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Learn success with Duncan Armstrong, gold olympic medallist


Business Master Class No 2

The second ‘Business Master Class’ will be at the Calvary Community Centre on Tuesday afternoon 4 November 2014, commencing at 2.15pm and concluding at 3.15pm.

The faculty of Business and Technology is pleased to announce that Olympic gold medallist Duncan Armstrong OAM will be our guest speaker. Duncan is one of the leading speakers in Australia. He will be sharing his story of success and offering wise advice for all who aspire to achieve the same.

All Year Ten to Twelve business students are invited to attend this event. Parents are also invited to attend at no cost.

Duncan’s bio:

Success is a process. You learn how to achieve - and then make it happen." Duncan Armstrong approaches everything with the same zestful attitude - the very one that helped him win gold at the Seoul Olympics and has inspired countless others to achieve their highest personal goals.

Raised in the Central Queensland town of Rockhampton, Duncan Armstrong rose to national and international fame at the Seoul Olympics in 1988 when he broke the world record to win the Gold medal in the 200 metres freestyle. Duncan formed a winning relationship with madcap coach Laurie Lawrence which spanned 10 years, collecting Gold at the Commonwealth Games, Pan Pacific Championships and numerous national and international competitions.

During his career Duncan also won a host of honours out of the water, including Young Australian of the Year and an Order of Australia Medal. After representing Australia at two Olympic Games, Duncan retired from the pool in 1993 to pursue a career in media and corporate coaching. Duncan is currently contracted with Fox Sports and presents all their swimming coverage, as well as hosts Fox Sports Central on Sundays. He also owns his own business called Smith and Sons.

Duncan has had the pleasure of working alongside some of Australia's biggest corporations to motivate their staff and clients, using tailored seminars in leadership, success, embracing change, teamwork and more. Using all the tools he employed in his march towards Olympic Gold, Duncan provides a detailed roadmap designed to motivate students to achieve better results.

Duncan is a Christian, happily married to Rebecca and lives on the north side of Brisbane.