DR LAUREN BURNS OAM

A personal approach to create optimal vitality and flourishing

About Lauren

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.

Key topic areas Lauren covers include:

• Motivation
• Resilience
• Relationships and Connection
• Wellbeing
• Lifestyle & Mindset
• Strategic planning and Goal Setting

 

WHAT CAN BE IMAGINED, CAN BE ACHIEVED 30-60 MINUTE KEYNOTE

  • 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

Having spent many years delivering engaging, entertaining and memorable keynote talks in Australia and around the world, Lauren has also developed as a wonderful conference and event MC and host.

Her warm and relaxed style ensures any audience will enjoy their event experience. Lauren also brings many years of her own event experience to the stage as she professionally delivers as an MC.

She will take the time to understand your event beforehand and ensure she is adaptable on the day to deal with any last minute changes. Being an Olympic Gold medallist as well, she can add in her own personal stories as needed to fit with your program.

Having Lauren as part of your team will ensure your audience will never forget your event.

What clients say about Lauren as an MC…

“10 out 10….Lauren was an absolute pleasure to work with – she took the time to understand our event, communicate with our team beforehand and on the night was able to read the vibe in the room exceptionally well. Throughout the evening Lauren was able to seamlessly navigate any changes to schedule or tweak the script as she went. Through personal anecdotes Lauren engaged with our guests and was able to inject her own personality and warmth into the evening. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lauren for your next event.”

Leigh Meyrick, Director Media & Communications, Australian Sports Commission.

 

What Clients Say

“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

“Excellent. It was refreshing to listen to someone so natural and with a joy of life. An ordinary person doing extraordinary things.”
AIOP TASMANIAN DIVISION

“Lauren inspired and entertained the audience with her simple but powerful messages on how to succeed through sacrifice and determination.”
CITY OF WHITTLESEA

Thank you so much for coming to our event. I’ve heard so much positive feedback from people who attended – they loved how engaging you are as a speaker and how positive and uplifting your message was!
MACQUARIE BANK

“Excellent. Lauren was an enthusiastic, highly motivational speaker who related extremely well to our Year 10 group. Her rapport with the students was outstanding and her reflections / anecdotes on her career were inspirational for those listening. Absolutely sensational!”
EAST DONCASTER SECONDARY COLLEGE

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