Trevor Hendy first became known through the sport of Ironman racing. He is unchallenged as 'the greatest Ironman in the world'. The pride of Australian Surf Lifesaving, Trevor's list of sporting records will likely never be matched.
Competing for the Surfers Paradise Club on the Gold Coast, Trevor won six Australian Open Ironman titles surpassing Grant Kenny's record. He claimed his fourth consecutive World Ironman title in the United Kingdom in 1994. This feat was regarded miraculous considering the world title is only held every 2nd year and involves many rounds for qualification.
Given the list of possible outcomes, it was this winning streak that first stamped Trevor's ability to consistently feel his way through any situation as something special indeed (an ability that would come in very handy in his later corporate life). This was driven home also in 1994 when Trevor swept away all before him, creating a unique record of five 1st placings and two 2nd placings out of 7 professional starts in that season's Ironman Super Series, leaving him unquestionably at the pinnacle of his sport.
After this, Trevor switched to Kayaking in a bid to refresh his desire to compete at the top level. Having achieved a rare feat of completing his sporting goals at a young age, Trevor, armed with a new set of goals and a new sport to conquer set about tackling a steep learning curve with a new freshness and a desire to paddle at the Sydney Olympics. He went on to make it to the 1998 World Kayak/Canoe Championships and European World Cup series, finishing with several top 5 places and along the way, having a real taste of the teamwork required (another ability that would be later called on) to challenge the world kayaking elite in the hotly contested K4 1000m event. He also secured two more Australian championships along the way. After making it into a very small and hard to crack Australian Kayaking side, he had fulfilled his dream of once again representing his Country, albeit this time in an entirely different sport.
After returning from the World Kayaking Championships, having done the hard yards and seemingly only a stones throw from the Sydney Olympics, Trevor stunned the sporting world by announcing his retirement from Professional sport, ending his dormant Ironman career and his Olympic campaign in the process. It was then that we came to understand that a new Trevor Hendy had emerged. "I simply realised that I loved helping people win their gold medal more than I loved chasing my own".
While coaching the next couple of World Ironman Champions Trevor certainly flew a few more times, competitively, himself, winning World and Australian titles in the new millennium, admittedly without training for them, stating "it's amazing what you can do, when you truly feel good about yourself".
Trevor Hendy is a legend in his sport. No other competitor has reached his heights. Together with his down to earth attitude he became a role model for all Australians. This was recognized when he was awarded as a member of the Order of Australia. He has also been inducted into the Surf Life Saving, Gold Coast and Australian Sporting Hall of Fame.
Trevor ultimately achieved, in a funny way, two goals in one, when he was selected as the expert kayaking commentator for the Channel 7 coverage of the Sydney Olympics, in a unique way supporting his old team mates in their own medal success.
Trevor now continues to tour the country on the speaking circuit furthering his own learning and sharing everywhere he can, both from the Old sporting anecdotes to the new inspiration that he has found in living his life after sport and challenging himself to push further into his own life purpose and big picture.
It is here that after a lot of personal success, his share of personal challenges followed by a long period of study and a lot of catch up time with his family, Trevor has become highly sort after for his ability to speak, from experience, about living a life of accomplishment, balance and deep personal satisfaction, not to mention climbing the highest heights.
Trevor fills his days Training and mentoring a handful of clients with no prejudice towards skill or achievement level. Whilst he loves to guide anyone who wants to make change, his client list also includes some of the Worlds sporting and business elite. He mixes his experience as a counselor, life coach, sporting coach and elite athlete to guide everyone he works with, to bigger and better things. He specializes in connecting with his clients at a deep enough level to find the personal negatives holding them back and unleash the passion they need to 'go the whole way'. He is a renowned and highly sort after problem solver, specializing in conflict resolution and works regularly with large corporate organizations to inspire and unite their teams with an emphasis on creating a wave of success and riding it. He personally customizes his corporate programs and guides his clients with the care and commitment he would give a family member.
Trevor firmly believes that there is a solution to any problem or downturn in results and has assembled a fine team of skilled and passionate individuals to be able to go into any organization and create an immediate turnaround.
Trevor returned to his great passion of Professional Ironman racing as a Channel 10 Commentator and Consultant for the Newly launched Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ironman Series.
Trevor still lives on the Gold Coast, Australia and travels the world working in the field of Truth and Wellness and speaking on/for awareness, motivational and community based projects. He summarizes his life philosophy when he says 'Bring it into Now and never underestimate the power of who you are'.