Sports and Business Leader, Performance Consultant and Coach
Scott Draper has achieved extraordinary feats in the challenging world of professional sport. Competing at national and international levels, he has successfully crossed from one sport to another, from his first love of tennis to a passion for golf.
Scott's amazing sporting story, coupled with his life experiences, professional journey and education, have equipped him to become a leading performance consultant and coach for any business.
Passionate about helping others to realise their potential and increase the probability of success, he shares 'best practice' high-performance methodologies, leadership, cultures, and strategy that can be seamlessly transferred to any individual / business.
During a top-flight tennis career that culminated in a world ranking of 42, Scott beat some of the best in the game: Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Boris Becker, Pat Rafter and Thomas Muster. In golf, he won the NSW PGA Championship with a score of 20 under, making him a rare athlete that has won professional events at the highest level in two completely different sporting disciplines.
His toughest battles were off the court, against opponents he could never prepare for: obsessive-compulsive disorder, the terminal illness of his wife Kellie and the overwhelming grief when Kellie lost her fight for life, leaving Scott a widower at 25.
Scott overcame his grief and went on to re-marry and become a father to three children. As a mature aged student he completed an Innovation and Leadership MBA in 2015, was equal dux and achieved a 6.667 GPA Average.
Now a performance consultant to business, Scott Draper brings his deep experience in sport together with his organisational leadership capability to impact entire organisations - particularly in the way performance is measured, how it can inform best-practice, ensure organisational alignment, and ultimately engage, retain and sustain the right people. Scott's passion is unlocking the potential of human capital by operationalising performance principles garnered through a lifetime of analytical review and an unwavering focus on continuous improvement (be it as a competitor, coach or leader / in sport, life and business).
People are drawn to Scott Draper's personal and professional story, and it is through this unique lens that he motivates, inspires and ultimately strengthens the connection between organisational strategy and individual growth. Businesses turn to Scott to expand their organisation's thinking; encourage clarity and purpose; inspire achievement and build culture.
What makes Scott so special is that he is equally able to attend to the emotional and psychological human needs in the quest for extraordinary personal and organisational outcomes. As a facilitator he can read individuals and group dynamics, challenge mindsets, strengthen relationships, whilst maintaining a focus on the outcomes that will drive success. Lastly, Scott has wonderful sense of humour and fun that ensures any experience of working with him is both impressive and deeply enjoyable!
Melbourne Business School
Everything Scotty takes on in life is executed with purpose, passion and precision … and the results are predictably outstanding!
The audience a diverse group of successful entrepreneurs, he engaged them with a tale of love, heart-ache, professionalism, and what is required to deliver elite performance, whatever the context.