Trevor Hendy AM

Former World Ironman Champion, Team Building Speaker

Trevor Hendy is known as the greatest ironman on the earth. The former professional athlete won six Australian Open Ironman titles and four consecutive World Ironman titles. His extraordinary achievements remain unchallenged.

A Member of the Order of Australia, Trevor has been inducted into the World Surf Life Saving, Surf Lifesaving, Gold Coast and Australian Sporting Halls of Fame.

With a down to earth attitude, Trevor has become a role model for all Australians. He is highly sought after for his ability to speak from experience, about living a life of accomplishment, balance and deep personal satisfaction, not to mention climbing the greatest heights. By telling old sporting anecdotes mixed with the new inspirations he has found in life after sport, Trevor inspires audiences to challenge themselves to find and pursue their life purpose.

More about Trevor Hendy:

Trevor Hendy made his name with a winning streak in the Australian Open Ironman competition before achieving five first and two second placings out of seven professional starts in the 1994 season’s Ironman Super Series. The wins left him at the pinnacle of his sport without question.

Looking for the next challenge, Trevor switched to kayaking, with an aim to paddle at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. He made the 1998 World Kayak/Canoe Championships and European World Cup series, finishing with several top five places, along the way, contesting the extreme K4 1000m event. Two Australian championships proved his power as an elite performer and team player.

Returning from the 1998 World Kayaking Championships, Trevor stunned the sporting world by announcing his retirement from professional sport. This ended his dormant Ironman career and his 2000 Olympic campaign.

Instead, Trevor turned to coaching, having realised that his real passion was, “helping people win their gold medal more than… chasing (his) own”.

While coaching World Ironman Champions, Trevor won more World and Australian titles of his own without any training stating, “it’s amazing what you can do, when you truly feel good about yourself”

Trevor was engaged as the expert kayaking commentator for the Channel 7 coverage of the 2000 Olympics, enabling his to support his former team mates in their own medal success.

In 2010, he returned to his great passion of Professional Ironman racing as a Channel 10 Commentator and Consultant for the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman Series.

Trevor went on to train and mentor clients, some of whom are the world’s sporting and business elite, others who simply want to make personal change. As a counsellor, life coach, sporting coach and elite athlete, he specialises in connecting at a deep level to find the personal negatives holding his clients back, then helping them to unleash the passion they need to ‘go the whole way’. A renowned and highly sought-after problem solver, he is an expert on conflict resolution and works regularly with large corporate organisations to inspire and unite their teams with an emphasis on creating a wave of success and riding it. He personally customises his corporate programs and guides his clients with the care and commitment he would give a family member.

Building on the success of his training and mentoring programs, Trevor has assembled a team of individuals who also work with organisations to problem solve, resolve conflict, and drive change for create an immediate turnaround.

Trevor lives on the Gold Coast with his partner and four children, and travels as a keynote speaker. He summarises his life philosophy when he says, “Bring it into now, and never underestimate the power of who you are.”

Trevor Hendy talks about:

  • Think like a winner
  • Release negative thoughts
  • Inspire and unite teams
  • Conflict resolution

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