Naomi Climer

Vice President, Sony PSE

"Anna Hemmings presented her story to an international audience of around 250 Sony staff.She is a brilliant speaker - the audience was completely engaged, inspired and motivated by the event - I was spellbound."

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The feedback from this event was the best I have ever had. Anna has the ability to tell a great story whilst making useful connections to personal and business issues. There were many thought provoking ideas generated and we're still referring back to the lessons from her story several weeks after the event."



Brian Fraser

Senior Manager, Lloyds Banking Group


"“The afternoon delivered everything I hoped for and I take my hat off to you for captivating the full audience for more than an hour on your own."
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The Q & A piece that followed was also superb. Over my 28 years of banking there have been few if any events that received such universal buy in throughout. It is usually hard work illiciting questions from bankers however your people skills shone through and everyone participated fully.”




Phil Boas

Head of Sponsorship and Events, E.ON UK


"Anna did a fantastic job of bringing to life how the lessons learnt as an elite athlete can be transferred into the work place to help cope with the constant pressure and change we face...
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there was a real buzz in the room after her presentation and feedback has been excellent with several people asking to contact Anna directly to thank her for such an inspirational presentation. This sort of response is not easy to get from a roomful of marketing professionals!"




Brendan Lynch

Director Wholesal Markets, Virgin Media Business


"Anna Hemmings, MBE, delivered a session at my Sales Conference in September 2010. Anna's personal story of triumph over adversity and her commitment to continuous and never ending improvement was the perfect motivation for my team."
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Following the completion of a detailed and thorough pre meeting brief Anna tailored her message in line with my objectives for the session and the result was more than just a compelling story; it was a compelling and relevant business message. I highly recommend Anna for any corporate function."




Avril Jenkins

Risk Function, RBS

"Anna's session yesterday was fantastic and very inspirational. We have received excellent feedback from staff across our locations.  Despite technical issues, at our end, Anna was relaxed and came across very well, she had the audience captivated, linked everything she learnt in sport into the business world can kept making the links back, which was great. The session has definitely made out staff more determined to succeed."


Jason Worthy

UK Managing Director

"After seeing Anna present at another event I knew she would be perfect for our kick off meeting.  Her story of triumph over adversity and the importance of resilience in pushing for success were extremely well received by the team.  Anna is a fantastic presenter and engages with her audience in an unassuming way which keeps you listening to the very end.  If you are looking for a sporting champion who understands how to align her message with your specific strategy and challenges then look no further than Anna."



Ops Director for Prospects

"We were massively impressed by Anna and loved her session. It was just what the team needed as it gave them a real kick ahead of a tough year. It was the highlight of our day which everyone enjoyed. Huge thanks from all of us."


Helen Lam


"Your talk was inspiring and captivating, and the audience enjoyed listening to you sharing your story and journey with them. We have had some fantastic feedback from attendees."


Steve Aylwin

Senior Workforce Lead, NHS Dorset CCG

"Just wanted to say a huge thanks for the role you played in our staff event. The day was a huge success and you were one of the big highlights!"


Bernie Price

Managing Director, Pragmatic People

"Anna is first class, really thorough, sharp focus and practiced. It shows that she has been a world class athlete. Really enjoyable experience working with Anna and she is a great coach."


Chris Murray

CEO, Xoserve

"Anna's thoughts on how we can all make beneficial lifestyle choices through managing our food (fuel), exercise and rest, provide an easily understood equation that provides the solution to our personal energy management needs. My team found her presentation both engaging and thought provoking and I have no doubt that many of them will be implementing her advice and reaping the benefits of doing so."



Jan Mayne

Head of IS Strategy, Centrica Energy

"Your presentation was highly motivational and appealed to a wide audience in a variety of different ways. You presented a number of techniques that can be applied to our business environment...

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 – for example, clear vision and goal, visualisation, focus, preparation….a compelling story, the intonation in your voice was well received. You maintained a wonderful rapport with the audience created through rhythm and pace. Thank you for a very engaging presentation."




Mark Harris

Regional Director, Europe, Sprint Nextel


“You were personable, charming and confident – and clearly well prepared. Your style, content and experience fitted perfectly with the agenda for the conference and you left everyone feeling reflective and energised. Thank you for adding real value.”



Daniel Wood

Events and Marketing Manager, Service Desk Institute (SDI) Annual Conference 2010

There was not one negative comment in the delegate feedback - incredible!...

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The feedback shows that you not only met, but far exceeded objectives and expectations. You left the audience wanting more. Your presenation hit the spot not only from a personal point of view but also from a practical 'how to manage/inspire my team better' point of view. The audience was able to take key messages away with them and do something with them in the office, so a great return on investment for them. Your presentation style was also excellent - the right balance of humour vs seriousness, delivered very clearly and pleasant to listen to. The entire audience was engaged right from the start and were on the edge of their seats by the end. We would recommend you to everybody!" Some of the delegate feedback: "Very refreshing and inspiring! More speakers like this!" "So many things to take away from here after listening to Anna" "Very motivated to achieve personal goals after this talk" "Incredible, what an inspiration to everyone. Message clearly delivered and demonstrated. Unbelievable. She is a great woman." "Meaningful, powerful, very impressive"




Mary Kay Galvin

Assistant Director, Canon USA Inc


"I highly recommend Anna to speak in front of any group - she presents her story with humor, determination and focus...

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Anna´s stories of discipline and focus were very well presented. She was able to take examples from the very competitive world of sports and use them as great tools that could be applied to both business and personal endeavors. I would welcome the opportunity to hear her speak again; I highly recommend Anna to speak in front of any group - she presents her story with humor, determination and focus."




John Inverdale

Sports Broadcaster, BBC

"Anna is a very positive, entertaining and intelligent speaker who can act as a real inspiration....

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.. to would-be sports people, and whose experiences in the world of elite sport offer great benefits to those in the equally competitive world of business."




Mary Flavelle

Chambers of Commerce


"You are excellent to work with as you are a gifted speaker – one who has no problem holding an audience in the palm of her hand."

Barbara Baker

Department for Work and Pensions


"Thank you so very much for speaking at the DWP GOLD event last week. Your personal courage and convictions were inspirational and I wanted you to be aware of some of the feedback received from delegates...
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"Inspirational - Anna made it very relevant for us"

"Excellent - Anna linked her own experiences to challenges we face in DWP very effectively"




Mirjam Buhler Willey

Nike Girls in Sport

"Anna's sucess story is simply fascintating. Told in a unique way, Anna's uncompromising and passionate focus on achievement makes you want to get up and "just do it!"




Christine Blah

Lawn Tennis Association

"Anna was fantastic and everyone was blown away by her...

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She gave the LTA team a fantastic and inspirational talk at the national tennis centre. Anna has an engaging style and we all learnt from her insight into winning at the highest level. We would recommend Anna for an uplifting and motivational session for any team"



Gary Lineker

TV sports presenter, BBC

"Anna Hemmings is one of the most extraordinary people I have ever met...who could fail to learn and be inspired by someone with such drive and commitment.

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Anna Hemmings is one of the most extraordinary people I have ever met. To win one world championship is something special. To win six is a feat beyond the comprehension of most of us. Who could fail to learn and be inspired by someone with such drive and commitment."




Clients of Anna Hemmings
Some of Anna's clients