The Wellness Puzzle Podcast

Making lives better

Episode Summary

In episode 18, I speak to AFL legend, Nathan Burke. Nathan played at the highest level of the sport for 17 years and achieved an outstanding 323 games with the St Kilda Football Club, my old team. He is now a coach, a consultant and a leadership trainer, helping individuals and teams achieve elusive high performance. He has very clear mission, and that is to make people's lives better. He is real, he is honest and he is inspiring and Nathan Burke has a message we all need to hear.

Episode Notes

In the last year of my professional football career at the St Kilda Football Club, in 1987,  a young fresh-faced kid began his own. At that time, only one person knew that Nathan Burke would go on to be a legend of the club, and the game, and that was him! He played for the next 18 years, amassed 323 games, captained the club, won multiple Best & Fairest awards, won player of the year several times, captained the state team and achieved more than most as a player,

Since retirement, he has not rested. In fact, the only thing that has changed is his desire to make a positive difference in the lives of as many people as he can. He lives by a quote, he credits to Will Smith, which says, 'If you're not making someone else's life better, you are wasting your own.'  With that in mind, he is a coach for young female footballers, a consultant working in the team-building and leadership space, is an inspirational speaker in schools and companies, and with his wife, has set up a page on facebook called, 'The Thankful Plan.'

Nathan shares his inspiring story of success as an elite athlete. He shares his powerful T.L.C. formula for overcoming challenges, and, he discusses his simple three-step criteria for becoming a high performer in every and any area you choose. He is humble, down-to-earth, passionate, engaging and inspiring and this is a podcast you do not want to miss.

Nathan can be found on his website at and daily inspiration can be found on his Facebook page, The Thankful Plan.

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