After an injury brought his own career in international level athletics to a halt, Chris Nunn discovered an innate ability to connect with and motivate others.
He coached athletes to break world records or win Olympic and Paralympic gold medals; and has been recognised through numerous awards, including the Medal of the Order of Australia for his contribution to disability sport.
His proven experience in empowering people to achieve their dreams has led to a role in training leaders and managers to understand their staff and develop strategies to enhance productivity and increase workplace engagement. He believes that Canberra has been the perfect base for him to develop his skills as a coach of people.
“At its prime, the Australian Institute of Sport was world leading and created an environment of ongoing learning, something that has become ingrained in my approach to excellence. As the Head Coach for Athletics and the Paralympic Athletics Team, I was able to see first-hand the issues people encounter when they are striving for excellence.
In terms of a work/life balance, I have never had more than a 10-minute commute to work, in 20 years of my working life. Having grown up enjoying the open spaces of a 1000-acre property and hating the thought of big cities and congestion, this has been a huge advantage for me.
It’s been a fantastic place to raise four children, and I love the fact that we can enjoy four distinct seasons. Living here is just so easy.”