Mark McKeon


“Let me help you make your conference or training the best ever.”

Mark is one of Australia’s leading work life balance and team cohesion advocates. Mark presents keynotes and tailored sessions, and along with his team, conduct workshops and conference programs in Lifestyle, Team Building and Leadership.

Mark spent 18 years in the AFL first as a Player, then as a Fitness Coach and Motivator including 5 years with the Victorian State of Origin Team. He acted as Collingwood’s Runner for over 250 games, and was a member of the winning team in the inaugural AFL Triathlon.

He is the Author of 3 internationally published books, and Consulting Editor to Ultra-Fit Magazine. He is also a regular Newspaper columnist.

Mark’s quality information and entertaining style have been rewarded with numerous international presentations, including the British XTC. He is one of few Australians to be awarded this honor.


Stress is not the Problem
Secrets from elite athletes and business leaders! How do they handle pressure? How to know when you are stressing out and what to do about it! Why stress isn’t the problem and what the true problem REALLY IS. The highlight of your next conference?
“Funny and stimulating and it actually provided practical answers”

Can’t Help Ya!
Sometimes the best thing you can do for your team and organization is doing something for yourself. We tend to be too reliant on what others think yet we still put ourselves last. Don't accept the ‘burnt sausage syndrome’ and take what you deserve.
We also make each individual stop and reflect on their current situation at work and at home.

Building Your Team in the Real World
When you’ve been part of a truly High Performing Team it’s an experience you’ll always remember and one you'll never want to lose. We have identified the common traits shared by many elite teams. We can all use these traits to keep our teams challenged, motivated for more than the short term and on target for greater harmony and business success.
Full of engaging and revealing anecdotes from the world of premier business and sport, combined with trademark humor. Real Teams also provides a huge reality check and a roadmap for your team's future.
motivation keynote speaker

How to Create Time
Don’t just teach your team to manage time and fit one more thing into an already overcrowded day, show them how create new time they’ve never had before.
Discover the B*A*S*I*C strategy to self invest and achieve more through the ‘4 ways to Create Time’. Drop the myth of quality time, become more efficient and productive while enjoying enhanced wellbeing.
One of Australia’s most successful keynotes. Extremely funny and equally engaging, our keynotes often rate as ... “the conference highlight.”



Mark is one of Australia's leading work life balance and team cohesion advocates. Mark presents keynotes and tailored sessions, and along with his team, conduct workshops and conference programs in Lifestyle, Team Building and Leadership.

Mark is Consulting Editor to 'Ultra-Fit' Magazine, both in Australia and the U.K. He also reaches over 1.5 million people monthly through his columns in ‘The Age’, 'Panorama' and various other publications. His second book, ‘Work a Little Less, Live a Little More’ has become the bible for work life balance in corporate Australia. Mark is the author of the Healthy Lifestyle book 'Every Day Counts', the first book ever to be endorsed by the Australian Government's Health Promotion arm, 'Active Australia'. Mark's Every Day Counts program has also been ratified by fitness bodies throughout Australia.

Mark was Fitness and Team Building Coach at AFL team Collingwood for fourteen years. Collingwood also outsourced its entire fitness and training function to Mark's team. He acted as Collingwood's Club Runner for the AFL record of more than 250 games. He also worked with Victoria in the State of Origin Series on five occasions. · Mark played VFL football for Melbourne and represented Victoria through the VFA. In 1998, at age forty-one, Mark was part of the winning team in the inaugural AFL Triathlon, competing against current players from all teams. In the same year he competed in, and at the same time gave a commentary of, the gruelling British Cross Training Challenge in London.

Recent Testimonials:

“Mark was funny, cheeky and entertaining. He was a great ‘lift’ to the audience and he had a great message to take away, and yet he made it cleverly entertaining. He obviously left an impression as everyone was talking about it on the way home”
Jennifer Laws IBM

“The feedback from the group was magnificent and your presentation was fantastic. BASIC was referred to throughout the rest of the program. Your ability to get a firm message across in a light hearted manner is a gift and highlights the importance of looking after yourself as a leader in our organisation.”
Sarah Davis Alinta

“Mark was excellent. He kept the audience interested throughout the 90 minute presentation and received great feedback from our 800 delegates. Would definitely recommend him and ask for him again. Great work Mark.”
Ninette Maddrell Pittard Training Group


Mark has spoken for people from these groups and many more:

Blockbuster Video
BOC Gases
Booz-Allen & Hamilton
BP Bitumen Testimonial
CEO institute
Colgate / Palmolive
Colonial First State
Commonwealth Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Testimonial
Diamond Valley Business Network
Drager Medical
Elite Customer Solutions
Ford Australia
Intercontinental Hotels
Ipex Computers
Kenworth Trucks
K.P.M.G. Peat Marwick
Kodak Australia
Kraft Foods
Lutheran Colleges
Master Builders Association
MCM Entertainment
MCS Properties
Medibank Private
Natural Resources and Environment
National Australia Bank
National Security Council of Australia


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