In a world of elite athletes who are breaking world records, demonstrating strength and courage beyond the norm, Lauren Tischendorf has joined the ranks by being the first woman to swim around Lord Howe Island – in trencherous conditions and shark infested waters.
Whilst hearing about her motivations, preparations and of course the gruelling 14 hour swim, Lauren shares why she embarked on such an adventure, the thoughts that kept her going, the life lessons she’s learnt from the ocean. Her inspiration comes from being an unsuspecting member of the community, who is constantly looking to push her boundaries, found opportunity to challenge herself in her everyday passion, and uncover what’s possible.
Deeply authentic, painstakingly humble, yet unwaveringly courageous and committed to showing the world, and more importantly herself what we are actually capable of, Lauren will challenge audiences’ assumptions of what the world has to offer if we just take a breath, and look down.
As a story teller and teacher, Lauren has become aware of an acute need to share her story with the global community in the hope of inspiring young girls and women to 'move beyond the current' as well as honouring those women and ancestors of her past to keep pushing the boundaries.
She would love the opportunity to speak to your group or company (face to face or online).
Her workshops and session on goal setting, planning, resilience and tenacity are highly regarded.
Review testimonials below and download a speaker package.
The EY Supply Chain and Operations team in Sydney was very appreciative of Lauren giving her time to a discussion on goal setting, facing challenges and finding the mental & physical strength when the occasion required it. Lauren was a great storyteller about her record breaking swim, the preparation required and the massive environmental challenges she faced on the days of her swim.
Our team was very impressed by how Lauren translated the experience in open water swimming into a broader conversation about working towards goals.
We look forward to hearing about where her next adventure and even greater challenge takes her.
Andrew Lorken, Partner, EY Sydney
Lauren has been amazing to work with. She came and spoke to our organisation on an IWD panel and shared her experiences and insights. Her story, motivation, drive and courage as incredibly inspiring and I know that she left the audience with a lot to think about and consider.
Lauren is clearly someone who is committed to her mission and has an incredible ability to capture an audience in a way that is authentic and inspiring.
Beyond this she is incredible to work with - engaging, responsive and considered in her approach with others.
Andrea McDowell, Inclusion, Lendi, Australia
Lauren gave a fantastic presentation to my team at EY about goal setting. The vivid descriptions of the swim around Lord Howe Island were great for the team to understand her achievement.
Lauren translated this experience into a corporate setting, relevant for management consultants and provided a framework to develop and assess working towards goal setting. Her candour about overcoming obstacles was also inspiring for our team to hear.
We'll be watching out for her next epic adventure!
Alex Jones, Trade & Negotiations, Australia
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