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Shane Heal Travels from Brisbane, QLD


  • Business
  • Change Management
  • Culture Change
  • Franchise
  • Goal Setting
  • Leadership
  • Motivational
  • Olympian
  • Resilience
  • Sport Coaches

Shane Heal is one of Australia’s most recognised personalities and sporting figures, a profile forged representing Australia at four Olympic Games and playing professionally for more than 20 years in Australia, Europe and the NBA. This included Captaining the Sydney Kings to their first ever title.

Shane Heal knows better than most that life has its ups and downs. He has experienced the highest of highs, captaining his country at the Olympics and making it all the way to the NBA, the world’s toughest basketball league. And he has experienced the lows, when the business empire he fought hard to build came down around him, forcing him to start again from scratch. He has experienced first-hand when having confidence in your skills, tenacity and endurance is not a ‘nice to have’, but a ‘must have to get through this’.

After his playing career, in 8 years Shane went from owning one Subway franchise to becoming Australia’s single largest multi-brand franchisee with over 360 staff and more than $30 million in turnover.

Shane's journey also includes successfully leading a team of accomplished Queensland business people who in April 2015 were awarded the licence for a new professional basketball team in the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL). Based in South East Queensland, Shane will also be Head Coach of this new team and play a key role in leading and mentoring the next generation of elite female basketballers. 

While his story is unique, lessons from his journey as an elite athlete, businessman, coach and mentor continue to benefit people from all walks of life and business. Shane is a versatile speaker able to deliver keynote addresses including motivation, overcoming the odds, leadership, communication, motivation, culture, team work and achieving goals, mixed in with stories and humorous anecdotes from his basketball career in Australia, the NBA, Europe and the Olympic Games.

Keynote Titles

  • Goal Setting
  • Leadership and Culture
  • Motivation
  • Sport


Shane was sensational at our event. His demeanour naturally gelled with the audience, and they were fully engaged from the get go. Our people saw a lot of synergies between what is required to be successful in their roles, and what Shane has had to do both in sporting and business environments, and he communicated that in such an easy and interactive (not to mention entertaining). 10/10!

GIO Insurance

We particularly enjoyed the references you made in regard to empowerment, sharing in rewards, the importance of team selection and the dependence you place on team players whilst retaining top talent who contribute collectively to the overall goal.

C8 - Sanctuary Cove

Feedback from students about your presentation and subsequent discussion with them has been excellent, particularly in relation to your perspective on goal setting and belief in your ability to achieve your dreams.

Toowoomba City Council

The team enjoyed Shane’s delivery and messages around one team, collaboration and desire. Shane was easily able to translate a high performance sports team to that of a high performance business team. I really liked his discussion around his time with the Spurs, where their top line player was treated the same as the rest of the team, creating a fair and level environment. Shane also used an analogy around his three daughters, which as a parent could easily be related to the sporting or business arena. Shane then spent time networking post the formalities which was well received.

Bank Of Queensland Business, Corporate, Property And Agri Business


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