One of the leading innovators in high performance sport, Wayne's coaching, thinking and teaching has influenced some of the World's leading athletes, coaches and teams. His reputation is that of one of the most influential and creative minds in world sport.

Wayne can help your organisation answer all the critical questions and come up with effective, unique, tailored solutions to solve your performance problems and enhance your business success.

Wayne has worked with some of Australia's most successful businesses and sporting teams and is considered one of the leading high performance consultants in the industry today.

Wayne can give your business a competitive advantage and provide your people with the ideas, information and inspiration to enhance your business performance, create a winning culture and sustain your competitiveness.

Wayne has a unique approach - there are no one size fits all solutions or standard presentations rehashed over and over and over. Wayne tailors his messages to meet the unique needs of every client and he provides an individualised follow up PEP (Performance Enhancement Program) which is second to none: like Wayne himself - every session is an original!

An exciting, energetic, engaging and entertaining speaker, Wayne can fuel the fire of inspiration in everyone.

Wayne's list of clients include a who's who of Australian success stories: The Wallabies, The Brumbies, North Melbourne AFL, Tennis Australia, The Australian Triathlon Team, The Australian Institute of Sport, The Australian Swimming team and such Corporate leaders as Integrated and MLC.

He has worked at the highest level of world sport with clients in the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, Portugal, South Africa, New Zealand, Singapore and Japan.

His written work, over 300 articles, have been published and printed in fifteen countries and in seven languages.

Wayne's unique ability to see the big picture and identify the key performance issues means he can design, develop and implement systems to make success happen. His outstanding ability to solve performance problems and think laterally together with his uncanny capacity to understand the real issues and the culture of any organisation enable him to identify simple ways of making important changes - quickly and effectively.

He works with people, teams and organisations to develop sustainable performance improvement through unique, individualised performance enhancement processes. Wayne has been speaking for over 15 years and has presented at numerous Australian and international conferences, workshops, seminars and functions.

His extensive background in high performance sport enables him to present strong and relevant messages with authority around issues such as:

  • Change Management;
  • Creating Successful Teams;
  • Crisis - What Crisis - turning the Recession into Opportunity by Creative Thinking;
  • Leadership - Unleashing the Leadership Potential in Everyone;
  • Recognising and Embracing Difference and Genius;
  • Creating a Vision and Inspiring others;
  • Innovation;
  • Developing and Sustaining Winning Cultures;
  • The Gennies - Working with Gen X, Y and I;
  • Parenting - Particularly Sport and Parenting.

An inspirational speaker who will educate, entertain, challenge and engage audiences of all ages.


I've had the opportunity to work with Wayne in a number of high performance environments. His knowledge of high performance sport and his passion for performance is second to none. Wayne will challenge your high performance thinking and this will help your team deliver.
- Head Coach, NSW Waratahs

Wayne is a professional performance consultant who stimulates growth in any sporting organisation he is involved in. He is inventive, questioning and extremely enthusiastic. He will add to your programme.
- Head Coach, Australian Wallabies

Wayne Goldsmith has a unique ability to convert successful philosophies in sport and apply them with tremendous success to the corporate world. Wayne's approach to performance and his ability to think and do outside the box is cutting edge. He has a tremendous knowledge and passion for performance in both sport and business.
- National Performance Director, British Swimming

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