"NOTHING COMES EASY,
ALL THE BEST THINGS IN
LIFE ARE HARD TO REACH"

From a small, quiet, backyard in Shellharbour to the realised dream of donning the Green & Gold at an Olympic Games…

Whether on the field or in the office, the ability to motivate and lead others, in conjunction with the mental fortitude to overcome adversity, is quintessential to a team’s/organisation’s success. Michelle’s journey to the international football stage has enriched her character with the essential qualities it takes to be a successful leader and role model.

Teamwork

How do you create a winning culture? How do you promote an environment where you’d rather kick a goal for the team as opposed to yourself? Michelle discusses the founding ingredients – open communication, respect, and a wining mentality – for a team’s success. This is drawn from a culture which successfully saw the Matilda’s qualify for their first Olympic Games in 12 years.

Leadership

Sport, like business, requires a clear strategic direction. Who are you? Where are you? And where do you want to be? Michelle discusses her goal-setting techniques and offers a personal insight into her own experiences. Every team/organisation displays a variety of people and personalities; therefore, the importance lies in the ability to both motivate and maintain peak performances from every member of the team.

Overcoming Challenges

As the only openly gay athlete to have represented Australia at an Olympic Games, Michelle is no stranger to breaking barriers and conquering adversity. The striker speaks from raw personal experiences (on and off the field) that have solidified her as one of Australia’s most inspirational athletes.