‘Become the CEO of your Life’ (November 27, 9.15-11.15am)
Peak Performance Specialist, International speaker, best selling author and CEO of Quintessential Edge.
From Grand Slams to Gold medals and World Champions, Dr Ann Quinn has a long track record of creating winners. In addition to inspiring athletes to achieve their greatness, she also coaches executives to conquer their stress, get energised, build their mental toughness and resilience and to Be Extraordinary. With passion and energy, Ann shares her experiences from consulting high achievers on 6 continents and in more than 30 countries.
Now based back in Melbourne, her career and experiences have been extensive and diverse. She has lived and worked in the U.S., Australia and the UK. From Health and Fitness Director of the famous Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida, to more than ten years coaching on the professional tennis tour, she then became the National Director of Coach Education at Tennis Australia before moving to London to take up the position of Head of Sports Science and Innovation at the LTA.
Dr Quinn has a diverse academic background. Her PhD is in Psychology (University of Melbourne), M.Sc. in Exercise Science (University of Illinois), B.App.Sc. in Human Movement (RMIT), Dip.Ed. (Melbourne) and Dip. Nutrition (London). She has been honoured with many awards including the National Strength and Conditioning Association Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, Australian Sports Medal; Professional Tennis Registry Plagenhoef Sport Science Award, and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Award for services to the game in coaching.
She has been a member of various International Coaching, Sports Science and Sports Medicine Commissions and Panels for over 10 years. She sits on the Women’s Tennis Association Professional Development Panel and has also written, co-authored and edited several coaching publications. Her latest book, How to be an Extraordinary Athlete, Secrets to Sporting Success, has already won much international acclaim.