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Key Points for Daniel Kowalski OAM

  • Daniel Kowalski is a two-time Olympian who has gone on to become one of Australia’s most sought after and refreshing speakers and up and coming administrators and human right advocates.
  • He is the former General Manager of the Australian Swimmers’ Association, and is now Head of Olympian Services at the Australian Olympic Committee.
  • As an athlete, Daniel demonstrated remarkable ability to overcome adversity, with injuries and illness curtailing his career at times, he always found a way to overcome these.
  • Daniel has served in a number of key leadership roles; Australian Swimming Team Mentor at the 2004 Athens Olympics and 2005 World Championships.
  • Daniel Kowalski was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2000 for services to sport, while also serving as an Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

Topics for Daniel Kowalski OAM

  • Adversity... How to grow and prosper from what life throws at you
  • Walking the walk, talking the talk
  • Teamwork: There's no such thing as individual's when it comes to sport or business
  • Communication: It's a three way street!
  • Organisational change: Don't be scared to ask the hard questions
  • Cliqued words: The importance & power of the little things in life
  • The Journey: When a passion takes over; the life of an elite performer
  • Master of Ceremonies
    Along with his keynote address skills, Daniel is also a proficient Master of Ceremonies, hosting a number of events for such organisations as Genes for Jeans, The Murdoch Children's Research Institute, American Express, Denton's Law Firm, Australian Olympic Committee, Australian Paralympic Committee, Westpac, National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Australian Marriage Equality, Macquarie Bank, Beyond Blue, The Pinnacle Foundation & more.

Testimonials for Daniel Kowalski OAM

Daniel was an excellent speaker, very engaging, very interesting and would highly recommend.
Federation University Australia

Thanks again for joining the Amex team Daniel and for your authenticity when sharing your experience. Good luck with the career journey!
Vice President and General Manager
American Express International Payments

Very professional, well prepared and a great speaker on a difficult topic for him - that reading is better than sport. He really stole the show.
Fun 4 Kids Festival

Daniel was FANTASTIC! Engaging, witty, funny - he took our clients on quite a journey. He is a true champion with a great story that everyone who has ever doubted themselves can relate to - a truly wonderful person!

The function we had Dan speak at was primarily an industry social function to mark the end of the year. Hence we sought a sportsperson, specifically one with an interesting story to tell. The feedback we received from those attending indicates that we certainly achieved this goal. Dan clearly connected with our dinner guests. Dan’s down-to-earth manner and humorously honest description of the pain, glory and disappointments that made up his career was a refreshingly welcome antidote to the egos and chest beating of many contemporary sportspeople.