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Speakers Australia and its principal Peter Physick have provided the most convenient and professional service we have encountered.

In over 25 years of our Institute providing members with current, thought provoking and topical issue speakers for our conferences and forums, we have come to rely on the outstanding judgement of Peter and Speakers Australia.

Whether it be entertainers for a broad audience or the most challenging conference topic, Speakers Australia has never failed to deliver. We at the AMInstitute are faced with the dilemma of providing our delegates at conferences with new and exciting presenters year after year and as many of our delegates attend each year, we need presenters and entertainers with new and fresh material.

This challenge has been made obsolete by Speakers Australia as they have taken the time to know our business, our target audience and our history………

Sonya Maloney
Executive Manager Administration
AMInstitute Ltd

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We at the East Coast Eagles AFL Football Club take great pride in entertaining, rewarding and acknowledging our sponsors, members and supporters. Our luncheons are renowned for their quality, in particular that of the speakers and entertainers we secure.

Speakers Australia is the only company we turn to for advice and service in this key field.
Anthony Dignan
General Manager

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The service we received from Speakers Australia has been exemplary from the beginning. Peter Physick and his team worked very hard to ensure that Keith Scott was available to MC our event under what could be described as challenging logistical circumstances given the time constraints we were faced with.

We would highly recommend Peter and his company Speakers Australia.
David Carter / AgriPlex Group Pty Ltd

I have had the pleasure of dealing with Peter Physick at Speakers Australia since the year 2000 and have never been let down by his recommendations. I tell Peter the type of speaker or act that we require and he supplies a number of names and CV's of the speakers or acts which fit our requirements. It is as simple as that.

Peter’s professional attitude and friendly manner makes it an absolute pleasure to deal with him. I can not recommend him highly enough to any one or to an organisation which needs help in arranging, organising or advising on the best fit for their special event.

David Tuxford
Conference Organiser
NSW Local Government Professionals

Presenter Profile
Jacqui Cooper
Topics:   Leadership, Motivation, Team, Health, Inspiration, Sport, Self Esteem, Communication, Winning, Olympics, After Dinner, People, Overcoming Adversity, Confidence, Achievement, Goal Setting, Personal Development, Dreams, Well-Being, Peak Performance, Performance
Travels ex:   Melbourne
Based:   Melbourne
Type:   Speaker
Style:   Brilliant, Motivating, Engaging, Dynamic, Down-To-Earth, Inspirational, Fun, Enthusiastic, Uplifting, High Energy, Fast Paced, Clean, Captivating
Fee range:   Less than $5,000 + GST

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Greatest aerial skier of all time.

Jacqui Cooper has represented Australia in the sport of Aerial Skiing for 20 years.  Her career started in 1989 at Mt Buller when she was recruited by Geoff Lipshut (CEO of the OWIA) to join the Techne Team. 

Within three years she was already representing her country at the World Championships in Lake Placid New York and by 1994 she had competed at the Lillehammer Winter Olympics. 

In 1999, just 10 years after starting her sport, she became a World Champion and the next 10 years would see her dominate and revolutionise her sport.

In a very long and decorated career she has competed in 139 World Cup Events, 9 World Championships and been selected to 5 Winter Olympic Teams.  When Jacqui competed in Vancouver in February 2010 she became the 1st Australian Woman in history (Summer or Winter Olympics) to represent Australia at five Games. 

Her record 5 world titles, 39 World Cup medals, 24 World Cup wins and three major World Championship medals have left Jacqui as the greatest Aerial skier of all time (man or woman). An achievement that will go unbeaten for decades. 

Her sport is unforgiving.  She has had knee, elbow, shoulder and hip reconstructions.  In 2001 she broke her back in an attempt to win a record third World Title, but she went on and won it. In 2002 at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics she injured her knee and broke her leg just two days before the Olympic competition ending years of dreaming, willing and wanting. 

This year, Jacqui competed in Vancouver after a year of intense hip and knee rehabilitation. She shocked doctors and surgeons by her will, inner strength and courage to make a brave attempt to be competitive at those games.  She spent most of the months leading into the Olympics in a wheel chair, learning to walk again, and gaining confidence in a sport that is brutal and cruel.  She stunned her rivals, coaches, and team mates when she came 5th, her best Olympic result in the 20 years.


"Jacqui Cooper is a true legend. She did not win a medal but her performance in finishing 5th in the women's freestyle aerial event epitomised all that is so great about Australian sport." 

Matt Miller, CEO Australian Sports Commission

In between training and competing in events Jacqui devotes much of her time to various Sporting Committees around the world making sure she can be a voice for her peers at a National and International level.  Over two decades she has spent time on the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Board, the AOC Athlete's Commission (Deputy Chair), Ski and Snowboard Australia Board, the Australian Institute of Sport Athletes Commission, the International Ski Federation (FIS) Athletes Committee, the FIS Freestyle Athletes Committee, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete's Committee and the WADA education committee. 

In 2001 the AOC involved Jacqui in their national Drug Education program as a key presenter, her interest, knowledge and passion for clean sport made her a wonderful asset to that program.  She lectured kids in schools, state sporting institutes, regional sporting academies, national federations, international athletes competing at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival and athletes at Australian Institute of Sport. 

Jacqui's passion is education. The education to children and teenagers about living a healthy lifestyle, making smart choices, nutrition, being young role models, dreaming BIG, being active and goal setting.  Jacqui speaks to Primary, Secondary, and Universities/TAFE students. She has also travelled to remote aboriginal communities as far as Darwin and beyond spending time promoting all things healthy with a heavy focus on "SAY NO" to alcohol, petrol sniffing and smoking. 

Over 20 years Jacqui has won many awards in recognition for her achievements in sport and for her involvement in the community.  During her career she was honoured as the Victorian "Young Australian of the Year" for Sport, Victorian Sports Woman of the year and Ski and Snowboard Athlete of the year. Her most recent award was the "Governor's Award", presented to her at the Vic Sports Awards in 2008 for being a role model, a champion, and a woman who is successful in sport and life.

Jacqui's story is one of self belief, passion, triumph, tragedy and the ability to overcome adversity.



2008                                        World Cup Champion - Aerials

2007                                        World Cup Champion - Aerials

2001                                        World Cup Overall Champion - Freestyle Skiing

                                       World Cup Champion - Aerials

2000                                        World Cup Overall Champion - Freestyle Skiing

                                       World Cup Champion - Aerials

                                World Champion - Aerials

                                       World Cup Overall Champion - Freestyle Skiing

                                       World Cup Champion - Aerials



2010                                Vancouver, CANADA

2006                                Torino, ITALY

2002                                Salt Lake City, USA

1998                                Nagano, JAPAN

1994                                Lillehammer, NORWAY


Elected to the WADA (World Anti-doping Agency) Athlete Committee

Elected to the WADA (World Anti-doping Agency) Education Committee



2008 - Australian Snow Sports Athlete of the Year                                                                         

         - "Governor's Award" Victorian Female of the Year

         - Victorian Institute of Sport "Spirit Award"

         - Freestyle Skier of the Year

2007 - Special Achievement Australian Snow Sports Award

2001 - Special Achievement Australian Snow Sports Award

2000 - Australian Skier of the Year

2000 - Australian Snow Sports Athlete of the Year

         - Victorian Sports Woman of the Year

         - Freestyle Skier of the Year

1999  - Victorian (Sport) - Young Australian of the Year

         - Australian Snow Sports Athlete of the Year

         - Freestyle Skier of the Year

1998  - Freestyle Skier of the Year

         - Special Achievement Australian Snow Sports Award

1997  - Special Achievement Australian Snow Sports Award




"Jacqui Cooper has a great story to tell, and she tells it with great humility, humour and "down to earthedness" that is rare amongst those high profile successful sportspeople who tread the speaking circuit. We found Jacqui to be totally professional in her dealings with us as she prepared a presentation that was absolutely spot-on for the purpose we invited her for - she does her homework and really listened to what we were after."

"The response from our leadership group who were fortunate enough to be there for Jacqui's session quite surpasses any that we've had before - they found her to be engaging and utterly approachable, and her story absolutely struck a chord that was totally aligned to the work we had them engaged in. We have already booked Jacqui to come and do more work with us, and I have no hesitation in recommending her to you if you're after a really authentic, entertaining and professional speaker with a great message that shows people they can do whatever they set their minds to !"

Willem Pruys / General Manager - Human Resources

Bunnings Group Limited


"We recently held our annual business unit conference at the Melbourne Intercontinental Hotel and invited Jacqui along to talk to the group. We chose Jacqui because she has had a long and successful career and has overcome adversity to get to the top of her sport. To say that we were impressed with Jacqui's speech would be an understatement. Jacqui held us captivated for almost an hour as she told us about her childhood memories of becoming an international skilling champion, her rapid rise to success and how she overcame adversity, including several serious injuries, through sheer skill, persistence and ambition to get to the top of her sport. As a motivational speaker Jacqui was simply incredibly inspiring and I would recommend her to anybody. Thanks Jacqui for sharing your amazing story with us and I hope you have the opportunity to tell it to many others".

Mark Matthews / National Manager Property and Facilities

AGL Energy Ltd.


"Jacqui Cooper is an inspiration!  Our delegates were in awe of her amazing story - told with  humour and enormous energy.  Jacqui's enthusiasm is infectious and her ability to motivate and connect with her audience is remarkable."

Matt Englund / Head of Dealer Groups

BT Financial Group

"I heard Jacqui present at a professional seminar of finance professionals. Her presentation was superlative. It is not the usual "get motivated" presentation given by people who have read lots of books or done surveys of the 10 richest people. It is a presentation where the speaker has done it first. She has achieved incredible success by her self determination, hard work and excellent planning. When you hear her story you will be enthralled. You will laugh, and sometimes cry as she takes you through her road to success. I highly recommend Jacqui to any organisation who wants to inspire their staff or clients." May 13, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value

Derek Miles / Finance Accountant)

"Jacqui gave an excellent series of talks to our staff. She inspired, brought laughter, and above all, helped all who attend feel that achieving more was within their reach. I would happily recommend Jacqui to anyone organising an event or looking to inspire a team - she is funny, warm, and will connect across a diverse audience. And her energy levels have to be seen to be believed!"

Malcolm Skander / President and Chief Executive Officer / GE Capital

"What can I say about this inspiring passionate woman? Her passion and determination were evident from an early age with an unbelievable amount of self-belief.

It was this self belief that saw Jacqui achieve 24 Championship Titles, represent Australia at 5 Olympic Games and be the best in the world at Aerial Skiing. A devoted career spanning 20 years. Any company wanting a speaker that covers leadership, motivation and passion please have Jacqui Cooper on your stage. You will not be disappointed. It is absolutely inspiring."    August 11, 2011

Andrea Webb / Marketing Coordinator, Becker Mining Australia

"Jacqui Cooper stepped in at the last minute to be the key note speaker for our annual conference. With slightly more than 48 hours to prepare, Jacqui proved just what a champion she is. Her presentation did what many other champion sports personalities fail to do. She very clearly and concisely married together what is required to be successful in sport with what is necessary to be successful in business. 

Jacqui's life story and the examples she gave demonstrated that to be a champion in sport and in business you have to have a plan, both short and long term. You have to have persistence. You must be dedicated. You must train both the mind and the body and most important of all you must be prepared to go beyond what is regarded as the norm.

I have no hesitation in recommending Jacqui Cooper to any company or organisation looking for a key note speaker who can marry together what is required to be successful in sport and business whilst at the same time be very professional and very entertaining."

Bill Friend ANZIIF (Fellow), CIP, Dip Bus. Studies / Executive Officer

Insight Insurance Brokers Association Inc.   

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