Sarah has a vast range of skills that can be applied to many types of opportunities such as:
- Motivational keynote speaker
- Seminar speaker & workshops
- After dinner speaker
- Event host on stage
- Event host conducting interviews with award winners or similar
- TV presenter, event commentary and expert commentator
- Radio contributor
- University lecturer
- School events & lessons, including delivering aspects of the curriculum
- Sports coach and activity group leader
- Sports event host
- Hospitality hosting at sporting events
- Brand Ambassador
Sarah is an articulate and accomplished individual working alongside her sport as a successful and highly acclaimed public speaker. Her frank, honest and lively approach is always welcomed by her clients and she has the ability to adapt her style to suit audiences of all types, leaving them motivated and inspired to get on with the job. Her vast presentation experience allows her to work equally at ease as a keynote conference speaker or in the classroom, Sarah can deliver the messages required with real life examples and always with her own slant and experience. Every speech is planned specifically for the needs of each client and repeat visits can always be arranged with additional focus on any particular area of her career or experience.
The duration, content and messages from Sarah’s talks can be adapted to any walk of life and every audience will leave with a unique insight into the world of sport. Whether the client wishes the speech to be based around the characteristics needed to be successful, team work, handling change, adversity, illness or discrimination, to name but a few, Sarah is able to deliver a speech that is right for the client and tying in with the theme’s of their event.
As well as her successful resume, Sarah has battled chronic fatigue syndrome, bullies at school due to being an athlete, an eating disorder, broken bones and blatant disability discrimination from a coach in her University town. She has also successfully completed a Sports Science Degree and has been a volunteer coach for over 20 years. In 2016 she and Barney launched their own Cycling Club with the aim of getting more people cycling. Her philosophical view and ability to look for the positives from a bad situation mean her style is both refreshing and infectious.
Sarah has travelled the world as an ambassador for Para-Sport, was awarded the MBE in the 1998 New Years Honours List for her services to swimming for people with disabilities and then received an OBE in the 2009 New Years Honours List for her services to disabled sport. In 2013, as recognition for her longevity in Para-sport and incredible successes, Sarah was made a Dame in the New Year’s Honours list, giving her the official title of Dame Sarah Storey DBE.
In 2008 and 2014, Sarah was nominated for the prestigious Laureus World Sports Award and was also a nominee for the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Sarah is also passionate about the opportunities for young people in life and comes highly recommended as a mentor for young people and the challenges they face growing up.
As well as public speaking Sarah has a vast experience in the media and is a popular blogger.