Stan Alves OAM

Master communicator and AFL icon

Master communicator Stan Alves is one of those rare individuals whose multifaceted ability has taken him from the elite sporting arena, into that of business management and back to sport.

Having had a stellar career as AFL coach, elite athlete, respected media personality and sports commentator, entrepreneur and successful businessman, Stan has the experience and the ability to create comparisons between sport and business and share his coaching secrets to help you lead your team to success. He will show you how to develop the talents of the individual whilst guiding the team to the attainment of a common goal.

He has spoken to literally hundreds of businesses, organisations, educational institutions and sporting institutions and associations, including many of Australia’s biggest and best-known names.

Stan is an extremely engaging speaker who is highly sought after for his entertaining and informative talks on football, sport, coaching, education, life and the media.

More about Stan Alves:

In 1994, when Stan Alves was appointed coach of the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League it had only won one Premiership in its 97 years in the competition. Poor on-field performance and a declining membership base had the club in a precarious financial position – the future looked bleak.

Five years later, when Stan Alves left St Kilda Football Club, he had taken them to two Final Series, won an Ansett Cup Pre-Season Competition Premiership (their first of any kind for 30 years), got them to their first Grand Final appearance in 31 years and guided them to where they were now respected for their on-field performances.

In addition, thirteen of his players were honoured by the State of Origin selection, one of his players won consecutive Brownlow Medals and the club itself increased its membership to 25,000 and moved into a strong financial position. For his own part, Stan became St Kilda’s second-longest serving coach and was rewarded with 1997 Coach of the all Australian Team and 1997 AFL Coach of the Year.

Outside the football arena, Stan has extensive knowledge in the areas of business management, development & marketing. His roles have ranged from company director of his own firm, Verified Financial Planning Pty Ltd, where he was responsible for overseeing the operation of up to 40 consultants and investment advisors, through to the senior management position of General Manager Sales and Financial Planning at IOOF Financial Group during the period when IOOF funds under management grew from $500 million to in excess of $2 billion.

In 2008 he was awarded the Medal of Order of Australia (OAM) for service to Australian Rules Football as player, coach and commentator, and to the community as a supporter of charitable organisations.

Stan is a Coaching Ambassdor for the Australian Football League, President of the Australian Football Coaches Association, Ambassador for Whitelion – a youth-focused charity, an Australia Day Ambassador, and patron for Christie Centre for the Disabled, Hope Bereavement Services and Menzies Caring for Kids.

A truly gifted coach, motivator and communicator, Stan Alves is dedicated to passing on his knowledge and experiences to others for them to be successful in their chosen fields of business, sport, education and more importantly, life. He is, in a word, inspirational.

Stan Alves talks about:

Here are just a few of the topics Stan covers:

  • Achieving Success – Getting There And Going On With It
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Goal Setting … In All Areas Of Your Life.
  • Getting The Best Out Of Yourself And The People Under You
  • Challenging Your Belief Systems
  • The Art of Leadership.
  • Unlock Your Creativity
  • How To Stay Positive And Motivated In Tough Times.
  • Letting Go Of The Past and Limiting Self Decisions

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