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A view from the top

Jacqui Cooper's story is one of triumph, tragedy, defeat and success. It’s a story that makes you believe in the strength of the human spirit. Her passion, persistence and unwavering dedication to a sport that is brutal and cruel, is absolutely inspiring. Jacqui takes you on a journey – a journey that lasts 21 years in her sport. As well as being entertained and inspired, your audience will be left with a lasting impression that “success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” Read less
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The parallels between business and sport

Women in Sport

Jacqui Cooper

Former Australian skier promoting resilience and healthy living

Jacqui Cooper is a former aerial skier who has represented Australia in global competitions. After being scouted at the age of 16, Jacqui’s intensive training and unwavering commitment helped her become a World Champion just ten years later. Now a motivational speaker, she continues to inspire audiences with the same resilience and attitude that helped her dominate the sporting world.

Across her 20-year sporting career, Jacqui competed in 139 World Cup Events, nine World Championships and in five Winter Olympic teams for Australia. She is the country's most decorated aerial skier of all time, holding an astounding five world titles, 39 World Cup medals, 25 World Cup wins and three major World Championship medals. It is no wonder that she has become a role model for fans around the world.

Despite her love for the sport, Jacqui faced multiple reconstructions throughout her career for her knee, elbow, shoulder and hip. In 2001, she would persevere through a broken back and win a World Title. A year later at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, Jacqui shattered her knee and broke her leg mere days before she was scheduled to compete. After completing intense rehabilitation, she stunned her doctors by competing in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Audiences watched in awe as she regained the courage to return to the sport, just months after being in a wheelchair, and even placed fifth that year.

Since retiring from competitive skiing, Jacqui pivoted her career towards business. With unmatched entrepreneurial skills, she was able to create beloved and in-demand products that Australian consumers love. In 2011, she founded her own company Champion Events, which was the first company in Australia to run corporate banner making. 

Currently a mother of three, Jacqui draws on her own experiences with IVF to write two books, 'Frozen Hope' and 'It Took 3 Months to Make Me'. One of the leading books on IVF, both titles are gifted to patients of Australian fertility centres. Readers can also purchase the book online and at leading bookstores across the country.

After her daughter was diagnosed with Coeliac disease in 2015, Jacqui was inspired to create a range of food that her daughter, and every Australian with the same diagnosis, could trust for their own health. It was not long before Jacqui created her own range of tasty and easy-to-make products, including gluten-free cookies, pastries and pizza dough. Her ‘Food For Me’ line is sold nationwide by a leading Australian retailer, and has received endorsement from Coeliac Australia for changing the lives of diagnosed coeliacs around the country.

Deeply passionate about educating youths on the importance of nutrition and healthy living, Jacqui is the perfect role model for any young Australian looking to achieve their dreams. Having spoken to students of all ages, she draws on personal anecdotes to inspire self-confidence and resilience.


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