Kerri Pottharst OAM


Social Reach
Based in Sydney

Motivational, Keynote, MC, Coach

Kerri Pottharst is Australia's most decorated Indoor and Beach Volleyball player, having represented her country for an incredible 20 years. Renowned for being one of the fiercest competitors in the world of Volleyball, Kerri is now also known for being a successful speaker, MC, workshop facilitator, coach, mentor, entrepreneur and published author.

Kerri shares her Gold Medal Excellence strategies with unforgettable tales that combine motivational messages with fun. She brings her hard-earned skills of leadership, teamwork, communication and more to Australia's corporate audiences.

Using entertaining anecdotes from her experiences as a competitor, and as a regular commentator at the Olympic Games and other sporting events, Kerri motivates and inspires her audiences to overcome their fears and self-doubts, to set goals and to push through the barriers to achieve them. An expert at reinventing herself time and time again, Kerri can relate to the constant need to deal with a changing world to stay successful and reach even greater goals.

Kerri’s unique message is as relevant to high-level executives as it is to more junior teams. Her in-depth research and preparation ensure the content is relevant and specific to each audience, every time. A consummate professional and experienced presenter, she is as quick-thinking on her feet now as she was on the courts.

Amongst Kerri’s many skills is her innate ability to connect with the audience in a way that is warm, authentic, and most importantly, relatable. The same strategies that took her to Gold are easily adapted by audiences to achieve their own corporate and personal goals.

For many, the highlight of Kerri’s presentations is the once in a lifetime opportunity to hold her Olympic Gold medal for themselves - a unique experience to inspire everyone to become a champion in their own right.

A highly accomplished and experienced speaker and presenter, having spoken to 100,000’s around the world, you will be delighted with Kerri’s presentation, especially at the end when she invites members of the audience to push their personal boundaries by walking on broken glass, in doing so reinforcing Kerri’s inspiration.

Suggested Speaking Topics:

  • Gold Medal Excellence – The Mindset of a Champion
  • Passion, Preparation, Belief
  • Going from Good to Great - Turning Bronze into Gold


We were all 110% inspired! Kerri had the entire audience captivated and we could not stop talking about her brilliant (and interactive) talk for the rest of the conference! Thank you so much Kerri, was an absolute joy to meet you.


This is just a quick note to thank you so much for the awesome job you did speaking for IBM last week. All have been absolutely glowing in their feedback. You nailed it, and they are now applying the learnings and referring to your talk during staff meetings!


On behalf of the Brad Teal team, I wanted to thank you personally again for so generously sharing your story with us at Kickstart last week.
I suspect you would have received lots of positive feedback from the room, but your high energy was infectious!
Thanks so much for sharing your champion mindset with us.

- Brad Teal Real Estate

Kerri was absolutely fantastic! Our team loved her, and everyone took a little piece of golden advice away from her medal-winning talk. The glass walking, which I originally didn’t think we would have time for, went down a treat and, I for one extremely valued the experience.
I would highly recommend any company/group looking for a driven professional to help motivate and inspire to have Kerri onboard! …”

- Rhomberg Rail

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