As an Australian sporting legend, Katrina Webb in 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, Katrina was informed that she had a weakness in her right-hand side, which turned out to be a case of Cerebral Palsy. Katrina’s ability to pursue netball at a national level was now in jeopardy. Despite this, a twist of fate presented a previously unseen opportunity. Katrina was now 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. 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. Katrina is the founding Director of Silver 2 Gold High-Performance Solutions, and as a professional speaker she has impressed audiences at an International level. This includes speaking at the United Nations International Year of Sport in New York 2006.
Due to her own experience in dealing with a disability and a desire to help others, Katrina is a passionate humanitarian. She is currently an ambassador for Childreach in Nepal who devises programmes for the Health, Education and Protection of children. In this role, she has formed strategic partnerships with various Australian organisations collectively raising over $25,000 to support aid in the wake of the devastating Nepalese earthquake in April 2015.
THE ALCHEMY OF PERFORMANCE
Many of us have personal or professional goals that require us to step into a higher level of performance and productivity. To achieve these results, we must learn how to assess and transform our current habits and actions so that we can develop the mindset and behaviours that turn our dreams into a reality.
In this presentation, participants will learn how to manage priorities, so that time is spent on achieving desired results rather than trying to multitask a meaningless to do list. They will be able to recognize the importance of mental and emotional fitness, as well gaining insights into the physiology of high performance.
This presentation is action based, full of tools to facilitate the necessary change required to perform at a ‘gold level’ standard. The Alchemy of Performance is a holistic approach to performance, which encompasses the mental, emotional and physical aspects our lives, leading to success.
THE ROAD TO RESILIENCE
We all deal with times in our lives where we feel overwhelmed with stress or unforeseen roadblocks. These times are difficult, but they also present the opportunity to transform our lives and create a more abundant future.
In this presentation, participants are provided tools to identify their purpose and understand the values that drive behaviour. Once we can understand what motivates us, we are also able to change our actions and behaviours so that we can deal with challenging times with grace and ease.
Audiences will develop the skills to attain a positive mindset and become aware of any unhelpful thinking that is acting as a roadblock to success. With focus, mindfulness and a clear purpose our dreams become our reality, regardless of what gets in the way.
RUNNING FOR LOVE
As the saying goes, it is love that makes the world go round. In this presentation, Katrina shares her personal account of coming to terms with her disability, developing self-acceptance and harnessing these unique attributes to find peace, fulfillment, and ultimately success.
Running For Love provides participants insights into the nature of self-love and self-care. It is through this process we are also able to care for the people and communities around us. It is often in accepting our differences that we can develop compassion for others.
Audiences will leave this presentation with the tools to look after personal needs, a clear understanding of the value system that drives them, and clarity of purpose.
HIRE KATRINA TO SPEAK AT YOUR NEXT EVENT
Katrina Webb is a dynamic and innovative keynote speaker who can teach your customers, your company the alchemy of performance.
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Katrina is a highly sort after host/emcee and facilitator. Her warmth, knowledge and experience will make your next event or conference an enjoyable and successful one.
“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
“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
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Katrina is a passionate humanitarian. She is currently an ambassador for Childreach in Nepal who devises programmes for the Health, Education and Protection of children. In this role, she has formed strategic partnerships with various Australian organisations collectively raising over $25,000 to support aid in the wake of the devastating Nepalese earthquake in April 2015.
Find out more about how you can help support Childreach Nepal and the good work they do.
Katrina is the Project Director and Primary Facilitator of the Adelaide Crows Women of Adelaide Fit for Leadership Program.
The Women of Adelaide ‘FIT’ for leadership program is a unique development program aimed to provide women 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 on the next program.
Katrina performed her first TEDx talk at Macquarie University on the 26th of September 2015.
The 5th TEDx Macquarie University bought together the empowered ones and those who empower others by evoking action through their ideas and stories.
Katrina’s talk with soon be available on you tube.
To find out more visit TEDx Macquarie
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 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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