Robin Daubeny

Robin Daubney is an Australian sales legend - and a specialist in the insurance industry

Robin Daubeny: - knows what motivation is all about. As a champion professional cyclist, one of the world’s most demanding sports, he’s lived and breathed it. As a businessman, during his 26 years with National Mutual Robin won numerous awards and established records in sales management that still stand today. In 1992 he achieved possibly the ultimate accolade in his field by being recognised as the top sales manager in the Australasian insurance industry.

”The Million Dollar Round Table Meeting (MDRT) Annual Meeting is one of the biggest and most prestigious meetings/conferences in the world. The selection process is very stringent and only the best speakers get selected, so congratulations. Robin, your presentation was very inspiring and motivational. Your talk was well received and there was a great reaction by attendees.”
Million Dollar Round Table Annual Meeting, New York

Robin Daubeny is regarded as the most unique and sought after motivational speaker in Australia. His presentations entertain, educate and motivate. Attendees take away proven, positive self-help ideas that can change performance, behaviour and life in general. His success in business and sport resulted in him being appointed as a consultant at the Australian Institute of Sport in 2007, where he works with elite athletes helping to improve performance and helping them to be successful in other areas when their sporting career finishes.

During his twenty-five career with National Mutual / AXA Robin established himself as a legend in the financial services industry. He established records in sales and sales management that are unlikely to be broken. He started three sales teams from scratch and took over two poorly performing teams and led each team to be the top in Australia.

He won National Mutual’s prestigious “Agency Manager of the Year” award eight times. The only person to win the award more than once. In 1992 he was recognised as the top insurance Sales Manager in Australasia.

As an athlete Robin is a former Australian Professional Cycling Champion and for fourteen years was recognised as one of the top professional cyclists in Australia.

Robin was an honorary ambassador at World Expo 88 and is an Australia Day Ambassador.

In November 2008 Robin was recognised as one of the top 5 business speakers in Australia.

In 1984 Robin was approached by a young VFL footballer, Mark Jackson, who was seeking help and guidance. Robin became Mark’s manager and acted in this role for twenty years. Between them they pioneered the now massive VFL / AFL player manager business. Among their many successes were the Energizer Battery commercials where Mark’s catch phrase “Oi” became recognised throughout the world.

Robin also managed Australia’s greatest track cyclist Danny Clark and World Boxing Champion – Barry Michael. Robin has also worked as a motivational adviser for the Australian team at the World Championships.

Robin has assisted many sporting clubs to improve performance including several AFL clubs. In 1997 Robin was called in by the St. Kilda AFL team after the team had lost eleven games straight. With Robin’s help the team won fifteen out of the next seventeen games and played off in the Grand Final.

Robin has been a keenly sought after speaker for over twenty five years and has spoken in many countries throughout the world. In 2004 Robin was invited to speak at the world’s largest sales convention in Los Angeles, with 6,000 attendees from 64 nations. Robin is only the fourth Australian to be invited. He has spoken at conventions with the likes of Colin Powell and Richard Branson.

In 2006 he released his very successful book “Sales Success, It’s all in the mind”. The book has now been printed for the second time.

Robin Daubeny is regarded as the Top Insurance Sales Manager in Australia over the last 25 years. Over that time he:

• He joined National Mutual as an agent and in his first twelve months he broke all previous sales records.
• He was then promoted to Sales Manager and within four years had developed the top Sales Team in Australia with 32 agents.
• Seeking a new challenge he then transferred to the worst performing Sales Team in Victoria, with 6 agents. Within four years the team was the top in Australia with 31 agents.
• Robin then started a new sales team and within five years, built the team to 47 agents and the top sales team in Australia.
• In 1992 Robin was selected by his peers as the top Sales Manager in the Insurance Industry in Australasia.
• Robin Daubeny has built three Sales Teams from scratch with the teams becoming the Top Performers in Australia for any insurance company.



• Inspiration / Motivation
• Leadership

Robin works with Managers and Sales Teams in areas including:-

• Productivity and team performance
• Attitude and motivation
• Marketing and sales
• Goal setting and business planning
• Time management and organisation


”The Million Dollar Round Table Meeting (MDRT) Annual Meeting is one of the biggest and most prestigious meetings/conferences in the world. The selection process is very stringent and only the best speakers get selected, so congratulations. Robin, your presentation was very inspiring and motivational. Your talk was well received and there was a great reaction by attendees.”

Million Dollar Round Table Annual Meeting, New York

“Many thanks for your positive contribution to the success of the training course of our senior public contact staff...”
Kendell Airlines

“Thank you for a most inspiring talk to our sales team...The positive altitude and aura you possess is an inspiration to any person in sales...”
Bongiorno Real Estate

“The feedback from all attendees was excellent and the ongoing results achieved by the participants continues to improve in both quality and quantity.”

“I would like to express to you my sincere and deep gratitude for your marvellous presentation. I would also like to congratulate you on the superb quality of your presentation, your professionalism, and the sharing of your life experiences.”
MLC Life

“Excellent. An excellent presentation by Robin. It’s a pity we didn’t have more time.”
Australian Institute of Management

“Simple strong messages and examples. Delivery was very good.”
Robert Bosch

“All of us gained a great deal from it and I’m sure this will be reflected in the future operations of the company.”
Tomlinson Steel Pty Ltd

“Robin was extremely focussed on sales success and expressed in practical terms how we all can be successful.”
Rexport Holdings Pty Ltd

“Excellent. Robin is a very intelligent & professional person. He speaks well & is very interesting, he gave you “Food for thought”.”
BWN Industries

“Robin was very well received by the team and the feedback has been quite positive. He made an effort to meet all of the team & had some fruitful discussions over dinner, his efforts were much appreciated.”
Pearson Education Australia

“Excellent. Robin left me an my attendees with practical, simple things which we can act upon now.”
Business East

“Robin Daubeny delivered an outstanding presentation, which was both informative and inspirational. Robin’s material, his knowledge, motivational skills and ability to communicate effectively with the audience were excellent. Robin received a standing ovation from all present.”

“Once again Robin has proven to be a very committed presenter, dedicating much time to ensure the success of our workshop.”
hoo marketing

“A most interesting and well thought out presentation. You really understood the theme of our conference and delivered home the right message for our participants. You gave us a lot of great ideas to work with and already we have started to see the results.”
Bunzl Limited

“Excellent. Robyn was a dynamic contributor to the motivation and drive for success in sales for our Member Call Centre Staff through his down to earth and practical advice for self-promotion and development.”
RACV Call Centre

“Excellent. Would have to be the best speaker, we have had the pleasure of having within the Holyoke group”
Holyoake Industries

“.. the feed back from the guys was excellent!”
Trader International

“Excellent, very professional.”
Assoc of Financial Advisers (AFA)

“Your talk was excellent as all the attendees thought that the knowledge gained will definately improve their skills.”

“The positive thinking and motivational tips were fantastic - the staff were certainly left feeling positive and motivated for the rest of the conference.”

“Robin has presented for us before, and as expected he did a fantastic job. Robin is a true motivator!”
Resnik Communications

“The MDRT Annual Meeting is one of the biggest and most prestigious meetings/conferences in the world. The selection process is very stringent and only the best speakers get selected, so congratulations. Robin, your presentation was very inspiring and motivational. Your talk was also well received and there was a great reaction by the attendees.”
Million Dillion Round Table – New York

“I found Robin very easy and professional to deal with. His warm interpersonal style is very good not threatening or high pressure and a pleasant change from the American style. A big advantage is his credibility from his background having been there and done it which carried a lot of weight with our franchisees whom are all business owners in a sales and relationship business”
The Atrium

“ We appreciate all the work that went into developing and delivering your presentation. The time and effort you put into your paper was not just appreciated by us, but by the delegates in attendance.”

“ We have received excellent feedback from our delegates regarding your presentation. It was professionally presented and delegates enjoyed the informative and intense sessions you delivered.”
Key Media

“ Thankyou for taking the time to speak to our sales force at our recent conferences in Sydney and Melbourne. The feedback from our people was extremely positive and confirmed their obvious enjoyment of your talk.”
Telstra Business and Government

“ Your presentation was extremely well received by both the Telstra Dealers and Telstra staff. In fact your presentation was rated as the most valuable of the day”
Telstra Business Partners Conference

“Excellent! Robin's talk on how to motivate a sales team was the best I have heard in my 10 years in sales. Everyone expressed how motivated they felt after hearing him speak and wished that he could have spoken for longer. We feel very lucky to have heard him speak.”
ANZ - Consumer Finance

“Robin's presentation was very well received by the sales team and linked in to later presentations in the day at our national sales conference. The "link" had not been pre planned - which proved just how relevant Robin's presentation was.”
GE Money

“Can I thank you for a very informative presentation at our conference at Lindenderry – the content, delivery and your enthusiasm were all first class.”
Smith Madden

“I would like to thank you for your most interesting and motivational presentation at our recent Sales Conference. I have not seen our sales team as motivated after a presentation, and have already had some monthly reports coming in where they have ‘taken some time to set their goals for the year’. I am sure it is in both their personal and professional life.”

“Excellent Robin was very easy to deal with both before and after his presentation. His presentation was well received, and we received much positive feedback”
The Conference Team

“I would like to illustrate the value that Robin Daubeny has delivered to our business. Robin presented numerous tools that have been embraced wholeheartedly by our business partners (franchisees) and our internal staff. All have been greatly assisted in both their professional and personal lives.
There are numerous presenters in the marketplace, Robin is one of the most effective that our organization has used and I recommend his services to any organization.”
Workforce Extensions

“Robin has a wonderful way of connecting with people. He is inspriing, dedicated, warm, and reaches everyone who is lucky enough to hear him. At the end of our breakfast Robin asked is there any questions and one person said "yes when are you coming back" I guess that says it all and we will have him back. ……”
Eltham Business Development Committee

“Robin was very professional, informative and motivating for our audience. I know all of our delegates were very impressed with Robin's presentation and really got something out of it, which was our main aim. We wish we had a bit longer with him. So well done Robin”

Guild Group