- West Coast Eagles Player: 2002 - 2013
Adam Selwood has achieved sustained success over 19 years with the West Coast Eagles, playing 187 games, winning a premiership, and being awarded Best Clubman and Life Member.
- West Coast Eagles Development Coach: 2013 - 2016
Experience player development coach focused on creating and providing opportunity and mentorship to the next generation of AFL players.
- Head of Female Football: 2017 - 2020
Building a new frontier in AFL football, key leader behind the West Coast Eagles inaugural AFLW campaign and advocate for women in sports.
- Selwood Group 2021
Highly motivated professional focused on helping organisations achieve high performance practices through targeted leadership and development opportunities.
- Youth Development
Confident, adaptable and engaging keynote speaker to school students focused on trust, resilience and self-confidence.
- Diversity Advocate
Adam is a passionate diversity and inclusion advocate encouraging gender equality and equal opportunity within workplace environments.
- High performance
Learn to live outside of your comfort zone, understand your role in the team and the power of communication.
- Know your role
How to find and understand your niche, control your centre of influence, recognise and develop levels of resilience.
- Leading teams
How to lead effective and high performing teams to achieve sustained long-term success.
- Cultivating culture
Optimise performance mindset, control your centre of influence and create an engaged and high performing workplace.
- Sustained success
Stay adaptive and versatile, avoid complacency and burnout, the importance of self-nurture and personal care.
We recently used Adam for an online wellness session to help support our broker clients and staff who obviously felt some significant challenges in 2020 like everyone. We thought we could add some real value by getting a professional speaker to talk us through some of their own experiences on how they have overcome adversity, adapted to change and different situations, and most importantly the importance of self-care and looking after yourself proactively. Adam could not have fitted the bill for the above any better – his engaging, open and genuine account of his own challenges and experiences, from both an individual and group level, was hugely well received and not only highly relevant to our theme, but also stood out as a great point of difference for us overall.
State Manager, VIC/TAS
It was a great pleasure to have Adam involved with our mining production teams where he was able to provide highly valuable and relatable insights from his High Performance background. Adam worked closely with our unit leads across many different levels of the business which promoted strategy alignment, team cohesiveness and individual performance prioritisation. His ability to connect complex sporting situations to broader corporate environments was very impressive and refreshing to hear.
Manager Mine Production
We engaged with Adam to present at our inaugural WA Leaders day, which was structured around driving consolidation and communication amongst different teams. Having had a couple of lead up meetings, Adam nailed the brief and we could not have been happier. His delivery, whilst drawing on his development as a professional athlete, brought great synergies to business and a very personable tone to individual self-reflection and development. This was well received by the leaders of the business and agreed that the messaging could be transferred onto varying levels within our business.
State Manager, WA
Adam’s presentation to the boys as part of the Year 9 ‘Character Development’ programme was thoroughly engaging and ‘pitched’ at just the right level. His message about building resilience was very clear and left the boys with some effective strategies that they can apply to many different situations in their lives. Boys learn most effectively through storytelling and Adam was able to encapsulate these messages into an interesting narrative that went beyond his highly successful career in AFL football. We are looking forward to having him return to speak with our student leaders.
Director of Students & Leadership
Adam has provided many presentations to State Academy players over the last three years and always engages his audience. He ensures complex topics are made palatable and he leaves players with clear actions for self-improvement. Adam is candid about his experiences at the highest levels and his messages about setting professional standards and resilience presented effectively to his audience. Adam’s narrative is always more than about playing AFL football which is why we will always take the opportunity to engage him with our groups.
Talent Manager Female Programs
WA Football Commission