Ingrid Barclay -

  • Motivational Speaker in Geelong, VIC

  • Travels Nationwide
  • From $1,500 to $15,000
  • Available on Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

  • 57 people have checked out this act in the last fortnight. Calendars book up fast!

Billionairess, International Woman of Mystery, Philanthropist and Olympic Gold Medalist….I was on track to this childhood dream, until I made the profound mistake of discovering….the gym...
I was an “E” grade Phys Ed student. My best sport was speed reading. I could sprint 100 metres in 40 seconds on a good day. Once I was passed by a tortoise while riding my road bike.
Now an undefeated champion I share all of my fumblings, regressions, hiccups and errors in an effort to instill the one thing all humans require....HOPE.
I motivate, fitspire, educate, move, champion, cheerlead and touch your audience in my unique, snowflake manner, leaving them encouraged and compelled.



Kavalyn's Public Event in Bacchus marsh, Oct 2023

Ingrid gave a fantastic presentation to a group of members at my gym. The topic was dealing with fears and how to overcome them. Ingrid had the crowd engaged and her presentation and deliver it was outstanding. Lots of conversation going around the room people sharing their thoughts and encouraging each other to talk openly which was great to see. Would highly recommend. Thanks again.

More Info

Drawing from a diverse range of tertiary qualifications coupled with "survivor" like world life experiences, I think of myself as a Swiss Army knife to many people. More so in the health and fitness sector but certainly not limited too. I believe story-telling is the most engaging way to teach and educate, inspire and champion. Therefore, expect me to share a rainbow of oft hilarious, frightening, melancholy and treacherous chapters in my life.
According to childhood teachers, I have no business cultivating a successful coaching fitness staycation - a world first, let alone being a 54 year old "fitness industry legend and icon" (quoted March 14th 2023). Although currently inspiring the middle-aged muscle movement, of 40-60 something's to become who they actually wish to be, I equally connect with teenagers figuring out who they are, what they want, and what they stand for.
Surviving 2 aggravated burglaries, becoming a 6 time World record holder at 54, being systemically bullied at school and successfully running a PT/Coaching business for 37 years, topics and subject matter are many and varied, but always colorful with strong messages of virtue and value. Other topics close to my heart include: coping in sport under pressure, emotional eating, resisting the urge to quit, not coping with injury, building self-confidence and self-belief (the secret sauce of any athlete), feeling like you aren't "bad ass" enough, creating your niche in business with a unique selling point, not censoring your true self and much much more.
I can hang my sporting and business failures like a string of Santa socks across a celebratory Christmas fireplace mantle. Success has not resembled “linear”. More like the path travelled by an intoxicated hippo jumping on a mini tramp. This means my audience can learn what not to do in life, business and sport as well! Not always highlight reels here….

Having worked with well over 8000 clients I have plenty of material to draw from when it comes to nutrition and training, as well as mental strategies. I am clear that our brain is our best friend and our worst enemy and enjoy conveying tales that exemplify this. My audience should expect a rich tapestry of feelings and emotions - relatability, inspired, intrigued, entertained, thoughtful, informed and ready to take their own action.

If I am retained to educate and teach you can be sure that I will deliver.

If running a workshop or imparting any knowledge on a set topic you can expect the following:
-a free consultation via zoom with the key person/client/stakeholder to clarify and understand their needs thus ensuring the outcome desired.
-appropriate handouts of workshop or seminar
-list of suggested further resources for further exploration on the topic
-templates, strategies list and possibly a quiz depending upon the topic
-I always make myself available for some time after the talk, to respond to those who have any questions or something they wish to say to me

I have a range of presentations and workshops to choose from, however I can easily adapt to something bespoke to you and your organisation. Some of my more popular presentations and workshops include the following but is not limited to:
1. Ending Emotional Eating - the AWARE principle and changing your SELF-CONCEPT
2. The Top 8 Dieting Mistakes That 99% of Women on Diets Make
3. The Top 6 Mistakes of Any Gym Trainee
4. HOW to construct your own quality nutrition plan that you enjoy, increases your performance and your health.
5. How to Increase Your Self-Esteem Right Now
6, How to Leave Your Comfort Zone
7. The Biggest Mistakes of A Budding Personal Trainer
8. The 10 Things You Have To Blitz to be A Great PT
9. How To Become A Champion When You Feel Like You Can't "Make It" (building confidence and self-belief)
10. How to Get Your Business Into The "Blue Sea"
11. How To Significantly Improve Your Squat, Bench and Deadlift

Overall as a speaker I am transparent, passionate, emotive and often poignant. On occasion I can be somewhat funny.

Please note: I do speak without a fee attached on occasion to send the elevator back down. I feel this is VIP for community - we have to give to receive. Therefore on occasion I am available to local Geelong schools for short 45-60 minute talks.
I am both delighted and honored to speak to and with any group. I especially enjoy speaking with those with a strong interest in health and fitness, who suffer anxiety and/or depression, years 10-12 school youths, those considering personal training as a career path, middle-aged to older wanna be athletes, middle-aged women who wish to sing to Eye of the Tiger whilst transforming their bodies.

Dependent on type of engagement.


Best to send an inquiry and chat with me about your needs and hopes.