Boxing speaker, ex-promoter and manager Kellie Maloney, formerly known as Frank Maloney, was involved in professional boxing for almost thirty years, taking her to fights around the world and bringing her into contact with some of the biggest names in boxing history.Book Kellie Maloney Today!
Before becoming a specialist after dinner speaker, Kellie was best known as the manager behind Lennox Lewis. Whilst managing the undisputed Heavyweight Champion, Kellie helped Lewis win and maintain the World Championship throughout the 1990s.
After working with Lewis for more than ten years Kellie went on to work with a further four world title-winning boxers including the Boxing Binman, Randall Munroe. Maloney also promoted David Haye when he became world cruiserweight champion and looked after dozens of British, Commonwealth, European and international champions. Since retiring from working as a professional boxing promoter in 2012, Kellie has established herself as one of the most sought after sports speakers on the boxing circuit.
2013 proved a big year for Kellie and the world of sport as Kellie announced her planned gender reassignment to the world. A landmark moment for the LGBT community, Kellie became the most high-profile sporting star to undertake gender reassignment surgery. Media attention duly followed and in 2014 she joined the Celebrity Big Brother House. In 2015 she was named Transgender Champion at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
Alongside her success, Kellie has faced more than her share of adversity, with health problems of her own alongside the devastating suicide of one of her young boxing protégés. In her work as a boxing, LGBT and diversity speaker, Kellie draws on both her positive and negative experiences, highlighting both the pressures and pleasures of working in the world of professional sport and the media. Most recently, Kellie has been the feature of the documentary From Frank to Kellie. The documentary explores the course of her career in professional boxing, along with how Kellie overcame turmoil to stop living as Frank and become Kellie.
Kellie also stood as an independent London mayoral candidate in 2004. In her capacity as a politician Maloney is known for voicing her opinions and giving rousing public speeches. Awarded the Boxing Promoter of the Year Award upon celebrating 25 years in the industry Kellie dedicated her retirement to sharing his passions and insights with the world as an internationally renowned sports speaker.
"The session went really well. I jumped on the call early along with Kellie, so got to have my own little catch up with her, which was fantastic, and was nice to have that time to ensure everything was clear. The interview was fascinating - Kellie came across as such a natural speaker, which I think is probably in part because she has such an interesting story to tell, and amazing insight into our topic but also partly because I think she had looked at the questions we had sent and had prepped in advance, which really helped with the flow. She also felt really relevant for our business due to the fact that she had worked with Sky back when she was a boxing promoter" - Jodie, Communications Executive, Sky
“it was heartfelt, inspiring, genuine, very relatable, and probably the best speaker we had through our company’s Diversity and Inclusion initiative. ” - Jay, Blue Crux
“We have just finished working with Kellie on a large scale conference. The theme was around gender identity and stereotypes, and our audience was split between practitioners and members of the public. Kellie was an absolute joy to work with from the start. Kellie arrived early to conduct media interviews which she was incredibly professional at doing. Kellie spoke on a stage to 700 people for about 40minutes and absolutely captivated the audience throughout. I have had a lot of positive feedback since the event, all because of Kellie’s presentation, and the way she spoke about her personal experiences. Kellie has a true talent for public speaking, and is a great name to attract people to your event. My thanks also to team at Champions UK who were easy to work with, and always communicated with me promptly.” - Rhianon Greenslade, Safer Poole Partnership
“It could not have gone better. Kellie was brilliant very warm, open and interesting. She spoke without notes and told her story perfectly. We had a very diverse audience – there were Dentons staff and clients who are allies, LGBT+ staff and clients and several trans* people in the audience – and everyone really enjoyed it. While she was speaking, you could have heard a pin drop. Kellie also stayed and socialised afterwards, and you could see how much it meant to people to be able to talk directly to her. We are very grateful to Kellie for coming and making it such a successful event. Huge thanks to you and Kellie for all your work on this”. - Sophie Palmer, Senior Associate, Dentons
“It was a great evening and Kellie was candid, down to earth and a great speaker for Evolving club. Please thank her enormously on our behalf.” -Xavier, The Evolving Club
"It really was an amazing event, you guys and the BRG are amazing, impressive and courageous. Both Kellie and Gareth were so open and honest, we are really priveledged to have had them visit the office and share. Thank you so much." – CMAS
"Well done to the Pride team in bringing Gareth and Kellie to ABZ. Their life stories were so, so thought provoking – huge learning for me. Utterly brilliant. Thanks." – CMAS
"Kellie was amazing, I love her sense of humour. I’ve already sent some feedback that I received, but here are a few extracts:
"As for Kellie, she is just hilarious and such a lovely person – you picked so well as I found the diversity of panel to be brilliant. "Kellie is so honest and open about her past life and how she built up the smoke screen of a completely horrible person (she uses slightly more direct words!) to divert everyone from her struggles with her identity – struggles that very nearly destroyed her and her family.
"Kellie is so open and direct and it was great to have a chat after the session. Kellie’s talk was insightful, challenging and moving – all delivered with candour and humour.” - Freddie Cormack, BP
"I wanted to thank Kellie Maloney for the attendance of our event on Friday 7th of June 2019, Ms Maloney is an absolute dream to work with, Her presence at the event was a thrill for all who attended, and it was amazing how completely at ease she makes every feel, she is charming, personable, fantastic conversationalist, very witty and a remarkably clever and brave lady… I think that Kellie actually took it upon herself to make a real point of chatting to everyone at the event and this in itself is a tremendous skill. It was amazing to be helped and guided by yourself as well as an agency, we felt very supported in our booking and recommend Champions Speakers and Kellie Maloney to everyone." - Kelly, Fine Art by Scarlett
"It was a great evening and Kellie was very candid and certainly brought home the need to talk about our personal challenges. Please pass on my thanks." – Zoe, ISS World
“Kellie’s presentation was very well received by all of our employees across the 4 UK sites , and I have already received feedback from several employees commenting on Kellie’s honesty and openness to discuss what is clearly still a very personal and difficult subject. Some of our employees have described her talk as “Inspirational” and it has certainly achieved the desired effect of raising the awareness of Mental Health and the need to seek help. I would recommend Kellie to others who are trying to raise the awareness of mental health and remove the stigma associated with acknowledging that “it is ok to be not ok” – Nick Clark, Kemira Chemicals Ltd
"I just wanted to pass on a massive thank you to Kellie. She did a fantastic job and the team are feeling very moved after her talk. It was a worthwhile discussion that has enlightened us all." - Leila, Regeneron