Motivational Speaker, Olympian, Entrepreneur
As a motivational speaker, sports coach, life coach, Olympian, entrepreneur, and much more, Natalie will work with specific Pacia Life students that are dedicated to the hard work and grit of real life! Natalie loves sports coaching, entrepreneurship, helping those that are less privileged, the non-profit world, and much more.
Listed by Sports Illustrated as one the 50 best college athletes of all time, Natalie brings so much more than her incredible achievements of being honored as a four-time All-American athlete while at UCLA, being named a two time All-American athlete in both volleyball and basketball, an Olympic gold medalist in 2000 Sydney Olympics as well as her career in the WNBA. She brings love, passion and the ability to teach grit. Her magical personality is able to not only see the magic deep within each individual but to find the intrinsic motivators within each person as well. Natalie says, “Learning from past failures is key to the present and future success. Success is built on daily routines of preparation, grit, and a love for what you are doing. There are no secrets or short cuts – just learning as fast as you can and hard work.”
As a mother of an Asperger’s child (ASD/HFA), Natalie knows first hand the unique challenges and the amazing qualities of these young people. She is passionate about seeing these kids successfully transfer into a self-reliant young adults.
As one of the best motivational speakers, life coach, educator and mentor, Natalie believes in ‘paying it forward’ and that we get out of life exactly what we put into life.