The Bathurst community was very lucky to meet Aussie surf legend, Layne Beachley AO, who was the special guest at this week’s Bathurst Regional Council’s BizMonth lunch held at Bathurst Goldfields on Tuesday.
Layne’s presentation was met with great enthusiasm as her funny, no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is talk really resonated with the audience made up of a wide variety of business owners and leaders from the community. Layne’s experiences on the World Surfing circuit can translate to business around topics like mental toughness, how to stay focused and also her refreshing perspective on self care.
It was a real pleasure to chat with Layne, a 7 times World Surfing Champion, who describes herself as a champion of mental wellness and passionate campaigner for the environment! Layne says “I’m really excited to be up here in this part of the country today to celebrate BizMonth in Bathurst. It’s one of my favourite parts of the world, I love waking up in the bush and this is the first time I’ve been here at Mt Panorama.”
When asked how lessons from her surfing career could be applied in the business world, Layne replied, “When you’re in business, it’s so important to find your ‘why’ and I also think that you have to surround yourself with a ‘dream team’. These are the people who bring out the best in you and encourage and support you.”
“I’m hoping to share how many of the elements I applied to my surfing career can be useful to those in business, in particular around the topic of self care.” Layne said.
Once again, thanks has to go to the Economic Development Team at Bathurst Regional Council for coordinating such an amazing event as well as acknowledgement to the major sponsor ATCO and other sponsors Verto and the Commonwealth Bank.