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Lauren Burns created sporting history by winning the first Olympic gold medal for Taekwondo when the sport made its debut at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Lauren was one of only three Australian women to win an individual Olympic Gold Medal, along with Cathy Freeman and Susie O’Neill. Her amazing triumph at the Sydney Games achieved against the odds – requiring enormous discipline, commitment, perseverance and teamwork.

The nation watched as Lauren’s victory brought the Australian public and Olympic crowd to its feet. Before her Olympic win, few people knew that Lauren was 12 times Australian Champion and had achieved a string of international titles including numerous medals at world championship level. Lauren’s gold medal has put Australia on the map as a major international competitor for the sport of Taekwondo.

Since the Sydney Olympics, Lauren has emerged as one of the most successful Olympians from these Games. She is one of Australia’s most sought after speakers and has spoken to over 300,000 people since the Games.

Lauren is a passionate, engaging and down to earth presenter. Her energy and optimism is contagious and will leave your audience inspired and motivated. Lauren is a true story teller, with the gift of transforming her stories into practical strategies for her audience to implement immediately. For decades, Lauren has been conducting keynotes and workshops tailored specifically to her audience.

Lauren is currently delivering in-person and virtual presentations to a diverse range of audiences. She has a PhD in Athlete Lifestyle and Mindset, and works closely with the Australian Institute of Sport both with the Gold Medal Ready program and with their research institute. A best-selling author, Lauren has written two books – Fighting Spirit and Food from a Loving Home. She also writes nutritional whole food menu plans for
a Melbourne childcare centre, conducts 1:1 executive level coaching and enjoys running a busy family.


“A quick note to say how much we appreciated your presentation last Friday. Our people were genuinely excited to hear your story first-hand and the points you made about goal-setting, self-belief and perseverance were particularly poignant. Also, thank you personally for your kind words to my son and the note you wrote for him. We were both touched by your gesture.”VISY“Excellent, Lauren’s energy was intoxicating. Our guests were mesmerised.”PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS“Excellent. Lauren did an exceptional job inspiring and captivating 360 of our young assistant managers at this year’s conference. She had each and every one of us enthralled in her experiences and was great that it was also interactive where she got everyone up screaming! (not to mention actually touching an Olympic Gold medal!) We loved her and would use her again in a heartbeat should the need arise as she really suited the theme of our conference being ‘Build the core and go for more’.”YUM RESTAURANTS INTERNATIONAL



Transforming stories into practical life strategies
Audience participation with fun taekwondo moves and an audience member breaking a board on stage

ACTIVE TAEKWONDO WORKSHOP 60-90 minute workshop

Fun and interactive taekwondo workshop • All participants break boards
Links to personal purpose

HIGH VIBE LIVING –BE YOUR BEST SELF 60-90 minute workshop

Performance, Mindset, Relationships, Lifestyle
Strategies to structure, balance and energise
Grow and Stretch, leaning in to discomfort
Importance of interpersonal relationships for wellbeing, stress and performance

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