Katrina Webb

Katrina Webb’s early career saw her competing in the upper echelons of sport on a global stage. High performance, influence and inspired leadership have always been a part of her modus operandi. Today, these qualities have positioned her as an influential voice in the world of purposeful, inspired leadership.

Katrina spent the early part of her career at The Australian Institute of Sport where she secured a netball scholarship and in a twist of fate was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Ironically this opened up the doors for her to pivot her career into the world of athletics. It wasn't long before she was battling it out for bronze, silver and gold medals across two Paralympic Games, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000.

As a result of Katrina's experience as a Paralympian, she became a passionate advocate and ambassador for diversity and inclusion. She also embarked on a career in the speaking industry where she developed a passion for leadership transformations, unlocking high performance and decoding meaningful human motivation.

Since then, Katrina has graced the TEDx stage and has represented Australia at both the United Nations and as an ambassador for the International Paralympic Committee. She also continued her work as a physiotherapist and as the director of Silver 2 Gold High-Performance Solutions. She is also a profoundly passionate philanthropist raising funds for the health, education and protection of children in Nepal.

Today, Katrina is the Founding Director of 'New Day Leadership'. New Day is a platform and thought leadership brand with a mission to inspire leadership for the greater good in an age being redefined by rapid change, uncertainty and a return to community principles via purpose-driven business.

Speaking topics

Tomorrow's Gold - Leading Into Uncertain Futures

The world has changed, and what looked like success yesterday has also undergone a rapid transformation. As a leader, we must adapt and evolve in a brand new world where the focus is shifting from shareholders to stakeholders, from capitalism to community and from profit to purpose. You may have stood on the winning podium yesterday, but what got you there yesterday won’t win you a gold medal tomorrow. The games have changed, and the rules are revolutionary.

In Tomorrow's Gold, Katrina Webb unlocks the key trends that are redefining leadership in the 21st century in addition to providing a blueprint for navigating high performance as a leader in unchartered territory. Adaptability, resilience, empathy and diversity are converging to create a new kind of alchemy. One where community, compassion and collaboration are creating a new currency. A new golden thread to leadership in the next economy.

Audiences will walk away from this presentation with a refreshed perspective on leadership in the 21st century. Despite an uncertain future, those who lead for gold will have an innate focus on what it is to be human, and what it is to care for humankind. The only anchor in a world that is changing before our eyes.

Key Outcomes

  • Leading Through Uncertainty
  • Building Hope and Resilience
  • Decode Purpose Driven Leadership

Alchemize - Accountability In an Age of Self Leadership

Ideas have been circulating about the gig economy and remote working for the last few years, but no one could have anticipated the impact of COVID19 in disrupting how and where we work. Working from home also poses new challenges. In an age of rapid change, how do we alchemize performance working with an entirely new set of rules?

In this presentation, participants are taken through a three-phase process enabling them to audit priority management, energy management and mind management. Katrina provides insights and necessary tools that she has developed in her career as both an athlete and a corporate high-performance coach.

Audiences will walk away from this presentation with insights into how to maintain focus and set healthy boundaries when working independently. They will gain a better understanding of how to manage priorities effectively. They will also decode self-motivation and master the art of self-leadership in an age where the most significant influence we have is the influence we have over ourselves.


  • Feel empowered to work from home.
  • Tools in high performance.
  • Master Self Leadership.

The Golden Minority - Diversity's Hidden Treasure

When we think of Diversity and Inclusion, our unconscious bias often leads us to generalised examples. Examples of this include relating disability to a person visibly disabled, or on a cultural level, we may think of racial minorities. It is not often that we consider what we cannot see. The less obvious examples of disability or difference. The person who is suffering a mental health condition, the victim of an abusive situation, or someone who is living with a learning difficulty.

In this presentation, Katrina Webb shares her journey of living with a hidden disability - Cerebral Palsy. The content has a specific focus on viewing diversity as the hidden treasure for an individual both personally and professionally. Katrina will take leaders through a process, empowering them with the tools to decode hidden diversity to ignite innovation via inclusion of what is seen, and more significantly what is unseen.

Audiences will walk away from this presentation with the tools to amplify hidden potential and performance in people and to inspire a more inclusive and innovative culture. They will develop skills to influence with integrity and to enhance empathy and emotional intelligence. This activates a sense of purpose, adaptability and cohesion within an organisational culture. The Golden Minority is diversity's hidden treasure.


  • Enhance Inclusion leading to Innovation.
  • Ignite Human Potential.
  • Build empathy and emotional intelligence.
  • Build connection and culture.


Personally, I have found our discussion extremely inspiring... so did the Team who have rated the session as the top one of the virtual offsite - you have set a high bar
- Microsoft Australia

Thank you for your time, your advice and your experience. I have gained so much simply from listening to your story and am excited about the way forward. I am looking toward a more focused, streamlined life where I can achieve all of my dreams, no matter what they are! Thank you for all that you have given me and please know that I consider myself extremely fortunate that your invitation to speak at this conference did not fit into the 'no' category!
- Authorised Persons' Association Conference

Katrina delivered inspiration to all those who attended the launch of Small Business Month. Not only did Katrina relate her story to the key messages that the event aimed to deliver, but also provided the audience with several positive messages that they were able to relate to and implement both professionally and personally, especially in challenging times. Katrina is a true professional who is of great value to anyone wanting to inspire and motivate an audience.
- Department of Trade & Economic Development

The absolute best presenter I have heard. She captivated the audience. Valuable tips that I can actually complement in my personal and professional life. Wonderful. I loved it. Katrina is an amazing person. Inspirational, excellent speaker and presenter.
- CPA Australia

Our team were very receptive towards Katrina and eager to listen to her speak. Our team greatly appreciated the opportunity to listen to Katrina's story and advice on leadership and the importance of values. All feedback was positive and enthusiastic.
- Chief Executive Officer, Adelaide Shores

Thank you and I really enjoyed working with you as well. The events at Cardiff Castle for the announcement of the Australian Flag Bearer and the Live London Dream Rio event at Australia House were hugely successful. The success was mainly due to you adding such a personal touch to the formalities which created a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. The pleasure was all ours.
- Anthony Bastic Director

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The Alchemy of Performance

The Alchemy of Performance

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