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Paralympic Gold Medalist

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About me

  • Paralympics
  • Track & Field

We have entered a new age in leadership — a time being 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. We have entered a new day igniting an approach to leadership built upon purpose-driven influence and inspiration. This is Tomorrow's Gold. 

Katrina Webb’s early career saw her competing in the upper echelons of sport on a global stage. High performance, influence and inspired leadership have always been a part of her modus operandi. Today, these qualities have positioned her as an influential voice in the world of purposeful, inspired leadership.  

Katrina spent the early part of her career at The Australian Institute of Sport where she secured a netball scholarship and in a twist of fate was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Ironically this opened up the doors for Katrina to pivot her career into the world of athletics on a global scale. It wasn't long before she was battling it out for bronze, silver and gold medals across three Paralympic Games, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004. 

As a result of Katrina's experience as a Paralympian, she became a passionate advocate and ambassador for diversity and inclusion. This included catalysing conversations highlighting the fact that not all limitations are apparent to the naked eye. To build compassionate cultures, we must start by developing a narrative that includes all types of diversity - seen and unseen. 

As an award-winning Paralympian, it was natural for Katrina to embark on a career in the speaking industry like so many elite athletes before her. For Katrina, the stage became more than a platform to talk about winning gold. It was here she developed a passion for leadership transformations, unlocking high performance and decoding meaningful human motivation. 

Since then, Katrina has graced the TEDx stage and has spoken alongside names like Sir Richard Branson, Jack Ma and Usain Bolt. She has represented Australia at both the United Nations and as an ambassador for the International Paralympic Committee. She also continued her work as a physiotherapist and as the director of Silver 2 Gold High-Performance Solutions. On a personal level, she is also a profoundly passionate philanthropist raising funds for the health, education and protection of children in Nepal. Never afraid of a challenge she has also trekked Kokoda and Everest Base Camp on two separate occasions. 

Today, alongside her work as a speaker, Katrina has also found her footing as a passionate social entrepreneur. In 2017 she founded 'Newday Leadership'. Newday is a platform and thought leadership brand with a mission to inspire leadership for the greater good in an age being redefined by rapid change, uncertainty and a return to community principles that focus on purpose-driven business principles. 


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. 


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

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.


  • Leading through uncertainty
  • Building hope and resilience
  • Decode purpose driven 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. 


  • Enhance inclusion leading to innovation
  • Ignite human potential
  • Build empathy and emotional intelligence
  • Build connection and culture


Based in

  • South Australia

Available in

  • South Australia
  • Worldwide
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Available for

  • Attend an event
  • Record a video message
  • Deliver a speech
  • Team announcement (captain, awards etc.)
  • Message for specific person
  • Club or event promotion
  • Video Q&A
  • Guest speaking
  • Product launch
  • Mingle & socialise


Katrina Webb was fantastic. She was generous with her time and shared powerful reflections beneficial for the context in which my team operates. Katrina was engaging before and after the sessions and I hope to have Katrina present to us and engage with my team again in the future. Really happy with the experience.
Great lift in team morale, very inspiring story!
That was brilliant! Thank you so much for a thoughtful, moving and perfectly directed talk.
Johnson & Johnson