- Brooke Hanson OLY OAM is an Olympic Gold and Silver Medallist 2004 Athens Olympic Games, she represented Australia over 25 times at major international events.
- An 8 times World Short Course Champion and one of only 7 swimmers to achieve 6 or more medals at a World or Olympic level.
- Studied journalism and became a television presenter, her television presenting on the TV Week Logie winning show What's Good for You earned her a Logie nomination for Best New Female Talent.
- Presenter on the television show My Road to Adventure (2020) after filming 5 seasons as co-host of Discover Downunder (2010-2015).
- Brooke released her autobiography When Silver Is Gold, The Brooke Hanson Story and she loves nothing more than to share her inspirational story with everyone she meets.
- Is a mother of four children and ambassador for Life’s Little Treasures Foundation, supporting families of babies born premature or sick after the passing of her second son Jack.
- When Silver Is Gold - the Olympic Dream
- Leadership and parallels between sport and business
- Confronting your COMFORT ZONE
- Disconnect to Reconnect how to remain true to yourself and avoid “busy”
- Strong women, mother motivation when dealing with the mayhem
- Work, health and safety
- Media training workshops, including filming and follow ups
- MC and keynote
Brooke can combination he skills as an MC and keynote presenter for conferences, awards nights, dinners, events. When there is a need for both roles, Brooke can do both and fit it in with any timeline.
Brooke was fantastic, she was so friendly and everyone wanted to meet her and get photos with her and see her medals and she was so obliging. She was really lovely and down to earth, we would love to have Brooke at one of our events again.
Burdekin Shire Council
Brooke delivered a powerful, emotional personal story that gave our teams some very tangible takeaways for how to deal with their day-to-day work challenges. The feedback from the teams was unanimously positive and Brooke was able to relate directly to our industry in a very personal way.
Chief Executive Officer
NRMA Parks & Resorts
Brooke Hanson was so inspirational.
Special guest speaker Brooke Hanson was the cherry on the top for the conference this year.
Very engaging. I felt everyone at my table wanted to hear what she had to share.
Great energy. It’s clear she lives the values that are important to us as an organisation.
NRMA Parks and Resorts Park Manager Conference
Brooke’s speech in one word; powerful. Very powerful! Thank you Brooke so authentic and from the heart.
Chairman, Advisory Board
Thank you so much Brooke for your keynote presentation. The feedback we’ve had has been absolutely outstanding and there was so much emotion in the room afterwards. My heart is so full after listening to your story, so thank you again for making time for us.
Events & Partnerships Executive
Queensland Rugby Football League Limited
Such a dream to have Brooke join us as a keynote for our annual Women’s Day event. Cannot speak highly enough of her commitment to the entire experience & success of our fundraising endeavours on behalf of our chosen charity partner. Her generosity & authenticity evident throughout from our very first planning conversation to post-event follow up – a consummate professional & someone who truly cares, making a positive impact on all those she encounters. Every interaction so positive, uplifting, inspirational – her story one that it sure to resonate on so many levels, her amazing attitude/mindset, resilience & tenacity staggering. After many tears, laughs & a standing ovation, our guests were straight out of their chairs to meet Brooke with follow up questions, feedback, requests for book signings & photos, each of which Brooke greeted with such warmth & sincerity, completely in the moment, approachable & totally engaged throughout. An absolute pleasure & honour to work together – with feedback from so many attending, that Brooke was one of, if not the best speaker they have ever experienced – we cannot recommend her highly enough for future engagements as a speaker, MC, ambassador & just all round fabulous human!
We recently invited Brooke to attend a team function, to talk to us about her sporting and life experiences, both challenges and highlights. Brooke was very receptive to our function theme and tailored her keynote address perfectly. She has a positive, engaging style which made for a perfect connection with the team. We were so impressed to see that she had brought along her cherished Olympic medals and let the team pass them around and even stayed after to take pictures and chat with staff. The team were asked at the end of the workshop what was their highlight, and many said that it was Brooke’s address that had really touched them, and everyone certainly agreed. We really appreciated Brooke’s generosity with her time and her personal experiences, and would not hesitate to recommend her to share her amazing story with others. We can’t thank her enough!
Rio Tinto Aluminium PacOps
WOW! Thankyou Brooke for presenting an absolutely captivating, innovating and motivating presentation as our conference key note speaker. What an incredible 90minute journey and rollercoaster ride you took us on. We loved hearing of your truly inspirational story of not only Olympic success but life success and finding happiness. Brooke’s infectious smile, captivating expressive voice had us all hanging on every word. Brooke’s keynote had us holding back tears, crying with laughter and then up on our feet with a singalong and dance. It was the highlight of the conference and you deserved the standing ovation Brooke. Thank-you!
Brooke was the keynote speaker at the Knox Sport and Leisure Awards, an event held to recognise the contributions of volunteers at local sporting clubs. Brooke’s energy and passion when speaking left the entire room in awe. No matter the sporting background that people came from, Brooke’s stories and struggles were relatable for everyone. As was the theme of the night, Brooke spoke passionately about the importance of volunteers and shared personal stories about the impact of volunteers on her career, which gave many in the room a renewed sense of positivity regarding the importance of volunteers on sport from junior to professional athletes.
Councillor Jake Keogh
Knox City Council Mayor 2019
In celebration of International Women’s Day, the QRL hosted the Women in Business Breakfast with guest speaker, Brooke Hanson. Brooke’s presentation was both inspiring and motivating. Sharing her gruelling journey to Olympic victory, Brooke taught her engaged audience a very important message on resilience and determination. Even though Brooke faced many setbacks throughout, she never lost sight of her goal and has continued to smile and inspire others to enjoy their individual journey to success. Thank you Brooke, your outstanding presentation gave us a lot to think about and aspire to.
Client Services Coordinator
Brooke gave a talk on her journey of courage and determination, the years of hard work and dedication to her sport and the success that followed. The feedback from the attendees at the conference was incredible, they walked away inspired and energised. I can definitely recommend Brooke for your next corporate function or team development day.
Managing Director QLD & NSW
I had the pleasure of attending an event where you were the guest keynote speaker, listening to your presentation which was brilliant. The story itself was simply breathtaking – but your energy and honesty in delivery takes it to another level.
Renita M Garard OAM
I just wanted to say how incredibly inspiring and moving your presentation was. You really have inspired me!
Marketing & Comms Manager
Great session on resilience - very inspirational.
Central Highlands Region at CQUniversity
Brooke thank you for your keynote speech. You are phenomenal, a complete inspiration and I am 100% in awe of your strength. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your story.
Senior Legal Counsel
Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited
Great to have you at The Star Gold Coast – there are still a lot of people talking about how amazing you were during the Team Building day, thank you for your keynote presentation and for your energy and inspiration.
The Star Gold Coast
Director of Marketing
Thank you once again for your time at our recent event - the feedback from your keynote presentation has been outstanding.
Fraser Coast Community Enterprise
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for taking the time to come up to Cairns and inspire our community. It was a pleasure to meet such an incredible woman and an honour to have her at our event. Thanks again Brooke
Cairns Regional Council
Absolutely Fantastic Brooke! Thank you, we loved you speaking to us ladies and can’t thank you enough, it was so inspiring!
Key Account Manager – On Premise
Thanks again for being our special guest speaker at our Australian University Game’s dinner, Team La Trobe were so pumped after your speech and event heard the Ultimate Frisbee teams referring to it the next day when they were facing touch opponents.
La Trobe Sport
THANK YOU!!! Just wanted to say a massive thanks for giving up your time to be part of the Benowa Sports Awards. Your presence, stories and inspirational words have definitely struck a chord with the students, parents and staff. Both after the ceremony and again this morning numerous people have commented directly to me how much they enjoyed your presentation.
Benowa State High School
It was amazing having you at our event Brooke, everyone was blown away to hear your stories. Thanks, so much Brooke, a true professional.
Volunteer Engagement Manager
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the effort and passion you brought to our event. It was so well received that when people were asked what the highlight of the workshop was for them, you were mentioned several times with everyone being in agreement. So, thank you very much, I can’t thank you enough.
I was at an event where Brooke spoke at a Women in Clubs function. I found her goal setting insights really powerful, in fact it triggered the start of a great journey for one of my staff. She was quite over weight and ‘visualised’ herself doing a marathon. She has changed her lifestyle and so far has dropped over 20kgs. So incredible. And it all started from Brooke’s speech and her sharing her incredible journey and her secrets to goal setting. So powerful!
Thank you for presenting to both groups of our apprentices at different locations, it was great to have you speak and we all got a lot out of your story! We loved that you stayed on for lunch and mingled with the apprentices, it was very generous of you and appreciated by all. Brooke you’re an inspiration
Human Resources, Coal Assets Australia
A huge thanks for Brooke’s involvement in our event, people are still talking about Brooke’s inspiring words and will no doubt be doing so for a long time. It was truly wonderful to hear Brooke’s story and her words of positivity.
Thank you once again for your wonderful presentation Brooke.
Club Development Project Officer
On behalf of everyone at the Gold Coast Titans, I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Brooke for joining us for last night’s game. Everyone I’ve spoken to really enjoyed you speaking.
Business Development Manager
Gold Coast Titans
I absolutely loved the presentation and really loved your sporting story and more importantly the after swimming journey and your mantra to keep smiling no matter what, because you only get one shot at life. So amazing!!! Thanks again I know the entire team loved the presentation and felt so good about themselves afterwards.
Surf Life Physio
Physiotherapist for the Australian Surf Life Saving Team
Was so nice to meet you last week Brooke and thank you for making the trip for our event all the feedback has been amazing, you really resonated with the audience and you got a big thumbs up from the Vice-Chancellor, thanks again.
I was an audience member at the Women in business breakfast and found Brooke’s performance to be amazing... thankyou Brooke
Brooke took us on an inspirational and an emotionally connecting journey, we valued her time, energy and passion that she displayed not only on the day but throughout her life!
A strong role model who understands life’s challenges (so she walks the walk, and talks the talk)
To have the mental strength to keep persevering to achieve her dreams was inspirational and then to be knocked down again with the loss of her gorgeous little boy, which no mum should have to endure. I don’t think that there was a dry eye in the room. Thank you for sharing your story and being so engaging, uplifting and positive about life and family.
I was completely captivated by her and am now a big fan. She has inspired me to just enjoy each day and to not think about stuff we can’t change (the past) and can’t control (the future) Love her! Also, to follow your passion. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to be Inspired and Motivated.
Powerful and enriching way to close out the day. I always find interactive; i.e. how can I apply this to my work life specifically helpful.
NRMA Parks and Resorts
Just a note to thank you for your keynote speech and MC role with us at the Spar Australia Supplier Awards Dinner. It was a pleasure to meet you and to hear about your story, the successes and the challenges you have experienced in life. It is a truly remarkable story and really puts into perspective what life is all about and how we are in control of our journey in life. I recommend to all business’s to engage you as your presentation about your own life is truly amazing and really resonates across both personal and corporate life.
State Field Manager
Brooke Hanson MC Belgravia Leisure’s awards dinner 3 years in a row, as well to give a key note presentation during the main plenary sessions. Brooke comes well prepared and was very attentive to the running details of our evenings. She is engaging, authentic and effectively managed the audience to allow the awards presentation to stay on track and on time. Brooke’s keynote ‘When Silver is Gold’ was inspirational. Despite being familiar with some of her career highlights, her story telling had us on the edge of our seats cheering her along. Brooke is an outgoing, friendly and approachable speaker who is the consummate professional. We would recommend Brooke’s speaking / MCing services to anyone considering engaging her.
Chief Executive Officer
Brooke Hanson hosted Triathlon Australia’s annual Celebrations of Champions annual awards dinner from 2015-2018. Brooke goes to great lengths to ensure she delivers a polished performance with in-depth research, attention to detail with a personal touch. She also brings her own wealth of knowledge from past functions that we have adopted into our night. Her warmth, and infectious personality brings another depth to the evening, with a special blend of professional yet personable touch that is entertaining and dignified. A very special mention must be made of her delicate skills at seamlessly smoothing over any issues that arise. Brooke has become part of the triathlon family, and we are thrilled that she is able to continue to host our night of nights, made even more special because of her.
We cannot recommend Brooke highly enough to anyone considering selecting a host for their function.
Brooke did such a great job at our event, her enthusiasm and smile really do add to the success of the day. We have had such positive feedback about the event this year and we love having her involved. Brooke was truly fantastic; she was so friendly, and everyone wanted to meet her and get photos with her and see her medals and she was so obliging. She was really lovely and down to earth; we would love to have Brooke at one of our events again
It was beautiful meeting Brooke and her dad, hearing Brooke alongside her father Ian Hanson talking about their journey together was inspiring. Hearing of all of the ups and downs along the way…..it was incredibly moving, I found myself being drawn more into the stories and it’s motivated me to achieve more, you should both feel so proud.
The Sponsorship Consultants
Thank you for a tremendous launch last week. It was a great team effort, and we were thrilled having you MC, and thus greatly adding to the success of the day.
Manager, Events Global Brand
Tourism and Events Queensland
Brooke is a true professional who provided the positive, upbeat hosting style as MC over our 3 day conference, I can’t thank you enough Brooke you’re truly amazing!
General Manager, Education and Communication
Brooke Hanson AFL game day Master of Ceremonies for 18 corporate functions. Brooke has been an absolute pleasure to work with as host of the Gold Coast Suns AFL game day Chairman’s Functions during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Thank you Brooke for the great business relationship and for your constant positive and bright and bubbly spirit.
Gold Coast Suns
I have known Brooke for approximately 25 years since she was an athlete on the Australian Swim team. During her post-swimming career, I watched Brooke perform many professional hosting roles, speak at various conferences and encourage and inspire people by sharing her story. I would recommend Brooke for any event as Host, MC or Keynote Speaker and Media Personality for products, her outgoing personality and ability to engage with her audience in a professional and friendly manner.
ASCTA / Swim Australia
Brooke brought a lovely, upbeat and engaged spirit to the evening and I know that everyone really appreciated her time.
Thank you so much Brooke for hosting our 3 day National conference as well as co emceeing our gala dinner, it was delightful to have Brooke involved and to work with her now for 2 years in a row to make our event a huge success.
General Manager, Education, Training & Risk
Australian University Sport
Brooke and Ian Hanson a big thanks for a massive night, hosting the Celebrations of Champions Night. With over 1000 attendees and an action packed program you were both awesome and I can’t thank you enough.
National Manager, Communications & Projects
Brooke Hanson; captivating, heartfelt and real. On behalf of all of all the Women In Surf team and Palm Beach Surf Club, we wanted to say a very big heartfelt thank you to Brooke for giving up her time to support our event. The panel is such an important element to the day and no doubt a contributing factor behind why our ticket sales were the best we have had in the history of our annual event. Feedback from a number of ladies who have attended a number of times have said the panel was the best they have heard from yet!
Women In Surf Committee