Rowland McGabhann has accumulated his vast experience and expertise as a communicator not just as a sports performance coach but also has worked as a stunt man where he appeared in films like “Country Dance”, “Great Escape”, “The Quiet American” and “Excalibur”. With an impressive background, a life long dedication to sports and physical fitness, and an incredible life story to go with it, he has a natural ability to teach individuals and teams how to motivate and empower themselves through the way they apply and relate mental focus & physical exercise to their personal and professional lives.
Rowland McGabhann’s audiences enjoy the natural charm of this Irish man mixed with adventure and excitement and a personal journey many can only dream about. The man in question will reveal his secret on how he turned misery into opportunity through his streetwise approach to life.
A former Irish national and international sporting champion, stuntman and entrepreneur he has lived and competed in some of the most exotic places in the world. To do this, he had to overcome a tough upbringing in the rough neighbourhoods of post war Dublin.
Rowland McGabhann’s sporting achievements include boxing (Irish state champion), barefoot water-skiing, Irish champion for 10 years undefeated, held the European jump record, ranked in top 10 in Europe and competed in 10 successive world championships and twenty years of Martial Arts experience holding a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
In his mid twenties, a rare crippling disease that immobilised his limbs brought his world championship career to an abrupt halt. Doctors advised him that he would at best regain 60% of the use of his arms and legs and never compete again. Within two years, Rowland defied the odds, not only taught himself to walk again, but to compete and beat his peers.
Rowland McGabhann’s has trained sports teams and individuals in achieving peak performances at critical times.
Rowland, a member of the National Speakers Association of Australia (NSAA), (APS) delivers powerful, life changing yet light-hearted presentations. Combining the principles of martial arts and mental focus of the mind, his audiences learn how to create powerful psychologies for success and achievement.
Speaker Topics Include:
Personal Responsibility and Goal Setting
New Enthusiasm for Team work
Understanding of Cross Cultural and Cross Gender Issues
Better Work/Life Balance