Ex World Champion Badminton Player Gill Clark MBE is a keynote speaker, presenter and television commentator. She has worked as a lead commentator for the BBC at Wimbledon and has covered both tennis and badminton at the Olympic Games.Motivational & Inspirational Speakers
Gill is one of Britain’s most successful athletes having spent 14 years as a badminton player on the world tour. Her list of sporting achievements is impressive and includes 10 medals from World Championship and World Cup Competitions. But she was also known as the “political player” after her voluntary work behind the scenes in the running and promotion of the sport. This culminated in her becoming the President of the International Badminton Players’ Federation, the first women to head an athlete Governing Body that represents both men and women. (see list of achievements below)
Her Sporting achievements include:
•World ranked number 1 in both ladies and mixed doubles.
•12 Commonwealth Games medals, including 6 golds; spanning 4 consecutive Commonwealth Games.
•European Champion 4 times, (a biennial event), 9 individual medals, including 4 consecutive golds.
•British team member 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games- 5th Womens doubles
•Winner of 33 World Grand Prix Titles.
•Over 100 International tournament finals.
•Winner of 10 national Titles.
•Capped 145 times for England, a record for an English athlete from an individual sport.
•President and Chairman of the International Badminton Players’ Federation 1990-1995
•Chairman of the English Badminton Players’ Association, 1990-1993.
•Chairman Wimbledon Squash and Badminton Club, 1993-1994.
•Founder member of the British Olympic Association’s Athletes Commission, 1992-1994.
•Member of The Olympians (British) Committee 1996
Gill Clark has learnt from her personal experience in professional sport to identify the traits of Champions, and relates those characteristics to achieving success in today’s working environment. She concentrates very much on “What qualities separate Champions from Contenders?” and “What are the vital ingredients required to gain success?”
Gill tailors each inspirational presentation to the clients specific needs and incorporates Motivation, Preparation, Goal setting, Positive Attitude, Personal Development, Delivering when it matters, Overcoming Adversity, Self-confidence, Communication, Teamwork and Leadership.