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Natasha Hall
author at Chartwell Speakers

This summer plays host to three of the biggest sporting events globally, with EURO 2024, the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games all firmly in the calendar.
Not to mention a plethora of equally exciting sporting fixtures dotted throughout the summer months and beyond, including two cricket T20 World Cups, The Championships (known fondly as Wimbledon), as well as the French Open and US Open, The Tour de France, The World Rowing Championships, Formula One World Championship and so very many more.
As these athletes prepare to compete, they draw on months and even years of training, in order to achieve excellence in their sport. Months of motivation, hard work, endurance, resilience, performance under pressure – all skills that can be transferred across sectors and industries. We believe there is so much organisations can learn from these extraordinary people.
To harness these lessons and understand how to adopt a winning mindset, Chartwell recommends:

Dame Kelly Holmes

Double Olympic Champion and first British female athlete to win both the 800m & 1500m

Tanni Grey-Thompson speaker

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Considered one of Britain’s greatest Paralympic athletes and awarded Sports Personality of the Year (2019)

Amelie Mauresmo

Former world No.1 tennis player and sports commentator

jason kenny

Sir Jason Kenny

Former British Track Cyclist and Knighted in the 2022 New Year Honours for Services to Cycling

Dame Katherine Grainger

Former Olympic rower and current Chair of UK Sport

David Coulthard Speaker

David Coulthard

Renowned Formula 1 Grand Prix driver and television broadcaster

susie wolff

Susie Wolff

Former professional racing driver and current Managing Director of F1 Academy

Steve Peters speaker

Steve Peters

Prominent psychiatrist who works with elite athletes, most notably the Great British cycling team

jill scott

Jill Scott

Former professional football player and part of the winning team in the 2022 UEFA Women’s Euro

Steve Williams

Olympic rowing champion and adventurer

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Yip Pin Xiu

Five-time Paralympic gold medallist and former nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Considered one of the greatest and most consistent sprinters in the history of track and field

More of our speakers on the topic of sports are listed here.