Gavin's background is diverse as it is unique - after completing a masters in psychology and an MBA he embarked on a career as a performance psychologist. Over the past 15 years his experience has been gained in the elite sporting, Olympic and corporate arenas. Think of anything that is driven by human behaviour and someone will react in a way which makes you scratch your head. Gavin can explain this.
Gavin’s media experience includes numerous appearances on radio (including his own segment on ABC Radio in 2005-2006) and TV, including Sunrise, Sports Tonight and the 7.30 Report. He is currently negotiating another regular spot on a national radio show. Gavin is also regularly asked to comment for a variety of business magazines and online publications. Most recent his expertise was utilised in Knowledge@Australian School of Business. What Do They Have That We Haven’t? The Power of Intangible Assets.
Gavin is currently working on his next three books and in his spare time interviews CEOs and executives for his monthly podcast on mental toughness.
Gavin was the team psychologist for the Winter Olympic team in Turin, Italy, 2006 and also for the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games. He was Team Psychologist for the Olympic Archery Team at Sydney 2000. At the professional level he has worked with a variety of athletes from the finest sporting leagues around the world including the NBA, WNBA, and PGA. He was also a team psychologist at the 2003 Rugby World Cup.
His book The Business Olympian, released in June 2008, captures the lessons learned from elite athletes and how these skills can be transferred into the corporate world. Gavin consults to CEOs, managers and elite coaches, delivering a variety of experiential Performance Mastery Workshops, Leadership Development (specialising in change leadership and behavioural accountability), Executive Coaching and Team Building experiences.
He has worked with many of Australia’s leading organisations including; NAB, ANZ, ING, Lend Lease, Victorian State Government and Telstra.