QLD Secret Men’s Event with Steve Edgar

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QLD Secret Men’s Event with Steve Edgar

June 18 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am AWST

Surviving then Thriving through Tough Times

Secret Men’s Business event on the Gold Coast will hear the dramatic mental health/COVID story of a General Manager of an iconic Gold Coast business. With 90 staff in the hospitality industry, COVID-19 hit very hard. Despite that almost single-handedly Steve helped put the hospitality economy of the southern Gold Coast back together. The Today Show interviewed Steve to tell the whole country about such an impact. Despite this, he dealt with severe mental health issues and incredible stress.
Hear Steve’s incredible story, what he did and what you can do in these situations. It doesn’t matter the size of your business, the overall issues and feelings are the same.
Gold Coast secret Men’s business leader Kingsley will also be sharing strategies and habits to implement to pro-actively become the person you need to be to handle these and other situations both professionally and personally.
3 main outcomes/learnings:
  • Develop a plan to navigate tough times
  • Create a clear understanding of how you operate under pressure
  • Create habits to develop mental fitness and resilience to be as awesome as you can be

About the Speaker

Steve Edgar has been a Senior Manager in the Club Industry for the past 21 years and General Manager of the Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Supporters Club since September 2017.

He is married with 2 children, a son Lachie – 19 and Bridie 21.

He experienced the Commonwealth Games right on the club’s doorstep in 2018, almost breaking the club.

Steve has led the club through this on to a record year in 2019/20 and then once again through the recent pandemic into another record profit last financial year growing the club from 60 employees to 90 and a 45% profit increase on the club’s best year.

Coolangatta as a town suffered terribly with the hard border closure cutting off what little customers they had left.

During this period Steve played a leading role in the highly successful Essentially Cooly campaign which created huge media attention on Cooly and its border struggles.

This campaign resulted in an incredible $14,000,000 rescue package for Coolangatta businesses and an exclusive Southern Gold Coast-only round 2 of Play Money.

About this time Steve penned an honest, brave and truthful post on LinkedIn titled Pandemic Fatigue.

This post led to considerable media exposure where Steve now regularly appears on Brisbane and Gold Coast ABC radio.

Steve’s own Mental Health issues are something he is comfortable sharing as he strives to make a difference in our industry.

Steve and his great friend Maddy Ellis have organised two major fundraisers in the last 18 months with Clubs for a Cause Walking with Mates for Mental Health Awareness raising over $90,000 in donations and assisting to remove stigma and normalise these important conversations.

Steve was a board member of the Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce, the Gold Coast branch of the Club Managers Association and is a regular volunteer for Orange Sky Laundry on the Gold Coast. He is a major advocate for Mental Health Fitness in the workplace regularly presenting to colleagues and industry events.

Steve focuses very heavily on improving his own club’s culture with a wellness committee recently formed and a strong employment Assistance program on offer.

He is a massive believer in looking after people before profits and doing business with a conscience.

Kingsley Colley

Kingsley’s had a varied life & career including sales, marketing, Youth worker and Creative Arts Director in USA, singer, songwriter and recording artist, coach, breakfast radio announcer, various businesses, currently the owner of 3 companies. But life can all sound good in an introduction.

Passionate about family, he’s the last person on the planet who would get divorced, until it happened.

Totally devastated. He had just started a brand new business which he had to give up and start over. Having worked in large corporate organisations and solo start ups, he understands the intricacies of each scenario. What’s needed to be productive and be emotionally stable in the most turbulent times, and use stress as a motivator rather than a detractor. He studied, learnt the science through intense times or deep learning and understanding and practical often uncomfortable application. He pushed hard, learnt to leave the past in the past and create the ultimate tomorrow. Living in love, not fear.

  PLEASE NOTE: No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 48 hours before the event.


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