Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE

Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain’s greatest Paralympic athlete. She competed in five Paralympic Games, winning 11 Gold Medals, and is acknowledged as one of the most gifted and courageous sportswomen of her generation. In addition to her outstanding Paralympic achievements, she won the London Wheelchair Marathon a total of six times between 1992 and 2002.

After Olympics

Tanni Grey-Thompson’s retirement has not slowed her down and Tanni has gone on to play a prominent role in public life. In 2005 she was made ‘Dame’ Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE for her services to sport, while in 2010 she was elevated to the House of Lords as a crossbench peer. She takes an active part in debates, with particular focus on sport, disability, health, welfare and youth development. Amongst other positions she is on the board of Transport for London, the board of the London Legacy Development Corporation and is President of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations. She was also Vice Chair of LOCOG’s Athletes Commission, is a Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Ambassador, a UNICEF ambassador, and chairs a Commission on the Future of Women’s Sport.

TV Pundit

During London 2012 Tanni was a key part of the BBC’s on screen team, presenting on both the Olympics and Paralympics. In the process she became the first Paralympian to commentate on Olympic sport, making the point that the emotions and experiences of elite sportspeople are universal across the board.

Tanni Grey-Thompson Speaker

Tanni is the ultimate crossover between high performance sport and the high powered world of business and politics. She understands the parallels and has invaluable lessons from her varied career, be it perseverance, team work, adapting to change or breaking down barriers. A very strong communicator, she is brilliant at motivating and inspiring an audience. Whether that is a small gathering of CEOs or a large room of employees.

Further achievements & talks

In everything that Tanni does her lively personality and down to earth humour shines through. Only she could divulge behind the scenes stories from the Olympics and give an insight into the somewhat archaic goings on at the House of Lords! In 2016 she was awarded the degree of Doctor of Law (honoris causa) by the University of Cambridge. She has also been inducted into Power Brands LIFE – Hall of Fame at London International Forum for Equality. Tanni was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2019.

Tanni Grey-Thompson is available for ambassadorial roles, motivational keynotes, after dinner speeches, conference linking and awards hosting. Areas covered include:

  • Achieving your goals
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Adapting to change
  • Society, community and the power of sport
  • Diversity
  • Women in Leadership

Tanni is about hard work, dedication, achievement and fun. A fantastic speaker or dinner guest!

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9 reviews for Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE

  1. IBM

    Her talk was exceptional, perfectly delivered and her message was spot on. She received a standing ovation, which not an easy thing to achieve at an event like this. The feedback from everyone has been fantastic.

  2. NHS North West Conference

    A truly inspiration and excellent key note presentation at the Towards World Class HR in the North West Conference. Thank you for your valuable contribution.

  3. Visa

    I have never worked with any other athlete who is as brilliant as Tanni at delivering on a brief.

  4. Jewish Schools Conference

    Dame Tanni’s presentation was outstanding. She delivered a talk that met the aims of the conference. The audience were completely engaged and hung on every word. The feedback was positive. They felt Tanni was an inspiration and felt that her comments about sport were easily transferable to education.

  5. Johnson’s Paint, motivational speech

    She was simply excellent.

  6. CEO, Justin King, Sainsbury’s

    Tanni presented to a room of some 200 Sainsbury’s colleagues. All our colleagues found her stories of her sports career both fascinating and inspiring. Her desire to succeed was obvious and certainly something to think about! Tanni took questions from the audience. Her natural, relaxed style made colleagues feel able to ask many questions across a raft of topics, not least her role on Transport for London.

  7. CEO, Justin King, Sainsbury’s

    Tanni presented to a room of some 200 Sainsbury’s colleagues. All our colleagues found her stories of her sports career both fascinating and inspiring. Her desire to succeed was obvious and certainly something to think about! She took questions from the audience. Her natural, relaxed style made colleagues feel able to ask many questions across a raft of topics, not least her role on Transport for London.

  8. Welsh Assembly, motivational/diversity keynote

    We’re over the moon. Tanni was absolutely fantastic.

  9. Herbert Smith, women’s networking event

    Just a note to say a big thank you to Dame Tanni for the event yesterday. We were delighted and as ever Dame Tanni was amazing!!!

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