Unchallenged as ‘the greatest Ironman in the world’ Trevor Hendy is a legend in his sport. No other competitor has reached his heights. He has won six Australian Open Ironman Titles surpassing Grant Kenny’s record of four, He also won four consecutive World Ironman Titles. He was a four-time winner of the Uncle Toby's Super Series.
His success, together with his down to earth attitude is testament to Hendy’s ‘role model’ status for all Australians. This was recognised when he was awarded as a member of the Order of Australia.
Trevor is now a trained facilitator and presenter of personal growth workshops and uses this skill to assist real change for his audience. He now tours 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.
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 world's sporting and business elite. He mixes his experience as a counsellor, life coach, sporting coach and elite athlete to guide everyone he works with, to bigger and better things. He specialises 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, specialising in conflict resolution and works regularly with large corporate organisations to inspire and unite their teams with an emphasis on creating a wave of success and riding it. He personally customises his corporate programs and guides his clients with the care and commitment he would give a family member.
Competing for the Surfers Paradise Club on the Gold Coast, Trevor Hendy 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.
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 2000 Olympics. He went on to make it to the 1998 World Kayak/Canoe Championships and European World Cup series, and secured two more Australian championships along the way.
However, after returning from the 1998 World Kayaking Championships, having done the hard yards and seemingly only a stone's throw from the 2000 Olympics, Trevor stunned the sporting world by announcing his retirement from Professional sport, ending his dormant Ironman career and his 2000 Olympic campaign in the process. It was then that we came to understand that a new Trevor Hendy had emerged. “I simply realized that I loved helping people win their gold medal more than I loved chasing my own”.
2010 saw Trevor return 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. He has been inducted into the Surf Life Saving, Gold Coast and Australian Sporting Hall of Fames.
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.”