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Testimonials for Emma Murray
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Emma Murray's Biography
Emma Murray is a qualified psychotherapist, mindfulness coach, NLP master practitioner and clinical hypnotherapist, who brings 20 years experience working with elite athletes, students and corporate executives.
As a former National level Netball player, AIS and VIS scholarship holder and accredited Victorian Netball League (VNL), Championship Grade Netball Coach – Emma brings to her work a personal understanding of the pressures and expectations experienced by elite athletes.
Emma is currently the high performance mind coach for the Richmond Football Club and St Kilda Football Club as well as working with individual athletes in pursuit of Olympic success. Considered as a leading performance mindset coach she also delivers workshops to large corporate organisations, high level executives, VCE students and performers of the arts.
Emma’s life recently took an unexpected turn when her 14 year old, athletically gifted son, Will, broke his neck jumping off a pier. Will is now a quadriplegic and his dream of playing AFL football has been switched to a dream of one day using his hands or standing on his own.
Will’s story, through Emma’s writing on social media and public speaking engagements has gained viral attention that now spans to various corners of the world. After years of teaching high performing individuals the importance of staying in the moment, Emma is getting a new perceptive and appreciation for the very importance of staying still and present. The devastating effects of quadriplegia on Will, his 3 siblings and the extended family unit has become a teaching forum which has united the community in both grief and hope.
Emma and Will’s dad, Nick, have taken a unique approach to spinal cord injury rehabilitation and are creating a program which fuses eastern and western medicine and surrounds Will with a team of people who’s sole objective is for Will to regain function below the injury site.
2 years after being told he would never feel or move anything from the chest down, Will is living proof of the power of Emma’s work - with him using the power of his A Game to now stand unassisted … with his eyes still firmly planted on walking again in the future.
Through her writing and speaking engagements Emma provides a moving insider’s account of the performance secrets behind one of the most incredible AFL Grand Final wins in history. She also outlines the parallels between life changing lessons, from the challenges of living with spinal cord injury to finding peak performance in sport, business and life. Emma engages her audience with personal stories as well as those of some of Australia’s elite athletes.
Speaking Topics Include
Family tragedy and a story of survival through the use of mindfulness, perspective and determination – Emma tells her family’s story of surviving their son’s tragic accident and subsequent quadriplegia in a way which not only captures the hearts and attention of her audience but also inspires them to switch their own perspectives and strive to change and improve the story they are currently living. Emma skilfully weaves practical skills and lessons into her presentation, bringing to life the elements of mindfulness, gratitude and empathy.
Inside the minds of some of AFL’s top players, including de-identified personal stories – Ever wondered what an AFL player really feels and thinks? Ever wondered what makes someone a champion and someone else fail? Emma gives the audience a rare insight into the minds of some of the AFL’s top players whilst at the same time giving her audience some valuable take outs to improve their own performance and become champions in their own lives.
Understanding the machine in our mind and how to control our attention to achieve more, perform better and feel happier – This workshop is ideal as part of a bigger sales training program, company conference or school VCE program. Using practical exercises and examples taken from the AFL and sporting world, it hits home the skill and importance of attention control.
Change your state to change your performance (and your life) – For organisations wishing to improve efficiency, culture and results… INSTANTLY… this presentation/workshop is for you. Ideal for both large and small groups – employees, students or athletes will immediately learn how to focus better, feel more energised and engaged.
Taming the monkey in your mind – Emma captures the essence of mindfulness in a fun and engaging way, by including practical exercises and ready-to-use strategies.