Michael Duff

Travels from: New South Wales

A leading corporate coach of the mental side of high performance human behaviour

Categories: Mindfulness & Mindset, Motivational Speakers

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Michael Duff has built an enviable reputation as one of Australia's leading corporate coaches of the mental side of high performance human behaviour. A co-author with tennis legend John Newcombe of The Power Within:How to Create a High-Performance MindMichael has an inherent understanding of what it takes to be the best. He has worked for over 20 years with CEO’s and senior executives at many of Australia and New Zealand’s top companies, helping them to understand their own mindset and thought patterns and find 'flow' in their lives, enabling them to consistently achieve their individual and team goals while building resilience.

Michael has spent his career in the corporate world and understands the pressures and demands that executives face on a daily basis. His own corporate career saw him become the youngest ever head of an Australian professional sport when he became CEO of the PGA Tour at the age of 28. After 5 very successful years at the helm of the Tour he then moved to tennis and spent the next 5 years running half the world for the ATP Tour, the global men's pro tennis circuit. It was during this time that he started to recognise the importance of mental strength as the key to a successful, balanced, achieving life.

With direct access to many of the world's most successful people Michael initially pursued his interest to understand what creates a sustained high performing mindset. In 2000 he started MINDsense to teach his insights to Australian corporate leaders; a Zen influenced common sense approach to living a stress free life while balancing the demands of life in the 21st century.

Michael’s conference keynote presentations are regularly rated as the highlight of the conferences he is invited to speak at. He is a gifted speaker who weaves an amazing corporate career into his storytelling in a way that connects with, inspires, empowers and challenges his audiences.

Today leaders and conference organisers are looking for more than just a motivational spiel from their guest speakers. Michael will leave people with a greater level of curiosity to explore what is really possible for them and with an understanding of how to begin unlocking the power of their minds.

Throughout his career he has worked and become friends with some of the most successful people on the planet. He explores his insights in a very entertaining and thought provoking way while at the same time sharing his own journey with vulnerability, honesty and courage.


I have engaged Mike a number of times. I have been impressed by Mike’s thorough approach prior to each engagement to ensure he understood and focused on the business drivers that we wish to be addressed. Mike’s engagement with his audience is superb and our people always come away inspired, entertained and motivated, as well as having developed a deeper understanding of their minds. His approach is simple to understand and implement and life changing. In planning our staff development program we are looking for tangible identifiable results, and in Mike’s case he has always exceeded our expectations. I might also add, the feedback from participants has been universally enthusiastic.

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Woolworths has engaged Mike a number of times and his sessions are always the highlight of the program. Mike is a naturally gifted speaker and his highly entertaining and engaging sessions help people understand their minds and operate at a higher level of conscious intent. If you want to achieve performance breakthroughs or big hairy audacious goals then Mike is a must have for you and your team! Participants leave Mike’s sessions always wanting more and we have engaged him many times with many teams. Change is much easier to manage with teams and individuals that understand their own thought processes and learn how to silence the often resistant sub conscious mind. Mike’s approach is simple, elegant and highly effective!

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