Empowering and Developing Women in Leadership
Scottish tennis coach Judy Murray OBE has been creating and developing initiatives to empower and develop women leaders for over a decade. In this action-oriented talk, Judy leverages her own inspiring story as an influential coach and player to offer lessons on nurturing talent, building teams and confidence, and creating a more diverse and equitable organization.
Building Resilient Teams and Setting Motivational Goals
Former National Coach of Scotland Judy Murray OBE has been building teams from the ground up for decades. Starting out as a volunteer coach at her local club, Judy has created and developed initiatives to foster young players and support coaches alike. Her players – including her two sons – have gone on to rank No. 1 in the world, and Judy received an OBE for her contributions to the sport of tennis. In this uplifting talk, Judy shares actionable takeaways for leaders in any industry to nurture talent, build confidence, assemble a strong team, and set motivational goals.
Diversity and Inclusivity in Sports and Business
Known as the tartan Chris Evert of her time, Judy Murray OBE broke barriers in women’s tennis and has gone on to motivate a generation of coaches and players. In this motivational talk, Judy offers insights about the necessity for diversity and inclusivity in sports and in business, leveraging lessons that resonate with any industry.
The Parallels Between Sport and Business
With world-class experience as both a player and a coach, Judy Murray OBE draws powerful parallels between sport and business in this impactful talk. From lessons in peak performance, resilience, and confidence, as well as her own inspirational story, Judy provides food for thought and major motivation to audiences of all kinds.
Judy is a Scottish tennis coach, a former captain of Great Britain’s Billie Jean King Cup team and one of the most influential and inspiring voices in the sport. In one of the most remarkable of tennis tales, two boys from Dunblane, a small town in Perthshire, went on to become World No. 1 tennis players, capturing Grand Slam and Olympic titles along the way. Herself a former player, Judy was the tartan Chris Evert of her time, winning 64 Scottish titles. Judy is highly respected for her intelligence, creativity and insight. She started as a volunteer coach at her local club and has had experience of every aspect of tennis, from showing beginners how to swing a racquet for the first time, to the terrors and pleasures of watching her boys compete in Wimbledon finals.
For 10 years, Judy was the National Coach of Scotland, and was the first woman to receive the Lawn Tennis Association’s Performance Coach Award, while she initiated the Scottish Development Squad programme, which ultimately produced four Davis Cup players, including her sons, and one Billie Jean King Cup player.
Judy’s passion for the sport endures. She has created and developed a number of initiatives to grow the game and in particular to encourage more girls to play, as well as supporting female coaches and the women’s game.
Also, known for her appearance in the ballroom dancing reality television show, Strictly Come Dancing, Judy is a popular international speaker and enjoys sharing her inspirational story.
In 2017, Judy was awarded an OBE for her services to tennis, women in sport and charity.