Australia's first female Winter Olympic Gold Medallist, Alisa Camplin, is now a prominent global voice, educator and mental wellbeing advocate. With greater courage and character than you'd ever imagine, be prepared to laugh and cry as you hear the real story behind Alisa Camplin's unbelievable journey through sport, business and life!
Alisa Camplin grew up in Kew, an eastern suburb in Melbourne and attended Methodist Ladies College.
Previously a gymnast, as a teenager Alisa was an accomplished sailor winning two Australia National Titles.
However, after becoming inspired by three-time Olympian Kristie Marshall, Alisa enquired about aerial skiing. Learning to ski at just 19 years of age, Alisa rocketed through the ranks to achieve multiple Olympic medals and establish herself as one of the world’s best in Freestyle Aerial Skiing.
In 2002, just prior to the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, Alisa fractured both of her ankles in training.
Against doctors advice she went on to win Gold in the Freestyle Aerial Skiing performing a pair of triple-twisting, double backflip jumps to win the event.
Alisa was Australia’s first female Winter Olympic Gold Medallist a remarkable achievement. Continuing on from Salt Lake City, Alisa won Gold once again at the 2003 World Championships at Deer Valley in the Freestyle Aerial Skiing setting a new World Record.
Furthermore, Alisa also won the 2003-04 Freestyle Aerial Skiing World Cup.
At the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics, Alisa had the honour of being selected as Australia’s flag bearer and won yet another medal achieving a Bronze medal in Freestyle Aerial Skiing.
Simultaneously, Alisa built a global career with corporate giant IBM as a senior executive working across areas such as business leadership, brand strategy, sales and service delivery.
Alisa combines business fundamentals and performance psychology with an authentic resilient attitude in order to achieve results.
She has a deep understanding of the resilience it takes to make it to the top of the field delivering in both the sporting and business worlds.
As a prominent global voice, educator and mental wellbeing advocate, Alisa has worked closely with experts across the world about the tools and techniques to help everyone improve their resilience, greater wellbeing and personal goals.
Furthermore, a testament to Alisa’s character she has turned a heart-wrenching personal adversity into an opportunity to help others raising over $2.5M for her charity Finnan’s Gift.
She is also a member of the Order of Australia an award recognising Australians who have demonstrated outstanding service or exceptional achievement, a truly remarkable achievement.