Team Talk & Keynotes
A 40-minute key note address (plus 20 min Q&A) on the management transformation story of the Perth Wildcats.

From average attendances of 3,000 to sell-outs in a 13,000 seat arena. Breaking the decade-long championship drought to four championships and six grand finals in eight years.


• What are the key factors that contribute to performing teams?
• How to create a work-place culture that genuinely engages your people?
• Experience the power of core values when lived and practiced organisation-wide!
• How to manage conflict and encourage candour in your organisation or team?


With over 20 years’ experience delivering Key Notes (40ms plus Q&A), Seminars and Workshops to Sporting Organisations, Corporations, Non-Profits and Religious Institutions including Woodside, Westrac, St John of God, Roy Hill, John Holland, City of Stirling, True North Church and the like, we can provide your team key insights and actionable new habits that result in real change.

Pre-speaking considerations

» Where? Travel time, logistics, flights, parking, etc.
» Audience? Number, demographic, dress-code, mood
» Context? Timing, layout, audio, visual, interactive
» Desired Outcome? Inspiration, goal-setting, culture, entertaining, behaviours
» Other? Other speakers, themes, problems or nuances to be aware of, how has the organisation been performing?


“Nick is an engaging presenter and facilitated a powerful session with 50 of our hospital leaders. His stories of living and leading from a values-base are both inspiring and challenging. The lessons Nick shared with our team have had an ongoing impact throughout the organisation. Nick communicates with conviction reinforced by research and lived experience. His message cuts through the noise that often fills our minds (and hearts) and rings true as a guide to living authentically and effectively as leaders in work and indeed, all of life.”
Tara Peters | Director of Mission Integration

Nick is an exceptional speaker with the credentials to match. We were lucky enough to have Nick present to 50 business owners and businesspeople who gave rave reviews of his performance. His story gives an insightful view as to how the theory can be applied effectively (and consistently) to deliver results. Nick presents with a style and flair of his own which is engaging and ultimately very direct. His lessons elegantly simplify what it means to be a leader of an organisation, a leader of people and a leader of change.

Christian Ainsworth | Director
JBC Corporate


Nick is an exceptional communicator with the ability to keep his audience engaged and inspired. Nick spoke to 40 of our athletes on the importance of character on and off the basketball court. We take the development of the whole person seriously, and Nick was able to speak into this with inspirational stories, proven methods and raw authenticity. His love for people and his desire for them to succeed through hard work, humility, and, an understanding of their self-worth is a message that rarely gets shared today. The lessons shared with our athletes will have a positive impact beyond the 60 minutes he spoke for.
Rev. Anthony Palmieri

Australian Institute of Management WA – Inspirational Leaders

27 June 2017, Perth, Western Australia

Inspiring Stories

Tim McMillan delves into the inspiring stories of Western Australian identities from all walks of life.

One of WA’s leading sports administrators and the man who brought the Perth Wildcats back from the brink of shutting their doors to another period of success by making them the ‘Wiggles’ of sport.

Introduction brief

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Nick Marvin is a management consultant and non-executive director with over 20 years experience across public, private and non-profit organisations.

Over the last 12 years he has worked closely with two of Western Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs – Jack Bendat and Andrew Forrest – establishing a proven track record of performance.

He specialises in organisational transformation through performing teams.

Previous roles include chairman of the National Basketball League, managing director of the Perth Wildcats & Perth Lynx, and CEO of World Series Rugby & Western Force.

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How the Perth Wildcats became one of the most successful franchises in Australian sport // 01 MAR 2019

Minderoo begins global search for World Series Rugby CEO ahead of expanded 2019 competition // 04 SEP 2018 // IMAGE

The Western Force are back on the park and determined to make up for lost time // 11 MAY 2018

Marvin a force for change // 09 APR 2018

Outsider Nick Marvin has Force to reignite the game // 16 MAR 2018

Nick Marvin sees big picture at Western Force after crossing from Perth Wildcats // 16 MAR 2018

Call to end alcohol sponsorship of sport in Australia // 27 SEP 2017

Perth Wildcats boss Nick Marvin seeks new challenge after 11 years with NBL Club //
23 APR 2017

Profile Interview on 6PR Radio // 19 OCT 2015

Bible Society – Live Light Article // 28 SEP 2015

Graeme Wade appointed to chair NBL through exciting road ahead // 15 JAN 2015

New NBL Chairman Graeme Wade…Nick Marvin stepping down // 16 JAN 2015

Fans flock to Wildcats – The West Australian on Wildcats // 24 NOV 2014

Home cooked meals and family dinners – Sunday Times Perth // 15 NOV 2015

Sport tsars brace for change – The West Australian on sport // 20 OCT 2014 |

NBL Shoots for profitability – AFR article on NBL // 13 Oct 2014

Wildcats launch new prayer room – The West Australian on Perth Wildcats // 08 OCT 2014

Toronto Raptors Deandre Daniels eyesight story // 07 OCT 2014

Wildcats Boss favours homeschooling – Sunday Times Perth // 15 SEP 2012