One of the incredible 2016 Rio Olympic Hockey Gold Medallists and a midfield maestro, Helen Richardson-Walsh is one of the most experienced members of the GB women’s team, She is a fine and much in demand speaker.
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Helen Richardson-Walsh was, at the age of 16, the youngest ever woman to represent GB hockey at an Olympics in Sydney and she has now competed at four Olympic Games. As part of the senior leadership group she played a central role in propelling the women’s game to victory on the world stage in Rio 2016. And at the 2016 in Rio all her hard work, sacrifice and passion for her sport paid off when she and her teammates won the Olympic Gold Medal in the finals of the Hockey.
Alongside Head Coach Danny Kerry and a close knit team of senior players they put in place team values and processes to create a winning culture within the squad. Central to this was working as a team to identify the key behaviours which they had to live and breathe every single day. They also had to create an environment that encouraged respect and support for each other, even while they were battling for selection. ‘Be the Difference, Create History and Inspire the Future’ was their team mantra, and in winning gold in Rio she feels immense pride that they have done just that.
As she stepped on to the podium alongside her team mate and wife, GB captain Kate Richardson-Walsh, they also entered Olympic history as the first same sex married couple to win an Olympic medal playing for the same team. Like Kate, she is a highly intelligent and experienced presenter who is more than happy to deliver keynote speeches on the themes of leadership and motivation, take part in Q&As, host and deliver team building hockey taster sessions. They also enjoy sharing a speaking platform and recently spoke on board Cunard’s Queen Mary together during a crossing from New York to Southampton.