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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