We were thrilled to have Nathan Burke speak at our 2018 Marcellin Business Network launch. He spoke on his experiences as an elite athlete and how that has translated into achieving peak performance. His lessons on mindset, maximising potential and leadership were delivered at a level for everyone to understand. He was fantastic. His talk was particularly memorable with his approach on our own “attitude”, which is the most powerful thing we all own. Thanks again Nathan

Mark Cooper for Marcelin College

“Should be taught to all prison supervisors.”

“Wow what a session.  The best we’ve had so far.”

“Inspiring and motivating.”

“Very beneficial.”

“Practical and well worth it. Great session.”

“Very upbeat.  Engaging and positive session.”

“Should be widespread.”

“Fantastic, perfect timing and gave me methods for the family.”

“Very informative.”

“Absolutely fantastic. Thank you.”

“Delivered well, enjoyable and valuable.”

“Motivational, Simple and made sense.”

Corrections Victoria, Department of Justice (RESILIENCE WORKSHOP)

The students were highly engaged throughout the presentation and feedback from them was that they found it extremely relevant and helpful. The examples used were able to be understood and related to any student, from any sport and background. There were some very simple but powerful take home messages that anybody can apply to their own life. I am very thankful for the presentation and look forward to working with you again.

Brad Martin Regional Coordinator SEDA College

‘Nathan is a most fair minded, charming and insightful personality who was
happy to regale the audience with humour, wisdom and honesty.’

 Vic Hawking – Executive Officer, Victoria Police Games Federation

“Nathan’s talk was inspiring, hard hitting and gave us great insight into teamwork. Very valuable to our young and growing business.” 

Prime Build 

“The girls were engaged and hanging on every word that Nathan spoke. UnknownHe held their attention easily using relevant real life examples and giving them skills to deal with these.I would recommend Nathan as a motivational speaker in any school or sporting setting. He has a natural way with kids that comes across as genuine and caring.”

Leesa Langley –Teacher and Coach – School Sport Victoria Girls Under 19 Soccer Team 2002 – 2014

‘Nathan has delivered his High Performing Team presentation to all of our offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, even presenting to our clients such as Rio Tinto and South 32. His work has been invaluable in assisting Orange remain at the forefront of our industry.’

Kevin Griffen –Managing Director , Orange Business Services Australia

“Each session is eye opening to me.”

“Nathan personalises the material. He relates it to real life scenarios, therefore easier to contextualise and understand it.

“Nathan is very engaging and entertaining.”

“This session was really good and the content used by Nathan was understandable and useful.”


” I have taken a lot of your learnings into Yarra Valley Water and with much success. It’s so important for our business to have your continued support in leadership development and performance. Your advice over the past 5 years has been invaluable and I look forward to the ongoing coaching relationship and further programs with Yarra Valley Water.”

BJ Smith, Manager – Yarra Valley Water


Through Nathan’s 27 years in the elite world of AFL football he has gained great insight into how to extract great performance from individuals and teams.

Nathan began his career as a primary school teacher. Since then he has been an AFL Assistant Coach, Senior Consultant at leading Management Consultancy, Mettle Group and recently Chief Operating Officer and People and Cultural Manager at CallActive Pty Ltd. His 7 year term as a Director of the St Kilda Football Club recently came to an end when he accepted the AFL’s offer to join the Match Reveiw Panel.

Nathan has a Diploma of Teaching and Diploma of Business but most importantly is married to Fiona and has three beautiful daughters, Ruby, Molly and Alice.

Sporting Career
323 AFL games, 1987-2003
4 x All AustralianIMG_0602
3 x Best and Fairest
2 x Runner up Best and Fairest
3 x 3rd Best and Fairest
U/19 Best and Fairest
Captain St Kilda FC & Victoria State of Origin
Victoria State of Origin x 11
International Rules Aust’ v Ireland x2
All Australian Vice Captain
St Kilda Team of the Century
St Kilda FC Hall of Fame member
AFL Life Member & St Kilda Life Member
Herald Sun Player of the Year
The Age Player of the Year
Channel 7 Sportsworld Player of the Year
Runner Up Brownlow Medal 1996

Australian Sports Medal 2000
Monash University Sports Hall of Fame
Diploma of Teaching
Diploma of Business
Inside Football Magazine Columnist
ABC Grandstand Radio Expert Comments
ABC Sunday Huddle co-host
Fox Sports News – Wednesday Rush Hour Presenter.
Assistant Coach St Kilda F.C 2004-05
Director of St Kilda F.C 7 years
Current Member AFL Match Review Panel.