Travels from: Western Australia
A former West Coast Eagles star with a focus on success
Categories: Leadership, Sports Heroes
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Playing fifteen seasons with the West Coast Eagles, Andrew Embly was one of their highest profile and most respected players until his retirement at the end of 2013.
Commencing his football career with the Swan Districts Football Club in the WAFL, Andrew was then recruited by the West Coast Eagles in the 1998 National Draft. Making his debut in the next seson, Andrew quickly established himself as a key player and ideal wingman.
Between 2004 to 2007, he served as Vice Captain of the club, working with his team to ensure they were the best they could be. In 2006, Andrew played an integral part in the West Coast Eagles victory at the Grand Finals, and he was awarded a Norm Smith Medal as Best Player on the Ground.
Understanding what it takes to be part of a successful team, Andrew's presentions focus on the effort and determination, as well as the team-work and effective communication required to succeed. He also stresses the importance of strong leadership, performing under stress and a cohesive, clear vision.
Aside from football, Andrew's passion for food has seen him host his own degustation nights, which are a success with fans and corporate clients alike. He is also apprentice chef at Beluga, which he co-owns with West Coast Eagles team member, Dean Cox.
Andrew draws on the potent parallels between business and sport in a range of topics including:
- Team Building
- Leadership – the importance of having strong leadership and what makes a good leader.
- The importance of strong vision and how to implement that vision.
- Winning takes courage.
- Performance under adversity.
- Self Belief.
- Coping with success and failure