A bit about Katrina

Katrina helps people strive to be their best and turn their performance from Silver to Gold.

As an Australian sporting legend, Katrina Webb is no stranger to a Gold medal podium or a star-lit stage. She has received awards and medals most athletes only dream about. Despite this success, her journey hasn’t always been easy.

Born into a family of sporting stars, it was no surprise that a young Katrina Webb was born with natural athleticism. By the age of eighteen, she had already secured a netball scholarship at The Australian Institute of Sport. What she didn’t realise at this time was that her sporting career was about to take an unexpected turn.

During training at the Institute of Sport, a right sided weakness that Katrina had since birth and for many years she had spent hiding, was labelled Cerebral Palsy. Katrina’s ability to pursue netball at a national level was in jeopardy. Despite this, a twist of fate presented a previously unseen opportunity. Katrina was eligible for the Paralympic games. Her weakness had become her greatest strength.

Over the years Katrina had tried to conceal her disability, so making the decision to compete at the very public Paralympics was not easy. In time, she realized that through self-acceptance and determination she could tackle her disability head on and that it was her gift. This decision paid off when she won two Gold medals, and a Silver medal in Atlanta 1996 and at Sydney 2000 went on to win a Silver and Bronze medal.

While the Sydney Paralympics were successful for Katrina, her competitive spirit still left her with a desire to win Gold again. She knew that to do this she needed to take ‘conscious action’ and become a ‘Gold’ level performer in every aspect of her life. In the four years between the Sydney and Athens Paralympics, Katrina mastered the alchemy of performance with a clear focus on understanding mindset, and the results speak for themselves. At Athens in 2004 she won another Gold Medal in the 400-metre sprint and set a new Paralympic record.

 

Today, Katrina’s running career is in the past, but her passion for helping others perform at their best continues to be her greatest inspiration. Off the track Katrina is the Director of Silver 2 Gold High Performance Solutions which specialises in powering organisations, teams and individuals best. As a professional speaker she has impressed audiences at an International level including speaking at the United Nations and sharing the stage with the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Jack Ma and Usain Bolt.

See Katrina in action and view her Tedx Talk

Katrina is a global ambassador for the International Paralympic Committee and due to her own experience in dealing with a disability and a deep love of helping others, Katrina is the Founder and Director of Newday Leadership a platform to inspire leadership for the greater good.

Katrina loves to be challenged. She has walked the Kokoda track and has trekked to Basecamp Everest twice. She is also a mother to not just to one but to three beautiful boys and facilitated leadership programs to Nepal, raising funds for the health, education and protection of children in Nepal.

Katrina is an international speaker, leadership and personal mastery consultant, trainer in wellbeing and resilience and a physiotherapist.

 

Speaking & Workshops

Katrina draws on her life experiences to deliver a dynamic and inspirational message. Katrina thoroughly researches each speaking engagement and workshop to ensure the key objectives are met. Presentations and workshops can be tailored to suite an organisations specific needs.

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SPEAKING TOPICS 

 

TOMORROW’S GOLD – Leading Into Uncertain Futures

The world has changed, and what looked like success yesterday has also undergone a rapid transformation. As a leader, we must adapt and evolve in a brand new world where the focus is shifting from shareholders to stakeholders, from capitalism to community and from profit to purpose. You may have stood on the winning podium yesterday, but what got you there yesterday won’t win you a gold medal tomorrow. The games have changed, and the rules are revolutionary.

In Tomorrow’s Gold, Katrina Webb unlocks the key trends that are redefining leadership in the 21st century in addition to providing a blueprint for navigating high performance as a leader in unchartered territory. Adaptability, resilience, empathy and diversity are converging to create a new kind of alchemy. One where community, compassion and collaboration are creating a new currency. A new golden thread to leadership in the next economy.

Audiences will walk away from this presentation with a refreshed perspective on leadership in the 21st century. Despite an uncertain future, those who lead for gold will have an innate focus on what it is to be human, and what it is to care for humankind. The only anchor in a world that is changing before our eyes.

Key Outcomes

  • Leading Through Uncertainty
  • Building Hope and Resilience
  • Decode Purpose Driven Leadership

 

ALCHEMIZE – Accountability In Age of Self Leadership

Ideas have been circulating about the gig economy and remote working for the last few years, but no one could have anticipated the impact of COVID19 in disrupting how and where we work. Working from home also poses new challenges. In an age of rapid change, how do we alchemize performance working with an entirely new set of rules?

In this presentation, participants are taken through a three-phase process enabling them to audit priority management, energy management and mind management. Katrina provides insights and necessary tools that she has developed in her career as both an athlete and a corporate high-performance coach.

Audiences will walk away from this presentation with insights into how to maintain focus and set healthy boundaries when working independently. They will gain a better understanding of how to manage priorities effectively. They will also decode self-motivation and master the art of self-leadership in an age where the most significant influence we have is the influence we have over ourselves.

Take-Aways:

  • Feel empowered to work from home.
  • Tools in high performance.
  • Master Self Leadership.

THE GOLDEN MINORITY – Diversity’s Hidden Treasure

When we think of Diversity and Inclusion, our unconscious bias often leads us to generalised examples. Examples of this include relating disability to a person visibly disabled, or on a cultural level, we may think of racial minorities. It is not often that we consider what we cannot see. The less obvious examples of disability or difference. The person who is suffering a mental health condition, the victim of an abusive situation, or someone who is living with a learning difficulty.

In this presentation, Katrina Webb shares her journey of living with a hidden disability – Cerebral Palsy. The content has a specific focus on viewing diversity as the hidden treasure for an individual both personally and professionally. Katrina will take leaders through a process, empowering them with the tools to decode hidden diversity to ignite innovation via inclusion of what is seen, and more significantly what is unseen.

Audiences will walk away from this presentation with the tools to amplify hidden potential and performance in people and to inspire a more inclusive and innovative culture. They will develop skills to influence with integrity and to enhance empathy and emotional intelligence. This activates a sense of purpose, adaptability and cohesion within an organisational culture. The Golden Minority is diversity’s hidden treasure.

Take-Aways

  • Enhance Inclusion leading to Innovation.
  • Ignite Human Potential.
  • Build empathy and emotional intelligence.
  • Build connection and culture.

 

HIRE KATRINA TO SPEAK 

Here is what you can expect when you work with Katrina:

  • Tailored Presentation. Katrina tailors every presentation to meet the outcomes of each client. Katrina can also deliver an online keynote presentation via zoom.
  • Real Examples. With a unique perspective based on her experience and travels as an elite athlete and as a successful business woman, Katrina will share practical and engaging stories that will resonate with your audience.
  • Entertainment. Your event is not just about content. Your audience wants to be entertained as well.
  • Authenticity. Katrina is real, speaks from the heart and connects with her audience through her unique stories and experiences.
  • Practical tools that the audience can implement and action straight away.

Are you ready to add a genuine, engaging and thought provoking presence to your next event? Your audience will be completely enthralled by Katrina’s tailored keynote presentation.

Email to find out more about Katrina’s availability, topics and fees.

View Katrina’s speaking showreel 

Webb-inars and virtual keynotes

Katrina can adapt her keynotes to provide live keynotes and 'Webb'-inars to your organisation.

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Katrina can join your next virtual meeting to provide some connection, inspiration and information to your team.

Please contact Katrina for more information.

I just wanted to send a quick message to say that you so much for your time. Hearing your story and pearls of wisdom was really awesome and the team absolutely loved it! (Afterpay)

Hosting + Emceeing

Katrina is a highly sought after host/emcee and facilitator from two hour events to two day conferences.

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Katrina is a highly sought after international host/emcee and facilitator. Her warmth, knowledge and experience will make your next event or conference a successful one. She has a unique skill of holding us a space for people to be comfortable and engaged. Talk to Katrina about how she can add extra value to your event design to make sure people ‘feel’ energised and power their best at your next event. Katrina facilitates regularly online and help your organisation with an online event.

Her work includes:

World Academy of Sport Virtual Event

ANMF SA Branch Virtual Conference

Tourism Australia Destination 2020 Conference Emcee

Paralympic Sport & Media Awards Abu Dhabi

ANMF Conference

SA Science Awards

Global Transform Forum KL

Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Forum

Paralympic Hall of Fame Rio

World of Sport Diversity and Inclusion 2-day Conference Rio

Australia Flag Bearer Announcement 2012 Paralympic Games Cardiff

 

“I am writing on behalf of ANMF members who attended our 2019 Professional Conference to thank you for your excellent contribution in the role of MC.

We received many positive comments.” ANMF SA Branch

“The events at Cardiff Castle for the announcement of the Australian Flag Bearer and the Live London Dream Rio event at Australia House were hugely successful. The success was mainly due to you adding such a personal touch as an emcee to the formalities which created a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. The pleasure was all ours.” Anthony Bastic – Director

“We would like to thank you for your involvement as MC at this year’s Roll of Excellence. The detail and humour you put into the night was well received by everyone at the event.” CEO Jetstar Little Athletics

Email to find out more about Katrina’s availability and fees.

Newday Leadership

summits and leadership labs

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Katrina is the founder and director of Newday.

Newday facilitate summits, leadership labs and soirees that offer a wide-range of perspectives and opportunities to be inspired and to connect on leading the great good.

Newday events showcase courageous trailblazers from Australia and around the globe who will motivate, challenge and prepare attendees to become the leader they want to be.

Newday also offers leadership programs for organisations.

Our next summit is July 1 2021 in Adelaide.

To find out more about Newday and our other events please contact contact@newday.world or visit

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Leadership Programs

6 day FIT for Leadership Program

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Katrina is the Project Director and Primary Facilitator of the Adelaide Crows FIT for Leadership Program. The ‘FIT’ program is a unique development program aimed to provide women and men with an opportunity to grow both professionally and personally in order to succeed in business.

The workshops have been designed to facilitate networking, trusted discussions, develop optimistic thoughts and to train the participants to be at their very best both at work and at home.

The six day program delivered over a three month period includes:

Day 1 FIT Foundations
Day 2 FIT Body and Mind
Day 3 & 4 FIT Mind–Well Being and Resilience
Day 5 & 6 FIT Performance

 

Contact Katrina for more information about our 2021 dates.

The program dates for 2020 are full.

Testimonials

“Thank you so much for running such an amazing program. I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say “Life changing”. Loved it, Loved it, Loved it.”

“The program was excellent and life changing. The 6 days were energising. I have learnt so many new skills and so much confidence. I can’t wait to implement them and am excited about what the future will hold for me.”

“Fit for leadership is an exceptional course that has changed the way I think and do things.”

Nepal Leadership Treks

Unlock, unblock and validate your leadership journey.

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Newday leadership trek Nepal- Unlock, unblock and validate your leadership journey.

What is included on our leadership trek?

  • 4 nights accommodation in 4-5 star hotels, 4 nights in a scenic mountain lodge, twin share accommodation, single if requested (extra cost)
  • Airport transfers
  • Most meals
  • Charity Nepal Expedition are our tour operator in Nepal run by wonderful locals who are ethically and socially responsible
  • One day guided world heritage sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Cultural awareness workshop and a Cultural Welcome Dinner
  • Daily facilitated Leadership sessions with Katrina Webb and other special guests including Dr Tshering Lama- Young Global Leader from the World Economic Development Forum
  • A newday leadership workshop- special guests will give an insight into leadership. The guests can include corporate, academic, political, spiritual, celebrity, humanitarian, entrepreneurs and charity leaders
  • Handmade in Nepal recycled paper workbook/journal
  • 5-6 hour 4×4 jeep drive to a magnificent mountain village
  • Mountain life for three days 2600 metres above sea level (MASL)
  • Optional one day mountain trek (2600MASL or climb to 3800MASL depending on fitness levels)
  • Free time
  • A meeting in Adelaide or on-line to discuss trip details

Number of participants: Minimum 8, maximum 12.

Oct – No 2021
For more information and to register your interest, please

‘I can not thank you enough for one of the most memorable experiences of my life- every little detail, positive open discussions, every amazing meal, the locations, accommodation, scenery, hosts, guides. Thank you so much’- 2018 Participant

What are people saying?

"I just wanted to send a quick message to say that you so much for your time. Hearing your story and pearls of wisdom was really awesome and the team absolutely loved it!"
— Afterpay (Virtual presentation)

"We have received glowing reports about you as MC. You were truly magical! If it wasn’t for your absolute professionalism this event could have been devastating."

— Connect SAFE Adelaide Convention Bureau

"Your speech was everything and more, and the feedback has been incredible"
— Laura Cornthwaite BADGE

"Her presentation encompassed enablement, resilience and highlighted insights critical for all of us in successfully becoming adults"
— Michael E Msall Professor of Pediatrics University of Chicago

"What can I say, your keynote was a magical and beautiful moment that nobody will forget. You captivated, challenged and inspired us all, it was the perfect finale to a fabulous day"
— Andy Coxall CEO Common Purpose Student Experiences

"Thank you for your fantastic session this morning at the Charles Sturt's Team Leaders breakfast. Your presentation was insightful, moving and inspiring and I found it re-energised me to the core"
— Charles Sturt University

"I had the pleasure of being at the CPW Conference in Sydney last week to hear your presentation and all I can say is Wow. I thoroughly enjoyed it, was moved to tears, and came away wanting more"
— CPW

"Thank you for sharing your inspirational story with honesty and conviction, your story establishes a wonderful foundation for your listeners to reflect on what has influenced their own lives and hope in the opportunities that will come their way in the future when they train their minds to become more receptive."
— General Manager/ Starplex

"The feedback from the team afterwards has been over whelmingly glowing - you're a star Katrina, really enjoyable and relevant presentation"
— Westpac

"Your presentation exceed expectations and the employer feedback was extremely positive. Appreciate the way you interweaved CRS Australia message into your presentation"
— CRS

"I would like to congratulate you on delivering a very engaging discussion. I think your insights were extremely pertinent to the audience and you were very generous in drawing discussion points back to CRS and our job seekers"
— CRS Australia

"It was a pleasure meeting you and listening to your truly unique and inspirational take on things. I left with a very different view on many things – thank you!"
— Flight Centre Hong Kong

"I got really good feedback from my team after the day and I will do my best to keep focus on the group and the way we act and work"
— IKEA

"You were wonderful, you are so genuine and gorgeous and charismatic and uplifting and clever ..."
— DECD employee

"Katrina raised the importance of a growth mindset, being present, acceptance of who you are, doing what matters and being you. We thank Katrina for giving up her time to share her life journey with the Year 9 students."
— Sacred Heart

What's Happening



When it comes to leadership (like every part of our lives at this point) we are living in an age redefined by unwritten rules, unspoken boundaries, and a new way of living. Change has never been easy, but the one thing we do know is that we no longer have a choice – and how we lead has never had more significance. The time has come for a new kind of purpose-driven influence and a new type of leadership. Welcome to a New Day.



Katrina is joining teams across the world to inspire, motivate and help them power their best during these changing times. She can adapt any of her speaking topics to suit your teams needs.

Email info@katrinawebb.com.au for more information on how she can be a part of your next team meeting.



Have you ever dreamt of climbing Mt Everest and standing on top of the world?

Now you have the opportunity to virtually and physically climb to the top of Mt Everest from the comfort of your own home (or city) and learn leadership lessons as well.

Facilitated by Katrina with her dear friends and brothers International Mountain Guide Tashi Sherpa and Social Worker and Trekking Guide Dorje Sherpa, you have the opportunity to climb the elevation of 3448m from Everest Base Camp (5400m) to the summit of Mt Everest (8848m).

100% of profits go to supporting tourism related businesses as an impact investment in Nepal.

Email info@katrinawebb.com.au to find out more about Season 3. 100 people so far have participated in the program.

 

Current News

Katrina moderated the World Academy of Sport Virtual Conference

Katrina emceed the ANMF SA Branches Virtual Conference

Change only happens by design

Paralympic Gold Medalist and leadership speaker Katrina Webb-Denis OAM visited PickStar to talk about gender equality and what businesses can do to drive change.

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Katrina a Mind Health Champion

Katrina Webb-Denis OAM shares one of her life’s biggest challenges, helping to break down the nervousness people feel about confronting with health issues that relate to the mind.

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Katrina recently emceed the Connect SA(FE) event in Adelaide.

Katrina worked with the Adelaide Convention Bureau to successfully showcase how to host  a safe and secure business event.

 

Katrina speaks up on what is isolating women in Australia.

Katrina Webb-Denis OAM is determined to challenge the illusion that western women have somehow made more progress on emerging from isolation. Far from it she cries. The forces of isolation are more subtle. Or maybe more blatant when you actually take a long hard look- as Katrina has. And then cried ‘enough’.

Katrina is a Paralympian whose drive, passion and honesty has lead to huge success. And unusually with it a preparedness to question progress and find it wanting. Please enjoy her film this week, and let it have the effect on you that it did on me. #WomenEmerging

Katrina emceed the Tourism Australia Destination Conference in Adelaide.

Listen to Katrina on the Well-thy podcast - Conversation with leaders in their field. To help working women around the planet.

Listen to Katrina on the Decoding Purpose Podcast Series with Rebecca Tapp.

When it comes to leadership (like every part of our lives at this point) we are living in an age redefined by unwritten rules, unspoken boundaries, and a new way of living. Change has never been easy, but the one thing we do know is that we no longer have a choice – and how we lead has never had more significance. The time has come for a new kind of purpose-driven influence and a new type of leadership. Welcome to a New Day. 

Listen to Katrina on 'Your life of Impact' with Brett Robbo

2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games for Katrina

Katrina will be in Tokyo for the 2020 Paralympics. More information will be announced soon about her exciting role.

 

Katrina keynote speaker for the International Auditors Conference in Sydney

Listen to Katrina's story on 'Conversations' with Graham Cornes on FiveAA Radio- Segment 1

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Listen to Katrina's story on 'Conversations' with Graham Cornes on FiveAA Radio- Segment 2

Listen to Katrina's story on 'Conversations' with Graham Cornes on FiveAA Radio- Segment 3

Listen to Katrina's story on 'Conversations' with Graham Cornes on FiveAA Radio- Segment 4

Katrina inducted into the South Australian Sport Hall of Fame.

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Induction into the Hall of Fame represents the highest level of recognition there is there to promote the outstanding achievements of this State’s greatest athletes.

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Katrina emceed the Paralympic Sport & Media Awards in Abu Dhabi.

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Katrina is the Founder and Director of Newday Leadership.

Our Mission
Inspired leadership for the greater good.

Our Vision
By 2030, Newday Leadership is the professional community of choice for 5,000 leaders for the greater good.

Our Values
We welcome diverse voices, experiences and perspectives.
We embrace our responsibility to make choices that improve society and the environment for all living things.
We celebrate the power of connection and the opportunity this creates for transformative action for the greater good.

Newday Leadership facilitate one-day summits and leading labs offering wide-ranging perspectives on leading for the greater good. Hear from courageous and inspirational trailblazers from Australia and around the globe who will motivate, challenge and prepare you to become the leader you want to be.

 

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Photos by Catherine Leo Photography

Katrina MC at Minda's Black Tie Quiz Night.

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For the third year in a row Katrina emceed Minda’s Black Tie Quiz Night. She is a proud ambassador of Minda and their wonderful work for people with a disability.

Katrina speaks at the Global Transformation Forum in KL.

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Katrina had the incredible opportunity of being a part of the second Global Transformation Forum in Kuala Lumpar in March 2017. She had numerous roles at the event. A Q&A with legendary mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington, moderated a panel on Transforming the Norm- Women in Leadership and also shared her own story before introducing the amazing 12 year pianist Jose Andre Montano. She also had the privilege of having dinner with Sir Richard Branson.

KATRINA AND DANNI DI TORO AT THE RIO PARALYMPIC GAMES

KATRINA AMBASSADOR AT THE RIO 2016 PARALYMPIC GAMES

Ch 7 News Story about Katrina’s role in Rio with her family.

Katrina attended the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games as one of two Paralympian Ambassadors for the  International Paralympic Committee.

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KATRINA TREKKED BASECAMP EVEREST TWICE IN ONE YEAR WITH THE CROWS CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION

Katrina successfully organised a trek with the Crows Children’s Foundation to Basecamp Everest for the second time in October 2017. Crows Players Kyle Hartigan and Sarah Perkins joined the trek and the group of 11 raised $55,000.

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KATRINA GUEST SPEAKER AT THE NEPALESE YOUNG WOMEN'S ENTREPRENEUR's FORUM

Katrina was the guest speaker at the Nepalese Young Entrepreneurs’ Forum in Kathmandu.

Katrina performed a Tedx Talk at Macquarie University in Sydney.

Katrina toured Indonesia with Prudential Insurance for their Kick Off Tour.

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Katrina was the MC and Guest Speaker - National Enrolled Nurse Association (NENA) Conference

On the 21 October 2015, Katrina played a dual role as the MC and also guest speaker at the 12th Biennial National Enrolled Nurse Association of Australia Conference held in Adelaide.

Katrina speaking at Department of Education Forum

Katrina was recently the guest speaker at the DECD Numeracy & Literacy Results Plus Professional Learning Program.

Her topic What I’ve learned motivates human beings to change, to reflect and learn, to act differently – to improve.

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Katrina Webb OAM
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