Lizzy Yarnold Speaker

Lizzy Yarnold

Double Olympic skeleton champion and first British athlete in history to defend their winter Olympic title

Lizzy Yarnold: Biography highlights

Lizzy Yarnold is a double Gold Medallist and is Britain’s Most Decorated Winter Olympian.

As a keynote speaker, Lizzy uses her experiences from the world of elite sport and having studied ‘Mental Toughness’ at University she can deliver keynote speeches that will resonate with your audience.

Known for:

After Dinner Speakers
Sports Personalities

Full biography

About

Lizzy Yarnold is a double Olympic, World and European Champion in skeleton racing. She made history by becoming the first British slider and only the second woman ever to hold all three titles at the same time.

At the 2018 Winter Olympics, Lizzy was the highlight of ‘Super Saturday’, where Britain won 3 medals on the same day for the first time ever.

After her sensational win at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Lizzy captured the hearts and imagination of the British Public. People warmed to the humble young woman from Kent who never gave up on her dreams and with a frightening determination, reached the pinnacle of world sport.

Having been picked to take part in skeleton after entering a talent programme called ‘Girls for Gold’ in 2008, Lizzie’s rise to Olympic champion in just 5 years shows her focus and determination, her coaches commenting that her mental toughness is indeed unique.

Speaking and presenting

As a keynote speaker, Lizzy is comfortable delivering a motivational speech, taking part in a Q&A session or working and interacting with groups or individuals. Lizzy is adept at tailoring her keynote speeches to engage different audiences.

Achievements

Lizzy graduated in Geography and Sports Science and is passionate about environmental issues and encouraging healthy role models for young people.

She was runner-up in 2014 and third in 2015 at the Sky and Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year awards and was nominated for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality.

Lizzy was awarded an MBE for Services to Sport in June 2014.

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Available for:

After Dinner Engagement
Awards Hosting
Brand Endorsement
Guest Appearance
Influencer Campaign

Watch Lizzy in action

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An Audience with... Lizzy Yarnold MBE
An Audience with... Lizzy Yarnold MBE
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#SJA2018 - Lizzy Yarnold wins SJA Pat Besford Award
#SJA2018 - Lizzy Yarnold wins SJA Pat Besford Award
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Lizzy Yarnold wins gold at Winter Olympics
Lizzy Yarnold wins gold at Winter Olympics
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Lizzy Yarnold & Laura Deas Press Conference After Winning Skeleton Gold & Bronze - PyeongChang 2018
Lizzy Yarnold & Laura Deas Press Conference After Winning Skeleton Gold & Bronze - PyeongChang 2018
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Institute of Women's Insurers

We have had amazing feedback and Lizzy certainly left her mark on the women in the audience, inspired is the word which most of them have used when I have spoken to anyone!'

Jaguar Land Rover

'Lizzy was really interested in meeting the graduates in person and hearing about their journeys to JLR. She patiently stood through at least 283 selfies! Many thanks once again!'

JLT Speciality

'Thank you so much for coming into the office to talk to some of our younger staff, the feedback from your talk was excellent and they all find your achievements very impressive and inspirational.'

Argos

'The response from the team was absolutely fantastic, the large crowd genuinely warmed to her. The comments after the event replayed, again and again, her key messages around holding on to your vision, resilience in the face of adversity, self-belief and controlling the controllables. Landing these messages in such a natural way is only possible through true authenticity, which I believe Lizzy has in buckets. I would recommend Lizzy without reserve and look forward to working with her again in the future.'

Jaguar Land Rover

'Lizzy was a fantastic guest and speaker; engaging and genuine.'

Argos

'Lizzy's story was compelling and so relevant to anyone who has talent and potential, facing and overcoming all challenges with real intent and focus. I was so inspired by Lizzy's story that I asked if she would speak at our peak season conference to an audience of 1000 retail store managers.'

Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

'Quite frankly Lizzy was awesome, absolutely on the money and just the thing to motivate Officer Cadets during what at times is quite a gruelling process.'

Institute of Women's Insurers

'We have had amazing feedback and Lizzy certainly left her mark on the women in the audience, inspired is the word which most of them have used when I have spoken to anyone!'

Risky Business Conference

'Our enormous thanks to Lizzy for a brilliant session at Risky Business. She went down incredibly well and created such a buzz and positivity.'

Argos

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