Shane Heal

Four-Time Olympian, motivational speaker

Shane Heal has a long list of successful roles to his name: four-time Olympian, winning basketball player, coach, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, brand ambassador – and one of Australia’s most recognised personalities and sporting figures.

He was the first-ever Australian player to be signed to the NBA from the NBL and he also captained the Sydney Kings to their first-ever title, helping to raise the profile of basketball around Australia. He has represented Australia at four Olympic Games and played professionally for more than 20 years in Australia, Europe and the NBA. In February 2012 he was appointed Head Coach of the Sydney Kings.

An inspirational, highly articulate, entertaining and engaging speaker, Shane Heal is definitely both a client and audience favourite, regardless of whether he is presenting at a sporting, business, corporate or community event.

Following his retirement from playing, Shane earned a reputation as a successful entrepreneur and businessman. He built up a successful business in fast food franchising with more than 30 stores across six different brands which, at its peak in 2010, employed over 350 people. After his company was severely affected by the collapse of an ASX listed company in which he had purchased a 10-year contract, Shane had to start all over again.

Shane has experienced the most intense highs and lows during both his sporting and business career and his experiences of working through these challenging times inspires others to do so. Shane’s relaxed, charismatic style and his positive message resonate with anyone who understands that the road to success is never easy and life frequently throws obstacles in one’s way.

Shane’s corporate clients have included St George, GIO, Australian Society for CPAs, Westpac and NAB.

He has also held hosting, commentary and columnist roles with ABC, Channel Ten, Nine Network and Fox Sports.

Shane Heal talks about:

  • Establishing a culture of success
  • Success through hard work
  • Change Management
  • Leadership and Mentoring
  • Determination and Perseverance
  • Managing a high performance team
  • Moving learnings from the sports arena into business

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