The Speaker

Mick Colliss is a gifted story teller with a very funny story to tell and is widely regarded as one of Australia's best keynote speakers.

As a young kid growing up, his dream was to play for Australia. But he quickly discovered desire was no substitute for ability. Finally, at the age of 42, after successive failures at cricket, rugby league, rugby union, surf lifesaving and lawn bowls, he discovers the game of sudoku.

He can’t play that either.

But it doesn’t stop him picking himself and three mates from his rugby club in the first ever Australian Sudoku team and traveling to India to compete for his country at the World Sudoku Championships.

Mick’s is a laugh out loud true story about mateship, having a go and never giving up, no matter what the odds. With built in messages about finding alternate ways to reach your goals, not fearing failure and thinking outside the box, it's not only highly entertaining, it's ideal for conferences and corporate events, as well as sports and school functions.

Clients who have enjoyed his inspiring and very Australian story include Telstra, McDonalds, Pandora, Zurich Insurance, Mazda, ANZ, Optus, Engineers Australia, Hockey Australia and Aquinas College. He has spoken right across Australia as well as in Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Vietnam, Singapore and PNG.

To enquire about Mick's talk for your next function call ICMI on 1800­ 334 625 or email

Nice interview with the boys from Sport FM about the Australian sudoku team.


Great to catch up with Brett Papworth and my old school mate Gav Robertson on 2SM as part of their 'Reelin' in the years' segment.