Lauren Burns

Australia - Vic

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Lauren Burns won an Olympic gold medal in taekwondo when the sport made its debut at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. She has a bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy), is a mother of two gorgeous children and is the author Fighting Spirit and her self published cookbook Food from a Loving Home.

Lauren was awarded the Order of Australia in 2001 and has a string of international titles and achievements to her name. She conducts regular motivational presentations, active workshops and health and wellness programs all over Australia and abroad.

Lauren has always been passionate about food and health. She continues this passion with regular media commitments, articles, blogging and cooking classes both private, school based and corporate.


?    2015 Inducted into the Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame, Croatia

?    2011 Released and published cookbook, Food from a Loving Home

?    2009 Australian Natural Therapists Association Bursary Award

?    2009 Bachelor Health Science, Naturopathy

?    2007 Olympic Education Ambassador

?    2004 Appointed on The Athletes Commission for the Australian Olympic Committee

?    2004 ? 2007 Representative on the Athletes Commission, Taekwondo Australia

?    2001 Best Selling Author, Fighting Spirit

?    2001 Sports Medal Recipient

?    2001 Young Australian of the Year, Nillumbik Shire

?    2000 Taekwondo Australia Fighter of the Year

?    2000 Order Of Australia Medal recipient

?    1999, 2001 Blitz Female Full Contact Fighter of the Year

?    Women?s Team Captain, Australian Taekwondo Team

?    Third dan black belt

?    999 Leader Newspaper Sports Star of the year

?    1993 ? 2000 12 times National Champion and Australian Team Member


Lauren was delightful. She was extremely approachable, easy to work with, and accommodating. The afternoon session which included breaking physical activity was well structured and energising, and perfect for the time of day. The dinner speech in the evening was a lovely mix of stories, humour, advice and motivation. Lauren was totally lay back, accepting and far from panic with the facilities and initial uncertainty of the technology delivering the required results. Lauren was also great with the signing and giving of herself, her inspirational messages and her give aways. Lauren was very generous in so many ways, and the young people from Rural Youth were extremely appreciative of her and her presentation. I have had third party comments come back to me since, indicating how well the sessions went down, and I believe third party endorsements are the true testiment of the success of the sessions.
- PDF Management Services Pty Ltd

Our conference 'Reach for the Sky' was a great success and largely due to your presentation which matched perfectly with our team's focus and themes for the rest of the year. It was truly motivating and inspirational! We had another two days of conference and many of the guys were consistently referring to yours and Martin's presentation and particularly the focus, control and follow through themes. Your energy and enthusiasm made a big difference to the rest of the conference.
- Toyota

Just a quick note to thank you for the excellent talk you gave at our conference last week and for helping with the awards presentation. I have had great feedback from the team on your talk which they found interesting, humorous and inspiring. It certainly made us step back and consider the part we can all play in driving forward the Company's goals. I know the teams were thrilled to have you attend the Awards dinner and it was a pleasure to talk to you during the course of the evening.
- Colgate-Palmolive Pty Ltd

The room was electric, they stood clapping their broken boards together. Lauren signed every board, which was printed with the conference theme "Breakthrough". The memento boards now adorn many offices. Fantastic!
- Wrigley's

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

I would sincerely like to thank you for speaking with the participants on our Leadership program. Everyone I spoke to was very impressed and found your presentation highly entertaining, motivating and informative. Your presentation was still being talked about this morning and was the highlight of this important day for the group.
- Commonwealth Bank

'I just wanted to again send my feedback on how fantastic Lauren was for our conference last week! We will definitely use her again in the future'
- Xphyr Event Management

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