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Key Points for Kevin Sheedy AO
- As a player, coach and ambassador, Kevin Sheedy AO has had one of the most successful careers in Australian sporting history.
- Prahran - VFA premiership in 1966. Richmond - 251 VFL games, 91 goals, three premierships. Essendon - Coached 634 VFL/AFL games, four flags.
- All-Australian coach in 1984/85/93, 2000. State of Origin - Coach in 1984/85. Greater Western Sydney - Giants’ inaugural coach.
- Kevin established AFL SportReady, a national not-for-profit company that has facilitated employment and education opportunities for more than 14,000 young Australians, including 2,000 Aboriginal and Torres Street Islanders.
- He is Ambassador for the Bravery Trust which provides financial support to veterans, current and former members of the Australian Defence Force, and their families, who have suffered injury or illness as a result of their service and are experiencing financial hardship.
A qualified plumber Kevin is an Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador for the Australian Government.
- Kevin's sporting honours and achievements; include 2000 Australian Sports Medal, Australian Sports Commission coach of the year; 2008 AFL Ambassador for the 150 Years Celebration of Australian football, inducted into the AFL Hall of Game; 2009 Inducted into Sport Australia Hall of Fame; 2016 Establishes the “Country Game” to join other Sheedy-inspired blockbusters, the Anzac Day match and the Dreamtime at the ‘G match; 2017 Awarded a Victorian Government Sports Achievement Award;2018 Elevated to Legend status in the AFL Hall of Fame.
- His many honour and awards outside of sport include; 1998 Order of Australia; 2001 Centenary Medal; 2003 National Service Medal; 2008 Australian Thinker of the Year, State Finalist Senior Australian of the Year; 2009 Honorary Doctorate fromThe Australian Catholic University; 2013 Honorary Doctorate from the University of Western Sydney; 2014 Presented the David Parkin Oration for Sport and Social Change at Deakin University; 2016 Ambassador for the Patrick Cronin Foundation.
Topics for Kevin Sheedy AO
- Positive and lateral thinking
- Building a team
- Developing young employees
- Coping with change
- Empowerment AND/OR leadership in the workplace
Testimonials for Kevin Sheedy AO
Kevin was such a lovely and interesting guy. He engaged the room and is obviously very passionate and knowledgeable about his topics. We would definitely recommend him.
Banjo's Corporation Pty Ltd
A well-respected and well-known personality who needs little introduction. Kevin Sheedy spoke at our event during Mental Health Week. He was candid and so entertaining and certainly hit the mark with our audience. Interweaved in Kevin’s speech was frank and fearless advice on the importance of having a positive attitude and how your approach to life can impact significantly on your mental health and those around you. He was generous with his time after the presentation, signing books and allowing people to take photographs with him. Highly recommend Kevin as a speaker for any event.
Department of Defence
Excellent, a perfect fit. Kevin Sheedy slotted into the event like he was one of our own staff. He stayed for the duration of the event and virtually spoke to everyone in the room. Kevin posed for photos and signed autographs, and his address was not only highly entertaining but relevant to our objectives on the night. He is a true legend.
Insurance Group Australia
Kevin Sheedy was thoroughly entertaining and also very giving in terms of interactions with people before and after his presentation. He was extremely well received by all sections of the audience, younger or older, male or female. We all saw ‘Sheeds’ at his best: funny, thought-provoking and passionate. We would highly recommend Kevin as an after dinner speaker to any event.
The Police Association of Victoria
An inspiring talk, well targeted at the audience; well received.
St Mary's College, T University of Melbourne
An old stalwart with fresh views to share which are great.
Municipal Works Operations Association
Audience enjoyed – suited as a dinner speaker. Raised huge amount of money for our charity – thank you.
Kevin Sheedy was great! He was able to take his vast, practical experience and weave it into a presentation hat was perfect for our crowd. The nuggets of wisdom were delivered with power, conviction and, most importantly, plenty of laughs!!
Dominion Print Group
Kevin Sheedy delivered a superb presentation. He was very engaging and was able to tailor his message to fit the audience through sharing his personal experiences. Speaking away from the lectern and using a whiteboard really connected with the audience. I would not hesitate in booking Kevin again.
Moonee Valley City Council
What a great man – what a great presentation – no wonder Kevin Sheedy is called a ‘legend’
Civil Contractors Federation
Excellent - Inspiring actually, and he is relevant across all age groups. We would love to use Kevin again in the future.
Excellent. It was obvious that Kevin enjoyed himself in the “total CLUB environment.” He related well to all our members and created a great atmosphere during his presentation.
Kevin Sheedy was very relaxed and quite interesting. He sought to relate the growth and changes experienced in football with the business world, which was most appropriate.
National Australia Bank
Excellent. Very impressed with Kevin Sheedy's style of delivery and the parallels drawn between football and our business. Everyone benefited from the presentation.
Australian Wheat Board
Very stimulating speaker giving the audience a multitude ways of thinking and making things happen.
Northcote Training Services Inc
Excellent. Kevin Sheedy's presentation was enjoyed by everyone who attended.
Adelaide City Council
Very well prepared and focussed on the audience, related well to audience, excellent interactive presentation.
Rowville Secondary College
He was well prepared, interesting and related well to a mixed audience.
Moorabbin Football Club
Presentation very well tailored to our objectives – a seasoned presenter who was particularly well received by an attentive audience.
Australian Eagle Life
Excellent. Kevin Sheedy was inspiring and in a subtle way kept driving home our theme.
Excellent. A great success. Everyone loved his presentation. It was fantastic that he stayed & signed everyone’s flags, posters, ect.
Hume City Council
Kevin Sheedy was very entertaining, engaging of the audience and generous of his time in signing autographs and talking to clients. Our guests really enjoyed themselves.
Hunt and Hunt Lawyers
Excellent. Top performance – I think attendees could have listened to him all day!
AIM South Australia
Excellent. As the key presenter at our Business Planning Forum, Sheedy provided a excellent balance of thought provoking ideas, incite and motivation which set the tone for a fantastically successful day.
Excellent. Kevin Sheedy's presentation was outstanding, he appeals to staff from around Australia, he clearly made a difference to our conference.
Rentokil Pest Control
Kevin Sheedy was excellent, he engaged the audience fully and was very energetic and enthusiastic. All comments from the attendees were positive and I would most certainly recommend him to anyone who was looking for a very adaptable speaker who can engage all levels of the community and business world.
Victorian Institute of Water Administration
One of the best aspects of Kevin Sheedy's presentation from our group's perspecitive was that Kevin talks from his own experiences in regard to coaching and building a business (football club and national league) which allows individuals to draw there own business parallels. Kevin was also very entertaining.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Excellent, Kevin Sheedy was witty, extremely well spoke, friendly and easy to deal with and had the crowd hanging on every word
A sensational addition to our college awards night, Kevin Sheedy's obvious passion for life and about making a difference was inspirational.
Yarrawonga Secondary College
He was very well suited for our audience. His casual approach was excellent which suited our audience. Our people responded well. Its critical and very important that you as the customer brief your speaker direct and NOT thru layers. To ensure Kevin was effective, he needed to be very clear on the business message we wanted him to deliver and have an understanding of our culture and history to ensure he knew that he needed to tailor his presentation - this he did and did an outstanding job. Our people just loved him.
Cobham Flight Poerations & Services
Excellent presentation, good research and preparation of the topics we wanted covered. Made it relevant to his experience. Stayed around after for drinks which was very well received.