Public Speaking

Sophie has proven a significant asset to organisations and businesses through her numerous public speaking and ambassadorial roles.

When brands are looking for inspirational sporting figures to speak at events and engagements, there are few as uniquely appealing as Sophie. Her story, experiences and natural wit make her a very personal and memorable speaker across a range of topics.

From growing up with a disability to sporting success, from politics to changing the perception of Para-sport and disability in the UK and worldwide, Sophie is adept at tackling the very serious to the light-hearted. Just ask her how it feels to hold eight gold medals, or how she tackled Boris Johnson on the subject of disabled access on London’s transport system!

Sophie also talks at schools, inspiring pupils of all ages to overcome adversity and fulfill their potential.

Read testimonials from Sophie’s public speaking events. You can book her in the Contact page.

Dave Carter, Headteacher

"Sophie spoke at our school awards evening and I couldn't recommend her more highly. Somehow Sophie managed to be thought-provoking, touching and funny all in the space of one talk. Sophie was happy to answer questions from the audience, proving to be quick-witted and eloquent. Everyone at St Philip Howard School loved her! Thank you, Sophie, for being such an inspiration to us all!"
2013-05-15T07:18:43+00:00
"Sophie spoke at our school awards evening and I couldn't recommend her more highly. Somehow Sophie managed to be thought-provoking, touching and funny all in the space of one talk. Sophie was happy to answer questions from the audience, proving to be quick-witted and eloquent. Everyone at St Philip Howard School loved her! Thank you, Sophie, for being such an inspiration to us all!"

Barry Bennett

"Sophie's after dinner speech was truly inspirational. She engaged and held the audience's attention throughout with her emotional story and the feedback received afterwards was extremely positive. The fact that she was more than happy to chat to the audience and allow photographs to be taken with her [Paralympic] medals was just the perfect ending to our evening. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sophie as a speaker for any event."
2013-10-04T10:33:11+00:00
"Sophie's after dinner speech was truly inspirational. She engaged and held the audience's attention throughout with her emotional story and the feedback received afterwards was extremely positive. The fact that she was more than happy to chat to the audience and allow photographs to be taken with her [Paralympic] medals was just the perfect ending to our evening. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sophie as a speaker for any event."