Carol Cooke AM

From a life as an undercover drug cop to falling in love with an Australian, Carol has just about done it all!  Then 20 years ago life was about to change drastically.

Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Carol set herself goals many others wouldn’t have dared and continues to race internationally as a Para Cyclist.  With 2 Paralympic Games, 3 gold medals and 7 World Championships under her belt she continues to challenge herself and others to believe that anyone can overcome adversity, accept change, find hidden courage and their own gold within themselves.  

Not one to sit still Carol believes in giving back to life and started the 24 Hour Mega Swim in 2001, raising money for MS.  That one swim has now spread into 17 across the country and raised in excess of $9 million. She has been made a Member of the Order of Australia and has also become an author of “Finding Your Inner Gold”. 

Carol will inspire you to tap into your own resilience to achieve big dreams by never giving up. She truly believes that if you dare to face your fears and believe in yourself you can overcome anything.  

Her most recent speaking events include a panel event with Cadel Evans and an IWD panel event with over 200 delegates present.  


Information on Carol:

Available for: Master of Ceremony; Appearances; Keynotes; Panel Speaker; Guest Speaker; Workshops.

Categories: Biographical; Inclusion & Diversity; Life & Motivational; Health, Medicine & Fitness, Sport.

Travels from: Melbourne

Speaker Experience: Established