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Katherine Grainger

Motivational Speaker Katherine Grainger
  • Great Britain's most successful female rower of all time.
  • Olympic Gold Medallist in 2012 with Olympic Silver's from previous three Olympic Games.
  • Reversed retirement in 2014 and on course to defend Gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
  • Combined elite sport with study aware of her future gaining a PhD in Homicide & Law from King's College London.
  • Present Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University.
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Katherine Grainger

Motivational Speaker Katherine Grainger
  • Great Britain’s most successful female rower of all time.
  • Olympic Gold Medallist in 2012 with Olympic Silver’s from previous three Olympic Games.
  • Reversed retirement in 2014 and on course to defend Gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
  • Combined elite sport with study aware of her future gaining a PhD in Homicide & Law from King’s College London.
  • Present Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University.

Dr Katherine Grainger MBE is a record-breaking rower and strong female motivational speaker. She finally won Olympic Gold at the London 2012 Olympics pairing with Anna Watkins in the double scull.

She has also won three Olympic silver medals (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, and Beijing 2008). Amazingly, she has also managed to win six World Championships. The only medal missing was the greatest of all, the Olympic title. In the previous Olympics Katherine had been favourite for gold and come close, but never won the title that eluded her most. With Gold in 2012 and all these achievements in her career, Katherine Grainger is Britain’s most successful female rower and the UK’s most medalled female Olympian, alongside swimmer Rebecca Adlington.

Remarkably Katherine never intended to row, and avoided attempts to be recruited at university but eventually for social reasons began rowing at Edinburgh University. She combined her rowing with study throughout her career being conscious of limiting future options. Grainger has an Honours Law degree from Edinburgh, a Master of Philosophy degree in Medical Law from Glasgow University and a PhD in Homicide from King’s College London. and a PhD in Law from King’s College London.

Katherine has held and continues to performs ambassadorial roles for a number of organisations within sport, charity and the business world. These include; the Aberlour Child Care Trust, the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, the Scottish Amateur Rowing Association, Henley Royal Regatta, Aberdeen Sports Council, EDF and the Bank of Scotland. In 2015 she was appointed at the Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University. 

Grainger is an accomplished motivational speaker who excels at presenting about teamwork, motivation, overcoming challenges, and importance of communication.

She has delivered talks to many clients including Lloyds TSB Bank, Bank of Scotland, Energiser, UK Sport, Coca Cola, BT, Visa, English Golf Union, The Sunday Times, and The Financial Times. Her experience with different audiences has helped her to develop ability to tailor her talks to the occasion.

To enquire or book Katherine Grainger to speak please contact PROMOTIVATE Speakers Agency using the contact box below or call +44 (0)2078711829.

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'Katherine is an iconic figure in the world of rowing. Katherine exemplifies a rare combination of athletic ability and determination to succeed that can only be seen in great champions.'

Client Testimonials

'Katherine is an iconic figure in the world of rowing. Katherine exemplifies a rare combination of athletic ability and determination to succeed that can only be seen in great champions.'

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EDF Spotlight on Katherine Grainger
Katherine Grainger Keynote to Royal Society of Edinburgh 'The Road to Gold'
Katherine Grainger Keynote to Royal Society of Edinburgh 'The Road to Gold'
Katherine Grainger Darwin Lecture, Cambridge University 2015
Katherine Grainger Darwin Lecture, Cambridge University 2015

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