Former Wallaby captain and Rugby Union legend
Rugby Union legend Nathan ‘Sharpie’ Sharpe is one of Australia’s most decorated rugby players. When he retired as captain of the Wallabies in 2012 he was Australia’s most-capped forward with 116 tests and the second most-capped player ever. His durability saw him become the most-capped player in Super Rugby history with 154 games for the Queensland Reds and Western Force.
Nathan played in three Rugby World Cup campaigns. In his final year of international rugby in 2012, he was awarded, for the second time, the prestigious John Eales Medal, for Wallaby Player of the Year.
With his long list of distinctions and awards, Nathan Sharpe has left an indelible impression on the game. While his presence on the field will be missed, Nathan continues to influence and inspire others off the field.
Not only was Nathan has been actively involved in the world of Rugby Union for fifteen years but he was also actively involved in the media and, as a result, has developed powerful communication skills and expert people management skills during this time.
Nathan presents to business, sporting and other clients on any number of team-orientated discussions. During his presentations he shares some of his experiences and lessons from his stellar rugby career and discusses how he applies these insights into life and business success beyond the field. Covering leadership, change management and team culture, Nathan combines his on field experience and business knowledge to deliver sessions that benefit audiences and their projects.
Nathan has also become a popular host for events, both intimate and large scale, from high-level executive occasions to more relaxed occasions.
From 2013 until 2015 Nathan held a commentary role on Fox Sports. He was also a regular columnist with the West Australian and had regular spot on Channel 10 News in Perth. This experience has given Nathan a balanced perspective on the importance of media in today’s sporting culture.
Nathan Sharpe is now actively involved in the Resource and Construction sector as a director of SES Labour Solutions, a specialist recruitment group supplying staffing solutions to the mining, oil, gas and construction sectors throughout Australia.
Nathan is also WA Patron of the Ronald McDonald’s Family Retreats and an ambassador for Volvo Car Group and Samsung
Nathan Sharpe continues to be a popular and frequently profiled member of the rugby community. He is respected worldwide for both his on-field efforts and engaging and affable off-field contributions, making him a much sought-after speaker for a wide range of audiences.
Nathan Sharpe talks about:
- Rugby Union
Nathan is a strategic visionary. Nathan brings excellent inter-personal communication, motivational team-skills and media management learned from 15 years of international rugby to the business community. His social media presence and global branding will be an asset to health, wellness, organic and sustainability projects both now and in the future.
Nathan provided his services free of charge to attend the Sony Children's Holiday Camp on the Gold Coast. In the capacity as a celebrity visitor Nathan provided massive enjoyment for over 40 children with special needs. The camp is run by volunteers and matches year 11 students with a special needs child one on one 24 hours a day for 4 days. Nathan attended one of our sessions to mix with the special needs children and speak to the year 11 boys and girls. The inspiration and kindness displayed left a lasting impression on all those attending the camp.