Gail Emms MBE


Gail Emms

Gail Emms MBE is as popular and successful on stage as she was on the badminton court. Internationally celebrated, her motivational, keynote and after-dinner speeches have enthralled audiences up and down the country. Boasting a total of five gold medals, she actively competed from 2002 to 2008. Since retiring after the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Gail has turned her attention to public speaking, motivating audiences to reignite their workplace culture.

Gail earned her first gold medal in the mixed team badminton at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games, followed by another gold medal two years later at the 2004 Geneva European Championships. But it was in 2006 where Gail’s true talent shone – she earned herself three gold medals in a single year. In her after-dinner speeches, she uses her experience to inspire corporate audiences at a wide range of events. Coupled with her passion and insight, Gail is a booking opportunity not to be missed.

In the World Championships, Gail won the mixed doubles and repeated the feat in the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, where she also earned a mixed team silver and a women’s doubles bronze. The Olympic speaker’s third gold of the year came in the European Championships’ women’s doubles. After retiring as a professional athlete, Gail was awarded an MBE in 2009. She went on to help motivate young people, encouraging them to take part in sports to lead a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, she became a Youth Sport Trust and Badminton Sport England Ambassador – a testament to her dedication.

Gail candidly discusses the climate of sport in her speeches, highlighting the negatives as well as the positives. Capable of tailoring her presentations to her client, Gail’s thorough research is evident from her expert execution. Ideal for charity fundraisers, Gail is an experienced, truly talented speaker.

To book Gail Emms MBE for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

Watch Gail in an interview below:

When featuring at events Gail is known to discuss such topics as:

  • Sports & The Media
  • Adapting to Challenges
  • The Highs & Low Of Sport
  • Mental Strength
  • Leadership

Over the course of her career Gail earned the following achievements:

  • Gold medal at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games
  • Gold medal at the 2004 Geneva European Championships
  • Gold medal at the 2006 Madrid World Championships
  • Gold medal at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games
  • Gold medal at the 2006 Den Bosch European Championships
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