Wayne Pearce



A rugby league career that saw him captain and coaches his Balmain and the NSW state team’ as well as captain Australia, gave Wayne Pearce an insight into the powerful psychological impacts of teamwork. An outstanding communicator and a brilliant MC who enthusiastically captivates and engages his audience, Wayne can also deliver stimulating, provocative and personally challenging presentations that will motivate your staff to achieve their best.

Born and raised in the Sydney suburb of Balmain, Wayne Pearce played 188 premiership games for the Balmain Tigers between 1980 and his retirement in 1990. He was captain of the club for seven seasons, including four successive Panasonic Cup Finals, and two grand finals. He was still a current player when he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to the Rugby League and the community.

Whilst developing his football career, Wayne completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of New South Wales which included 3 years of psychology studies, a theory he put into practice when he retired from playing and commenced a professional coaching career with the Balmain Tigers.

After leaving the professional sports coaching ranks, Wayne used his considerable knowledge of the psychology of performance to develop motivation and team development programs for the corporate world to improve workplace productivity. Motivating, often amusing and always sincere and down-to-earth, Wayne conveys a message that is honest, realistic and inspirational to all. Not only is he exciting and refreshing, but he also has a dynamic presentation style and practical approach that will keep all your clients focused; even those with little knowledge of rugby league.

Regardless of whether you’re looking for a speaker who will provide your clients with a good laugh whilst reinforcing some important messages or themes; seeking someone who can share a candid and funny perspective of the life of a professional sportsman or a keynote speaker that is considered one of the outstanding thinkers on the topics of teamwork, leadership and the psychology of peak performance, Wayne Pearce is the one for you.

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