Venue 114 is thrilled to be kicking off the In Conversation series for 2021 while celebrating International Women’s Day.
Warmly welcoming guest speaker “The Queen of Surf” Layne Beachley, this empowering lunch-style event scheduled for Friday 5 March 2021 is one not to be missed.
Local author and quantum coach Nikki Fogden-Moore will emcee the special event where audiences will hear from seven-time world champion Layne Beachley – widely regarded as the most successful female surfer in history.
Hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches and the only surfer to claim six consecutive world titles, Layne said she was looking forward to coming back to the region.
“The Sunshine Coast holds a very special place in my heart and it’s one of our favourite holiday destinations to relax and unwind,” Layne said.
“[My husband] Kirk [Pengilly of rock group INXS] and I look forward to spending at least a week every year up [there] where we decompress of the fast pace of city living.”
Layne’s story is testimony to the power of self-belief. A traumatic childhood ignited a flame of desperation to prove she was worthy of love. Her affinity for the ocean and competition created the perfect storm to achieve her dream of becoming the best of the best. Learning how to lose taught her how to win.
Nineteen years on tour, 29 tour victories, seven world titles (six won consecutively, five in a state of fear). Her career was an emotional rollercoaster of happiness, injury, adventure, depression, failure and ultimately, success.
An officer of the Order of Australia, Chair of Surfing Australia, and founder of the Awake Academy, Layne lives a life of unapologetic honesty, sharing her experiences with humour and humility, standing firm in her values with a clear vision for the future. Her sights are firmly set on cultivating connection, growth and happiness in humanity.
Emcee Nikki Fogden-Moore has written three books, Vitality, Fitpreneur, The Wake Up Work-Out and is creator of The Quantum Decision Making Program. She divides her time between private coaching, Corporate Vitality, Boardroom Retreats and writing and hosting her podcast, The Mojo Maker.
Bohemian indie powerhouse musician Lucy Gallant will also perform live on stage, who is renowned for playing an array of instruments and skilfully producing intricate, high-energy rhythms on the cajón (Peruvian wooden instrument) while simultaneously singing and playing guitar, drums, ukulele or melodica.
Audiences will be treated to an in-depth look at the guest speaker’s life and may even discover a few surprising facts, such as what alternate career she would have taken.
“As a kid I wanted to be a stockbroker, fortunately that didn’t work out for me,” Layne said.
“I also wanted to be a professional tennis player but the ocean always called my name.”
No doubt the ocean will call her name too while she’s here.
“If there are waves forecast, I will be out there for sure,” Layne said.
For more information on the event visit www.venue114.com.au