Michael Bevan

Former international cricketer & high performance training for corporates

Michael Bevan is one of Australia’s highest achieving cricketers. He draws on his experiences as an elite sportsperson and member of one of the greatest sporting teams ever, to deliver motivational leadership and management training to the business world. Michael Bevans’ programs and workshops are based around concepts used by high performing individuals and high performing teams like the Australian Cricket Team.

Michael has the great distinction of being the first ever Canberra born cricketer to play for his country. One of the few cricket players to have played over 250 games for Australia, he was, in his prime, arguably considered the best one-day batsman in the world. In 2007 he was chosen as a member of 'Australia's greatest ever ODI team.'

Michael Bevan is best known for guiding Australia to victory in impossible circumstances and situations, absorbing immense pressure in the dying overs of a run chase, often leaving victory until the last balls of the match.

One of Australia's most memorable sporting moments occurred on new year's day in 1996 in a one-day match against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Needing four runs to win off the last ball of the match, Michael calmly dispatched Roger Harper's last delivery over the head of the umpire to secure an unlikely victory for the Australian team.

Michael was a member of two winning ashes series and played in three world cups - claiming victory in two of them. He played in what many considered to be one of the greatest cricketing and sporting teams in history. He played in over 10 finals during a period of only 13 years for the NSW team, which is considered to be the most successful first class team ever.

Michael has been fortunate to play with many true sporting legends and inspiring leaders throughout his career.

He has dedicated his life to playing for Australia and becoming the best he could. He has built a vast knowledge of how and why individuals and teams become successful. Michael is an accredited level 3 / high performance cricket coach. In his 3 years as an assistant and batting coach with Tasmanian cricket squad, Michael helped them win their first one-day competition in 27 years and their first ever Pura Cup.

As head coach of the Chennai Superstars in the Indian Cricket League, Michael Bevan helped guide them to two straight victories in the first 2 competitions of the newly formed 20/20 League.

In the corporate arena, Michael has created Michael Bevan Mortgages - a franchise based mortgage broking company and Michael Bevan Business Performance, a human resource company specialising in helping businesses create high performing employees through coaching and recruitment.

Michael Bevan talks about:

Michael facilitates individual performance, team, leadership and management programs and workshops for clients in Australia and overseas.

Having played over 250 games for one of the most successful sporting teams in history, Michael Bevan shares his insight on –
• The five key concepts that help produce high performing teams
• The five key areas that help individuals become successful in their careers
• The three reasons that stop people from reaching their goals
• The four key things managers must do to build a great team

During Michael’s programs and workshops, attendees learn -
• Why 80% of people fail to achieve their desired goals
• Why some people succeed in everything they do
• The truth about motivation, why it doesn’t work and how to get the best out of yourself and your team
• How to get the results you want - every time!
• How to reduce the time, cost and effort in developing successful employees
• How to develop fully engaged, high performing teams

Michael’s individual and team success programs focus on creating awareness of the key areas teams and individuals need to become proficient in to increase their productivity. He helps employees engage in the business’ or the department’s goals and visions, in doing so, helping to create environments that allow employees to feel comfortable, be accountable and commit to the companies' objectives. Employees are left with a solid understanding of how their behaviours, beliefs and actions impact the end result.

Client testimonials

Thank you for your presentation. Feed-back from our team was impressive. It put into perspective just how important a team ethos is. and provided practical information for them to use in everyday life.


Michael, your talk regarding setting and achieving goals was extremely well received by our clients. It was informative, interesting and delivered with passion and clarity. We would not hesitate in recommending you to other organisations.

Real Estate Investors Network

I've met many individuals over the years at industry events, however I was thoroughly impressed with what you offered our business as our key note speaker. You engaged our audience with some excellent insights linking your cricket career to one of our overall conference objectives; to re-enforce the importance of teamwork.