Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE

  • Britain's best known Paralympian
  • Talks on Overcoming Adversity, Motivation & Peak Performance
  • Keynote & After Dinner Speaker

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of Britain’s most iconic Paralympic athletes. She competed in five Paralympic Games, winning 11 Gold Medals, and is acknowledged as one of the most gifted and trail-blazing sportswomen for her dedication to bringing disability sport to a wider audience. In addition to her outstanding Paralympic achievements, she won the London Wheelchair Marathon a total of six times.

Tanni has gone on to play a prominent role in public life and is a vocal campaigner for disability rights. She is currently Chair of ukactive , a Non-Executive Director of the BBC, Chancellor of Northumbria University, sits on the board of Transport for London and is a Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Sportsaid Foundation and the British Institute of Human Rights . Made a ‘Dame’ in 2005, she was elevated to the House of Lords in 2010 with a focus on sport, disability, health and welfare, and has made significant contributions to debates on welfare reform, assisted dying and sports governance. In 2017 she authored the Duty of Care in Sport Report for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

Tanni is the ultimate example of how sport can provide a platform for connecting to society on a wider level to inspire positive social change. Through her time on the track and her current career in politics and governance her voice and tireless energy have helped to create a sea-change in how Paralympic sport is viewed and to change perceptions on how those with disabilities can make an invaluable contribution to society.

She also disseminates her skills and experience through highly entertaining Motivational Talks. Themes include: Achieving your Goals; Overcoming Adversity; Teamwork; The Power of Sport to Effect Social Change; Diversity; and, Women in Leadership. A very strong communicator, Tanni is superb at motivating and inspiring audiences, be it a small gathering of CEOs or a large room of employees. In everything that she does, her lively personality and down to earth humour shines through.

Tanni is the perfect choice as a Keynote, Motivational and After-dinner Speaker, as well as Awards Hosting and Conference Facilitating. Please contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 3500 3331, or via our online booking form, to discuss your requirements.

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The event went really well and Tanni was fantastic. The level at which she pitched her talk was perfect and it was clear that she had an appreciation of what we did as an industry through mentioning her involvement with the infrastructure planning talks for the Olympics. Everyone at the event commented on what a great speaker she was and that it was nice that she spoke about her life as a whole rather than just her accomplishments as an athlete which I think made it even more interesting to listen to.
On behalf of Health Facilities Scotland, we would like to thank you for taking the time out to speak at our conference. Your talk was a great inspiration to us, interesting and also entertaining as well.
Tanni was absolutely fantastic! She was extremely welcoming, warm and professional and made the night run so smoothly. Please pass on our thanks to her - we will definitely be in touch about next year.