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Michelle Cowan

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. A passionate speaker about team dynamics, leadership, empowering women, perseverance and passion, Michelle combines her experience and humour for an inspiring and entertaining presentation.

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Testimonials for Michelle Cowan

Michelle was a fantastic speaker, she really engaged with the audience with a talk that was relevant for both work and personal life.
City of Stirling

 

Michelle was fantastic! She was very engaging and provided practical advice that everyone could take away. She was also very accommodating to our event set logistics and gave us a lot of her time before and after the event to ask questions etc.
ExxonMobil

 

Michelle was well spoken and related well and interacted with the audience. She seemed to be able to read the crowd well
North Cottesloe SLSC

 

Michelle’s passion and commitment to what she does and how you can incorporate that in what you do was outstanding. The feedback from the delegates on the day was excellent. Michelle is down to earth and relatable. Would definitely recommend Michelle to anyone.

Australian Childcare Alliance

 

Michelle Cowan was a great success as our after dinner speaker. She had a humorous and engaging delivery of some very powerful messages on leadership and overcoming gender discrimination.
Informa Australia

 

Michelle gave a really inspiring and articulate talk about her time in the industry. She came across as convivial and authentic. Would highly recommend her.

Rio Tinto

 

Michelle is an absolutely brilliant and genuine speaker. The entire room was engaged throughout and the feedback received from the guests was that they had never witnessed a more inspirational speaker.

BCG

 

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

Michelle Cowan's Biography

Combining her two passions of being a mother and AFL coach, Michelle’s amazing story is a tribute to what all of us can achieve with enough guts, grit and determination. With over 18 years of coaching experience in the WAFL, AFL and AFLW a long and successful career that has contributed to the games exciting evolution.

In early 2019 Michelle was appointed as Assistant Coach of the West Coast Eagle’s AFLW team and in 2021 was offered the opportunity to become Head of Operations and Player Wellbeing for the team.

At 21 Michelle became Australia’s first female WAFL assistant coach and put West Perth through its paces.

Her role at West Perth was followed by a three year stint at South Fremantle Football Club as midfield coach.

Michelle later took on a dual role at Melbourne Football Club as the Senior Coach of their Women’s Team and Development Coach for the Men’s team before being appointed by Fremantle Football Club (Dockers) to be the inaugural coach of their AFLW side 2016-2018.

Michelle was awarded the AFL Football Woman of the Year in 2013.

Her achievements have made it clearer for the next generation of women in football proving that when it comes to football or business, gender is no barrier to kicking goals.

A passionate speaker about team dynamics, leadership, empowering women, perseverance and passion, Michelle combines her experience and humour for an inspiring and entertaining presentation. Her achievements have made it clearer for the next generation of women in football proving that when it comes to football or business, gender is no barrier to kicking goals.

Outside of AFL, Michelle is an unbelievably engaging, energetic and empowering speaker. She’s a true trailblazer when it comes to breaking down traditional female barriers that surround women in business and in sport. She uses her energy and raw enthusiasm to help empower women to be whatever they want to be in life. She’s an inspiration and a true professional with glowing personality that engages audiences from the second she walks onto the stage.

Speaking Topics Include

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. 

 

The Journey – Michelle shares her personal story of perseverance and passion

Team Dynamics – Leadership, Culture, Giving and Receiving Feedback

Is Your Business Match Fit – Michelle draws on the parallels between business and sport