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Graham
Henry

RWC-winning coach and five-time IRB Coach of the Year.

Resilience and success is built by learning from adversity and failure.
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A five-time IRB Coach of the Year, Sir Graham Henry KNZM coached the All Blacks to victory in the 2011 Rugby World Cup on home soil in New Zealand, the crowning glory of a career that also includes five Tri Nation and three Grand Slam titles. A current assistant coach of the Argentinian national side and mentor for New Zealand's Super Rugby and ITM Cup coaches, Sir Graham first coached the All Blacks in 2004, and went on to lead the team to 88 wins in 103 tests in eight years, a record that places him squarely among the most successful rugby coaches of all time.

Initially a secondary school teacher, Sir Graham taught and coached at Auckland Grammar before being appointed headmaster at Kelston Boys' High. An accomplished rugby player and cricketer, he made his international coaching debut with Wales in 1998, and would later become the first man born outside the Home Nations to coach the British and Irish Lions. In 2012 Sir Graham was honoured for his services to the game when he was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Sir Graham speaks passionately about high performance environments, team culture, motivation, team development and his own experiences. His presentations are readily applicable to the business environment, as well as to the sporting arena.

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Topics

Business

  • Mastering Leadership

Politics & Advocacy

  • Leadership

Sport

  • Rugby Union & League
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Perfect speaker, his natural passion, authentic style and clear messages were so inspirational. Sir Graham was OUTSTANDING!
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