Lauren Burns

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Performance engagement, Motivation, Inspiration, Health
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Lauren Burns

Lauren Burns created sporting history by winning the first Olympic gold medal for Taekwondo when the sport made its debut at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Lauren was one of only three Australian women to win an individual Olympic Gold Medal, along with Cathy Freeman and Susie O’Neill.  Her amazing triumph at the Sydney Games was achieved against the odds – requiring enormous discipline, commitment, perseverance and teamwork.

The nation watched as Lauren’s victory brought the Australian public and Olympic crowd to its feet. Before her Olympic win, few people knew that Lauren had been 12 times Australian Champion and had achieved a string of international titles including numerous medals at world championship level.  Lauren’s gold medal has put Australia on the map as a major international competitor for the sport of Taekwondo.

Since the Sydney Olympics, Lauren has emerged as one of the most successful Olympians from these Games. She is one of Australia’s most sought after speakers and has spoken to over 200,000 people since these Games. Lauren continues to travel the country conducting presentations, workshops and corporate health programs.

Lauren enjoys a variety of commitments; she is the mother of 2 beautiful children, she is involved with Red Dust Role Models, conducting healthy lifestyle clinics in remote Aboriginal, Fijian & Indian communities. She is a director on the board of her parents charity Appin Hall Children’s Foundation and practices as a naturopath in Northcote.

Lauren’s autobiography, Fighting Spirit was listed in the Sydney Morning Herald as the number one best selling sports book. She has recently released and self published her latest book Food from a Loving Home, a collection of vegetarian recipes.  This book is a sharing of Lauren’s favourite recipes, her knowledge about creating tasty wholesome and exciting meals along with home remedies and kitchen cupboard cures using ingredients found in any kitchen.

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Motivational Speaker

Lauren was one of only three Australian women to win an individual Olympic Gold Medal, along with Cathy Freeman and Susie O’Neill. Her amazing triumph at the Sydney Games was achieved against the odds – requiring enormous discipline, commitment, perseverance and teamwork.

Since the Sydney Olympics, Lauren has emerged as one of the most successful Olympians from these Games. She is one of Australia’s most sought after speakers and has spoken to over 200,000 people since these Games. Lauren continues to travel the country conducting presentations, workshops and corporate health programs.

In her presentations Lauren talks about what it takes to be successful, she transforms her stories and experiences into life skills making them entertaining and relevant to her listeners. She interacts with her audience in a fun manner with the added highlight of inviting someone up on stage to break a board. Lauren has the ability to create active audience participation with groups of 10 to 10,000. During her more ‘active’ workshops (Link to this page) Lauren has over 200 people breaking boards, all in the space of minutes! Her presentations always leave the audience buzzing with excitement.

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Motivational Workshop

An excellent way to kick off or finish a conference with the high energy and sense of achievement of all participants breaking boards. Lauren shares inspirational stories and experiences relating them to the audience – she conveys key messages relating to self-belief, passion, determination vs natural talent, self-talk and strategy and studying your opponents. Workshop includes:

  • Simple, but high energy taekwondo moves
  • Focus on fun, teamwork, practical skills and key messages All participants breaking boards
  • Signing of participants’ boards as take home memento

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Vitality Program

Healthy Staff = A Healthy Business!

A corporate wellness program tailored to boost engagement, overall performance, energy, motivation and resilience.

Lauren Burns is a qualified and experienced health professional (BHSc). Lauren will personally design a health and wellness program for your company. Her own expertise along with her connections in the health industry, make her the perfect person to draw on these resources to apply and directly benefit your staff.

Any size group - Small groups or the whole company!

Aims

  • An adaptive program to improve overall quality of staff health and wellbeing.
  • Inspire, motivate, support and educate.
  • Bolster resilience through key objectives and training
  • To renew and develop positive
 daily habits around health, nutrition and exercise. A program achievable 
for anyone, regardless of age or health and fitness level.

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Naturopathic & Nutritional Consultations

Lauren Burns is a qualified naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist, she attained a Bachelor of Health Science and was awarded the Australian Natural Therapists Association Bursary Award for one of her final research pieces. She has always been passionate about food, nutrition and holistic health. Throughout her elite sporting career Lauren combined sports science with naturopathic principles to assist her in being strong and energetic to achieve Olympic success.

Her passion is food as medicine, using her knowledge of whole-foods and their impact on the body to achieve optimum health and vitality, optimise energy levels and assist in changing both chronic and acute health conditions. She is a passionate cook and has a large repertoire of recipes and skills to provide inspiration for clients, thus optimising compliance and patient outcomes. As a mother of two, she has a particular interest in children’s health and nutrition, especially the challenges of ‘fussy eaters’.

Lauren’s enthusiasm for health and nutrition, and her respect for the human body and the mechanisms that govern it, drew her to become a naturopath.  She is committed to staying abreast with current evidence based research by way of seminars, webinars and courses. She is currently tutoring at Endeavour College of Natural Medicine and practicing at Sentient Being in Eltham.

Lauren takes great care in looking after her patients on an individual basis, tailoring each consultation and therapeutic strategy for each person, their needs, pace and phase of life. Her approach is to assist patients in gaining an understanding of their body, how best to take care of it, improve vitality and well-being and thus empowering them with knowledge and life skills to apply to daily life.

Cooking Classes, Demonstrations & Meal Planning

What we put into our bodies is a fundamental building block of a healthy lifestyle. Lauren’s cooking demonstrations are informative, interesting, fun and provide achievable meal suggestions for a wide variety of dishes. Lauren will work with you to include meals that are of particular interest to you and your group.

Creativity and providing meals that are not only nutritious but are delicious and beautiful is what Lauren is passionate about. For more information about cooking classes, demonstrations or meal planning either for individuals or businesses please enquire below.


Client Reviews

"A young, energetic and articulate person. Lauren was well spoken, talked to the audience, gave colourful examples which made the audience laugh, as well as making our function a success."
AMP

"Excellent. Lauren was a perfect choice for this event. Her delivery and ‘story telling’ ability made for an enthralling forty minutes. Most importantly she was ‘real’.
Simon Creely Productions

Excellent. Lauren was absolutely superb. She had the audience totally captivated from the minute she walked onto the stage until she finished 40 minutes later. Her honesty and humour were inspiring and she was certainly a highlight of the conference.
National Foods

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