Australian cricket legend and media personality
'Bowlology' - The science of maximizing the physical, mental and emotional capabilities of a bowler. A program built through the study and observation and experience of an injury-prone slightly delusional former Australian fast bowler.
'Bowlologist' Damien is a refreshing and entertaining speaker, drawing on his years playing Test Cricket for Australia and working in a strong team environment. During his presentations, he weaves humorous anecdotes together with strong motivational and leadership messages which easily translate into business and personal situations.
A right armer renowned for his steadiness and reliability at the bowling crease Damien was also a key member of Australia's one-day international team, playing 88 matches (including the 1999 World Cup victory) with 134 wickets at an average of 25.38. He will also be remembered for his composed bowling in the final overs of World Cup semi-finals in 1996 and 1999 against the West Indies and Pakistan respectively.
The only Australia to take a hat-trick in a test debut in 1994-95 against Pakistan, Damien Fleming went on to play 20 Test Matches for Australia.
Today, Damien is a well-known media commentator, hosting cricket programs on Fox Sports, SEN and commentary stints on ABC radio's cricket and football programs. He also writes a regular column for Inside Edge magazine and is a current leadership and skills consultant for the Australian Cricket Academy.
Damien's presentations draw on his cricket career experiences, from the great highs of playing in a hugely successful team who rose to be the dominant team in the world with great preparation, amazing leadership, planning and teamwork, to his own self-coaching from battling to overcome injuries to be the best player he could, performing under the pressures of international cricket.
'Just a short note to thank you so much for your great contribution to our Customer Golf Day @ Southern Golf Course. Aside from your very entertaining talk, we really appreciated the warm & friendly manner in which you carried yourself with our guests, they all loved listening to funny stories & were thrilled to have the opportunity to come up & have a chat after your talk'
Not only did Damien treat our engagement as a professional outing, he made time to understand our audience, the context and key messages and he was well prepared and came across a slick and professional. He does an excellent job of enhancing his offering to the audience by way of his approachability, professionalism, preparedness & commitment of time – he is also very personable and engaging”.
Damien brought a fresh perspective to the topic, offering interesting and insightful comments on the world of cricket and business, drawing on his World Cup and Test experience and his coaching background. His warmth, humour and pacy presentation style kept our guests entertained and attentive.
Vanguard Investments Australia
Fantastic delivery last night! Many thanks for making the night such a resounding success.
MCC XXIX Club
Damien Fleming was a bright, bubbly and entertaining speaker at our NECA Excellence Industry Awards Function. He is easy to deal with, polite, punctual, funny and knows his 80s music as well as a cricket story or two. Perfect for a mix of business and sporting themes.