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Simon Madden

Simon Madden

Driven by his underlying belief that if you improve your people you improve your business, Simon Madden offers a range of services to help your people connect with their work, their colleagues and their clients in exciting and invigorating ways.

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On behalf of the Victoria Police, Special Operations Group (S.O.G.), I wish to take this opportunity to formally express our gratitude for your outstanding and thought provoking presentation to the S.O.G. Your vast knowledge, credibility and experience in effectively leading and maintaining high performing teams came to the fore during your presentation.

Geoff Alway, Superintendent Protective Security Division, Victoria Police


Thanks so much for your presentation at our Managers meeting in Melbourne. The feedback about your presentation was outstanding. You delivered your messages in a way that the management team really enjoyed. Also thanks so much for the information about the other services you provide. Hopefully we can look at something more in the future.

Suzanne Petterson, General Manager, Aged Care, Lend Lease


Great to have you over for the chapter retreat and thanks very much for the quality of your presentation. Recommendation is the sincerest form of thanks and with your permission I would like to recommend you to the other chapters in the regions for any similar gigs they may be running. All the very best with your endeavours, and thanks again.

Paul Claessen, Retreat Organizer, Entrepreneurs Organization, Perth


I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and appreciation for your contribution to our retreat. All participants enjoyed the theoretical sessions and widely appreciated the practical activities. They are still talking about how they enjoyed the interaction and participation and how much they have benefited from your coaching. Please accept my most sincere thanks for making our two day retreat a memorable one.

Massimo Di Luca, Food and Beverage Manager, RACV City Club, Melbourne


I wanted to congratulate you on your presentation last night. It was very informative and enjoyable. Everyone around me was absolutely engrossed with what you saying. Thank you so much for your time and effort. Very much appreciated. In all a fantastic night and I thank you.

John C Burt OAM, Principal Ballarat Specialist School

Simon Madden Travels from VIC
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Simon Madden's Biography

With experience in education, business and elite sport, Simon Madden has a unique outlook on what it takes to be successful. With 15 years teaching experience in the western and northern suburbs of Melbourne and 14 years in the information technology, media and marketing industries, Simon still managed to fit in 19 years of Australian Rules Football at the highest level after making his debut at just 16 years of age. Attaining the position of Vice Principal during his teaching carrier he was also able to play 378 games for the Essendon Football Club, be named captain of the club and Victorian, play in two premiership teams and be selected All Australian on nine occasions. He also had a great of deal of involvement in the Players Association including time as president laying the foundations for the association’s present success.

After finishing his playing career he moved into the dynamic world of business and in sales and management roles successfully dealt with many large corporations and government bodies. During this time his football career was further acknowledged when he had the dual honor of being inducted into Essendon’s Hall of Fame as well as the AFL Hall of Fame.

His impact on the game as well as that of his brother, Justin has also been acknowledged by the introduction of the Madden Cup for games between Essendon and Carlton and the AFLPA Madden Medal recognizing the outstanding contribution which AFL Players make to football, family and the community.

Along the way he’s had television, radio, public speaking and presenting experience and has continually been sought by business, government, media, educational and sports bodies for his views on life, business and sport. He has never been far away from football and has continually been sort by AFL clubs to pass on his knowledge of the game as a specialist ruck coach. Simon also held roles as a Director on the Executive of the AFL Players Association and Chairman of the AFLPA Past Players Advisory Board.

Some of Simon’s career highlights include negotiating a billion dollar collective bargain deal, establishing a landmark deal with an iconic Australia food/beverage manufacturer, and growing business with a government agency by several hundred percent. He is currently a Director on the Essendon Football Club Board.

Combine all of this experience with a passion for improving people and you have a powerful formula for understanding and facilitating the process of winning. Now Simon has directed all his energy into assisting organizations improve their people. He incorporates all his years of experience and knowledge in providing you with the philosophies, insights and processes to assist you develop and harness the strengths of your team.

Driven by his underlying belief that if you improve your people you improve your business, Simon and his team offer a range of services to help your people connect with their work, their colleagues and their clients in exciting and invigorating ways.

Speaking Topics Include

Leadership and Management - Do You Know the Difference?
Developing a Culture of Success in Your Business
Winning Teamwork - Do You Have It? Can You Get it?
A Healthy Employee is a Productive Employee
Engaging Your Workforce for Better Productivity
Every Employee can be a Sales Person
Business Clarity in the Information Overload Age
Raison D'etre - Your Reason to Be in Business
Real Communication - Cutting Through the Fog, Haze and Chatter