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Coraggio is a leading Advisory Board service in Melbourne. Our events offer the opportunity for you to gain further insight into Coraggio, learn how our Advisory Board’s operate and meet our community of business owners. We invite all business owners looking to take their next step to join us at an Introductory Board Meeting.

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Wednesday, 20 February, 2019
Friday, 8 March, 2019

Dexus Place, Level 14, 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Morning session: 8:45am – 11:30am
Afternoon session: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Our guest speaker this month

David Parkin
David Parkin

David Parkin transfers his talent from the sporting and academic arenas to the world of business. He inspires his audience with the power to perform, utilising greater effectiveness and to rise to greater heights in their business and personal life.

David’s accomplishments as a football player and coach are outstanding. They include captaining the Hawthorn Football Club to their second premiership in 1971, and then coaching them to a flag in 1978. He later coached Carlton Football Club to successive Premierships in 1981-82, as well as taking them to a record breaking number of victories in 1995, which culminated with them becoming Premiers.

David Parkin’s academic achievements include developing and lecturing in the Sports Coaching Degree course at Deakin University. He has also lectured at Victoria College Burwood Campus, State College of Victoria Burwood Campus and Burwood Teachers College.

A prolific writer, David has written and published more than a dozen books and numerous articles including: Preparing the Australian Footballer (1979); Children’s Sport – Equalizing the Opportunity to Play (Sports Coach, 1980); Premiership Football (1984, revised 1987) and Perform or Else (1999). His book Winning With Pumped Up People (2001) co-authored with Paul Bourke, focuses on helping employers and employees achieve business success in a changing marketplace. David and Paul also wrote What Makes Teams Work (2004), having interviewed dozens of CEO’s and taken a detail look at successful

Australian companies like Flight Centres, Ford Australia (Ford’s only profitable worldwide subsidiary) and Dun & Brad Street, as well as top Australian coaches such as Leigh Matthews, Brian Goorjian and Ric Charlesworth. The book has been described as “The In-Search of Excellence” for Australia – it explores the reasons for and lesson from the highly successful businesses and sporting teams.

David’s client list includes MLC Life, Spalding Australia, RACV, Campbells Soups, Telstra Australia, Australia Post and KPMG.

David Parkin speaks about:


  • Team dynamics
  • Planning, preparation and performance
  • Motivation, achievement, success and enjoyment
  • Ownership and empowerment
  • Organizational and individual changes
  • Health / lifestyle management
  • People development
  • Coaching culture
  • Values and team rules
  • Recruitment

The agenda

Morning session:

8:45 – 9:00am: Meet our members and other business owners
9:00 – 9:30am: Introduction to Coraggio
9:30 – 11:00am: Member introduction
11:00-11:30am: Morning tea
11:30 – 12:30pm: Guest speaker – David Parkin


Afternoon session:

1:00 – 1:30pm: Meet our members and other business owners
1:30 – 2:00pm: Introduction and background of Coraggio
2:00 – 3:30pm: Member introduction
3:30 – 4:00pm: Afternoon tea

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