Sports Speakers

Sports Speakers

We represent influential and inspiring Sports Speakers who are known worldwide. Browse through Speaker Agency speakers and get in touch!

Alex Alley
Alex Alley World Record Yachtsman
  • Sailing solo non-stop round-the-world record attempt
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
Caspar Craven
Caspar Craven Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur, Adventurer, Former CFO, Author
  • Think Big. Think Bold. How to Achieve the Impossible
  • Be more Human: Re-thinking the Rules of High-Performance Teamwork
  • Time to Change Tack - Developing Agility and Resilience
Charlie Martin New
Charlie Martin Racing driver & LGBTQ+ Activist
  • Unlocking your potential - why being your authentic self is key to success in life & business
  • Managing change and achieving your goals, seeing opportunities to grow & improve
  • How she became a pro-racing driver without any family history of motorsport
 Debra Searle MBE
Debra Searle MBE Professional Adventurer & Entrepreneur(Mindset & Resilience Speaker)
  • Choose Your Attitude! It’s not magic: it’s mindset.
  • Practical tools to stay motivated and build resilience.
  • Wellbeing techniques to expand our ability to tolerate the challenges.
Fernando Torres New
Fernando Torres Spanish footballer, World Cup Champion, and two-time European Champion with the Spanish National Team
  • Motivation and Commitment in Sports
  • Leadership in High-Performance Teams
  • Personal and Professional Overcoming
James Child New
James Child Former Professional Rugby League Referee | DE&I Consultant | Keynote Speaker
  • Why I started refereeing
  • My refereeing career, including stories of my highs and lows
  • How I learned to be mentally resilient and coped with a pressured job and a challenging work environment
Juan Pablo Montoya New
Juan Pablo Montoya Former Formula 1 driver
  • Managing High Performance Teams
  • Leadership
Lance Armstrong New
Lance Armstrong Seven-time Tour de France Winner, Cancer Survivor, Podcast Host, Endurance Athlete, and Managing Partner, Next Ventures (Venture Capital)
Manisha Tailor MBE New
Manisha Tailor MBE Author, Speaker, Educator
  • Aspirations (Overcoming Adversity)
  • Resilience
  • Anti-Racism
Mark Denton
Mark Denton Leadership, Teamwork and Resilience Speaker
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • High Performance
Mark Priestley New
Mark Priestley Former F1 Pit Crew, now a TV presenter, Team Culture & Elite Performance Expert. Corporate Consultant & Speaker, Coach & Mentor
  • Perform at a Higher Level Everyday
  • Creating Your Own F1 Data Analysis
  • The ROI of Looking after Your Team
Metta World Peace New
Metta World Peace (fka Ron Artest) NBA Champion and All-Star, Coach, Mental Health Advocate and Entrepreneur
Nicola Adams OBE New
Nicola Adams OBE Actor and 2x Olympic Champion
  • Peak Performance
  • Diversity
  • Maximising Success
Paula Reid
Paula Reid Inspirational Business Speaker, Author and Adventurer
  • Skiing to the South Pole
  • Living Life to the Full
  • Sailing Round-the-World
Scarlett Roberts New
Scarlett Roberts Exercise Physiologist | Prescriptive Exercise | Movement for Mental Health | Ex Prisoner | Author
  • Exercise as medicine
  • Movement for mental health

Professional Sports Speakers As Team Building Speakers 

Are you an event planner looking to add an entertaining and inspirational touch to your next corporate event? Sports speakers are a great addition that can provide unique insight and team-building motivation for your audience. They give valuable life lessons in a fun, engaging atmosphere.

Having an after-dinner sports speakers event for your team might just do the trick. Imagine organising an activity where teamwork speakers or sport keynote speakers ignite your team’s passion for work in a whole different way, it can make a difference. Remember, inspirational sports provide inspirational stories about overcoming adversity.     

Whether it's inspiring stories of hard work and success or enlightening insights into current trends in the sports world, countless professionals equipped with dynamic messages of power will help your audience. In this blog post we'll look at how to select the right sports speaker for your upcoming event.

Who are sports speakers?

Sports speakers specialise in inspiring and engaging audiences about the power of motivation and team spirit. They discuss personal experiences to illustrate how difficult but achievable sports successes can be. 

From successful head coaches, world cup participants, athletes, or even businesspeople who achieved success through sport, they guide others to reach their potential. Some of these speakers are writers who are on New York Times bestsellers lists. They make them realise that anything is possible when there is perseverance.

They act almost like leadership speakers because in the world of sports, to reach peak performance you need a great team leader. 

Why is sports motivation important?

Sports motivation is essential for athletes of all levels in order to achieve their goals. Sports motivation can act as an internal driving force, giving an athlete the necessary push to complete strenuous workouts, follow a strict diet, and stay focused even when they don't feel like it. 

Motivation can come from a variety of sources, both external and internal. External sources may include coaches, instructors, family members or friends who provide positive reinforcement and encouragement. Internal motivation comes from within the athlete themselves. 

Popular Professional Sports Speakers UK 

Here are some of the best sports motivational speakers:

Alex Alley

Alex Alley is a perfect example of how to turn your passions into greater success. After representing and winning for Great Britain on the world stage in sailing by the age of 19, he has also brought his experiences to audiences worldwide, using adventurous athletics as an example. 

As co-author of Boat to Boardroom, and Principle Associate of Adventure Psychology, his message is clear – set yourself challenges outside your comfort zone and push yourself to be your best. 

Alex is an expert at helping businesses and individuals succeed in uncertain times and finding innovative ways for people to grow their skills personally and professionally. 

Booking Alex Alley for a speaking engagement will open up those audience members to unforgettable life lessons that could potentially help them chart more successful paths.

Caspar Craven

With a wealth of experience building and leading various business teams, Caspar Craven is the ideal speaker to book for any popular UK sporting event. 

In his 30+ years career, he has worked in worldwide corporations and start-ups and in difficult business settings requiring skilled leadership. His career began at 14 years old with entrepreneurial pursuits, further developed by ten-plus years in professional services and five at KPMG Corporate Finance as a CFO. A dynamic speaker, Caspar Craven offers brilliant insight into managing businesses at every stage is invaluable to any event.

Mark Denton

Mark Denton is an inspirational and captivating keynote speaker with a wealth of experience navigating difficult times. His sailing career boasts impressive milestones, completing races across the world’s most hostile oceans and winning the BT Global Challenge round the world yacht race as a team leader. 

He also brings 20+ years of consulting with renowned organisations, helping to reshape their culture under difficult circumstances and ensuring sustainable growth. Mark Denton is an excellent choice for any UK sporting event looking for a motivational speaker.

Nicola Adams

Nicola Adams OBE is, without a doubt, one of the most accomplished UK sports figures in recent history, raising the bar for female athletes and inspiring generations to come. In 2016, she became the first British boxer to defend an Olympic gold medal title since 1924. She was also crowned World Champion. Recognitions earned her a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2013 and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2016.

Nicola unveiled her documentary “Lioness: The Nicola Adams Story” by Amazon Prime to further celebrate her achievements in 2020. Booking Nicola Adams as a keynote speaker for any popular UK sporting event assures that your venue will be taken to new heights with attendees inspired and deeply moved.

Paula Reid

Paula Reid is an experienced, multi-faceted individual who is well-suited for popular UK sporting events as a speaker. She is a trainer, facilitator and coach and has experience authoring four books and being an international speaker. In addition, she has achieved an incredible 118 items on her ‘Living Life to the Full’ list, including sailing around the world and skiing to the South Pole; she radiates inspiration and empowerment. 

Paula’s impressive 20+ years of experience in leadership roles, consultancy work, and coaching drives her to humanise business, making work more enjoyable, energetic and engaging for everyone. To top this off, Paula Reid holds a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Positive Psychology and Coaching, demonstrating her determination to succeed in whatever field she enters.

The Bottom Line

Overall, the possibilities that come with sports speakers in team building, dinner speeches or dinner speakers sessions are uncountable. They can add an inspiring touch to your event and be impressive amongst your guests. 

Professional sports speakers have a unique charisma and can help achieve maximum success for any organiser's occasion. If you want to book a teamwork session with sports professionals, contact Speaker Agency UK via email at, click enquire on a speaker page, or call +44 (0) 20 3393 1061. 

You can also find us on social media @speakeragencyuk for more information about our services and speaker options. Don't wait any longer and experience something extraordinary today! 

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