Brooke Hanson OAM
Olympic Swimmer, Presenter & Motivating Speaker
Brooke Hanson OAM is a swimming legend having attained both Olympic gold and silver medals. She is also a successful businesswoman and television presenter.
With her effervescent personality and broad smile, Brook brings a new level of energy to corporate conferences.
She is an extremely popular MC, corporate motivational speaker, keynote presenter, host and team building leader. Brook is also an ideal host for award ceremonies, black tie balls, networking breakfasts, anniversary dinners, presentation nights, launches and publicity events.
Brooke Hanson made her debut for the Australian swimming team at the 1994 Commonwealth Games before going on to represent Australia over 25 times at major international championships.
In 2004 she climbed her Everest, when, after missing two Olympic teams in 1996 and 2000, she won Olympic gold and silver medals in Athens. After winning silver in the 100m breaststroke and gold as a member of the 4x100m medley relay team, Brooke went from strength to strength. At the 2004 FINA World Short Course Championships in Indianapolis, she made history, winning a record six gold medals – five individual and the 4x100m medley relay in world record time.
After 13 years as a member of the Australian swimming team Brooke joined the motivational speaking circuit delivering inspiring behind the scenes insights of a young woman’s journey to reach her Olympic dream, and connecting this with the parallels between sport and business. A popular public figure, she earned a reputation as a successful product ambassador; making regular appearances; hosting and speaking at charity events and swim clinics; and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for all Australians.
Brook Hanson has released her autobiography When Silver Is Gold – The Brooke Hanson Story and built a successful career in the media, being nominated for a Logie for her work as a presenter with the TV Week Logie winning show What’s Good for You. She enjoyed five seasons of exploring the best camping and caravanning holiday destinations around Australia as presenter alongside Tim Smith on Nine Network’s show Discover Downunder.
Brook has been in business for herself for over a decade, trading under the name Lane 6 Australia; the lane in which she won her Olympic medals. Passionate about helping business owners to make workplaces safe and compliant (having received an electric shock in the work space), she and her husband own and manage a Jim’s Test and Tag and Fire Safety franchise.