Olympic Champion Lauren Burns shares how you can improve your wellbeing with high performance living
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Dr Lauren Burns 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 achieved against the odds – requiring enormous discipline, commitment, perseverance and teamwork. 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 12 times 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.
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 300,000 people
since the Games. Lauren continues to travel the country conducting presentations and workshops. Specialising in lifestyle, mindset and human performance, she conducts programs and individual coaching sessions with select clients. She is involved with Gold Medal Ready program with the Australian Institute of Sport. She also sits on the Scholarship Selection Committee for the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
Lauren enjoys a variety of commitments; she is married with 2 beautiful children, she completed her PhD on lifestyle and mindsets of elite athletes. Her work won the Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Research
Impact and has been published in high impact peer-reviewed journals.
Lauren’s autobiography, Fighting Spirit waslisted in the Sydney Morning Herald as the number one best selling sports book. Her latest book Food from a Loving Home, a collection of vegetarian recipes is a sharing of her favourite recipes. In it, she shares her knowledge about creating tasty wholesome and exciting meals, along with home remedies and kitchen cupboard cures using ingredients found in any kitchen.