Dr. Richard Charlesworth is one of the best-known hockey players and coaches in the Australian hockey history. A former captain in the Australian Hockey Team, he played hockey for Australia for a record 16 years. As coach of the Australian Women’s hockey team, his unique coaching formula contributed to their success at the Atlanta and Sydney Olympics Games. For 8 consecutive years the team was ranked number one in the world. Ric has worked with the Australian Institute of Sport as a mentor coach to 5 national team coaches. He was Australian Coach of the Year in 1994, from 1996 to 2000, and again in 2010.
Ric has been technical adviser to Indian hockey teams and High Performance Manager of New Zealand cricket. Ric is also a doctor of medicine and the author of 3 books on coaching. Described as one of the world’s best coaches, 2001 he was appointed Master Coach by the International Hockey Federation. In 2003 he received an honorary Doctorate of Science at the University of Western Australia and completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in philosophy and history at the University of Western Australia. Ric now works as a consultant to various sports and is writing his next book.
His speaking is personal, informative & relevant. Ric has the ability to find direct correlations between sport and business, applying anecdotes to all facets of human endeavour. Having an understanding of different personnel enables him to excel in motivational speaking & leadership advice.
He is engaging, optimistic & enthusiastic in his tone and he himself practices what he preaches.