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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
“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."
“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"
“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"
“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."
“I provided Stan with a brief which he utilised perfectly. His presentation was inspiring and informative. Great Work!"
“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."
“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."
Excellent, inspiring and thought provoking.
Confederation of Australian Motor Sport
Stan Alves was one of the most realistic, passionate speakers we have heard for a long time. He left a lasting impression on our Father’s Day audience and the students he spoke to after the breakfast. A warm, humble, generous and charismatic man.
St Joseph's College Mildura
Audience loved Stan and was exceptionally engaged throughout the whole seminar.
Stan was a fabulous speaker and kept the audience engaged for the whole time. He targeted his presentation to the audience and was well received by all attendees.
Excellent. Our organization is going through a reinvention and Stan was engaged to deliver a presentation on team work, culture and change. While Stan delivered his presentation there wasn’t a sound in the room, he had our staff captivated with his stories and key messages. Stan was a true gentlemen, he spoke with our staff, had photos taken and had a laugh – it was a thoroughly enjoyable and powerful experience. I would highly recommend Stan.
Rural Housing Network Ltd.
We have been holding our Father / Son night for a number of years and last night was the most successful one yet in realtion to the delivery by a keynote speaker. Stan's speech met our expectations in every way. He delivered a thorough and well directed speech which hit an emotional cord with all present. He held the attention of the audience for a long period and was open and honest with his keynote delivery and the follow up questions. Stan related well to teachers, parents and students. We have had a number of positive comments made about the night and would like to commend Stan on his work.
Langwarrin Park Primary School
Stan Alves was excellent. We have used Stan now for 2 years to MC our Sportsman’s Night and interview our guest speakers. He is proficient in his task of MC and always prepares thoroughly for the job of interviewing our guest speakers.
St Margaret School
Excellent. Stan was an excellent speaker who successfully related to our group about his knowledge on leadership qualities relevant to business and sport.
City of Whitehorse
Excellent. Of the 7 speakers we have had over the last 2 years, Stan Alves is a stand out communicator. A generous and down to earth person. The guests were literally lifted out of their seats.
Excellent. The team valued Stan’s presentation highly. His reinforcement of some key messages was something our leaders could take to their teams.
National Australia Bank
Stan got everyone buzzing by the end which is fantastic to see. He knows how to read and work an audience.
Stan was able to emphasise the main objectives of our conference (Working Together) in a constructive and entertaining way.
Engaged the audience very well. Very challenging and enlightening. Most enjoyable.
Australia Post – Corporate Security
Excellent. Feedback from participants was very good. Stan’s enthusiastic and down to earth style was very appealing and overall he was entertaining, inspiring and very motivational. Personally, I was enthralled and recommend Stan as an excellent speaker in a range of situations.
Excellent. I was impressed that Stan had taken notice of our briefing, his style and content was spon on and very enjoyable.
Your could hear a pin drop as Stan had total attention of the audience.
Stawell Interwine Services
Stan was excellent in his approach to the whole day. Very very impressed with him.
Tasmanian Cricket Association
Excellent. Stan is the best speaker we have ever booked.
SPL WorldGroup Australia Pty Ltd
Tailored to the audience and our requirements very well.
John Danks & Son Pty Ltd
Excellent. We made an excellent choice in choosing Stan Alves as our motivational speaker. Throughout the delivery of his presentation, you could have heard a pin drop -every one was hanging onto his every word. The standing ovation he received was thoroughly deserved. Congratulations Stan!
Tasmanian Schools Administrators Association
Excellent. Stan’s presentation made a huge difference to our conference. A number of our people have been moved to reflect on some very serious issues in both their private and business lives as a result of Stan’s talk.
Stan was fantastic, he had accurately read my take on the group and what we needed and then exceeded our expectations. This group are hard to impress and I am so happy that everyone single person congratulated me on my choice of speaker.
Yarra Valley Water
Excellent. Thought Stan Alves was very easy to understand, everyone could relate to his content and I found him excellent to work with, prior to the seminar and even afterwards. I would not hesitate in recommending Stan to any company.
Excellent. Stan presented his address with passion and pride ,and really knew how to deliver his message. It was an absolute pleasure to have him.
Returned and Services League of Australia (Victorian Branch) Inc.
Excellent. Stan did a great job of relating his football coaching experience back to relevant business experiences of the group. He went way beyond the call of duty by attending the dinner and talking to the participants one-on-one. He was highly entertaining – considering he spoke at the end of a long day of intensive learning, he did well to capture the audiences attention for as long as he did.
Melbourne Business School
Stan was fantastic i.e. excellent and we would not hesitate to use his services again. His knowledge and motivational skills were just superb.
Whitefriars O.C Football Club
Stan presentation was first class, his audience was spellbound and his ability to mesh together his sporting and business achievements together with the challenges he has faced in his personal life was compelling.
Feedback from both teachers and importantly students present was extremely positive. Students gained much from Stan's words of wisdom!
Central Highlands Wimmera Region
We have had overwhelming comment and response from our team members for Stan Alve's presentation and participation. As a company we are challenging each and every one of us to look at who we are, where we are now, where we want to be and how we get there. Stan left no doubt in anyone's mind that we are all personally responsible for our own choices and when we know and recognise this we can give our all to the task at hand, whether in our personal relationships, business or sport. He feels like an trusted, "old" friend already.
OG Roberts Motors
Stan was delightful to deal with, professional, polite and attentive. We particularly appreciated him making the time for a face to face brief before the session. Our staff found his gentle style with several real life stories very engaging. Stan presented a great session with a good mix of interaction and a great theme that we could all relate to.
The initial feedback on the night was very positive, with many people saying they found Stan's presentation to be; interesting, engaging, stimulating, inspirational, practical, down to earth, easy to relate to and rewarding. Some people said it was the best Speaker we have had at our AGM
Stan's presentations really hit the mark. His simple but powerful messages were delivered with great enthusiasm and obvious sincerity. Staff in attendance were clearly motivated and uplifted by the experience. I would be more than happy to recommend Stan's services to other clients.
City Of Whittelsea
Stan has a great style in terms of relating to his audience and being able to shift their thinking. He was entertaining, interesting and most importantly, inspirational. Exactly what we were looking for in a keynote speaker!
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
We found Stan very energetic and dynamic with a great mix of humour. Kept us well entertained as well as captivated the whole time.
Victorian Plant Hire
His talk at our awards night was very good , touching in on the theme of the week and bringing together a broad range of points. He spoke openly and honestly and gave us all plenty to consider as we move forward to a higher performing team.
Ortho – Clinical Diagnostics
Stan’s presentation held a lot of interest, I thought he presented very good.
Meritum Financial Group
Excellent. Stan comes across very personable and approachable. His presentation and ability to connect with the audience is greatly valued. We also valued that he made himself available to speak to people and spend time both before and after his presentation. He respects his audience. He is very professional, charming and giving of his time. We appreciate the fact that Stan was willing to be interviewed on radio in the lead up to our event.
Department of Employment & Workplace Relations
Excellent . Stan turned around a lot of negative thoughts to very positve thoughts. His presentation was terrific and he had a good connection with the audience. He was received with great enthusiasm. He incorporated everything in his presentation that he was briefed on and more. Everyone was please with our choice of speaker.
Swinburne University of Technology
My dealings with Stan were both professional and enlightening. Stan was courteous to the needs of the our organisation and delivered on those needs through what I and others described as a thought provoking presentation. In the last three days since Stan's talk a new way of thinking has began to emerge from our leadership group. The Melton Shire Council is delighted in having engaged with Stan on his experiences on leadership.
Melton Shire Council
Stan was extremely professional and personable. He was very approachable and flexible and provided us with the presentation my organisation was looking for. He provided us all with an excellent springboard into our workshop the following day. His comments and reflections on his experiences and his thoughts on our future progress as a new team was just what was required.
Stan was very well received by participants at the workshop. Feedback since the workshop has been highly positive. Stan closely tailored his presentation to reflect the brief supplied and ensured that the outcomes we sought were achieved. He left participants with a number of practical tools that they could use in the workplace. On the day of the workshop Hobart experienced snow and a speaker was unable to attend. Stan was very flexible and happy to accommodate a change in scheduling at very short notice.
Excellent. What a lovely warm, personable presenter. Did not um or er once just delivered 40 minutes of talk filled with great stories practical examples and stuff that made you think, nod and smile. Our audience loved him.
Banyule City Council
Very good motivational speaker. Came across as genuine and with a fair degree of humility. Condensed a lot of messages into a limited time. Well received by the target audience.
EXCELLENT. Stan has a amazing way of connecting with people.Stan touched everyone in the room with his passion and love of life. He is inspirational on every level.
Rotary Club of Ulverstone
Stan was as mentioned a consummate professional, he was great prior to the event, attended briefings and also the venue to check everything out. He was great on the night, networked with everyone and got people involved in conversations and then as an MC in front of the audience worked very well for a golf event, he ran with the event, adding things where needed and created a great atmosphere for the evening.
Catalyst Consulting and Events