If anyone knows the importance of persistence, perseverance, and being okay with pain, it’s an Olympian. And Kerri Pottharst is exactly that- a champion athlete for over 2 decades, Australia’s most decorated indoor and beach volleyball player, and renowned for being one of the fiercest competitors in the world of volleyball. So she knows a thing or two about focus and striving to win. 

In the Lunch & Learn session with Kerri, she will be bringing her hard-earned skills of leadership, teamwork, communication, and resilience, to share how there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to building a champion. In her career as an athlete, she experienced hardships and heartbreak, yet she never stopped focusing on the future, and she has a successful Olympic career to show for it. In the lead up to Kerri’s masterclass, we asked her about how she got here: 

Q: What was the turning point in your life that led you to your current direction? What happened that made you want to focus on this path? 

A: Thankfully I found beach volleyball which gave me another 10 years of competition at the highest level. It gave me the opportunity to go to 3 Olympic games and win 2 Olympic medals. I didn’t let my current circumstances dictate my passion for the future. 

Q: How is your life different now that you’ve made these changes? 

A: The first change I made created 3 Olympic experiences! I was able to compete in 3 cycles and win 2 medals. Now with the creation of The Athlete Story I’ve reconnected with over 30 Olympians and I’m getting the unique opportunity to share their stories with the world.   

Q: Why do you feel it is important to share your philosophy with the community?  

A: Because I’ve been sharing my own stories for 20 years and I know the mindset needed to be successful in sport aligns with everything in life.  The lessons learned along the way are so powerful that those lessons need to be shared. Reinventing, focusing and making a plan, while remaining flexible so you are able to flip that plan at any point, and keep it all moving forward….that’s the message I think is important to share with others. 

Join Kerri’s masterclass and discover her 4 simple steps for keeping focused on the future: 

  1. Review  
  1. Reset 
  1. Revisit 
  1. Refocus 

Buy your ticket to Kerri’s Lunch & Learn masterclass, and spend your lunch hour learning to think like an Olympian and hear some great stories at the same time. Kerri’s session is the fourth in the 6-week Lunch & Learn series, airing Thursday 24th September 2020 at 12:30 pm AEST. Lunch & Learn masterclasses run for 1 hour and are highly interactive, live webinar sessions.