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3 Reasons Most Conference Speakers Fail - And Nat Wins!

speaker May 11, 2015

The foundation of a great conference is having speakers that truly inspire and whose ideas resonate with delegates, professionally and personally. You need speakers that have people talking for weeks after the event and – more importantly – taking action to improve their own lives...

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Passionate Motivational Speaker

latest news speaker Apr 24, 2015

Nat Cook is a passionate Australian motivational speaker who inspires and encourages people to live their dreams. Nat lights up the stage with her enthusiasm and charisma, teaching captivated audiences to be courageous about taking steps towards their personal and professional goals.

A five...

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Third Hall of Fame Honour Spurs Nat Cook on to Even Greater Heights

latest news media Jan 19, 2015

Photo Courtesy Vicki Jones Photography.

It’s an amazing thing to receive accolades and awards, but the process and journey of earning them is the truly admirable aspect. In 2013, Natalie Cook AOM was honoured to be inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame. In 2014 she was...

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Retirement and Life After the Sand

After a stellar career spanning three decades and 5 Olympic appearances, Nat Cook has hung up the bikini for other pursuits and shares the excitement, the challenges and the new direction for staying connected to the world of volleyball, as well as inspiring a younger generation to hit the sand.

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Speaking in Front of 10,000 People!

latest news media speaker Oct 28, 2014

In this candid interview, Nat Cook talks about just what it’s like to speak in front of 10,000 people and why she has no time for fear.

From her two way relationship with the audiences and the way she differs from other athlete speakers, Nat cook shares the parallels and contrasts between...

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Journey of the Sand Warrior

Rupert McCall penned a magnificent poem about Nat’s journey from Bronze to Gold! 

In the youthful blaze of chapter one
A Townsville girl befriends the sun
The sun, in turn, ignites the sand
And proud to serve her native land
Australia calls – Atlanta waits
With eyes the size of...

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Gold!

What was Dawn’s advice worth? It was invaluable. We had done a lot of work in the last four years, but to be surrounded by so many wonderful people who wanted us to win and were prepared to unselfishly give so much of their time and advice was absolutely priceless. It’s amazing how...

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Inspiration

I’d come a long way since Atlanta, but I was still looking for inspiration all the time. Fortunately, there was no shortage of it in Sydney. The deeds of Kieren Perkins, Cathy Freeman, Susie O’Neill and Ian Thorpe featured prominently. I watched the swimming on a night when we got...

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Let the Games Begin, Again! (Sydney Olympics 2000)

We played our first game of the Sydney Olympic Beach Volleyball tournament the day after a stirring opening ceremony. Already we were surrounded by inspiration: five-time Olympian Andrew Gaze carrying the flag; Rachelle Hawkes reading the oath; the moving final lap that celebrated our...

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Frustration

One week out from the Games, Steve, Phil, Kerri and I had a discussion about our motivation. Things didn’t feel right. It’s hard to explain, but we were so narrowly focussed on winning that we seemed to lack passion; we forgot to smell the roses. After all, we were in our home country...

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