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Female Motivational Speakers

Five-time Olympian and an experienced female motivational speaker on the international stage, Natalie Cook is the perfect female inspirational speaker to inject energy, excitement and purpose into your next event.

Whether it’s a corporate audience, sporting event, school kids or keynote address, Nat Cook will empower listeners to follow through on their own personal journey to ultimate success.

In our fast-paced digital age of short attention spans it can be difficult to hold any audience’s attention for more than a few minutes. Natalie Cook is a true gem among female inspirational speakers with her stunning ability to empathise and connect with her audiences. Winning them over with her vibrant personality, Nat takes time to get to know her audience, understand their needs and equip them with the tools - determination, motivation, direction - to go out and claim the world as their own.

Your audience will hang on her every word as she paces her time perfectly to include eye-catching props to help people remember her messages: think superhero capes and volleyballs! Her inspiring story-telling, group activities and moments of serious contemplation provide the ideal takeaways for your corporate event or school.


Why you need a female motivational speaker

Why you need a female motivational speaker

Who will be in the audience at your next major event? Young girls trying to fight the tidal wave of media that bombards them with messages that they’re never good enough? Professional women struggling to get ahead in a man’s world? An all-female sporting team campaigning for equal recognition and funding?

Sure, a male motivational speaker could inspire all of these groups and speak all the same words that female inspirational speakers could.

But how much more powerful would that message be if it were delivered by a ready-made successful female role model? A female motivational speaker who cannot only talk the talk, but has already walked the walk?

Natalie Cook has demonstrated her grit, determination and motivation and uses her own story of success to inspire the success of others. Your audience will not only believe that following their dream is possible, they’ll be able to see the embodiment of female success right in front of their eyes.

“Worrying about what other people think is useless! Their dreams and goals are not yours. Don’t concern yourself with what others think. It’s what you think that matters. Your voice has the power to override others.” ~ Natalie Cook


Natalie Cook - one woman’s inspiring story

Natalie Cook – one woman’s inspiring story

A home-grown Aussie sporting hero, Natalie Cook is a five-time volleyball Olympian. Grit, determination and a whole lot of hard work saw her break through every setback to win a gold medal on her home turf in the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Alongside the gruelling physical training required to succeed as an Olympic gold-medallist is the emotional and psychological journey. Over the years Natalie has learned from experienced female motivational speakers as well as developing her own motivational strategies to unlock her potential.


From Olympic champion to exceptional motivational speaker

From Olympic champion to exceptional motivational speaker

After achieving her own dreams, Natalie Cook turned her talent for personal inspiration towards helping others unlock their own potential. She had her own motivation for wanting to augment the thin ranks of female inspirational speakers:

“It’s my purpose as a speaker to inspire, motivate and encourage people to live their dreams and be courageous to take that next step. That came because when I was a child athlete, and going to luncheons where there were professional athletes, a lot of them were really boring. I said to myself – ‘If you ever get on stage you cannot leave the room with one person thinking you are boring’. I can’t remember who it was – and if I knew I probably shouldn’t say anyway! I learned what to do, through what I knew I didn’t want to do!”

For nearly twenty years Nat Cook has inspired audiences, small and large – up to 10,000! – in Australia and abroad. She knows how to encourage people to work individually and together in teams, to persist through roadblocks and adversity, to reach for the stars and find success.

Attendees rave about her uplifting, funny and inspiring speaking engagements:

  • “Natalie Cook is a force of nature. She will inspire you to greatness.”
  • “Natalie is a wonderful example to our youth.”
  • “She personifies the Australian lifestyle and her never-say-die attitude… She is a gifted communicator.”


Natalie Cook - A businesswoman in her own right

Natalie Cook – A businesswoman in her own right

Nat isn’t just your regular retired Olympian. She’s transferred that willpower, enthusiasm and passion into her own business ventures.

Not content with simply inspiring others to follow in her footsteps by taking up beach volleyball, she decided to create a home for beach volleyball in Australia.

Out of this dream, in 2001 Sandstorm was born. Providing opportunities for everyone from the casual volley baller to the serious sportsperson dreaming of Olympic gold, Nat Cook has built her venture out of nothing into the vibrant business that it is today.

When Nat Cook takes the stage to motivate her audiences to business success, she knows exactly what she’s talking about. And it shows!


Natalie Cook - Your female motivational speaker for all occasions

Natalie Cook – Your female motivational speaker for all occasions

Nat has changed the lives of thousands of people and motivated them to achieve beyond their dreams. School kids, sports teams, corporate groups and business luncheons – she’s spoken at them all and knows what you and your team need to get to the next level.


The perfect inspirational speaker for female and male audiences alike

The perfect inspirational speaker for female and male audiences alike

Whether you’re looking for a female motivational speaker to energise and inspire an all-female team, or just something a little difference for a mixed or all-male audience, Nat Cook is the woman for you. Her direct, no-nonsense approach is tempered by her ability to read her audience and tailor presentations to their needs as she goes. Nat really connects with her audiences, speaks with them and responds to their needs; she doesn’t simply read a speech.


The perfect inspirational speaker for female and male audiences alike

The perfect inspirational speaker for female and male audiences alike

Whether you’re looking for a female motivational speaker to energise and inspire an all-female team, or just something a little difference for a mixed or all-male audience, Nat Cook is the woman for you. Her direct, no-nonsense approach is tempered by her ability to read her audience and tailor presentations to their needs as she goes. Nat really connects with her audiences, speaks with them and responds to their needs; she doesn’t simply read a speech.


A female motivational speaker for corporate audiences

A female motivational speaker for corporate audiences

Workplace diversity is the buzzword of the twenty-first century. Diverse workplaces are more productive, more coherent and less prone to making some of the mistakes born out of limited groupthink practices. But how can you expect your employees to be motivated by an endless stream of male motivational speakers when half of your workforce is female?

Women in the workforce will benefit from Nat Cook’s unique perspective on success. She’s a truly inspirational role model who has already smashed the glass ceiling and overcome real and perceived roadblocks.

Men in the workforce find Nat’s combination of empathy and directness a breath of fresh air. She can read her audience’s needs for motivation and respond to them in the best way suited to each team.

Nat is not about getting your team bogged down in irrelevant gender warfare. She presents herself as a role model for anyone who wants to achieve their dreams. Mixed audiences globally have left her presentations with the inspiration, motivation and determination to scale new, lofty heights of success.

The role of motivational female speakers in shaping our future sports champions

The role of motivational female speakers in shaping our future sports champions

Becoming an Olympic sportsperson is a readily achievable goal – after all, thousands of people do it every four years, right? Nat Cook knows, better than anyone, the amazing rush and excitement that comes with representing her country on the international sporting stage. She’s done it 5 times as an Olympic volley baller.

But becoming an Olympian requires hard work, skill and a whole lot of courage. It also requires sheer determination, grit and constant motivation to get up and keep going.

Nat Cook has been there and she’s managed to sustain her inspiration and motivation over decades of sporting achievement.

Being a female sportsperson is even more difficult in a society where young girls are taught that their role is to be pretty, beautiful and desirable. Not sweaty, determined and ambitious.

Nat has an amazing knack for helping girls to define what success means to them. What success looks like, why they want it and how they can overcome the obstacles – both real and perceived, actual and psychological – is the key. Nat teaches girls to break through the barriers and be the best they can possibly be!

How your team will benefit from an inspirational morale boost

How your team will benefit from an inspirational morale boost

Motivation is contagious. It’s essential for team engagement, innovation and stamina. Inspiration needs to come from the very top of an organisation and filter right down to its core members. Your whole team will benefit from the morale boost and practical applications of Nat’s strategies for inspiration and success.

Don’t take her word for it! Here’s what others have to say about Nat’s motivational speaking:

“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’.” – Mike Taylor, P.B. McKenna & Associates

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Natalie's Achievements

  • Atlanta 1996 Games - Bronze Medal
  • Brazil 1996 World Championships - Silver Medal
  • Sydney 2000 Games - Gold Medal
  • 2003 World Championships - Bronze Medal
  • Athens 2004 Games - 4th place
  • Beijing 2008 Games - 5th place
  • London 2012 Games

Final Tally

  • Team of the Decade (with Kerri Pottharst)
  • 11 National Championship Victories
  • 135 International Events Played
  • 26 Podium Finishes
  • 42 Final-Four Finishes (as at October 2008)
  • 165 International FIVB Events Played
    (most of any female player)

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