Athlete & leader

Dan’s keynotes are focused on supporting the key message of both the organisation’s CEO and leadership team. The underlying message is delivered to staff through a blend of high performance sporting experiences, life stories and jaw dropping insights. His keynotes will leave your staff engaged and inspired with practical tools & take aways that will develop a mindset of excellence.

There are two clear phases of Dan’s life: athlete and leader. This gives Dan the ability to share his knowledge with both passion and conviction, while engaging with diverse crowds through his down to earth experiences. The main themes of Dan’s keynotes revolve around High Performance and Results. Dan’s experiences give him the ability to tailor his stories and tools for success into key messages that support any company vision. The two keynotes are titled “HEART” and “A Culture of Accountability”.

Dan’s Achievements

Athlete & Student

  • Competed – Barcelona Olympic Games, 1992.
  • Bronze Medalist – Atlanta Olympic Games, 1992.
  • Silver Medalist – Sydney Olympic Games, 2000.
  • Competed – Athens Olympic Games, 2004.
  • Numerous State & National Medals
  • Studied at Griffith University

Sports Administrator & Leader

  • AIS
  • World Rugby
  • Sydney Roosters
  • Cronulla Sharks
  • Manchester United
  • Machester City
  • Brisbane Lions
  • Richmond Lions
  • Carlton FC
  • Japan Rugby
Your clear identification of the key issues with poor culture and accountability and the tools and techniques to deal effectively with them was a breath of fresh air.
~ Harvey Martin
The Executive Connection

Twenty five years in the elite sporting environment has given Dan the understanding that every day is a performance, everything is measured, and feedback needs to be constant and robust. The results we achieve each day add up, positive or negative, and we are winners if we show ‘HEART’:

H – Honour your values – stand for something or averageness chooses you
E – Excellence is everyday – you choose to be good daily
A – Attitude control – we’re responsible for our outcomes, good or bad
R – Resilience – requirement to embrace failure
T – Test – performing under pressure

There are lessons and insights learned over 4 Olympics Campaigns that are universal and relevant to all environments. These include how to sustain effort and motivation, how to develop mental toughness and resilience and how to achieve results under pressure. Most pertinent messages revolve around:

  • Excellence Mindset
  • Attitude control to set backs and failure
  • Execution under pressure
  • Insights and tools for constant performance

The message from “HEART” is not about hype and motivation – its all about performance and doing whats required to achieve results worth fighting for.

A Culture of Accountability

If you’re a leader that would like all of your organisation to understand the essence to achieving your key deliverables and executing when it counts the most – keeping you on top of the pack – then “Building a Culture of Accountability” is for your Team. It’s human nature to progress and succeed. As a Leader, you establish a Culture of Accountability when you tap into this by connecting people to success and unleashing their full potential – compelling them to perform.

In formats from sixty minutes to up to two hours, you will gain practical insights and solutions towards:

  • Overcoming the 3 fears that cripple performance in your organisation
  • What to focus on in Building an Accountable Culture
  • How to create shared Performance Experiences that deliver Results
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Why Dan?

Dan Collins believes that every culture is the result of the sum of the individuals involved; irrespective of title, position or hierarchy. Poor culture is a reflection of poor leadership, and poor leadership is the result of poor personal awareness and responsibility.

In response to this, Dan Collins works on all levels of the company to create a winning culture. Dan delivers the tough stuff that others tip-toe around, revealing his passion, heart and care and sacrificing comfort for results. His unique model establishes and aligns individual goals with company purpose. This in turn reinvigorates staff passion and performance, creating environments where individuals are motivated by the attainment of achievement and success.

Creating and sustaining a winning culture requires an environment that incorporates everything Dan stands for: passion, camaraderie, accountability and growth.


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