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Beach Volleyball Olympic Gold Medalist & Keynote Speaker

Kerri Pottharst is renowned as one of the world’s most fierce Volleyball competitors and Australia’s most decorated Indoor and Beach Volleyball player. She represented her country for an incredible 20 years.

Kerri is also a highly influential motivational keynote speaker. Drawing on her experience as an elite athlete, she works closely with her audiences to deliver inspirational messages of teamwork, skill, trust, relationship building, leadership and communication, and importantly, tangible results.

Kerri’s presentations are peppered with unforgettable tales from beach volleyball that combine motivational messages with fun. They can even include a fun session of beach volleyball with the Olympic hero.

More about Kerri Pottharst:

When Kerri Pottharst took up volleyball at the age of 15, she hadn’t yet dreamed of becoming an Olympic champion. “I was simply given an opportunity, set myself goals, worked hard and most importantly, I loved every minute of it!”

In 1992, a sickening knee injury should have ended Kerri Pottharst’s career, but in her typical no-nonsense style, Kerri recovered late in 1993. She changed her life goals and went on to win two Olympic medals in Beach Volleyball.

One of those was Bronze at the Atlanta Olympics and then the Gold against Brazil during the Sydney 2000 Games. Kerri and her playing partner, Natalie Cook, brought new ideas and moves to the sport of Beach Volleyball, which are now being imitated by teams from all over the world. As testament to Kerri’s abilities, since 1994 she has never been out of the top 10 and rarely out of the top six in International Beach Volleyball events.

Following her retirement from international level competition, Kerri began inspiring success in others by sharing her Gold Medal Excellence strategies. Her unique message is as relevant to high level executives as it is to more junior teams, as reflected by her skills in coaching staff at all levels to work together as a cohesive and effective team.

Amongst Kerri’s many skills is her innate ability to connect with the audience in a way that is warm, authentic, and most importantly, relatable. The same strategies that took her to Gold are easily adapted by audiences to achieve their own corporate and personal goals.

For many, the two highlights of Kerri’s presentations are the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for audiences to hold her Olympic Gold medal for themselves, and the Walk of Courage – the chance for them to push their personal boundaries by walking on broken glass. Both unique experiences reinforce Kerri’s inspiration for everyone to become a champion in their own right.

Kerri Pottharst talks about:

Kerri tailors her presentations to meet your brief. Her suggested speaking topics include:

  • Passion, Preparation, Belief
  • Going for Gold
  • Turning Bronze into Gold
  • Passion, Pride and Purpose
  • Dream, Believe, Achieve

Turning Bronze into Gold – The Mindset of a Champion: Before embarking on a day of beach volleyball, Kerri Pottharst draws on her Olympic experiences to deliver a motivational presentation that inspires individuals and companies to set goals, overcome fears and doubts, and push the limits to achieve their dreams. She concludes by inviting her audiences to push their personal boundaries by walking on glass – in doing so reinforcing her inspirational messages.

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Kerri Pottharst

Beach Volleyball Olympic Gold Medalist & Keynote Speaker

Quick Contact

Kerri Pottharst

Beach Volleyball Olympic Gold Medalist & Keynote Speaker

Kerri Pottharst is renowned as one of the world’s most fierce Volleyball competitors and Australia’s most decorated Indoor and Beach Volleyball player. She represented her country for an incredible 20 years.

Kerri is also a highly influential motivational keynote speaker. Drawing on her experience as an elite athlete, she works closely with her audiences to deliver inspirational messages of teamwork, skill, trust, relationship building, leadership and communication, and importantly, tangible results.

Kerri’s presentations are peppered with unforgettable tales from beach volleyball that combine motivational messages with fun. They can even include a fun session of beach volleyball with the Olympic hero.

More about Kerri Pottharst:

When Kerri Pottharst took up volleyball at the age of 15, she hadn’t yet dreamed of becoming an Olympic champion. “I was simply given an opportunity, set myself goals, worked hard and most importantly, I loved every minute of it!”

In 1992, a sickening knee injury should have ended Kerri Pottharst’s career, but in her typical no-nonsense style, Kerri recovered late in 1993. She changed her life goals and went on to win two Olympic medals in Beach Volleyball.

One of those was Bronze at the Atlanta Olympics and then the Gold against Brazil during the Sydney 2000 Games. Kerri and her playing partner, Natalie Cook, brought new ideas and moves to the sport of Beach Volleyball, which are now being imitated by teams from all over the world. As testament to Kerri’s abilities, since 1994 she has never been out of the top 10 and rarely out of the top six in International Beach Volleyball events.

Following her retirement from international level competition, Kerri began inspiring success in others by sharing her Gold Medal Excellence strategies. Her unique message is as relevant to high level executives as it is to more junior teams, as reflected by her skills in coaching staff at all levels to work together as a cohesive and effective team.

Amongst Kerri’s many skills is her innate ability to connect with the audience in a way that is warm, authentic, and most importantly, relatable. The same strategies that took her to Gold are easily adapted by audiences to achieve their own corporate and personal goals.

For many, the two highlights of Kerri’s presentations are the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for audiences to hold her Olympic Gold medal for themselves, and the Walk of Courage – the chance for them to push their personal boundaries by walking on broken glass. Both unique experiences reinforce Kerri’s inspiration for everyone to become a champion in their own right.

Kerri Pottharst talks about:

Kerri tailors her presentations to meet your brief. Her suggested speaking topics include:

  • Passion, Preparation, Belief
  • Going for Gold
  • Turning Bronze into Gold
  • Passion, Pride and Purpose
  • Dream, Believe, Achieve

Turning Bronze into Gold – The Mindset of a Champion: Before embarking on a day of beach volleyball, Kerri Pottharst draws on her Olympic experiences to deliver a motivational presentation that inspires individuals and companies to set goals, overcome fears and doubts, and push the limits to achieve their dreams. She concludes by inviting her audiences to push their personal boundaries by walking on glass – in doing so reinforcing her inspirational messages.

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