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The Spring & Sprint Story:

Journey to the Commonwealth & Olympic Games

In an entertaining keynote filled with insights and anecdotes, Angus shares the story of a Brisbane boy who loved high jumping from the age of 10. 

After qualifying and competing in the 1982 Commonwealth Games, his athletic trajectory changed entirely.


Faced with an injury that would prevent him from competing in Track & Field forever, Angus came from his lowest ebb to swim for Australia in both Commonwealth and Olympic Games. 

Taking on a completely different discipline at age 23, Angus talks about the vital importance of having a clear vision and knowing what you're aiming for.

In the face of adversity with his "why" and "how" understood, he developed plans, strategies, time-lines and techniques and got the right expertise and support to change direction.

To give himself the best chance at being successful, he leveraged and capitalised on the strengths and skills he already had.  

Winning silver for Australia in the Men's 50m Freestyle at the 1990 Commonwealth Games is testament to his extraordinary efforts.


Duration: 30 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A

Not Everyone Wins Gold: 
Your "Personal Best" (PB)


At work, school or home, life can throw the unexpected at us. Faced with challenges, we may lack the perspective and resources to make good choices and move forward.

In this insightful keynote, Angus talks about the challenges he faced with injury and how he met those over time.


Relevant to all ages, he shares simple strategies that can help you Find Your "Personal Best." Your audience will learn the importance of:

  • Reflection - giving yourself time and space to understand your situation

  • Reaching Out - identifying and seeking the support of those who can help you now and into the future

  • Realignment - understanding your strengths and options to find what "Personal Best" might mean for you

  • Retraining - acquiring new skills or approaches that can help you change direction and achieve your goals

  • Resilience - why being adaptable is key to Finding Your "Personal Best" whatever that may be

Duration: 30 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A

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