Ask about Alisa Camplin AM
Key Points
  • As Australia's first female Winter Olympic gold medalist Alisa Camplin AM famously landed a spectacular triple twisting double somersault at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics just six weeks after breaking her ankles.
  • Alisa won two Olympic Medals, a World Championships Title, two back-to-back World Cup Grand Prix Championships and 19 World Cup Podium finishes, all while maintaining an international professional career with IBM.
  • Alisa has an in-depth understanding of the IT Industry having worked globally with IBM for 16 years. She’s set the strategy and directed transformations for an $800M global IT services business and led $200M+ businesses to year on year double digit growth in mature or declining markets.
  • Alisa runs her own consulting business from Hong Kong, where she currently lives with her husband and 2 children. She assists both small and large organisations to achieve repeatable sustainable success through a focus on resilience, mindset and improved human performance.
  • Alisa, in partnership with insurance industry giant, AIA Vitality Australia, created the Alisa Camplin Workplace Resilience Toolkit (launched in October 2020) to make the “practical” more accessible to a worldwide audience by providing simple, implementable ways to build personal and professional skills that will elevate wellbeing and enable sustainable growth and performance.
  • Alisa sits on the Board and Audit Committees of many high profile organisations, including the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia. She was Deputy-Chair of Sport Australia (Australian Sports Commission), Chair of the Australian Sports Foundation.
  • Alisa is the first ever Patron of Women’s Sport for the Collingwood Football Club, where she was a Director for 10 years. She is also a member of faculty at the Cranlana Centre of Ethical Leadership and holds an Honorary Doctorate from Edith Cowen University.
  • Alisa was the Australian Olympic Committee's Chef de Mission for the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games teams, the Performance Manager for the 2018 Australian Olympic Winter Team and is currently working with the 2022 Australian Olympic Winter Team for Beijing
  • Alisa was a primetime reporter for the Nine Network’s coverage of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games and co-hosted the Ten Network’s coverage of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. She now regularly appears as an expert commentator and thought leader in major publications, podcasts and TV media discussing sport, performance, resilience and wellbeing.
  • Alisa and her husband Oliver founded the charity “Finnan’s Gift” in 2011 after their first born son Finnan died of a Congenital Heart Disease at 10 days old. To date, Finnan’s Gift has raised over $2.5M dollars in support of paediatric cardiac care in Australia.
Topics

VIRTUAL AND LIVE

  • The Business of Winning
  • Alisa Camplin: Resilience in Action
  • Where to, what's next...It's your choice!
  • Managing speed bumps, jumping hurdles, & overcoming adversity
  • Sustaining High Performance
  • A Mini-Workshop: Resilience for Life and Work
     
Testimonials

Thank you, Alisa. Your energy and enthusiasm jumped out of the screen and was so well received. We are awe of how you engaged the team today (via telco!) in such a personal and authentic way. We've had really great feedback and I personally took a lot out of it. The content of your presentation was right on theme for what we needed during these challenging times. The team had been really flat...this will end the week on a high!
VIRTUAL


We engaged Alisa as a Key Note Speaker for our recent Mimecast Development Day. Her presentation was AMAZING! Alisa was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. Her professionalism was evident as she partnered with us to ensure the content was a fit for our program. She carefully reviewed the other planned content, along with details about our brand and our Company Values to ensure she drew connections where possible – this approach helped ensure that her presentation resonated strongly with our audience and hit the mark perfectly.
VIRTUAL

Given that this was a virtual presentation with an audience dispersed across the globe, she took time to work with us to ensure that the technical delivery would be effective. Alisa shared many stories but also offered a number of practical tools to help her audience prepare for their own journey towards achieving goals and developing personal resilience. The end result was a highly engaging, motivating and thought-provoking Key Note session that left our audience in awe of her passion, energy and personal strength. We would not hesitate to recommend Alisa.
VIRTUAL

Alisa – I would like to thank you for your recent virtual engagement, sharing your Resilience in Action keynote Speech to 200 of our Energy Australia staff. The feedback we received from the virtual event was that staff were incredibly touched, motivated, and found many ways to incorporate positive changes into their own personal and professional lives. This is something that is invaluable at such a time of uncertainty. People walked away from the event feeling energised and ready to take on new challenges.
The entire end to end process of organising the event virtually was seamless and Alisa was so accommodating, highly organised and such a delight to work with. Thank you again for making such a positive impact to our people. I hope we have the pleasure of having you present to us again in the
future.
VIRTUAL

Alisa was wonderful to work with from start to finish. She showed a genuine interest in what we were trying to achieve and tailored her address to suit the audience. Listening to Alisa speak touches the heart, inspires, motivates and gives real insight into what it takes to be the best - which was applicable to a range of life experiences.

Alisa was the highlight of our event and lived up to all expectations. Utterly professional, very real and completely powerful. Could not have wanted more from a keynote speaker.

Alisa’s talk was one of the most inspirational presentations I have ever heard as a leader, and the feedback from consultants and Team Leaders in our business have mirrored these thoughts. Not only is she a great storyteller, her words, advice and learnings touched everyone in the room, on both a business and personal level. Not only was she engaging, fun and held the audience, she also left everyone with something to reflect on and sound actions which they can implement in their day to day lives. What a story and what an amazing, strong woman - thank you!

Alisa is a truly amazing individual. She is incredibly engaging and the audience were glued to her every word. She leaves you feeling inspired and motivated to achieve more in all aspects of your life, be that business, career, sporting or personal life. Further than just inspiring people she clearly outlines how to achieve success - 10/10.

One word - AMAZING! Alisa’s ability to overcome adversity, physical, mental and emotional challenges really left the audience inspired, motivated and ready to lead! The breadth of the presentation was phenomenal. She was able to share and freely talk through extremely personal stories in a professional manner which made a huge impact on the audience. Alisa was able to share her sporting accomplishments and relate her learning's and the tools she used during this time to the corporate working environment. She brought fantastic personality and authenticity to the presentation which helped keep the audience connected and sitting on the edge of their seats!

Everyone loved Alisa’s presentation.  There was laughter and tears and some great ski moves.  We have had amazing feedback from our delegates.  She was an inspiration – thanks Alisa
Australian Bookkeepers Network Pty. Ltd.

Very interactive with the delegates, very easy to work with. Very professional.
Veritas Events

Amazing story and very inspirational.
Brown and Watson International

Alisa was extremely engaging and has an incredible story to tell that is both inspirational and very moving.
Property Exchange Australia Limited

Alisa was the highlight of our event and lived up to all expectations. Utterly professional, very real and completely powerful. Could not have wanted more from a keynote speaker. 
Up Loans

Alisa had the audience out of their seats – literally! They were captivated and walked away feeling inspired!
ISS Cleaning and Hygiene Expo

Alisa was fantastic, we had about 80 people attend the event and everyone that attended cannot stop talking about it. Nothing but positive comments from all those that attended.

Alisa is a truly amazing individual. She is incredibly engaging and the audience were glued to her every word. She leave you feeling inspired and motivated to achieve more in all aspects of your life, be that business, career, sporting or personal life. Further than just inspiring people she clearly outlines how to achieve success 10/10.
Gilgandra Shire Council

Alisa was the most impressive speaker I have ever engaged at an event. She left the audience in tears and received a standing ovation. Alisa keeps everyone’s interest with her fascinating stories but also her business-like attitude to achieving success appealed to our guests. Alisa shared her journey in a beautifully eloquent manner and left the audience talking about her presentation for days after. Thank you Alisa
Belle Property

One word – exceptional!!

I was unable to attend the event however feedback from those that did listen to Alisa speak was overwhelmingly positive. I have been told that the key messages where inspiring and thought provoking. Several comments included “Alisa’s warm bright smile captivating the audience – with stories that tore at the heart strings, made people laugh, gasp at the injury count, and walk away feeling completely in awe and inspired by such a genuine down to earth, hardworking individual.

Everyone I have spoken to took something very special away from Alisa’s amazing story and mantra about “someone’s going to win and making the decision to be the winner”.

Alisa -Thank you for all that you say, do and who you are! It makes us all stand a little taller when listening to someone who worked hard, focused on a gaol and achieved the dream - success!
Corina Campbell
Westpac

Brilliant, keynote speaker!

Alisa was fantastic! She brought great energy and enthusiasm to the My Career Fair as the opening speaker of our event. Alisa’s story and messages left people highly motivated and engaged to focus on their careers. I keep receiving unsolicited feedback from those in attendance saying how awesome Alisa was and how glad they were to be able to hear from someone so inspiring.
Chris Pedic
NAB

Alisa was a brilliant Key Note Speaker. She captivated audiences and really took the whole audience on her journey.
Elissa Campbell
Master Builders Association ACT
 

Alisa was wonderful to work with from start to finish. She showed a genuine interest in what we were trying to achieve and tailored her address to suit the audience. Listening to Alisa speak touches the heart, inspires, motivates and gives real insight into what it takes to be the best - which was applicable to a range of life experiences.
Gareth Hockings
Department of Education NSW

First rate. Extremely well received by the team. Skilled presenter.
Mark Thomson
Servier Laboratories Pty. Ltd.

Alisa is a truly wonderful and inspiring lady.  Many people at the session have said that Alisa is the best inspirational speaker that they have ever heard.  Alisa was engaging from the minute she stepped onto the stage and had the audience mesmerized the whole time.
Belinda Roof
National Australia Bank

Fabulous speaker
Karen Barker
Transitional Executive

Alisa’s story resonated very well with the theme of our event. Alisa was great to work with and understood our brief very well. She was an exceptional and inspiring presenter. She was also great to work with and personable.
Ash Naik
Gartner Australia

I really just wanted to say thank you to you Alisa for a really inspiring speech on Friday at the REIWA conference. I took a lot away from the conference but I'm glad you finished the day off. You made my day! You reminded me that although I'm a mum, I'm not just a mum and I can still chase my dreams whilst encouraging the dreams of my boys! My heart broke when you told us about Finnan and I cried when I saw your Salt Lake City clip. What an inspiration! Your achievements were amazing and you are still bouncing about full of energy ready for the next adventure and next chapter. I loved your honesty, openness and down to earth but positive attitude to life. I've already started working on a few goal pyramids of my own. Thanks for giving me a great new angle on life. And reminding me that we all have peaks and troughs but it's how we deal with them that makes us stronger.
Marleen Cleary
Professionals Rockingham WA

I just wanted to pass on “endless thank yous” to Alisa for her amazing presentation last night - I’ve already received so much positive feedback from the alumni team and managers, ECU’s Vice-Chancellor and our alumni. For me personally, her story was truly inspirational. Alisa was so friendly and easy going and made the whole night such a breeze. We are all so happy with how the night turned out. Thanks to both of your hard work helping us pull this event together.
Caris Hayes
Corporate Events Coordinator
Marketing and Communications Services Centre
Edith Cowan University

I just wanted to say thank you so much to Alisa! Her talk was one of the most inspirational presentations I have ever heard as a leader, and the feedback from consultants and Team Leaders in my business have mirrored these thoughts. Not only is she a great storyteller, her words, advice and learnings touched everyone in the room, on both a business and personal level. Not only was she engaging, fun and held the audience, she also left everyone with something to reflect on and sound actions which they can implement in their day to day lives.What a story and what an amazing, strong woman - thank you!
Jess Anscombe
Flight Centre Travel Group

Alisa was incredible, engaging and the talk of the event. She inspired a group of leaders and guests who couldn’t stop praising her ideals, passion and ability to succeed. Her story touched everyone’s hearts and made for the perfect keynote for a lifestyle event that was designed to inspire and offer take home tools for a better life. A huge thank you for sharing your story with us, #LifeWiseMe Melbourne wouldn’t have been the same without you!
Pauline Boyd
Mannatech Australia

There was not a dry eye in the house – very inspirational speech – very well received by all that attended. Alisa was a delight to deal with leading up to and on the day of the event.
Rebecca Wills
Walker Corporation

One word - AMAZING! Alisa’s ability to overcome adversity, physical, mental and emotional challenges really left the audience inspired, motivated and ready to lead! The breadth of the presentation was phenomenal. She was able to share and freely talk through extremely personal stories in a professional manner which made a huge impact on the audience. Alisa was able to share her sporting accomplishments and relate her learning's and the tools she used during this time to the corporate working environment. She brought fantastic personality and authenticity to the presentation which helped keep the audience connected and sitting on the edge of their seats!
Rebecca Allen
Coles Limited

Thank you so much for speaking at our event last week. You were such a success and you made a wonderful impact on everyone present - young, old, female and male. Some of the thoughts that have been passed to me, from employees who were present, include: inspired choice, clear message on the importance of setting goals, having a sound strategy and self belief and the dedication and will to achieve your goals. It was also commented upon that even though you were speaking about sport, it translated to the business world and gave excellent tips on what each of us can do to achieve greater personal and company goals.
Janelle Mattila
ARA Group

She was outstanding – had everyone engaged. Two standing ovations.
Kathryn Creech
Harcourts International

Alisa was a delight to work with; she was professional and eager to fulfill our brief and has an incredible story to tell. I would gladly recommend her for future events.
Kate Power
Telstra 

Alisa was outstanding and her message was in tune with our theme "The Winning Edge". Alsia's presentation received rave reviews from our delegates with many saying she was the best ever speaker at a Unigas Conference. She rated 5+ out of 5 on delegate feedback forms.
Tim Donoghue
UNIGAS

The ‘real life’ story from Alisa is both inspirational and compelling by nature. The true grit, determination to succeed, personal sacrifice and humanity of her journey were delivered with humour, pathos, and a conviction that resonated deeply with our audience. If the tears and laughter were any indication of how successful her delivery was, then the I guess the long line of those wanting to meet her personally was not surprising. Alisa ticked every box on our wish list for this important event.
Peter Crowe
Bidvest

"I just wanted to say that your presentation this morning was amazing. I felt like we all went on a rollercoaster journey of emotions with you - from the lows of being injured through to the ecstatic highs of winning your medals – and then through to the most incredibly honest and heartfelt account of your time with your beautiful son. I go to a lot of these breakfasts and can honestly say that I have never been in a room full of people who would normally answer phones, check messages or get up during the presentations, who sat completely still and captivated by your every word. There was certainly not a dry eye at my table by the time you had finished and I have no doubt this was shared across the rest of the room. Anyway, I just wanted to congratulate you on such a captivating and entertaining presentation – and for having the courage to share your amazing stories with us all."
"I haven’t enjoyed a breakfast talk so much for such a long long time. It was refreshing to have someone like you up there, being real and so passionate. Your ability to engage with people is amazing! I think what you have done for the RCH via Finnan’s gift is just another amazing and inspiring way you have contributed to the community."
Client feedback from the Robert Half Business Breakfast Roadshow

Alisa delivered a very well prepared presentation to the AFL industry about how to achieve the most out of your sport whilst keeping yourself busy, and building skills to transition into life after sport. Alisa' story of advancing her professional career whilst winning Olympic Gold was truly inspirational. Highly recommended!
AFL

When I took a punt so many months ago to secure Alisa Camplin-Warner as our guest speaker, I could not have anticipated the reaction and feedback in having her at the PANDA event. Alisa brought inspiration, warmth, class and humour in a wonderful interview with Matt Tilley. Her candidness about her experiences and challenges were heart-warming and we are so thrilled that she agreed to support our event!
Anna Christofidis
Post & Antenatal Depression Association

In Alisa's presentation she states that she can't sum herself up in 7 seconds but I think I can do it in just 1... 'WOW!' Alisa's presentation was incredible, inspirational, heart-warming and heart-breaking all at the same time. The discipline and commitment she demonstrated with her training to reach her ultimate goal and own her outcomes was unbelievable; and the humility she showed when sharing her success and a very personal journey left our guests overwhelmed. Thank you Alisa!
Kate Rogers
Adecco

“Alisa is awe inspiring, a professional”
“one of the best speakers I’ve ever seen”
“very motivating, excellent”
“Alisa was truly memorable”
“amazing choice of speaker”
“by far, best I've seen at a conference - very relevant content/message”
Macquarie Telecom Conference - Staff Responses

Alisa’s keynote took our event from good to great, and from great to memorable - people are still talking about her.
BT Financial Group

Just a short note to thank you for your inspirational, motivational and practical approach for being excellent. The team at Unitywater thoroughly enjoyed your presentation evident by the feedback I have received over the last few days. The authentic nature of your presentation where you talked about your personal challenges in life made a huge impact on everyone. Thank you for your time, answering all our questions and genuinely taking an interest in our journey.
George Theo
CEO
Unitywater

Alisa was a hit with our attendees and really brought the objective of the event to life through her story. She was relatable yet aspirational and has a fantastic presence.
Jodie Boyd
National Australia Bank

Second time I have seen her and she is fabulous. A pint size package of POWER!
Michelle Aubert
Coffs Harbour City Council
Alisa was a brilliant Key Note Speaker. She captivated audiences and really took the whole audience on her journey.