If you’re looking to hire a celebrity to encourage an audience in their ambitions, whether in a school assembly, at a business seminar or as an after dinner speaker, an Olympic athlete is always a great choice.
Sports and athletics are two areas which remain truly meritocratic. Almost every child in the UK will have the chance to take part in sports and athletics through school, and to excel if they have natural talent.
It’s what makes the arena of physical prowess such a good one to use as a metaphor, when talking about achievement more broadly. In this area, more so than anywhere else, hard work, determination and raw talent can take people from any background to the top of their game.
Of all athletes, Olympians are perhaps the most respected and the most revered – making them inspirational figures. Once more, on the theme of ambition and attainment, the Olympic Games is aimed at amateur athletes. Although that definition has changed somewhat since the inception of the games, it’s an ideal that anyone can aspire to.
Whether encouraging students to work hard in their exams or sharing the secrets of their success with a seminar of entrepreneurs, Olympic athletes can make excellent motivational speakers.
There are lots on the books at MN2S talent agency, including six-time Olympian Tessa Sanderson, who has represented Team GB for two decades. She’s been awarded an OBE, MBE and CBE for her services to sport and has carried on her good work with charities and foundations since retiring.
Her drive and ambition, incredible success and selfless dedication to helping less fortunate youngsters to get into sport make her an ideal after dinner speaker. To find out more about booking Tessa Sanderson, contact MN2S talent agency.