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Olympic Taekwondo gold medallist, author, naturopath.


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.

Current work
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 two beautiful children, she is involved with Red Dust Role Models, conducting healthy lifestyle clinics in remote Aboriginal, Fijian and 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.

Olympic athlete
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 was twelve time 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.

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.

Talking Points

Motivational Workshop With Olympic Gold Medallist, Lauren Burns

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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Lauren is an amazing person - fantastic presentation. Goldwell Cosmetics
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