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Top 5 Motivational Speakers in Sydney

Whether it's a workforce, school, club or association, people could always use an extra bit of motivation and a perfect guest speaker could be the key to igniting this motivation.


That is why here at PickStar we have put together a top 5 list of motivational speakers available for booking in Sydney!


Pickstar's Top 5



Tracey Spicer

Legendary journalist and women's rights advocate Tracey Spicer easily takes her places amongst Sydney's top motivational speakers. Having worked and excelled within a male dominated industry her entire career, she knows what it takes to get to the top, and also how hard it can be.


Tracey has in her time been awarded the Order of Australia for decades of media and charity worked for under privileged and minority groups, bringing these groups to the forefront of society and also motivating them to be the best people they can possibly be.



Caitlin Bassett

After first appearing on the world netball scene with the Australian Diamonds in 2008, Caitlin Bassett has been a dominant force in both the Australian and World Netball scene. A former Giants Netball star, Caitlin's elite leadership skills make her one of the finest motivational speakers in Sydney.


A passionate and fine leader, Caitlin knows how to motivate those around her to be the best they can be. This is why she remains a Diamond, 12 years after her debut. Her motto of No Goal Too High exemplifies both her as a person and her motivating leadership style perfectly.


You can find an exclusive article written by Caitlin for Pickstar on her leadership style here.



Jason McCartney

Caught in the shocking Bali Bombings of 2002, AFL star Jason McCartney quickly became a symbol of overcoming tragedy and adversity after recovering from his horrible burns sustained in the attacks to return to the AFL field just a year later. His story is one of motivation and perseverance and he continues to be at the top of the AFL scene as the General Manager of the Greater Western Sydney Giants.


Many football fans and Australians alike will recall his heroic comeback game, which remains today as one of the proudest moments in Australian sporting history. Jason's story of defeating the odds to return to the professional sporting arena is sure to motivate even lesser sporting fans.



Ellie Cole

With 15 Paralympic medals under her belt, swimmer Ellie Cole has become one of Australia's most accomplished Paralympians. Ellie's right leg was amputated at the young age of three, after suffering a life-threatening sarcoma cancer. But instead of living a life hampered by her disability, Ellie motivated herself to become the superstar athlete she is today.


However, Ellie's story doesn't stop at Paralympic success, her strong social media presence has led to her becoming a high profile amongst both Australian and global media. This high profile has seen her star in recent Netflix feature Rising Phoenix.



Alex McKinnon

Growing up as a rugby league prodigy, Alex McKinnon was all set to be a superstar of the NRL. Moving to Sydney in high school to further his rugby ambitions, Alex was eventually signed by St. George Illawarra Dragons before moving to the Newcastle Knights.


It was during his time at the Knights in a 2014 match that Alex suffered a horrifying injury from a dangerous tackle which saw him become a quadriplegic. Determined not to let this get the better of him, Alex turned to advocating for those dealing with these sorts of changes and mental health issues, while also working as hard as possible on his rehabilitation to the point in 2017 where he was able to walk again.


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