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World Record-Breaking Paddler, Community Leader, Speaker and Author. Explore the thrilling journey of a female mentor, discover her record-breaking feats, and dive into the wisdom she shares as a captivating speaker and author. 



A professional Ironwoman at just seventeen, Bonnie Hancock has competed in 9 Nutri-Grain Ironwoman Series, 

represented Australia.

Bonnie recently became the fastest person to paddle a surf ski 12,700kms around the Australian coastline. 



"The Girl Who Touched The Stars"

254 days, 12,700 kilometres, sea sickness, sharks, crocodiles and ocean. Bonnie Hancock broke numerous records on her fastest ever circumnavigation by paddle around Australia but that wasn't the achievement she is most proud of. Testing the limits of her mental and physical toughness, she learned what it means to overcome adversity and how important teamwork and perspective truly are. What looks distressing from the rocky shore or storm-tossed waves can be inspiring when you look to the heavens



Since the paddle, Bonnie has enjoyed sharing her story as a corporate speaker and her story carries many relevant themes such as resilience, working in a team, adapting to change, breaking gender stereotypes and stepping outside the comfort zone. Bonnie enjoys connecting with a range of different people, from elite athletes and business professionals to community sporting groups. When not in the ocean or holding a microphone, Bonnie coaches nippers at her local surf club on the Gold Coast, Mermaid Beach.


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Bonnie Hancock, a dynamic speaker, has graced stages from local community events to national conferences and international forums. With her inspiring stories of triumph and leadership, Bonnie captivates audiences worldwide, sharing the essence of surf ski paddling, community engagement, leadership and her remarkable journey

The girl who touched the stars

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