Elise Christie

Elise Christie | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Elise Christie | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Super Speed Skater, Double European Gold Medal Holder And Mental Health Advocate
London
Overcome challenges and reach new heights with Elise Christie, speaker super speed skater, double European gold medal holder, and mental health advocate.

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Overcoming Adversity
In early 2016, British short track speed skater Elise Christie won the overall European Championships. The Olympic speaker also came first in the 500m, 1,000m and 1,500m races in 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, in Russia. These victories were particularly sweet because two years earlier at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, she was disqualified from the 500m after an Italian skater collided with her. Two days later Elise was disqualified again, this time in the 1500m, for failing to cross the finishing line.

Shortly afterwards she was penalised for colliding with a Chinese skater in the 1000m semi-final. After such disappointment, Elise developed the skills needed to overcome adversity – including perseverance, determination and mental strength. In her speeches, she shares these methods with her audience as well as the memories of the highs and lows that she has experienced throughout her career. Delegates from many sectors can relate to how thin the line can be between success and failure, and can empathise with how important it is to face both in the same way.
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Embracing Excellence: The 2024 Paris Olympics Journey
This speech explores the inspiring journeys of athletes preparing for the 2024 Paris Olympics. It focuses on their rigorous training, personal sacrifices, and the mental and physical resilience required to compete at the highest level, celebrating their dedication and the spirit of the Olympic Games.
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Elise Christie | Speaker Biography

Elise was 15 when she began to pursue her sporting dream, which led her to represent Team GB at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. It was during this event that she achieved top ranking in the 1000m world rankings, making her the most successful British female short track speed skater to date. With two European gold medals under her belt, Elise understands the dedication and determination required to reach the pinnacle of your sport.

However, Elise has also experienced the pain of setbacks. At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, she faced three disqualifications, which had a profound impact on her mental health. In response to the adversity she has faced, Elise has bravely spoken out about her mental health issues, aiming to break the stigma surrounding this topic. Through her social media platforms, she shares her own experiences to inspire others and encourage them to overcome their own challenges.

If you are searching for inspiration to overcome your own obstacles and take your game to the next level, Elise is the perfect person to turn to. She has proven that setbacks do not define you and that with resilience and determination, you can rise above any adversity.

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