Michael Jeh 2018-07-08T09:31:45+00:00

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MICHAEL JEH

“Poacher turned gamekeeper!”

Michael Jeh

TRAVELS FROM BRISBANE WITHIN AUSTRALIA & INTERNATIONALLY

His specialty is focusing on risk-taking behavior in young people across issues such as substance abuse, youth violence, social media, personal brand and other issues that affect

  • An Oxford Blue and former first-class cricketer, his journey began when he came to Australia at age 16, as a refugee from Sri Lanka.

  • Michael runs his own consultancy business, running life-skills programs for school groups and many of Australia’s major sporting codes

  • Michael writes extensively for media around the world on sport ethics issues and is part of a regular panel on 612ABC radio. .

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TRAVELS FROM BRISBANE WITHIN AUSTRALIA & INTERNATIONALLY

Listening to Michael Jeh speak will be a fascinating insight into multicultural Australia on a level that will surprise you at every turn. An Oxford Blue and former first-class cricketer, his journey began when he came to Australia at age 16, as a refugee from Sri Lanka.

Having finished his schooling at Brisbane State High School, he then completed a Commerce degree in Brisbane before heading off to England to pursue a boyhood dream of playing professional cricket. A cricket scholarship to Oxford University where he read Philosophy & Economics started him on a path that fulfilled many of those ambitions, including 12 years as a professional league cricketer and a playing member of MCC (Lords).

Life took a twist again when he met his future wife on a blind date, got married within a few weeks and transitioned from sport into professional life. In his own words poacher turned gamekeeper, he is now a professional educator/speaker, working with clients as diverse as elite sport (Rugby Australia), schools, corporates and even running DV prevention programs in prisons! He is a White Ribbon Ambassador and is a passionate advocate for the role that good men can play in eliminating violence against women. His unique brand extends to his regular adventures in Africa where he is a qualified wildlife ranger/guide – he regularly takes clients on walking safaris which incorporate his charity projects with schools, orphanages and anti-poaching operations. He often uses hair-raising and insightful stories, interacting with dangerous wild animals to entertain and educate his audience on issues that focus on risk-taking and leadership.

Testimonials

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“Michael Jeh has proven to be an excellent coordinator, outstanding presenter and very proactive and adaptable to the needs of the ARU and most importantly the players.”

Ben Whitaker, Australian Rugby Union

“Cricket Australia had Michael present at our U17 National Championships and he was such a well-received speaker by the players. Not only was he entertaining, his messaging and his engaging delivery style is second to none. It is always a joy to work with Michael, he collaborates and clearly identifies where he can impact an education session. We look forward to working with him much more in the future.”

Lauren Cooper, Cricket Australia
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