David Parkin OAM
- AFL and AFLW Speakers
- After Dinner Speakers
- Business Speakers
- Communication Skills Coaching
- Goal Setting Speakers
- Inspirational Speakers
- Leadership Speakers
- Motivational Speakers
- Overcoming Adversity / Resilience Speakers
- Sports Speakers
- Team Building and Teamwork Speakers
Testimonials for David Parkin OAM
David was absolutely first rate. He was very obliging regarding arrangements and bombproof with respect to honouring them. David responded very well to my briefing and tailored his address accordingly. He was humourous and passionate in his address (and in taking over footy training for the club) and the audience hung on every word. I couldn't speak too highly of David's work.
Northern District Community Health Services
David was extremely well received by all delegates and members of the MGV. In fact, David stayed for awhile following the dinner and his overall presentation, passionate delivery and personal attributes made the conference dinner so good. We have had many good comments and feedback. David is an accomplished presenter and After Dinner Speaker. Thank you so much David for your great contribution.
Municipal Group of Valuers Victoria
Extremely well received. His address was a highlight and he made many friends mingling with our guests during lunch afterwards. I would have no hesitation in recommending David to anyone looking for a passionate, interesting and thought provoking speaker on leadership and working as a team.
IAG - Insurance Australia Group
Fee Range: Up to $5000
David Parkin OAM's Biography
As a well-known achiever in both the Sporting and Academic fields, David inspires audiences with the power to perform with greater effectiveness and to rise to greater heights in their business and personal life. David is currently a Media Commentator on Fox Footy and ABC Radio.
David's accomplishments as a football player and coach are outstanding; he captained Hawthorn Football Club to their second premiership in 1971, and then coached them to a flag in 1978. He later coached Carlton Football Club to successive Premierships in 1981 - 82, as well as taking them to a record breaking number of victories in 1995, which culminated with them being Premiers.
In 2000, despite lucrative offers to continuing coaching and join the corporate world full-time, David returned to his first passion the Hawthorn Football Club as Director of Football, where he remained until 2002. David was inducted to the AFL Football Hall of Fame in May of that year.
David is one of just six coaches to have coached over 500 AFL/VFL games (the others are Tom Hafey, Jock McHale, Allan Jeans, Kevin Sheedy and Ron Barassi). David's professional experience includes President of the Australian Football Coaches Association (1994-2002); Executive Officer Australian Football Coaches Association (1989-90); Director of Football, Hawthorn Football Club (2001-2002) and President, Australian Football Coaches Association (Victorian Branch)
David Parkin's academic achievements include developing and lecturing in the Sports Coaching Degree course at Deakin University. He has also lectured at Victoria College Burwood Campus, State College of Victoria Burwood Campus and Burwood Teachers College. David Holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Australia .
A prolific writer, David has written and published more than a dozen books and numerous articles including: Preparing the Australian Footballer (1979); Children's Sport - Equalizing the Opportunity to Play (Sports Coach, 1980); Premiership Football (1984, revised 1987) and Perform or Else (1999). His book Winning With Pumped Up People (2001) co-authored with Paul Bourke, focuses on helping employers and employees achieve business success in a changing marketplace.
David and Paul also wrote What Makes Teams Work (2004), having interviewed dozens of CEO's and taken a detail look at successful Australian companies like Flight Centres, Ford Australia (Ford's only profitable worldwide subsidiary) and Dun & Brad Street, as well as top Australian coaches such as Leigh Matthews, Brian Goorjian and Ric Charlesworth. The book has been described as "The In-Search of Excellence" for Australia - it explores the reasons for and lesson from the highly successful businesses and sporting teams.
David's newest book, again with co-author Paul Bourke, is "Captain-Coach Leadership". In this book David and Paul showcase the key elements of successful organisations and how they make their employees "heroes", or are working hard to achieve "employer of choice" status. They explore in detail what they believe to be the key elements in successful sporting and business teams.
David has been an AFL commentator on ABC Radio, Radio 774 and Fox Sports. He was AFL All Australian Coach in 1995 and is a Member of the Australian Football Hall of Fame (2002) and the Inaugural Member of the Hawthorn Football Club Hall of Fame (2003).
Speaking Topics Include
Life: the importance of balance
Personal & team motivation
Winning & what it takes
Planning, preparation and performance
Motivation, achievement, success and enjoyment
What Makes Teams Work
Organizational and individual changes
Health & lifestyle management
Values and team rules