Don Elgin

They don’t come any livelier than the boy from the bush, Don Elgin.  Entertaining, motivational and an all round larrikin; he represented Australia in the athletics at four World Championships, three Paralympic Games, two World Cups and a Commonwealth Games.

Don Elgin was raised in the NSW town of Tocumwal. Being born without the lower portion of his left leg was no barrier for this boy who would make his first Australian team at 18 years of age, becoming a World Champion and a staggering 20 years later would represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games.

hey don’t come any livelier than the boy from the bush, entertaining, motivational and an all round larrikin; he represented Australia in the athletics at four World Championships, three Paralympic Games, two World Cups and a Commonwealth Games.

Don Elgin was raised in the NSW town of Tocumwal. Being born without the lower portion of his left leg was no barrier for this boy who would make his first Australian team at 18 years of age, becoming a World Champion and a staggering 20 years later would represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games.

PARALYMPIC GAMES:

  • 1996 – Shot Put 14th, Discus 13th, Pentathlon 4th
  • 2000 – 100m 11th, 200m 9th, 400m 12th, Long Jump 9th, Shot Put 8th,http://www.speakerssolutions.com.au/don-elgin/

Discus 11th, Pentathlon 3rd

  • 2004 – Pentathlon Bronze, 4x100m Bronze, 4x400m Silver

 

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS:

  • 1994 – High Jump Bronze, Shot Put 15th, 4x100m Gold
  • 1998 – Pentathlon 4th
  • 2002 – Long Jump 8th, Pentathlon Silver, 4x100m Bronze, 4x400m Silver
  • 2006 – Pentathlon 6th

 

COMMONWEALTH GAMES:

  • 2014 – Discus 8th

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Preparation for Success
  • The key to setting and attaining goals.
  • Success strategies
  • The importance and power of a positive attitude.
  • Managing expectation and overcoming adversity
  • Team building from the sports field to the 
boardroom
  • Embracing changes and building morale in the 
work place
  • Living a full and happy life
  • Appreciating team dynamics
  • Simple goal setting strategies.
  • Building a business from the ground up
  • Mastering the art of embracing change
  • Attitude – Why it matters
  • Creating real balance in life

    TESTIMONIALS

     

    “I have observed Don first hand on a number of occasions and I admire the way in which he can amuse, inspire and challenge his audience.  I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Don for any speaking engagement.” – Paul Kiteley, Athlete Services Manager, Victorian Institute of Sport


    “Now you realise why Don is one of our team leaders, a bloody important part of our team” – Chris Nunn, Head Coach, Australian Track and Field Team, Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. 



     “Don is an exceptional and intelligent speaker who draws heavily on his own background and experience as a Paralympic champion to inspire and motivate.” – Greg Hartung, President, Australian Paralympic Committee


    “I have heard many speakers, both professional and ‘hobbyists’ in the twenty-seven years I have been working.  Don Elgin is one of only a few speakers who have left me with lasting impressions.  Don’s presentation’s are of the highest standard in quantity and quality.” – Australia Post


    “Don gives you the feeling that you can do it – get off your bum and get stuck in.” 
Deakin University


    “Fantastic presentation, something that all our students would have benefited from, not just the athletics team” – Mentone Girls Grammar


    “Don is a great communicator with a personable nature that really enthuses his audience.  Don has always managed to be able to target his presentation exactly at the audience and get rave reviews, and subsequent bookings afterwards.” – Active Approach

    “Don is a very entertaining and inspirational speaker who appeals to a wide audience.  I have received excellent feedback from every speaking engagement that he has performed for us.  He adapted his presentations very well depending on the situation and our requirements.” – Franklins Ltd



     “Excellent.   Don has a very endearing and approachable manner.  He also managed to weave in our conference message into his talk.  A very inspiring speaker.” – SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals


    “Excellent.  Wonderful speaker, extremely well received.” – hoo marketing

    “Excellent.  Most inspirational speaker, he made the night unforgettable.” – Marriot Foundation


    “Don spoke very well and was very entertaining.  He has a fantastic story and is a great inspiration and motivator.” – ESSO

    “Excellent.  Don Elgin was an excellent choice for our audience of 190 Building Professionals and partners.  In tracing the last ten years Don showed that he had courage and determination to succeed.  An excellent role model.  Thanks Don for an excellent talk. – Australian Institute of Building (Victoria)


    “Don was an outstanding success.  His bright, engaging personality, and natural sense of humour meant that staff could relate to him.  Don is an ordinary person with an extraordinary story.  Don is certainly entertaining, but more than that, he is positively inspirational.” – Australia Post



     “Excellent.  Don was very personable, able and willing to deal with people from Director level to young trainees.  His performance had the audience in raptures and offered a range of emotions from laughter to poignant comment. – Melbourne East Group Training (MEGT)

    “Everyone thought Don was fantastic, inspirational, and some people said that what he spoke about couldn’t have been put better.  He was sensational and a pleasure to listen to. He was rated as one of the ‘favourite’ presenters of the day. Please pass on our thanks to him.” – The Investors Club®



     I thought Don was the perfect choice and I wasn’t disappointed. He doesn’t just inspire you for the hour he speaks, he leaves you with a lasting impression that I know will last a lifetime.”
 – Nillumbik Shire Council

    “Don was engaging, honest and most of all down to earth in his approach and delivery. He certainly showed the audience what we are capable of and to the topic of leadership which is what we asked Don to reflect, he inspired our staff to show that if you do set your mind to it, you can achieve anything.” – Cummins Filtration

    “Donny is always a treat.  The staff at the Southbank Institute of Technology staff conference loved his story, vision and inspiring words.  Donny kept our staff laughing and is very engaging.  Donny’s presentation was delivered at a personal level, his story and inspiring words will be reflected upon by all our staff for a long time. ” – Southbank Institute of Technology


    “Don was a fantastic opening speaker.  He has a positive approach dealing with life issues of every sort.  The presentation was well structured and delivered at a level that every one attending could relate to.” – Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries