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Key Points
  • Lauren Burns OAM created sporting history by winning the first Olympic Gold Medal for Taekwondo when the sport made its debut at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and she was one of only 3 Australian women to win an individual Gold medal alongside Cathy Freeman and Susie O’Neill.
  • Her autobiography, Fighting Spirit, was listed in the Sydney Morning Herald as a number one best selling sports book.
  • She was inducted in the the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2017.
  • Lauren has a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) and is in the final stages of her PhD on Lifestyle and Mindset (where he work won the RMIT Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Research Impact) and works closely with the Australian Institute of Sport both with their Gold Medal Ready program and with their research Institute.
  • In her presentations, she links stories from her Olympic journey and her understanding as a health professional with practical strategies for audiences and and organisations.
  • Lauren's holistic lifestyle strategies drive real change and impact and challenge audiences to grow and stretch.
Topics
  • What can be imagined can be achieved - Keynote
    • Transforming stories into practical life strategies.
    • Audience participation with fun taekwondo moves and an audience member breaking boards.
  • Active Taekwondo Workshop - Workshop 1
    • Fun and interactive taekwondo workshop.
    • All participants break boards.
    • Links to personal purpose.
  • High Performance Living - Be your best self - Workshop 2
    • Performance, Mindset, Relationships, Lifestyle.
    • Strategies to structure, balance and energise.
    • Grow and stretch, leaning in to discomfort.
    • Improve personal relationships for wellbeing, stress and performance.
Testimonials

Still refreshing and exciting.
Stephen Robertson, Municipal Works Officers Association

Excellent. As our athlete who thanked Lauren said after her speech, I can not speak for anyone else but ‘I am inspired, Thank you.’ From my personal view point after organising 7 annual awards night I can say she was the best speaker we have had. a true champion who really related to the audience and was very giving of here time.
Northern Inland Academy of Sport
 
A young, energetic and articulate person. Lauren was well spoken, talked to the audience, gave colourful examples which made the audience laugh, as well as making our function a success.
AMP 
 
Excellent. Lauren has an outstanding story to tell and is generous with her medal, autographs, photographs etc. I strongly recommend her.
ANZ Bank
 
Excellent. More than a draw card, Lauren is interesting, natural & relaxed as a presenter and has some great stories regarding pushing oneself & overcoming obstacles.
Tatts Pokies

Excellent. Lauren was a perfect choice for this event.  Her delivery and ‘story telling’ ability made for an enthralling 40 minutes.  Most importantly she was completely ‘real’.
Cadbury Schweppes
 
Your inspirational message to our guests was first class and really sealed for us a great night of recognition, for the top achievers in our Dealer network. I know that our people will benefit from your experience and can only hope that some of them can “dare to dream”, and achieve just as you have done.
Mercedes-Benz
 
Lauren is a warm and articulate person whose message of commitment to a goal is very appropriate to our business.  Lauren vividly described how she envisioned her success and the self-discipline required to achieve her dream of a Gold Medal.  She is very accessible and made herself available to the press and guests alike, all of whom loved her.
Mary Kay Cosmetics 
 
Excellent. Lauren was fantastic. She is very engaging, entertaining and was very generous with her time. Would highly recommend her.
Frank Russell Co
 
A strong speaker with an ability to convince in respect of the sincerity of her message
Australia Post
 
Excellent. Really easy to work with and doesn’t have the “take the money and run attitude".
Big Gig Event Company Pty Ltd
 
Excellent. Lauren was a good choice.  The audience were captivated by her presentation.  Lauren related well to the audience.
North Melbourne Institute of Technology (NMIT)
 
Excellent. Lauren was very well received by our delegates. They found her inspiring and enjoyed her natural and practical approach.
Retire Invest
 
Excellent. Clients found her video & demonstration highly interesting. They also enjoyed her comments on motivation & focus in relation to her sports achievements.  Females in the audience identified with her achievements as an Australian Female athlete.

CSFB
 
Excellent. Lauren gave a great presentation. Her manner was very natural and friendly. She had the audience captivated. We got very positive feedback from both the Australia and Japanese members of the audience.
Women’s Federation for World Peace
 
Excellent. Lauren was a breath of fresh air. Her story and presentation were inspirational, enthusiastic and “real”. Lauren has a warm, delightful personality which totally captures the audience.
Alliance SI
 
Excellent. Lauren is young, fresh, unassuming and communicated brilliantly to a mixed audience.
Seeley International
 
Excellent. Lauren’s message was excellent to set the scene for students to focus on the year ahead. She was articulate and captivated her audience.
Beacon Hills College
 
Excellent. A great ambassador of her sport, the Olympics and young Australians overall.  A wonderful person.

Employment National
 
Not only was Lauren well prepared, inspiring and provoking, she made people feel special with her generous time mingling with everyone.  I would recommend her in a heart beat.
InCircles Pty Ltd
 
Our feedback forms were full of praises for her and many people commented on her motivational skills. She was very generous with her time.
Southern Cross Computer Systems
 
Excellent. Captivating, inspirational and a remarkable person and presentation. A lovely person.
TABCORP
 
Our members enjoyed your warm and personal style, and felt themselves drawn into the story of your preparation for the Olympics, your participation in this great event, and your down to earth way of organising your life afterwards. Your story was inspirational, and gave us the direction for the planning and hard work that needs to go into being successful in any endeavour.

First National Real Estate
 
Excellent. Lauren was very natural and her enthusiasm was catching. She involved her audience and worked extremely well in our small and intimate setting. We received great feedback from all who attended.
City of Glen Eira
 
Excellent. Lauren is exceptional, connects very well with her audience and gives out heaps of energy.
Colorado Group Ltd
 
Excellent. Lauren was a fantastic role model and very engaging speaker a shear delight.
Department of Education
 
Excellent. Professional, enjoying and motivating – a fantastic conference presentation package.
ACTA
 
Excellent. Lauren inspired and entertained the audience with her simple but powerful messages on how to succeed though sacrifice and determination.

City of Whittlesea 
 
Excellent. Great presentation. Interesting and informative. Action!
Victorian Taxi Association
 
Excellent. Action packed, a great speaker and a very pleasant personality. Kept our delegates enthralled. Passing the gold medal around was also a great idea.
Regional Insurance Brokers Association
 
Full of energy – inspirational. They closed our performance perfectly – all messages relevant to what we had done.
The Wrigley Company
 
Excellent. Lauren’s energy was intoxicating. Our guests were mesmerised.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers
 
Excellent. Not only was Lauren an inspirational and thoroughly entertaining speaker, she was also very approachable and down to earth. She signed autographs and posed for photos all evening and was more than happy to do so. I highly recommend her!
Fairfax Community Press

As always, Lauren was perfect in every sense. She has a warm, friendly, open and engaging manner which makes her very easy to listen to. Her message is spot on. She subtly introduced at least ten significant pointers to success during her presentation. Her Tae Kwon Do demo at the end simply brought everything together in an entertaining and dramatic way.
Kardinia International College