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Crista Cullen

Crista Cullen

Olympic Gold Medallist - Hockey - Rio 2016

Rio 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist and London 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Crista Cullen, is widely recognised as one of the best hockey defenders in the world. She was 1 of 366 athletes representing Team GB, winning gold during the Rio 2016 Olympics and she was also 1 of 542 athletes representing Team GB during the London 2012 Olympics with her bronze medal contributed to the 65 medals won at that games.

Crista has over 185 Great Britain and England combined caps, Commonwealth, World Cup and European cup bronze medals, awarded Great Britain’s Hockey player of the year (2006) , named three times in the International Hockey Federation’s World All Stars Team (2006, 2007, 2010). She was Great Britain’s top goal scorer in the Beijing Olympics, and joint top goal scorer at the London Games.

Born in Lincolnshire, Crista spent her early life growing up in Kenya, where her family still live, before attending Oakham School, in Rutland. After gaining a Business Studies Degree at Nottingham Trent University, Crista worked at Sports Recruitment International ahead of the Rio Olympics. Crista is Head of Marketing for Duke’s Sports Travel, offering world-class tours all over the world and combines this with Motivational Speaking, coaching, charity and public speaking commitments both in the UK and beyond.

Crista Cullen has received a great amount of interest since the Great Britain Women’s Hockey Olympic success, appearing on Sky Sports Women in Sports programme, BBC TV’s The One Show and numerous radio and regional networks. Underpinned by both her success in elite level sport and engaging breadth of interests, Crista is charismatic, persuasive and articulate in her delivery of highly motivational speeches and presentations and she is now looking to expand and enhance her media exposure

Since the Olympics, Crista Cullen has focused on Corporate Motivational Speaking, bringing a wealth of experience gained on the Hockey field into a Business environment. Crista is a polished and confident speaker, covering Leadership, Teamwork and Motivation. Having worked for many years in a business environment, she is totally at home in the Corporate World.

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The Road to Gold




Winning Mentality

Crista has a natural warm style of presentation and the content of her delivery is ‘from the heart’. The feedback all said how amazing and inspiring her presentation had been and how encouraging it was to realise that positive thinking and a strong work ethic could bring about great results even when setbacks are encountered along the way

Kennel Club

Crista gave an inspiring, passionate and motivating presentation to three hundred of our staff on the themes of leadership, the culture of winning teams and team dynamics. Crista is a charismatic, engaging speaker whose talk was inspiring and useful in equal measure. She connected perfectly with our corporate audience, building rapport with both our senior Exec’s and more junior staff. Feedback after the event was particularly strong and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her

BNP Paribas Bank

Crista shared her incredible story during which she also brought theory to it, linking the practical and theory together. Her passion and belief came across through the whole time she was on stage. Not only was she incredibly engaging, took great time to understand our team and business, but also understood completely what the key message was

Leica Biosystems

Crista was recommended to Harley-Davidson for our European Leadership conference in Athens. Friendly and down to earth Crista even accepted the invitation to join our marketing team for dinner the night before she spoke. It was commented that she fitted right in and could have been one of our team! Crista draws really good parallels between her and the GB Hockey Team's pursuit of Olympic Gold and relates them to day to day reality within a business. Delivered full of energy and with enthusiasm, we would highly recommend Crista to other businesses seeking inspiration.

Harley-Davidson Europe Ltd

Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £3k to £7k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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