Crista Cullen

Olympic Gold and Bronze Medal Winning English Field Hockey Player, Voted 2005 & 2006 UK Player Of The Year

Crista Cullen

Accomplished international athlete and Olympic speaker, Crista Cullen MBE is a gold and bronze Olympic medallist at field hockey who has competed at a number of Olympic Games, winning a massive 197 international caps during her career.

Having grown up in Kenya, Cullen moved to the UK and soon became a passionate fan of hockey. Developing her confidence and skill over a number of years, Cullen soon gained her first senior cap for the GB women’s field hockey team. She first competed at the Olympics at the London 2012 Olympics winning a bronze medal. Her major achievement was at the Rio 2016 Olympics where she and her team won the Olympic gold.

Cullen was named in the International Hockey Federation World Star XI after the 2006 Hockey World Cup, the 2006 GB Hockey Athlete of the Year, and the 2005 and 2006 Hockey Writers’ UK Hockey Player of the Year. In recognition of her contribution to sport and hockey, Cullen was appointed an MBE in the 2012 New Year Honours.

After retiring from competitive sport, as well as turning her hand to media broadcasting and motivational speaking, Cullen formed her own consultancy. At speaking events, Cullen is a known conservationist supporting her Kenyan roots. Providing motivational advice to corporates, youth groups and charitable organisations, Cullen is now a popular choice as an Olympic speaker. Frequently focused on education, Cullen helps advise and motivate children and young adults to get into sports and exceed their goals. Cullen also gets involved in motivational speaking, charity work and coaching in the UK and abroad.

An accomplished athlete and individual, Cullen is an ideal speaker for events linked to sports, education and conservation. Cullen draws on her experience as a sportswoman to give encouragement and inspiration to her audiences. Based on the transferable skills she has developed over the years, she offers advice on business, life skills, environmental issues and overcoming adversity, and more. With a wonderful ability to adjust her talks to suit her audience and the type of event, Cullen’s speeches are always engaging and leave audiences inspired and motivated to achieve more.

To book Crista Cullen MBE as the Olympic speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact Champions Olympic Speakers using the contact details below:

At speaking events, Crista is known to focus on various topics including:

  • Peak Performance
  • Teambuilding
  • Achieving Success
  • Performing Under Pressure
  • The Olympic Games
  • Leadership

Watch a video about Crista Cullen MBE’s journey ahead of the biggest summer of her career:

Her are Crista Cullen MBE’s major achievements:

Olympic Games

Gold medal – 2016 Rio de Janeiro

Bronze medal – 2012 London

European Championship

Bronze medal – 2007 Manchester

Bronze medal – 2011 Gladbach

Champions Trophy

Silver medal – 2012 Rosario

Commonwealth Games

Bronze medal – 2006 Melbourne

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