Carol Fox

Director of Sport, L2 Licenced Mind Mentor, Gold Coast, Australia

Carol enjoys working in Australia and Internationally teaching concepts from her book “Confident Communication for Leaders – how to communicate confidently with anyone, anywhere, anytime”

Author- Confident Communication for Leaders.
AFR 100 Women of Influence 2019

With over 40 years of activity in Australian Sport, Carol’s extensive experience ranges from the grassroots level to elite levels as an athlete, coach, manager, sports administrator, university lecturer, mentor, and leadership workshop facilitator.

Carol has worked with thousands of people in her roles as an Executive Coach, Conference Speaker and Facilitator in the Personal & Professional Development Industry collaborating with all levels of Sport, Government, Not for Profit, and Corporate Clients teaching concepts from her book – “Confident Communication for Leaders”.

A trailblazer in surf lifesaving, Carol was Victoria’s first female Surf Lifesaving Paid Lifeguard, and she also lobbied to race alongside men in surf lifesaving events (including the ironman event) due to the lack of opportunity for women at the time, becoming the first female to win a state medal in the Belt Race.

Her Master’s thesis: “Women’s Perceived Barriers to Elite Coaching Positions in Australian Sport” was used by the Australian Sports Commission when determining policies for women in sport in the 1990’s.

As President / Chair of Women Sport Australia (WSA) since 2015, Carol and the board have contributed to the increased exposure of women in sport, advocating for equality in all areas

Other positions:

  • Lorne SLSC Secretary and Life Member
  • Mentor Life Saving Victoria – Young Leaders Program
  • Victoria University – Women in Sport Ambassador
  • ICC T20 World Cup 2020 – Champion
  • Chair – Football Victoria Standing Committee review of Competition for Women & Girls
  • Mentor AFLVic – “She Can coach” Program
  • Patron – AFL Premiership Players Club