening two days later parents were volunteering positive comments about the visit and explaining that their daughters had recounted the messages given by Sally. I have no doubt that Sally’s wise words will stay with the girls for many, many years."

St Albans High School for Girls

Headmistress
"On behalf of my colleagues at the ICFM, I am writing to extend a big “thank you” to Sally for doing such a terrific job at our Conference on Wednesday. We had a record number of delegates in attendance and the day was a complete success, with Sally playing a significant part in this achievement. Her motivational and illuminating talk was spot on and we have already received some excellent feedback from a number of delegates who attended to say how much they enjoyed her contribution on the day. Please pass on our sincere thanks and appreciation to Sally for a job very well done."

The Institute of Car Fleet Management

Peter Eldridge
Director
"Our inaugural “Right Works” awards evening was a big event for Raymond Brown Construction, with people representing shortlisted sites arriving from all over the country. Sally Gunnell’s presence and after dinner speech transformed the evening from good to excellent. Her footage of her 1992 gold medal race left us all feeling inspired and quite emotional. Later, she certainly had a very relaxed approach as she interacted with our guests – they were delighted. The feedback we have had has been superb."

Raymond Brown Construction Ltd

Commercial Director
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