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Wayne Pearce

WAYNE PEARCE

BASED: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

In addition to being a professional Rugby League captain and coach at the highest level for over 20 years, Wayne Pearce also completed a university degree (which included three years of psychology studies) as well as working in the corporate world for six years as a sales executive.

Wayne's leadership and teambuilding skills have been widely acknowledged in the sporting community, and he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to Rugby League and the community in 1988.

Wayne still enjoys his current involvement in Rugby League as a Fox sports commentator, however since leaving club coaching in September 2000, his main focus now is on corporate speaking, corporate teambuilding and personal development programs.

His "Team Excellence" Programs increase productivity in business by nurturing teamwork and boosting personal motivation levels.

Wayne is also available for keynote speaking… where he can help reinforce a motivational or corporate theme or if you prefer, Wayne can provide an entertaining and humorous after-dinner insight into the life of a professional athlete.

Wayne was born and raised in the inner city suburb of Balmain, and played 188 premiership games for the Tigers between 1980 and my retirement in 1990. He was captain of the club for seven seasons, including four successive Panasonic Cup Finals (1985-1988) and two grand finals (1988 and 1989).

At representative level, Wayne played fifteen State of Origins for New South Wales. He was the captain of the NSW Blues from 1985 to 1988, including the first ever State of Origin clean-sweep in 1986.

Wayne also played eighteen Test matches for Australia. On the 1982 "Invincibles" Kangaroo Tour, he was voted best player on the tour and in the 1984 Ashes campaign against Great Britain, he was again voted player of the series.

In 1985, Wayne won the Rothman’s Medal (Rugby League’s equivalent of the Brownlow Medal) as the best player in the game.

Former team-mate and fellow international Steve Roach gives Wayne a good wrap - he said, "Junior was the toughest bloke I ever saw. He had a strength of character and a never-say-die spirit that was indomitable."

Wayne began his coaching career with the Balmain Tigers in 1994 and retired as Club Coach at the end of the 2000 season. His efforts as Club Coach were acknowledged by the representative selectors, and he was appointed as the Blues Coach in 1999.

After winning the State of Origin series 3-0 as a coach in 2000, Wayne became the only person to both captain and coach a Series clean-sweep against Queensland.

He has been widely regarded as an innovator, both as a player and as a coach. Wayne's university science and psychology studies were a platform from which he sought to develop more effective and improved methods of preparing for competition.

Wayne's long-time team-mate Benny Elias said, "Of all the players I ever saw, he was the closest at playing up to his full potential every week. Albert Einstein once said that human beings only use five percent of their potential…Albert did not meet Junior Pearce." Thanks, Benny!

Wayne's contribution to Rugby League and the community was cited when he was honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1988.

After leaving the professional sports coaching ranks, Wayne used his considerable knowledge of the psychology of performance to develop motivation and team development programs for the corporate world to improve workplace productivity.

Although Wayne still enjoys his presence in Rugby League as a Fox Sports commentator, his primary focus nowadays is his corporate speaking and Performance Ignition workshops. In fact, his business has an impressive list of clients which includes Telstra, Commonwealth Bank, Toyota and Prime Television

Wayne is directly involved in all services provided by 'Wayne Pearce Advantage,' and his aim, when working with a business, is to help it transform from a place where employees just do their job, to a place where employees want to do their very best as individuals and as a team.

Guest Speaking

Wayne Pearce is a great role model and outstanding communicator who enthusiastically engages his audience and captivates them with his extraordinary knowledge on how to achieve peak performance. His public speaking experience started over 20 years ago when as a rugby league player and ambassador, he visited over 500 schools across NSW and Qld preaching the virtues of playing sport and living a healthy lifestyle.

Since retiring as a Rugby League professional player in 1990, Wayne has been in high demand as a key note speaker and is considered one of the outstanding thinkers on the topics of teamwork, leadership and the psychology of peak performance.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER | MASTER OF CEREMONIES | TEAM BUILDIMNG AND MOTIVATION

 

Key Note Speaking
We appreciate that businesses engage speakers to not only entertain, but also to inspire and in some cases transform the behaviours of their staff.

Following a detailed briefing to establish the parameters of the presentation and clarify the outcomes you are seeking, Wayne will use his experience and extensive research in the sporting and business worlds to tailor a presentation that will leave you feeling enlightened, refreshed and motivated to perform.

Wayne says “The challenge of connecting with an audience, and through that connection, communicating key messages that “hit the right buttons” is an ongoing source of personal satisfaction for me”

Whilst Wayne can deliver powerful key note presentations on any of his workshop topics, his most popular presentations are:

  • De-mystifying high performance teamwork
  • Succeeding in a world of change
  • Are you really leading your people?
  • The art of personal motivation
  • Coaching your staff to greatness
  • Achieving work-life balance
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