15 March 2023
It’s the third episode of The Engage Nation Podcast and we had the joy of speaking to Natalie Cook OAM OLY, 5-time Olympian and board member for the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.
There are numerous crossovers between sport and business, and in this chat, we cover off almost all of them. After retiring following the London Games in 2012, Nat pivoted to public speaking and business, sharing the insights she gained throughout her illustrious career.
- How Nat funded and competed at the highest level of professional sport for over 18 years
- Why being an athlete is a huge benefit for working with businesses
- The sporting pillars of leadership, teamwork, coachability and accountability and why they are crucial for business
- How on earth you plan for the globes biggest sporting spectacle, the Olympics and Paralympics
Nat is a force to be reckoned with, her incredible story will leave you nothing short of inspired and empowered.
A little more on Nat
Nat began her beach volleyball career in 1994, when the sport was officially announced as a new addition to the 1996 Olympic Games. Since then, Nat has gone on to represent Australia at 5 Olympic Games, and famously clinched the Gold Medal on Bondi Beach, in front of a home crowd at the 2000 Olympics with her partner Kerri Pottharst.
After retiring from professional sports, Nat is now a public speaker and works with businesses to maximize their human potential whilst also enjoying the ride. Her success off the court has appointed her a place on the board of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Interested in the incredible work Nat does?
Find her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/global-high-performance-speaker/
And visit Nat’s website here: https://www.nataliecook.com/
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