I’m Shaun O’Gorman, and my mission is to empower you to reach your fullest potential. Life has tested me with its toughest challenges, and these experiences have taught me invaluable lessons. I don’t just share theories; I offer insights and strategies born from real-life struggles and triumphs. My goal is to help you transform your life using the wisdom I’ve gained to guide you through your own growth and learning. With a background in high-pressure environments, including over a decade as a police officer and years of studying human behaviour, I bring a unique perspective to personal development and high performance.

My approach is straightforward, impactful, and free of bullshit because I want you to achieve the best results possible. Whether you’re seeking one-on-one coaching, looking for a keynote speaker, or interested in my online courses, I provide practical, real-life solutions for genuine change and growth.

In one-on-one coaching sessions, I focus on providing direct, practical guidance. It’s about personal accountability and resilience, with no sugar-coating. I offer honest, actionable advice to help you face your challenges head-on and turn them into opportunities for personal growth.

As a keynote speaker and workshop leader, I bring clarity and conviction to my presentations. I delve into real-world issues like high performance, stress management, and personal accountability. My talks are not just motivational speeches; they are about building mental toughness and resilience in adversity.

For those interested in online courses, I bring the same no-nonsense approach in a flexible, accessible format. These courses are designed not just to educate but to challenge and inspire, providing practical skills and insights you can apply immediately in your personal and professional life.

My focus is on creating a real impact. I believe in empowering individuals and organisations to realise their potential through hard work, dedication, and a no-excuses attitude. If you’re ready to embrace the truth about what it takes to succeed and are willing to put in the effort, I’m here to guide you. Let’s work together to unlock your potential and build a life of strength, resilience, and success.


My Story

Shaun O'Gorman Dog Squad

Throughout my 13-year career as a Police Officer and a member of the Queensland Police Dog Squad, I’ve faced countless high-stress situations that have shaped who I am. I was immersed in a world where every day brought new challenges, from violent domestic disturbances to armed hold-ups, high-speed vehicle chases, and large brawls.

My role involved navigating through intense and often dangerous environments. I served as a tactical dog handler with the Special Emergency Response Team, akin to SWAT units in other countries, where the stakes were incredibly high. Later in my career, I delved into covert and surveillance operations, targeting major and organised crime syndicates involved in activities like drug trafficking.

It was a career full of highlights, but not without a personal toll on my physical, emotional and mental health.

 I thought I was living the dream with every night filled with excitement, challenge and the opportunity to push myself to my limits and help others. I loved my career…but it didn’t last.

After a while I realised that I was unfulfilled and becoming more angry, reactive and violent. I was in weekly fist fights and was engaging with more and more violent offenders. I actively sought out confrontations as I became more and more addicted to the adrenaline and the opportunity to prove I was tough and fearless – all as a way to try and hide my insecurities and the significant impact my career was having on me. In the end, it became too much.

I left the Police when I was 31 and entered a really dark time in my life. I had lost my career, my identity and I felt like a failure. The violence and depravity that I had seen people commit against each other meant I had lost all faith in humanity.

I suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and clinical depression. I drank excessively, was very angry and came extremely close to suicide many times. Many appointments with psychiatrists and psychologists followed…but there was one problem. They could tell me WHY I was the way I was, but NO ONE could tell me how to change it.

This was the start of my new beginning

What followed was a 20-year journey of personal development courses, study, education, working with coaches and mentors and finding every piece of information possible on resilience, stress and leadership – with the end goal of healing myself and becoming an effective leader in my own life.

I forged a successful 15-year corporate career in commercial property, working in high performing teams in multinational corporations, becoming the National Leasing Manager of a $1.6 billion investment fund.

Still, I wasn’t living the life I wanted to live – one of integrity, passion and purpose. I felt unfulfilled, empty and without purpose. I had the cars, houses and money, but it didn’t make me happy. I still felt lost.

In 2011 I started a passion project working with clients part-time to live their best lives. Then in 2017, I left the corporate world and launched full time into my passion of helping people and making a difference in their lives in The Strong Life Project

Shaun O'Gorman walking on the beach

I now devote my life to helping others using the knowledge, education and experience that helped me create a high performing life where I am happier and more fulfilled than I ever thought was possible. And from that passion and purpose, I now help my clients to create their own Strong Life.

Shaun O'Gorman Keynote Speaker

The Strong Life Project

The Strong Life Project includes keynote speaking, high-performance coaching, workshops, books, articles and a daily podcast focused on providing actionable, practical tools and strategies to drive people to overcome difficulties and conquer challenges so they can live happy and fulfilled lives.

I work with people focusing on human behaviour and high-performance to help them create high performing lives for themselves, and high performing cultures for their organisations. I have a whole of life approach to show people how to be their best and how to create high-performance as the benchmark for success in ALL  areas of life.

I’ve had the privilege of working with some amazing individuals and organisations from a variety of different industries. I’ve partnered with corporate property companies, national real estate agencies, numerous police departments, the Australian Department of Defence across all three branches, government corrections departments, law firms, accounting firms, construction businesses and many other large corporations.

But my work isn’t just limited to organisations. I’ve also worked one-on-one with a diverse range of individuals, including corporate executives, business owners, law firm partners, doctors, legal professionals, athletes, senior government executives, business owners, and many others.

My coaching focuses on developing the behaviours and strategies you need to manage stress and pressure, build resilience, and become a high-performing leader in your life and workplace. Whether you’re a corporate executive looking to take your performance to the next level, a business owner looking to build a more effective team, or an individual looking to live a more fulfilling life, I am here to help.

With my practical, actionable approach to coaching, I can help you unlock your full potential and achieve the success and fulfilment you deserve.

My most recent book “My Dark Companion” (available on Amazon) chronicles my own personal fight with PTSD, depression, and suicide and how I have come out the other side as an example of how to create a life you love.

My purpose is to help people and positively impact their lives by providing no bullshit, real-world advice that creates behaviours, habits, and beliefs that will fundamentally change their lives. I didn’t learn this in a book; I learned it the hard way by making the mistakes, then digging myself out of the holes I created to end up in my life that I love. I want to show as many people as possible that you can achieve anything you want in your life by doing the work and facing your fear.

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