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Francesca Martinez

Award winning stand-up comedian, actress, motivational and after dinner speaker.

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Francesca has been nominated for the UK’s Motivator Of The Year Award. This award recognizes an individual who is an outstanding achiever in a sport, business, entertainment or charity capacity. She was nominated alongside Olympic Gold Medallist, Sir Matthew Pinsent, and Sir Bob Geldof.

Francesca wrote her debut play, All of Us, in 2019 and took the lead in the play at the National Theatre in 2020 – described as a “powerful & timely drama” Chortle

Using her award-winning humour, Francesca has given many inspirational speeches in the UK and abroad. She talks passionately about facing your fears and the profound power of positive thinking, gaining the right perspective and questioning society’s values. Francesca shares insights into defying expectations, winning against the odds and overcoming physical and psychological barriers. Francesca truly believes that we all have to learn the same life lessons and this means her speeches are universally powerful. She defines herself by what she can do and not by what she can’t do – this is what makes her a moving, uplifting and unforgettable speaker. Whether through stand-up comedy, motivational speaking or after-dinner speaking, Francesca communicates an inspiring message. She has given many motivational speeches to schools, colleges, companies, charities, celebrities, dinner guests and as part of her role as a London 2012 Olympic Ambassador. She has spoken at events with Roy Keane and Irish PM, Bertie Aherne. Francesca loves audiences of any age and with her comedy skills she is the perfect performer to entertain, inspire and motivate.

Francesca walked on stage and changed the atmosphere. She made them more courageous from that moment. It was like euphoria – it took them a while to come down.” Unilever

Francesca was fantastic. The laughter was non-stop for the full hour. She expertly mixed the comedy with the motivational. I will definitely be recommending her in the future.” Rachel Hinde, Oracle

Francesca was a great success and I have received very good feedback from our staff.” Accenture

“Francesca was great – as ever! And we look forward to an opportunity to work again with her soon.” Live Group

Francesca’s speech was the hit of the evening – funny, personal and very inspirational. Everyone singled her out and said what a great speaker she was. Her impact was amazing and we’d love her to come back next year.” World Economic Forum – Davos

“It was a real pleasure to have Francesca perform at UBS last night. Her approach to life is very refreshing and her humour is absolutely hilarious. The impact she had on everyone was powerful and unforgettable. The event sold out all of its 600 tickets in just 27 seconds which is a record – we are already planning on having her back as soon we can so that more of our employees can see her” UBS

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