Kerri Pottharst

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MC & Hoaxer & Speaker available for hire, based in New South Wales

Kerri Pottharst is one of Australia’s most well known and well-loved athletes – a triple Olympian with two Olympic medals, Kerri spent 22 years competing in a sport she loves.

She is one of Australia’s most decorated indoor and beach volleyball players and is the only Australian woman to have competed in the prestigious A1 Italian Indoor Volleyball League.

After overcoming countless challenges and potentially devastating injuries that threatened to end her sporting career, Kerri’s drive to succeed saw her take to the court to win Bronze at the Atlanta Olympics. But it was her unparalleled strength, focus and determination that allowed her to transform her Bronze into Gold on Bondi Beach at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, in an overwhelming demonstration of the power of courage, persistence and personal belief.

Since retiring from national and international competition in 2005, Kerri now divides her time between her three passions – her family, coaching elite-level volleyball, and inspiring people from all walks of life to achieve excellence through her keynote presentations and motivational workshops.

Her inspirational Goal Setting workshops, captivating Keynote Presentations and exciting Corporate Team Building events will challenge your beliefs, stretch your boundaries and push you beyond your comfort zone.

You will discover the secrets to goal-setting success, develop invaluable communication strategies and learn new skills that will allow you to achieve your full potential – and they’re also a whole lot of fun!

"At this conference Kerri captivated and motivated the audience with her story in the lead up to winning the Bronze Medal in Atlanta.

After the Sydney Olympics she involved the right amount of humour, motivation and information to ensure she was the highlight of the evening." Alison Wallace, Marketing Manager for Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, ACCOR

"Kerri is extremely down to earth and has the rare ability of being able to network with all levels of the community. Having presented at a number of major corporate functions the confidence in which Kerri carries herself is a major positive. Her attitude and enthusiasm compliments her on stage performances." Pat Cunningham, Relationship Manager, Sponsorships, SUNCORP METWAY

"Kerri was brilliant and we are still getting feedback today on how much they loved her presentation. It was a very interactive day but most people are saying Kerri was the highlight of the day! Apart from being very inspiring and motivating, she managed to link in all the themes of our conference and make it a very relevant for everyone in the room" Stockland