Laurie Lawrence

Laurie Lawrence-1

Speaker available for hire, based in Victoria

"Laurie Lawrence is one of the most sought after Speakers in Australia. Powerful, evocative, emotional and motivational. Laurie Lawrence is a unique communicator".

Powerful words indeed; but representative of the type of reaction Lawrence generates from audiences who have attended his corporate addresses.

Lawrence's impact on the business community has been quite spectacular. He has proven to be uniquely capable of clearly drawing the parallels between business success and high sporting achievements.

As a motivator and entertainer he supports the "knuckles down the wall" approach in pursuing his personal credo of "Striving for Excellence". His track record clearly reveals that he practices what he preaches and yet Olympic success have tended to obscure his other achievements.

An educated person, Laurie Lawrence studied for and completed a BA degree at James Cook University; a Diploma in Physical Education from the University of Queensland and a Teaching Diploma from the Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education.

His love for Rugby saw him overcome the twin handicaps of having one lung, and being an asthmatic to fight for and gain selection in the Australian Rugby Union side which toured N.Z as the "Wallabies" in 1964.

Today, Laurie is a highly successful small businessman and close family man. He operates the now famous Lawrence Learn To Swim School which also specialises in teaching physically disabled as well speech and hearing impaired children.

Laurie Lawrence is one of Australia’s most successful coaches

Laurie has represented Australia as a Coach in Brisbane's 1982, Edinburgh's 1986 and Auckland's 1990 Commonwealth Games, and also at the 1984 Los Angeles, 1988 Seoul and 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. During those international contests Laurie's pupils succeeded in breaking many National, Commonwealth and World Records in a number of Gold Medal winning performances.

Laurie was the appointed Team Motivator for the Australian Olympic Team at Atlanta and at the Sydney Olympics.

During his distinguished career, Laurie has been honoured with many awards, including:

->All Sports "National Coach of the Year" - 1988

->Australian Achievers Award - 1989

->Advance Australia Medal

->QLD Father of the Year - 1989

In 1996 Laurie was also inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an honour coach.

As a motivational and corporate speaker, Laurie Lawrence is in his element; his personality and good humour guarantee 100% audience involvement.

Corporate Presentations in recent years include:

Terry White Chemicals, Amway, Institute of Municipal Management, Video 2000, NAB, Melbourne Direct Marketing Club, Combined Rural Traders, Omegatrend, National Press Club, Westpac, Capita, IBM, Mercedes Benz, Occidental Insurance, Collins Food International, Epson Computers, NZI Insurance, McDonalds, Panasonic, Australia Post, National Mutual, Norwich, A.V. Jennings, Housing Industry Association, CIG, George Patterson, Girvan Corporation, APADA, Data General, Digital, MLC, Network for Fitness Professionals, Switzerland Insurance, Austbrokers, AMP, Kliens, Nestles, Arnotts Biscuits, Australia Asphalt Pavement Association, Prospect Electricity, Prudential, GIO, Real Estate Institute, First National Real Estate, Refrigerated Warehouse & Transport Association of Australia, Flag International, Colonial Mutual, Cadbury Schweppes, Pfizer and many more…

"Excellent. The feedback from the meat industry in general was excellent. Laurie won them over and provided a heart warming 40 minutes to the conference attendees." Visy Board Pty Ltd

"Excellent. Unbelievable presenter. Extremely inspiring & motivational. He had the whole audience in tears. Laurie was given a standing ovation at the end of his speech & the delegates did not want him to go." ITOA

"Excellent. Laurie was excellent and very good as usual. His suggestion of guests photo’s with him and Olympic torch is typical of his initiative." Heath Lambert