About Nat

About Nat

Nat Cook is a five-time Olympian, Gold and Bronze Medallist in beach volleyball. A passionate athlete advocate, Nat has always been a champion of the transformational power of sport and the life lessons learnt pursuing your dreams.

Her trademark authenticity, energy and ease, combined with her success as both an elite athlete and influential business leader, make Nat a powerful motivational speaker and strategic sports and wellbeing advisor.

Serving as a Director of Brisbane 2032, Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee, and holding a position on the World Olympians Association Board, Nat is a firm believer in the Games' potential to create enduring legacies for individuals, businesses, and society as a whole. 


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An inspirational speaker

As a sought after motivational speaker for organisations such as Amazon, Deloitte, the real estate industry and major government departments for over 25 years, Nat approaches her presentations, workshops, corporate and leadership training, and ambassador roles with the same commitment to excellence that made her a successful athlete. Based in Brisbane, Nat Cook travels to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, across Australia and globally to be a keynote speaker at events and conferences.

Serving up strategic, meaningful, expert insights, Nat works with individuals, teams and organisations to help instil confidence in their abilities and aspirations, while equipping them with the tools to strengthen resilience and drive. 


Nat’s speaking topics

Games legacy
Games opportunity
Gold Medal Excellence
Sustainable success
Resilience & courage
Team building
Health & Wellbeing
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Strategic sports and wellbeing advisor

With leadership roles and experience across various organisations, including the World Olympians Association and Brisbane 2032, Nat brings a unique lens to business strategy.

In her work with Deloitte and as an associate with Rowland Sport, Nat is actively shaping opportunities for athletes and clients within Queensland and Australia's thriving sports economy.

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Aussie Athlete Fund

Many talented young athletes are denied the opportunity to pursue their dreams of representing Australia because they or their families simply can’t afford to fund the escalating costs associated with training and competitions.

The requirement for international travel, equipment, coaching, food and accommodation can make green and gold dreams out of reach, especially for athletes from remote, rural and First Nations communities.

As the next generation of athletes set their sights on Brisbane and beyond, Nat is inviting fellow athletes and corporate supporters to get behind our nation’s sporting future. 

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News and Podcasts

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Nat Cook OAM OLY standing on stage holding a volleyball, wearing a green coloured suit and white collared shirt.

Inspiring Excellence - Business Chicks’ International Women’s Day tour 2024

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The Price You Pay podcast: Untold Stories of Australian Athletes

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