Archive for the ‘Champions’ Category

Kieren Perkins

Few understand what it takes to achieve exceptional performance more than Kieren. With 11 world records, 2 Olympic Gold, 2 Olympic Silver and more than a dozen Commonwealth and World Championship swimming medals, Kieren’s sporting achievements are legendary. During 2 decades in the pool Kieren performed remarkable achievements and cemented his place as a superb role model.

Kieren was also an integral member of the Australian delegation sent to Monaco in 1993 to bid for the 2000 Olympics. He and the bid team were successful and Sydney went on to host the 2000 Games.

Since his retirement from swimming in 2000, Kieren has been transferring his knowledge and experence in creating sustainable elite performance to businesses around the world as a former Partner of Performance Global Pty Ltd and former Partner of RogenSi, a global consulting and training company. Upon returning home to Brisbane, Kieren has taken on the role Head of Business Development and Acquisition for NAB Private Wealth in Queensland.

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Success in sport, work and life


Giaan Rooney’s memorable smile, natural beauty and ability to engage are almost trumped by her enormous energy for work. It is not surprising that her career has been jewelled with success.

Television viewers regularly see her across a host of Channel Nine shows including being a co- anchor of Wide World of Sports, presenting stories on Getaway, Postcards, the Winter Olympics and Nine’s Spring Racing coverage.

Giaan is also an accomplished speaker and MC. Giaan has a Medal of the Order of Australia and, as a former darling of Australian Swimming, holds medals at every level of competition, including Olympic Gold.


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Swimming with Giaan

Winning Attitude seminar

Converting swimming gold into a media mould

James Tomkins

One of Australia’s greatest sportsmen and heroes, James Tomkins is the only rower in history to win world championship titles in every sweep oar event. With six Olympic Games under his belt, James Tomkins is truly an inspiration.

James is one of Australia’s sporting greats, who draws upon his experiences, trials and challenges, in inspiring audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Outside of professional sport, James has also twice won the Melbourne Grand Prix Celebrity Race, has the dubious honour of being the first person ever eliminated from Dancing with the Stars and is still well remembered as that guy on the peaches, mangos, peaches ads from Golden Circle.

James joined the funds management business of BT Financial Group, now BT Investment Management, in January 2006.

Previously, he worked for five years with Westpac’s Private Bank as both an Executive Manager and Business Development Manager. Prior to that he was with ABN Amro for eight years. James holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) from RMIT.

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Rowing on the Yarra
Various team building activities

Winning Attitude seminar

Working as one to achieve the dream


Russell is an Australian Trap and Double Trap shooter and Olympic Champion.

He won the Olympic gold medal in Double Trap at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He also won a silver Olympic medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

At the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Russell won a gold medal in men’s Double Trap, and won a bronze in the double trap Deli at the Commonwealth Games.

Russell’s career includes 2 World Championships, 5 World Cup Championships, and 2 World Team Championships as well as 34 Australian Championships. With his win in Atlanta in 1996 he became the first shotgun shooter in the history of the sport to win all four of the world major individual titles: World Cup, World Cup Final, World Championship and Olympic Games.

In 1997 he was honoured with the Order of Australia Medal for Services to Sport and won the Men’s Trap World Championship in Peru. He participated in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, where he finished 5th in Olympic Men’s Double Trap.

Russell and his wife Lauryn started a team building activity business in 2002 named Corporate Shooting Stars offering team building activities for organisations.

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Shooting and team building activities with Russell

Winning Attitude seminar

Targeting success with a single focus


Kerri Pottharst is without question, one of Australia’s most popular female sporting personalities. She is also Australia’s most decorated Indoor and Beach Volleyball player, having represented her country for an incredible 22 years! When she took up the sport at the age of 15, she hadn’t yet dreamed of becoming an Olympic champion.”I was simply given an opportunity, set myself goals, worked hard and most importantly, I loved every minute!”.

Goals achieved, Kerri represented Australia at three Olympic Games and won two Olympic medals; bronze at the Atlanta Olympics and then the Gold that everybody remembers so well, at Bondi Beach during the Sydney 2000 Games. “It was the ultimate win and after so many personal sacrifices and hardships there was no way I was going to let that moment slip away!!”

She is an inspiration to her peers in sport and to others in their business, school and personal lives. “The desire to succeed as a professional athlete and the drive and determination needed to be successful in business and personal relationships draw on similar reserves of courage and skills.”

Kerri’s vision is to continue to inspire and motivate through her warm and personal Keynote Presentations and her fun, team-building Corporate Days on the beach. Kerri is a dynamic and humorous presenter and leaves audiences with skills and tools to help improve their business and personal lives.

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Team volleyball and various team building activities

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The business of being an athlete


Chris is a three time NBL Champion (twice as Captain), two time Olympian, and also competed in the NBA, Russia and Spain throughout his 17 year career.

With over 700 games of professional basketball, and representing Australia 118 times, his unique experiences place him in a rare position of insight into the culture of success.

Chris has experienced both success and failure throughout Australia, the USA, Russia and Spain, and learnt the importance of team culture and leadership in many different environments. Upon returning to Australia, Chris captained the Melbourne Tigers for 4 seasons, leading them to 2 Championships and making 2 more Grand Final appearances, representing the most successful period of time in the club’s history.

We bring our programs to you, the first week starting with a unique 45 minute Team Challenge that includes activities such as simulated rivers, walls, caves, pontoons and even a minefield, that highlights certain behaviours that will be referred back to throughout the program. In conjunction with RTO Training Sense, we are able to offer a range of Certificate II, III and IV in the Sport, Fitness and Leisure Industries.

Co-Founder of TLC Mentoring, Chris now conducts Nationally Accredited Programs designed to inspire young people to recognise their full potential, and provides them with tools to achieve it.

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Team basketball and various team building activities

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Transformational Living, coaching and mentoring


Shane Crawford was selected by Hawthorn with the 13th pick in the 1991 AFL Draft. He made his debut in 1993. Crawford played 305 career AFL games. He is also a four-time All-Australian player and played in three International Rules series’ for Australia. He became Captain of Hawthorn in 1999 and that season also won the AFL’s top individual honours, the Brownlow Medal and the Leigh Matthews Trophy. He was a member of Hawthorn’s 2008 Premiership side.

On 27 September 2008, Crawford won his first Premiership in his 305th AFL match, aged 34. He played more AFL games before receiving his first Premiership Medal than any other player. Crawford was offered another year with the Hawks, but he announced his retirement, wanting to go out on a high note. He ended his career after Hawthorn won the 2008 Grand Final, and is now remembered as one of the greatest midfielders in the modern era of AFL football. Crawford is currently a television presenter on Channel Nine; The Footy Show, Postcards and Funniest Home Videos

On 16 September 2010, Crawford completed a 780 km run from Rundle Mall in Adelaide to the Channel 9 studio in Melbourne to raise awareness for breast cancer; he took a total of 11 days to complete the run. His efforts raised money, raised awareness, and raised the spirits of many breast cancer sufferers.

Shane was an inspiration and a leader in football, he is now an inspiration and a leader in the community with his dedication to charity.

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Football with Shane, various team building activities, skiing

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One week at a time


One of Australia’s most successful swimmers ever, Susie O’Neill holds a record 35 Australian titles, eight Olympic medals and a string of victories at international level. Susie’s career took off at the 1990 Commonwealth games with gold and silver medals.

Incredibly, Susie never came home without a medal from any international competition, a streak stretching from 1990 to 2000.

Susie came of age at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, winning a gold, silver and bronze medal. She was Australia’s most outstanding Olympic performer since Shane Gould in 1972.

At Sydney 2000 Susie affirmed herself as one of Australia’s all time greats with one gold medal and three silver medals. Susie has eight Olympic medals, equalling Dawn Fraser’s Australian record of the biggest medal aggregate. Susie won ten gold medals at Commonwealth Games, the most ever for an Australian.

She now juggles her role as a full time mum with sponsor, charity and media commitments. Susie also enjoys keeping fit and healthy by doing swimming, cycling, boxing and pilates each week.

As a speaker Susie’s down to earth nature inspires everyone with her stories of hard work, dedication, and resilience in a sport that takes mental, physical and technical strength.

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Swimming with Susie

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Finding what you’re good at

Layne Beachley

Seven time ASP Women’s World Champion Layne Beachley is the most successful female surfer of all time. Holding the greatest number of consecutive world titles – male or female, and pioneering commercial opportunities for women in the sport of surfing.

Having traversed the path from athlete to entrepreneur, Layne Beachley is one of Australia’s greatest icons. Her mission is to share the experiences that made her a champion, provide opportunities for women across Australia and inspire others to follow their dreams and reach their personal best.

Layne is passionate about sharing her experiences to help motivate and inspire others. Each presentation is personalised according to the audience, theme and subject.

Amazing video images, photos and stories make Layne’s presentations riveting and inspirational.

Topics covered are: importance of goal setting, turning challenges into opportunities, team work, maintain motivation, leadership, core values and being a positive role model.

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Surfing with Layne
Team building beach activities

Winning Attitude seminar

Desire, Drive, Determination


Some people have described Steven’s Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic victory as lucky. Winning Olympic gold in short track speed skating took a lot more than just luck. As in business, strategy and planning were key ingredients in that success.

Four Olympic campaigns, a bronze medal in 1994 and gold medal in 2002, 12 years of hard training, 111 stitches in his leg, and a broken neck are testimony to that hard work and persistence.

His career as an Olympic athlete was driven by determination and most importantly a will to succeed. With the same passion he showed on the ice, Steven has continued his success as a Motivational speaker, after dinner entertainer and MC to corporate clients, sportsman’s nights and schools.

His warm friendly nature, down to earth manner and use of humour is sure to help ‘break the ice’. The Bradbury story is one of the true Aussie battler who overcomes much adversity to achieve the ultimate goal.

Steven’s story touches a chord with people from all walks of life and is a prime example to all that if you “stick it out”, you too can be the LAST MAN STANDING.

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On ice team activities


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Last man standing