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Nadine speaks with a rare combination of courage, vulnerability and humour. She has the character strengths of a martial artist teamed with the unique perspective only surviving a life threatening illness can provide. She is motivating, challenging and above all inspiring, leaving audiences with actionable life changing strategies.


Nadine Champion is an inspiring international keynote speaker,author and martial arts Sensei (teacher). She is a thought leader on courage, facing change and resilience. She is highly sought after and has been engaged to speak across diverse industries, presenting for a wealth of notable companies such as Facebook, CPA and Telstra.

Her reputation as a speaker was built on her closing speech for TEDx Sydney, regarded as "one of the most memorable of all time". A packed Sydney Opera House audience rose to their feet in unison to applaud an outstanding performance from a very natural and gifted communicator. There was barely a dry eye left in the house. 

Nadine’s authenticity shines through with her life changing 10 Seconds of Courage message - a powerful call to action challenging her audience to “change their thinking” in order to succeed. Her delivery is humourous, educational and touching in equal measure.

Nadine has dedicated thirty years of her life to studying martial arts and strengthening the mind. With a Gold Medal at the World Cup of Martial Arts and an undefeated Title holding record in the ring, she embodies the competitive edge. Nadine has a unique insight into high performance delivery under pressure and the importance of keeping a sense of humour. 

A Black Belt student of real life martial arts Master & World Champion Benny "The Jet" Urquidez, Nadine’s passion is telling colourful stories of her Sensei’s Yoda-like wisdom and how it can be applied both professionally and personally to overcome any obstacle. Having herself successfully faced some of life’s biggest challenges such as cancer (Hodgkin's Lymphoma), she is an authority on facing your fears and negotiating difficult change. Through sharing her knowledge with authentic anecdotes from her lived experience, she leaves people with actionable tools while motivating them to move beyond knowledge to implementation.

Nadine has been featured on television, radio and in print. Described as a “role model, teacher and guide” by high profile entrepreneur Naomi Simpson of Tv's Shark Tank & Founder of Red Balloon in her book Ready to Rise , Nadine’s “ability to show up and share that 10 seconds of courage is what it takes to get started on the toughest battle- and we all have them”.

Nadine is an inspiring speaker with a truly inspiring story.

Nadine offers keynote speaking,

corporate workshops and ongoing programs.

For information & booking please contact Saxton Speaker’s Bureau on 1300 799 283

or by emailing info@nadinechampion.com

Here's what some clients have had to say...

Nadine’s speech was inspiring courageous, transfixing and potentially life changing.
unique ability to connect directly with the audience was outstanding.

It is one of the best presentations I have had the pleasure of listening to and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her as a speaker of excellence.
— The Honourable Judi Moylan AO GAICD
Nadine was punctual, professional and attended to all of our needs. She listened to all our requests, hit her target on every level and was inspirational and entertaining.
— Richard Champion, Australian Football League
Nadine Champion is a champion! I would not hesitate to recommend her. Her preparation paid off and she owned the event.
— Susan Hall, Events Manager Adelaide Crows.
Nadine was the highlight of the evening. Many people came up to me during and after the event and commented, how much they enjoyed the inspiration. Nadine was absolutely the right fit!
— Co-founder, Amaysim Australia Pty Ltd
Nadine was an inspiration to the whole crowd and received huge accolades at the conclusion of her delivery. A true professional that made the function an enormous success.
— Steve Lewis, Electrical Representative, Harvey Norman
I have heard nothing but amazing comments from delegates and committee in relation to Nadine’s presentation. The show of hands and everyone rising from their seats at the end was testament to her!
— ACORN Conference