DAME KELLY HOLMES MAKES RICHMOND EVENT’S FORUM A GOLD-MEDAL SUCCESS

We were delighted to team up our ongoing client, Richmond Events, with gold-medal Olympian and all-round sporting icon, Dame Kelly Holmes MBE.

Richmond Events recently hosted its 11th annual Learning & Development forum at Savoy Place in London. Here, they opened access to a programme of keynotes, interactive workshops, think tanks and personal development sessions.  

Always looking to inspire and motivate their attendees, Richmond once again called on our help to provide them with a thought-provoking speaker to close their event. And who is more inspiring and more of a role model than Dame Kelly Holmes?

The athlete, who also served for 10 years as a qualified HGV driver and Physical Training Instructor for the British Army, enjoyed a 12-year international athletics career. In that time, she enjoyed medal success at Commonwealth, European, World and Olympic level. The most illustrious of course being her two Gold Medals at Athens Olympics in 2004 for the 800m and 1500m. It was this feat which placed her in the history books as the first woman ever in Great Britain to win two gold medals at the same games. And in 2005 she was honoured a Damehood for her services to sport.

That was just a little background on Dame Kelly, just in case you didn’t know. Which would be surprising!

She might have retired from the track, but her gold-winning spirit carries through into everything else she does.  Dame Kelly has since become a global international speaker, an author, as well as a champion for fitness, wellness and mental health.

Her closing speech for the Richmond Learning & Development Forum focussed on setting practical yet challenging goals and achieving peak performance both personally and professionally. All while emphasising the importance of preserving mental health along the way.

Thanks to another fiery partnership, the forum was a huge success with delegates thrilled to be treated to a talk from Dame Kelly.

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