Education: Grad Cert in Elite Athlete Mentoring Bachelor of Education, Flinders University 1987-90 Physical Education, Health Teachers Registration current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110 Accredited Mental Health First Aider
12 years of Teaching ( 8 in Behaviour management) Facilitator at Youth Opportunities Personal Leadership program Social road cyclist Father of two awesome kids Husband to an amazing wife
Experience Description: Stewart McCully has been heavily involved in the development of people during his working life to date. A physical education trained teacher who has spent the majority of his teaching years in the area of behaviour management and personal leadership delivery. A former Glenelg League footballer and SANFL State squad member, his dedication, resilience and desire to achieve is reflected in the clientele who have benefitted from participating in his programs. His current business ‘Next Level Elite’ delivers an Elite athlete mentoring program and he also offers consultancy services with corporate businesses, coaches, schools & sporting organisations. The facilitated programs Stewart adapts to suit each client are modelled around his sporting, teaching and personal leadership training experiences. Stewart is passionate about working with people who strive to get better at what they do. This has been demonstrated across a diverse range of sports, teams, individuals and businesses. He specialises in 1:1 mentoring to aspiring athletes from high school level thru to current Olympians.
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My passion & purpose is supporting individuals to “grow”
As a former athlete, teacher & current father and facilitator of numerous topics, my expertise is listening to what some of your “hurdles” are.
This can be in sport, business, family, socially, at school or personally.
My strength is establishing relationships and gaining trust to allow individuals to share information.
I’m great at asking the right questions. This way we can help establish a set of action plans to move forward.
My role is to be there for you as the individual
Here’s a list of topics:
Preparing for competition Decision Making
Getting out of your comfort zone Driving standards
Public speaking Self-promotion
Motivation and Goal setting Awareness
Time Management Attitude
Personal Leadership Relationships
Elite Habits Feedback
Career Beyond Sport Resilience
Conflict Resolution Wellbeing
Personal Leadership Creating your Brand
Confidence Positive communication
Growth Staying Present
What my mentees say:
“I have witnessed first hand, his input on other people and how it has had a positive effect on them straight away. I could see him being of assistance to ANY individual, company or team.”
Stuart O’Grady OAM OLY- Former Professional Cyclist & Olympian
Stewie is a kind-hearted, fair, very approachable, consistent, passionate and reliable mentor who has been a pleasure to work with. I particularly admire Stewie’s open-mindedness, inquisitive approach and willingness to go the extra mile for his clients. He is positive and from what I have witnessed/heard, he treats everybody equally. I would certainly recommend Stewie as a mentor and believe he has a lot to offer athletes and their support teams. His strong commitment to this role is very commendable and I look forward to seeing the results of his mentoring program in the near and distant future.
Jess Trengove, Olympic Marathon Runner
Stew is always available whenever you need him. Whether it’s for a quick chat about a game on the weekend, or a coffee catch up to set some goals and talk things through, his ear is always available. He makes you think about things that you wouldn’t think about on your own and helps come up with ideas and plans to achieve your goals. Stew helped me take the next step in my career and actually start thinking about what I wanted to get out of my sport, not only on the court but also off it. He helped me understand what I wanted and found ways to help me get there. I would definitely recommend Stewie to any athlete who is looking to take their sport to the next level and get the most out of themselves. He provides a range of services that help you not only set, but achieve your goals. He is also just a great person to be around and to have in your corner!
Maddy Proud, NSW Swifts Netball Captain
I would certainly recommend Stewie and the NLE program to any athlete looking to develop themselves as a person. Stewie provides a service I have found extremely valuable for young athletes. He is a fantastic mentor with a great network of people and resources under his belt to be able to assist athletes in any sport.
Ben Tippett, Talent Manager – TLA Worldwide
Over a number of years Stew has been able to support me as an athlete and in general life transitions.
His ability to assist me with some of life’s biggest challenges was incredible. Stew was able to provide support by listening, providing clear information and having a holistic view of sport and life. He has supported my family and I in many other ways throughout our friendship. Stew helped me navigate through my career and choices my family and I faced. I’m now currently coaching football at statewide level and progressing very well with this career choice. I’d certainly recommend having Stew in your corner. His attention to detail and genuine care for everyone he meets is an asset to any athlete or business.
Sam Lonergan, Former AFL Essendon FC Player