"On behalf of The Cobra Group, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you very much for attending our recent conference in Port Douglas.

Kerri, it was just marvelous. Congratulations on an enthusiastic and passionate presentation.

Our delegates were made up of small business owners from around the world who are attempting to build, create and develop their own business to it’s full potential. The combination of your story with its message hit home with all those delegates (even those whom didn’t speak English) on what you can achieve if you just focus on it.

What most impressed me was your willingness to associate, talk and get involved with the people from our convention, and for that I sincerely thank you.

While our participants Beach Volleyball skills did not match their enthusiasm, praise must be passed on to your team for their involvement in capping off a great week for our organisation.

The whole package! A story, a message, involvement, and an attitude to suit!"





“How engaging was she? She loved what she was doing”


“The whole team enjoyed being there, they loved mixing with our guys”


“The goal setting message linked in well with the previous messages from the day”


“Best turn out – all our guys were engrossed in it”


“It was extremely successful”


“I loved how accessible she was to everybody and how much the team threw themselves into it”


“It was very clear that she enjoys what she does – she had fun and got her message across”


“She bought a diverse group of together from all different countries”


“Her message on teamwork, persistence, focus and being goal orientated was very relevant”


“With the activity, everyone wanted to win – she really got everyone into it”  - Shane Ward Vice President The Cobra Group

“On behalf of the 200 staff from Hamilton James & Bruce I would like to thank you and your Team for an unbelievable day at Balmoral Beach last week. The all day event of Beach Volleyball was both motivational, incredible fun and really well organized.

You have a great product and deliver it brilliantly.” - Allan Marks Chief Executive Officer Hamilton James & Bruce

“Kerri, we are writing to commend your performance at our recent corporate volleyball event for one of our high profile clients. You completely understood the brief by showing our senior international executives a great Australian experience. Your energy and enthusiasm did not go unnoticed and the experience was very memorable for all who participated. As a consultancy with only big brand clients, we are careful to employ only the best suppliers for our clients, and as such have no hesitation in recommending yourselves.

Thanks again for such a successful event.” - Caroline Thomas Wrights PR


 I have been to plenty of team building/motivational sessions and I can’t recall any of them being as enjoyable as Saturday. You are a great personality with the ability to adapt to your audience and I speak on behalf of the boys when I say that a major factor to us enjoying the session was your company rather than the actual activities. You should be proud of what you have achieved and what a great person you are. Thanks again, and I hope that our paths cross sometime in the future. - Matthew Donkin GIO Australian


"We were privileged to have Kerri Pottharst attend our Company Away Day recently. It was a fantastic experience to train & play several games (even being offered some match winning tips!) with not only a professional athlete, but such a great person. It was inspirational to have the opportunity to meet someone who has achieved so much in their sporting career, including the ultimate goal for any sportsperson...winning an Olympic medal.

It certainly made mine & the rest of the Seafolly staff's day one to remember." - Kristy Acland Seafolly

“Just wanted to drop you a line and say how fantastic I thought Kerri was on the Seafolly away day. I must say I have attended many away days and this lunch time hit out was fantastic! Kerri was extremely professional and WOW, what a woman- very impressive!”

“Meeting some one that has achieved what she has on that kind of casual basis was a real thrill! She was inspirational and not to mention can not believe I picked up as many tips as I did!”

“What a spike, dig and block of a day!” - Stuart O’Brien Managing Director Seafolly

“Kerri Pottharst is an inspiring person not only for kids, but for adults as well. Her beach volleyball workshop with the kids was fantastic, with kids say it was the best activity they had participated in. Kerri is a warm and approachable person, who interacts easily with everyone.

It was great to have Kerri as a part of our conference.” -  NSW Rural Doctors Network

“The purpose of this letter is to thank you for your efforts in coordinating the team building session for our department at Manly. All our team enjoyed learning the skills and playing the game of beach volleyball. There have been many favourable comments on how well the session was run, particularly how there was a very even balance between outlining the skills and the actual games at the end (which as you know became quite competitive).

Once again thank you for putting together an excellent team building session. Best wishes for the future success of your business.” - Paul Maddock General Manager Investment & Technical Services, MLC Limited

Question: "What was truly memorable about Toshiba’s conference on Hamilton Island?"

Answers: “Beach Volleyball with Kerri Pottharst.”

“I think Kerri Pottharst’s session was by far the most valuable – her talk was inspirational and the volleyball was great fun.”

“Kerri Pottharst was the highlight for me and her motivational talk." - Toshiba (via Natalie Ferrigno, Veritas Event Management)

“Thank you Kerri for adding great value to our conference. Your obvious dedication and passion for your sport was an inspiration to our team and showed us that dreams can be a reality...

It was a pleasure to see the transformation of a group of excited individuals into a proficient team by your simple but effective methods. To be able to accomplish this with a great sense of fun and humour is a credit to your skills. Well done” - David Johnston Chief Human Resources Officer Metcash Trading Ltd Australasia

“We really needed to get our guys focused on team work and results – plus give them the chance to have some fun and learn some new skills. The session on the beach was ideal – entertaining, stimulating, insightful and fun. Just the right tonic to send the troops back refreshed and motivated.” - Martin Palin Managing Director Palin Communications

“We always enjoy hearing from famous sporting personalities and your talk was funny, motivational and inspiring – your Bronze and Gold medals were a big hit!

The fact that you had the members lining up for autographs and photos was evidence of your popularity.” - Mike Vasin Executive Director NSW Maccabi.

“It gave us a lot of pleasure to see and talk to you and our memento photos will be treasured for years to come and remind us how much we enjoyed your company and how proud of you we felt…”-  Wayne Bayfield Bayfield Hotels (Newport)