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Stan Alves OAM

Stan Alves


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Elite Sportsman / Motivator & MC

Stan Alves is one of those talented souls whose ability to manifest success in multiple interests is just another day at work. Former AFL coach and elite athlete, Stan transitioned into successful media personality, entrepreneur and businessman. He now combines the two worlds as a master communicator, coach and motivator to inspire teams towards greater levels of personal and professional success.

AFL coach, elite athlete, media personality, entrepreneur and successful businessman, Stan Alves is one of those rare individuals whose multifaceted ability has taken him from the elite sporting arena, into that of business management and back to sport.

Now, as a master communicator, Stan has the ability to create comparisons between sport and business and shares his coaching secrets to help you lead your team to success.

You will learn how to get the best out of each of your people and the team, at the same time. Stan will show you how to develop the talents of the individual whilst guiding the team to the attainment of a common goal.

Success Story

In 1994, Stan Alves was appointed coach of the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League. St Kilda was a club that had been starved for success and had only won one Premiership in its 97 years in the competition.

The previous season they had finished 12th out of 15 sides in the competition and it was felt that apart from five very good players, they were not up to the required standard. Poor on-field performance and a declining membership base had the club in a precarious financial position – the future looked bleak.

5 years later…

At the end of 1998, when Stan Alves left St Kilda Football Club, he had taken them to two Final Series, won an Ansett Cup Pre-Season Competition Premiership (their first of any kind for 30 years), got them to their first Grand Final appearance in 31 years and guided them to where they were now respected for their on-field performances.

On an individual basis, thirteen of his maligned players were honoured by the State of Origin selection and one of his players won consecutive Brownlow Medals.

The Club capitalising on their strong on-field performance increased their membership to 25,000 and moved into a strong financial position.

For his own part, Stan became St Kilda’s second longest serving coach and was rewarded with 1997 Coach of the all Australian Team and 1997 AFL Coach of the Year.

Topics Include

 • Coaching & Leadership
 • Planning
 • Teamwork, Goals and Ownership
 • Performance Management
 • Winning in Adversity
 • Attitude, Enthusiasm & Motivation
 • Health and lifestyle

Stan played 276 senior games, Captained Melbourne 1973 to 1976, won Club Best & Fairest on two occasions, played with North Melbourne in the 1977 winning Grand Final, was State representative on numerous occasions, and was runner-up for the AFL’s top players award, the Brownlow Medal. Stan continues his AFL involvement as an ambassador and advisor with the AFL, and with AFL commentary on ABC Radio.

Speaker & Consultant

A truly talented coach, motivator and communicator, Stan is dedicated to passing on his knowledge and experiences to others for them to be successful in their chosen fields of sport, business and more importantly, life. As a prominent keynote speaker, Stan Alves employs inspirational past and present day successes to motivate and arouse. An easy-going, confident presenter, who captivates the audience with personality, extensive knowledge and amazing insight, Stan Alves is a prominent keynote speaker.

If you require your audience to be enthralled by both speaker and message, Stan Alves delivers. Not only does Stan inform audiences, he also entertains – further enhancing the delivery of the message. Motivating, informing, persuading and adding credibility to your next event is Stan’s forte.

Stan Alves is a keynote speaker who will:

• Inspire your audience.
• Motivate team members.
• Educate employees.
• Instruct and inform players.
• Convey complex ideas in easy-to-understand language.
• Get the message across in an interesting way.
• Persuade the audience to act or adopt a particular mind-set.
• Attract attention to your firm, club or idea.
• Add credibility to your organisation.

As a success in both his personal and professional life, culminating in the receipt of an Order of Australia medal in 2008, Stan Alves is exceedingly familiar with success and achievement. An exceptional keynote speaker, your audience will be left inspired, learned and persuaded. They will be swayed to a particular viewpoint and/or motivated to act. 

Master of Ceremonies

An exciting professional master of ceremonies, Stan Alves makes use of his years in the public spotlight to provide inspiring and unforgettable appearances and events. If you’re panicking about your next event and wondering whether it will run effortlessly, maintain audience interest and be seen as professional, Stan Alves can put your mind to rest.

Apart from Stan’s experience, he has an exceptional talent for attracting and enchanting an audience. Even if a lengthy event, Stan maintains interest with his bigger-than-life personality and unique style of engagement with the audience. His damage-control skills and background as an AFL coach, elite athlete, media personality and businessman means Stan’s able to provide a stimulating event that runs without incident.

Stan Alves, professional master of ceremonies, offers:

 • Time Management. No more long-winded speeches that turn your event into a marathon, communicating needs with speakers prior to the occasion.
 • Exceptional Event Organisation. Stan brings his significant background knowledge in how events operate and applies them to your own.
 • Powerful, Unforgettable Messages in Opening and Closing Statements.
 • Correct Event Component Positioning. Don’t let the incorrect placement of components hinder your event experience.
 • Energy and Enthusiasm. This assists in keeping the audience interested and motivated.
 • Even Speaker Transition and Program Continuity.
 • Interesting Breaks between Speakers.
 • Interacts and Engages with the Audience.
 • Powerful Speaker Introductions that Promotes Credibility.


“Excellent – Stan’s presentation had a high impact of identification for them, as well as being highly motivational. Several other divisions of Mobil have suggested that they would also like to use Stan." 
Mobil Oil

“The audience loved Stan’s presentation – very appropriate, well presented, quality content." 

“The feedback from the event has been outstanding, with members describing you as truly inspirational. Your motivational and entertaining presentation was pitched very well at our members, and your commonsense subject matter was ideal. 
Building Designers Assoc.

“Stan held the audience attention. Highly recommend him for future business conferences" 
The Australian Institute of Credit Management

“Excellent – Stan projects total conviction and his position is contagious. His presentation covered all organisational Teams and will be of benefit to all in both personal & business needs." 

“Stan is an extremely warm and friendly person. His presentation was very apt for our company, climate and the audience he was addressing. It was a good balance between the team/sporting examples and the business relevance. Overall a very passionate, apt and entertaining speaker" 
Optus Communications

“Stan’s enthusiasm and the quality of his presentation ensured the message we wished to send to our people was understood. The increase in enthusiasm and positiveness is already visible" 
Laminex Industries

“Stan not only gave an excellent talk but his professional approach and friendly repour with the guys was fantastic"
Fletcher Challenge Paper

“Excellent speaker. Everyone enjoyed themselves." 
William Mercer

“I provided Stan with a brief which he utilised perfectly. His presentation was inspiring and informative. Great Work!" 
Fujitsu Australia

“A pleasure to work with. Very professional. Delivered with precision as usual." 
hoo marketing pty ltd

“Excellent. Stan made a great presentation which amused and connected with the hearts and minds of all those present." 
Merrill Lynch

“Excellent. His presentation was entertaining, motivating and animating and he’s a really nice guy to boot!!" 
Central Highlands Area Consultative Committee

“Excellent. Very good and relevant to the business and would consider using him again." 

“Excellent. Stan was very personable, interested genuinely in our project and pitched his presentation perfectly to the audience. We were all left with a very positive vibe and a renewed enthusiasm." 

“Excellent. Fantastic, had all staff listening. The best guest speaker we have ever had." 

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