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Michelle Cowan

Michelle Cowan

A compelling speaker, Michelle Cowan, has always defied convention. From being the only girl in the locker room, to the only Gen-Y in the boardroom, Michelle is a daring story of success against the odds.

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Testimonials for Michelle Cowan

“Michelle’s honest account and energetic delivery of her personal journey was a true crowd favorite”
Emma Lovell CompetitiveEDGE Events


 "Michelle speaks from the heart and her experience as a Gen Y is really informative for Baby Boomer decision makers.  She is a very entertaining presenter" 
Tilda Newman Newman Global

“Powerful and a true inspiration, a must see”
Sinead Regan MLC

“Following Michelle’s presentation I was re-energized and motivated. The team of staff who attended the session returned to work with a new outlook and drive to succeed” 
Fiona Grieves Recreation Facilities Manager

“Bright, warm, engaging, topical - a bundle of energy and enthusiasm who brightened up an otherwise ordinary series of presentations. Michelle's speech was certainly a highlight of the day”
Dee Richards Minara Resources

Michelle Cowan Travels from WA
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Michelle Cowan's Biography

For an inspiring, entertaining and energetic presentation, Michelle Cowan is a true crowd favourite.  Her story and career success is tribute to her dedication and commitment to succeed.


At 21 she become Australia’s first female WAFL assistant coach and put West Perth through their paces. At 23 she managed 150 staff through a $10.3 million Leisure Centre redevelopment. At 25 she became Managing Director of her own national company. And at 27 she became a Mother also known as - story-teller, doctor, teacher, fireman, garbage truck driver, princess, kangaroo, 5th wiggle and more....


Michelle is currently the inaugural Senior Coach with the South Fremantle Football Club and is the former Development Coach for the Melbourne Football Club Women's side.  Michelle was also awarded the Football Woman of the Year for 2013. Michelle has also recently been appointed the 2014 AFL DSR Coach of the Year.


Home-grown success story and compelling speaker, Michelle Cowan, has always defied convention.  From being the only girl in the locker room, to the only Gen-Y in the boardroom, Michelle is a daring story of success against the odds. 


Taking the attitude which made her the pioneer of women of professional football coaching into the workplace, Michelle managed a team of 150 government staff as a 23 year old, before launching her own national training company, working with some of the biggest names in Australian sport.  


Michelle's amazing stories are a tribute to what all of us can achieve with enough guts, grit and groove

Speaking Topics Include

Keynote Presenter

An empowering motivational speaker full of passion, energy and life!  If you're looking for an entertaining speaker with passion and presence, look no further.   All presentations are customised for the client and to exceed their needs and expectations. 

Michelle currently delivers three Keynote presentations nationally including:

  • Floral Bras and Football Boots - Michelle's personal story
  • The Confidence Coach - The confident you, how to be more confident
  • Match Fit with Coach Cowan - Is your business or company "Match Fit" ?  Analogy of Business and Sport

Master of Ceremonies

More than any other factor, your choice for Master of Ceremonies, can make or break your event. Crowd captivator, Michelle Cowan can give your occasion that elusive edge which guarantees to insure your program against the risk of being ordinary!
Offering a truly personalised service, Michelle starts each engagement with her
9-step, pre-event consultation, making sure she fully understands your audience, your needs and your goals.
Then using her special blend of professionalism, vibrancy and wit, Michelle crafts her audience presentation to meet your specific requirements and truly light up the room!
At once polished and down to earth, a day with Michelle is packed
with “Crowd Energisers”, inspiring anecdotes and real-time audience interaction.
If you need a multi-skilled presenter, who will keep your event fresh and fabulous, 
Michelle offers sharp execution, real-world relevance and passion to burn!