Meet Anna Hemmings MBE
Six time world champion, two time Olympian, and now a world class keynote speaker, entrepreneur, workshop facilitator and leadership & high performance coach.
At her career peak, Anna was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. Told she would never race again, she battled her way to full recovery...and three more world titles.
She learnt many valuable life lessons which she has become adept at translating to the business world. She now works with leaders and teams helping them develop the skills, attitudes and behaviours to deliver exceptional performance.
“Anna told us her story in such a charismatic, authentic, and inspiring way that I am still receiving positive feedback from around the organization and requests to watch it back. Everyone could walk away from this speech with something! Anna listened attentively when we spoke and included everything we had discussed to make her journey so beautifully in sync with ours. It was like she was speaking as part of our organization.”
Garrett Dibon-Smith, Learning Experience Developer, Novartis
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Resilience & High Performance Specialist
Olympian & 6 X World Champion
Anna knows what it takes to get the competitive edge and compete at the highest level.
High performance coach and resiliency specialist
She speaks from personal experience of hard-won success and overcoming adversity.
Practical takeaways and actionable insights
Anna presents more than just an inspiring story, in her keynotes she reveals the thinking, methodology and techniques she used to become a world champion 6 times and how those strategies can be applied directly to the business world.
Elite Sport PLUS Business = Success
Anna’s unique combination of experience in elite sport combined with 12 years leading a successful business and working alongside senior leaders, gives her a broad understanding of the challenges that leaders and teams face and how to overcome them to deliver outstanding results.
Tailored keynote for your organisation
Anna works with you to tailor her content for maximum impact at your event.
18 years of experience as a speaker
Anna's speeches have been enjoyed and valued by audiences in more than 20 different countries and across a variety of industries
“It was one of the best motivational talks translating high performance in sports into the business world that I’ve heard. We are all going into the weekend with many wonderful insights and a spring in our steps”
Emma Whitaker, Communications Director,
Hitachi ABB Power Grids
Keynote excellence tailored to your needs
Infusing the business world with the
secrets of sporting success
Anna knows what it takes to perform – in sport, in business, on stage. She brings a wealth of experience and delights in talking about her core subjects - resilience, high-performance and resilient leadership – through the lens of business and elite sport.
Getting The Competitive Edge
Exceptional individuals are not born they are made. Anna’s mission is to provide clients with the key skills and mindset required to succeed at the highest level. She shares simple, practical and powerful tools to help others perform at their best and become exceptional in everything they do.
- What does a winning mindset look like and how to develop it
- The performance cycle – embedding this in the heart of a high performance culture in order to deliver enhanced performance and better results consistently
- Techniques for thinking correctly under pressure
- Top 10 attitudes that champions adopt and the behaviours and actions that bring them to life
- Strategies for sustaining high performance and constant and never-ending improvement
Resilience: Success In The Face Of Adversity
Helping individuals, leaders and teams to build resilience in order to sustain high performance and deliver results in the face of pressure and adversity.
Anna presents highly effective and practical techniques, these valuable and actionable insights are brought to life through inspiring personal anecdotes from her journey in sport and business.
- Learn simple and effective strategies to immediately boost your resilience
- Be less reactive, think more clearly and make logical decisions under pressure
- Build emotional control
- Managing perspective and focus of attention in the face of setback and distractions
- Create strategies for balancing stress and recovery and building long term sustainability
- Techniques for overcoming adversity and growing from it
The Resilient Leader's Toolkit
The businesses who survive and thrive through periods of adversity and rapid change are the ones who have resilient leaders who drive them forward. Resilient leaders are more effective under pressure, have the ability to think clearly and strategically in the face of challenge and create opportunities for growth. Using her journey as an Olympian, Anna will explore the Resilient Leaders Elements model to reveal the behaviours and strategies that leaders need to deliver outstanding results.
- Handle pressure and make great decisions when it counts
- Create clarity of direction so that people know where they are going and why
- Develop leadership presence
- Build confidence to navigate uncertainty and change
- Understand the internal motivational drivers of those you lead
“Anna was a joy to listen to, her top tips for ‘getting the competitive edge’, learned from a career in sport, are practical, relevant and directly applicable to any business.”
Anna Achene, Revenue Planning Manager, British Airways
Are you ready to discuss your next keynote?
“My mission is to make a positive impact on everyone in the audience, to provide them with simple yet powerful and practical strategies that they can take away and apply immediately in their world.”
If you are ready to discuss your next event and understand more about how Anna can work with you, then get in touch.