Former Vice Captain West Coast Eagles
Beau Waters is the former Vice Captain of the West Coast Eagles and a compelling corporate speaker. He is a sports person whose off-field achievements easily equal his achievements on the field.
With extensive experience as a team leader, mentor and driver of cultural change, Beau successfully engages with audiences of all ages and across all sectors. He has a proven ability to articulate the elements of success, candidly explore the highs and lows of competitive sport, and to impart his powerful and passionate message in a way that is inspiring, motivating, invigorating and entertaining.
An AFL footballer with the West Coast Eagles for over a decade, Beau Water’s leadership qualities were recognised at an early age, when he was named one of four senior managers at age 21 and Vice Captain at 23. With a passion for developing talents he mentored and coached junior staff and worked to develop and implement core values and a vision to aid cultural change.
Throughout his tenure as an AFL footballer, Beau Waters studied extensively, achieving a Masters in Business; Masters in Politics & Public Policy a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Management, and an Advanced Diploma in Management. Additionally he trained in the areas of coaching and mentoring; racial and subjective vilification, conflict resolution and respect, and responsibility to women in the workplace.
Through directorships Beau Waters has overseen the governance of a number of not for profit organisations. As a business professional he has worked with high caliber organisations including Lend Lease Property Group; Azure Capital and the Centre of Professional Excellence. He developed and championed an accommodation solution for Cancer Council based on cultural and financial feasibility and worked with indigenous stakeholders through the ‘Kicking Goals Program’ to help increase engagement, learning and attendance.
Beau Waters has been an ambassador of Cancer Council directly involved in amassing over $1million dollars of fundraising for the organisation and is a committee member of the Cancer Council Building Committee. Beau is also an ambassador of Team Spencer and the Kicking Goals Program; a Director of Youth Focus and a committee member of AFL Laws of the Game. His contributions have been recognised with awards that include ‘Most Courageous Player’ in the AFL (2012); ‘Eagles in the Community’ – an organization-wide award for the greatest contributor to the WA community (2011) and ‘The Heart of Football’ – a national award given to an individual showing outstanding commitment to the Australian community (2010). That year he was also awarded ‘Best Club Man’ – an organisation wide award recognising the greatest contributor to the club.
An inspiring communicator and negotiator, Ben’s keynote speaking experience includes the World’s Biggest Morning Tea, Women on Boards, AHG, Edge Employment Solutions, Stratco Building Solutions, and Scott Park Homes.