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About Kerri

3x Gold Medal Winning Olympic Beach Volleyball Legend

Kerri Walsh Jennings is a 5 time Olympian, 3 time Olympic gold medalist, 1 time bronze medalist in beach volleyball. She was a 4 time 1st Team All-American at Stanford University where her teams won 2 National Championships (‘96, ‘97) and finished runner-up in ‘99. Kerri transitioned to beach volleyball after the 2000 Olympic Games where her indoor USA Volleyball team finished 4th.

Jennings partnered up with Misty May-Treanor in 2001 and started the greatest run of excellence for any beach volleyball duo in history. Together, Jennings and May-Treanor won 3 consecutive World Championships and 3 Olympic Gold medals over an 11 year period. They accrued a truly incredible 112 match win streak which broke their own record of an 89 match win streak. They were excellent at raising the bar and embodied sustained excellence at the highest level. They transformed the game here in America and globally.

Kerri is a very proud mother of 3 beautiful babies and proud wife of Casey Jennings. Together, Kerri and Casey co-founded Platform 1440 & p1440 Foundation, which is dedicated to inspiring, empowering and supporting our nations youth through the transformational power of sport – specifically volleyball.

Kerri is part of the ownership group of the Pro Volleyball Federation team in San Diego (San Diego Mojo) and is constantly working toward bettering the opportunities within and around her sport for all stakeholders.

Kerri Walsh Jennings officially retired from the Olympic pursuit in 2023 and looks forward to creating and living a beautiful life with her family and to creating a new and golden trajectory for herself, her global community, and for her sport as a whole.

Keri in Action

“My company was fortunate enough to welcome Kerri Walsh Jennings as a speaker at our customer conference in the fall of 2023. Kerri was a joy to work with. From the initial interactions, she was warm, thoughtful, and an active collaborator in creating the tone we wanted to hit for her appearance. She rolled up her sleeves and brainstormed with us to make sure we created the optimal experience for our guests. She truly went above and beyond in preparation during the time leading up to the event, and I appreciated that she demonstrated so much care and attention to detail in making it a success. The feedback we got about Kerri’s time with our group speaks for itself: “What a powerful message!,” “Motivational,” and “Moving” were among the most common comments. Her openness and relatable yet inspiring stories from her distinguished career were a clear highlight of our event. We all felt like she was “part of the family” after working with her. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kerri Walsh Jennings to anyone looking for a speaker who will wow and inspire your guests.”


Speech Topics

The Battle Within: Mental and Physical Dominance

In this revealing talk, Kerri unveils the secrets behind her unparalleled success. Explore the extraordinary mental and physical strategies that fueled her journey to greatness. For Kerri, competition was not just a sport; it was a battle of the mind and body, where mental toughness and physical excellence converged. She shares insight behind her unwavering commitment to her guiding principles, including the belief that self-discipline is an expression of self-love, which propelled her to the pinnacle of Olympic achievement. Discover how these principles propelled her to the pinnacle of Olympic achievement and gain valuable insights into unlocking your own potential and conquering the challenges that stand in your way. Prepare to be empowered to face your own battles with renewed strength and determination.

The Unquenchable Fire Within – Sustaining Excellence

Kerri’s remarkable journey of sustaining excellence over time, includes transcending boundaries from the sports arena to entrepreneurship, all while nurturing a loving family of three children.She unveils her unyielding desire to never be satisfied, a trait that propelled her to Olympic glory and now fuels her entrepreneurial pursuits. Delve into her story of balancing the demands of sports, business, and family, and discover the invaluable life lessons she’s gained along the way. Her journey is a testament to the enduring spirit of a champion and the unquenchable fire within. Prepare to be inspired and motivated as you gain insights into what it takes to sustain excellence in every aspect of life, all while embracing the joys of family and the pursuit of new horizons.