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Natalie Cook Travels from Brisbane, QLD

Natalie Cook


  • Achievements
  • Female Speaker
  • Goal Setting
  • Motivational
  • Olympian
  • Sport
  • Team Building

Olympic Gold medallist, Natalie Cook, captivates the hearts and minds of her audience with her power, skill and determination. Renowned for “walking on fire” Natalie’s life philosophy of “NO LIMITS” is reflected in her achievements and general attitude to every situation. 

She knows what it takes to be ‘number one’ and she can help your business achieve that goal. Her presentations include tales of perseverance, passion and determination and will leave the audience with skills and tools to tackle any situation in their own lives. 

During her high school days, she was awarded the highest accolade in both the academic and sporting arena, by being presented with DUX of the school and all-round sportswoman of the year. In 1992 Natalie pursued university studies in the medical field and captained the Australian Indoor Junior Volleyball Team. Presented with the opportunity of Olympic Glory, she moved across to the beach discipline in 1994.

1996 was a successful year for Natalie, winning a silver medal at the World Championships in Brazil and making history with the first ever Olympic BRONZE medal for the sport in Atlanta. After going their separate ways, Natalie and Kerri Pottharst rejoined to realise their dream and win GOLD on Bondi Beach, against all odds, overcoming an aggressive pair of Brazilians. London 2012 was Natalie’s fifth consecutive Olympics.

Not content with being an Olympic Gold Medallist Natalie is also an author. She found the journey from Bronze to Gold, an awesome challenge and developed a strategy to achieve her golden dream. Her book is an inspirational tale of courage and audacity.

Natalie also spends a great deal of time building the sport of Beach Volleyball, and hopes to bring it to a new level. Through her company, Sandstorm, Natalie seeks to take the sport to new heights.


Natalie knows how to draw a parallel between the challenges in sport and business and can explain the formula required to be the best at what you do. Everyone enjoyed hearing Natalie speak. She has a relatable, lively approach, a great Aussie sense of humour, and a great story of 'dream, struggle, and victory'.

P.B. McKenna & Associates

Natalie is a wonderful example to our youth, displaying warmth and compassion, as well endearing herself to the community at large with her vibrant personality. She epitomizes the core values of Olympism through her fierce determination, will to win and a gracious competition demeanour. She is a credit to the Australian Olympic Movement.

Qld Olympic Committee


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