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.