Top 5 motivational speakers in Melbourne
Whether it's a workforce, school, club or association, people could always use an extra bit of motivation and a perfect guest speaker could be the key to igniting this motivation.
That is why here at Pickstar we have put together a top 5 list of motivational speakers available for booking in Melbourne!
Pickstar's Top 5
Simply put, Dylan Alcott has just about done it all. having represented and succeeded Australia at the highest level in both wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis Dylan has also become one of the most influential and respected advocates in not only Melbourne but Australia for people living with disabilities.
Dylan has won Paralympic golds, world championships, grand slams, the Newcombe Medal, co-founded Get Skilled Access, launched Ability Fest, become one of Australia's top media personalities and even written and published an autobiography titled ABLE. Dylan is a true inspiration to the people of Melbourne and is motivated to never let a difficult situation get the better of him.
Former number one draft pick and AFL footballer Tom Boyd has lived a life of high expectations. Growing up in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Tom quickly rose to recognition as one of the top young athletes in Australia before being selected by the Greater Western Sydney Giants with the first pick in the AFL draft.
After a difficult first season, Tom moved back to Melbourne to play with the Western Bulldogs with one of the biggest contracts in AFL history. Tom's career took off with the Bulldogs, culminating on grand final day in 2016 where he would produce the best performance of his AFL career leading the dogs to the premiership. However, his career and life quickly hit hard times, with insomnia taking a hold on him and leading to him retiring from AFL with two years and over 2 million dollars left on his contract. Since his retirement Tom has turned to helping others through mental health issues and staying motivated in even the toughest of times.
Former netball and AFLW star Sharni Layton has enjoyed the highs of being an elite sportsperson, and endured the lows of mental health battles. A two time International Player of the Year award winner in Netball, Sharni is one of the greatest Australian netballers of all time, and she is also a legend of Melbourne sports playing for both the Melbourne Vixens and Collingwood Magpies in netball and also Collingwood for their VFLW and AFLW sides.
Sharni was often known throughout her sporting career as one of the greatest locker room motivators in Australian sport, always taking command of a room and being a strong a confident speaker from even the earliest stages of her career. She has become a mental health advocate continues to grow and prosper as a motivational speaker.
NBL legend Chris Anstey is one of Australian basketball's greatest players and motivators. As well as having a solid NBA career, Chris is remembered as one of Melbourne and Victoria's key basketball figures, playing for the South East Melbourne Magic, Victoria Giants and of course the Melbourne Tigers (where he would become a two-time MVP and three-time champion) and later going on to coach the Tigers.
The lessons he learnt throughout his playing career allowed him to enter a coaching career, coaching not only the sport of basketball, but a collection of other sports including golf, tennis and swimming. This is because of the motivation skills that he has always possessed and his ability to relate to different people in different situations.
After making a name for herself as one of Australia's fiercest netballers Bianca Chatfield has been able to continue to use what made her netballing career so successful in her post playing career. The former Melbourne Vixens captain works as a leadership consultant for many top sorting teams and businesses. Here she is able to motivate those she is speaking to and working with to reach the elite level of whatever field they are in.
Through her business The Ignition Project Bianca has been able to assist in helping others reach whatever levels they need to through her motivational style, not just in Melbourne but Australia wide. Her skillset as a motivator is among the very best.
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