2013 Football Woman of the Year; Inaugural Coach of Fremantle Football Club’s (Dockers) Women’s Team; 2014 AFL DSR Coach of the Year; AFL Advisory board member; Motivational speaker
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.
At 21 Michelle because 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.
Michelle is a charismatic speaker whose presentations will motivate, inspire and entertain any audience.
Her topics include:
- 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.
Alternatively, Michelle can tailor a presentation to suit your specific requirements or event theme.
Accolades from previous speaking engagements
“Powerful and a true inspiration. A must see.”
Sinead Regan. MLC
“Michelle has the innate ability to inspire and motivate. She has a unique energy and is incredibly driven which has resulted in a myriad of personal achievements and has also encouraged success in others. Hearing Michelle speak makes you believe you
can go that extra mile.”
Melanie Debenham. Freehills
“Bright, warm, engaging, topical – a bundle of energy and enthusiasm who brightened up an otherwise ordinary series of presentations. Michelle’s speech was certainly the highlight of the day.”
Dee Richards. Minara Resources