Lauren Burns OAM

Lauren Burns OAM

Naturopath, Nutritionist, Herbalist (BHSc)
Olympic Gold Medallist, Taekwondo. Sydney 2000

Lauren Burns created sporting history by winning the first ever Olympic gold medal for Taekwondo when the sport made its debut at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Her amazing triumph at the Sydney Games was achieved against the odds - requiring enormous discipline, commitment, perseverance and teamwork.

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 200,000 people
since these Games. Lauren continues to travel the country conducting presentations, workshops and corporate health programs.

Lauren's autobiography, Fighting Spirit was listed in the Sydney Morning Herald as the number one best-selling sports book. She has recently released and self-published her latest book Food from a Loving Home, a collection of vegetarian recipes.

Lauren's motivational workshop is inspirational, motivational and interactive. It is an excellent way to kick off or finish a conference with the high energy and sense of achievement of all participants breaking boards.

Lauren shares inspirational stories and experiences relating them to the audience - she conveys key messages relating to self-belief, passion, determination vs. natural talent, self-talk and strategy and studying your opponents.

Lauren's workshop also includes:

  • Simple, but high energy taekwondo moves

  • Focus on fun, teamwork, practical skills and key messages

  • All participants breaking boards

  • Signing of participants' boards as take home memento

Suitable for any size group, from an intimate group of ten people or a room of two hundred.


"Excellent. An empowering presenter that left the audience touched, moved and inspired."

"Lauren was absolutely sensational."

"Excellent. Lauren has an outstanding story to tell and is generous with her medal, autographs, photographs etc. I strongly recommend her."
- ANZ Bank

"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."

"Excellent, Lauren's energy was intoxicating. Our guests were mesmerised."
- PriceWaterhouseCoopers

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