Shane Heal’s sporting career is an enthralling tale of the rewards of hard work, passion for what you love and overcoming challenges.
Mainly thanks to his 6 ft frame, Shane Heal had some doubters on his rise to the highest levels of professional basketball. However, Shane never let his size prevent him from pursuing a career in the sport. Shane put in the hard work required to achieve his dreams and always aimed to be fitter than the rest and shoot and dribble better than everyone else.
The hard work paid off. Shane went on to an extremely successful career in the NBL, captained the Australian team and was recruited by clubs in Greece and the USA. In addition to everything he has achieved on the court, Shane has also been involved in business outside of basketball now for over 15 years.
Shane works extensively in media as one of the foremost commentators and analysts of the game, and has built a reputation as one of the best coaches in the country, which includes time as an Assistant Coach with the Australian Boomers, two seasons as Head Coach of the Sydney Kings NBL Team, and in 2014 he led the Wellington Saints to the national championship in the New Zealand league.
In 2015 Shane took on yet another challenge, working tirelessly to deliver a new WNBL franchise to the South East Queensland region where, upon successfully winning the bid, he became the inaugural Director of Coaching and Head Coach of the SEQ Stars in the WNBL.
Shane is a versatile speaker able to deliver keynote addresses relating to leadership, communication, motivation, culture and team building.
Drawing from his experience as a professional athlete, championship-winning Head Coach and businessman, Shane's presentations are delivered with a mix of stories and anecdotes from his sporting and business achievements that will leave an indelible mark on your audience.
Shane also works extensively in the community, including as part of Shane Heal Community Services. In 2014 he was named an Australia Day Ambassador, reflecting his contribution to the sport and his standing in the community.
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