Rebecca Cook teaching a workshop

Meet Us

Rebecca Cook

Founder / Boss Lady

Rebecca Cook our Founder / Boss Lady and Lead Trainer, our mild mannered powerhouse, our ‘go to’ person on just about everything!  Bec, Sydney born and raised, is a mother, wife and motivated career professional, boasting over 15 years in training, coaching, mentoring, program design, national projects and account management – all backed up by a long list of qualifications including Positive Psychology, Small Business, Management, Career Development.  Upon meeting her, you’ll quickly understand why she has achieved such successes in her life – Bec is genuinely passionate about what she does and how she goes about it. Bec is committed to the personal development of every individual and the support of each athlete to be the best version of themselves. She upholds the values of Elite Athlete Business School on a daily basis in and out of the training sessions.  Bec exudes integrity, is undeniably fun. She effortlessly gains trust and builds relationships…an amazing communicator, role model and trainer. An avid fan of sports and fitness herself, Bec has found herself working with an impressive list of sporting clientele – the NRL, Cronulla Sharks Football Club, The Matildas, Cricket NSW to name a few. Other major clients Bec has assisted in training and development include the NSW Police Force, St George Bank, and Colliers International.  Bec is doing what she loves, engaging with people and helping them to succeed by uncovering and levering the capabilities of each individual.

    Jason Nightingale

    Founder / Opportunities Boss

    Jason Nightingale, Founder / Opportunities Boss of Elite Athlete Business School and current Professional Rugby League Player, has been an integral part of the St George Illawarra Dragons since 2007.  Part of the 2010 NRL Premiership team. Affectionately known to the sporting world as ‘Gypsy’, he is also a proud representative in 32 New Zealand Kiwis International games – World Cup Winner and 4 Nations Champions.  As well as a husband and doting father, Jason is a true professional in his sport, a well respected, seasoned athlete. Jason recognises the pressures, expectations and required attributes of an Elite Athlete, and utilises this knowledge and experience in his role as a Director and Facilitator of Elite Athlete Business School.  He is passionate about Sport and Business and the correlation between both. Learning from mentors, believing in a vision and having the determination and fervor to make them happen. Jason is motivated by people, their stories, their journeys, growth and personal development. He genuinely is interested in making a difference to an athlete’s learning experience, and building their confidence on and off the field.  Jason brings relevant real life experience to our students at Elite Athlete Business School and can relate to their lives as an athlete himself.

      Elaine Han

      Director of Getting It Done

      Elaine Han, the Director of Getting It Done is our stickler for details and organisation.  She’s a barrel of laughs and delivers enthusiasm for providing amazing customer service, planning and co-ordinating. Elaine has had an extensive background in Hospitality, Client Services and Events.  All of the essential skills acquired from these roles brought to us by Elaine have become a major contribution to our EABS Family. A Mum to two girls, wife and self confessed eataholic and shopaholic. Our behind the scenes organiser and administrator, Elaine is always up for a meeting new people, a chat and a chuckle!

        Luca Calabria

        Academic Empowerment Coach

        Luca Calabria, our Academic Empowerment Coach is our youngest representative in the EABS family. Luca specializes in forming a rapport within various classes with our students and further tutoring them to ensure they finish all their assessments and achieve their business qualifications. Luca, also known as ‘Bad Boy’, is currently undergoing his Bachelor of Sports Business Management at UTS, which compliments his part-time role at EABS. Bad Boy’s heavy interest and passion for sport have allowed himself to seamlessly transition into his EABS role, as he loves what he does at EABS. Bad Boy always likes to keep sociable, he has recently adopted playing golf regularly and of course, he loves his Fantasy Football.

          Christine Keefe

          Trainer / Assessor

          Chris Keefe is our wealth of knowledge and experience. She’s our fabulous Trainer/Assessor and is backed by over 20 years in the Vocational Education field. Also having owned and operated her own business for 15 years, she’s the perfect fit for our EABS Family. We try not to hold it against her that the OH&S Unit is one of her faves, nor that she loves the nitty gritty that goes along with the RTO compliance side of our business. (Yawn!!). Despite this, we absolutely love her for her cool, calm demeanor, for keeping us on the straight and narrow and for her ability to have a good laugh with us (with the occasional G&T in hand). Instead of retiring gracefully and enjoying her grandchildren, kayaking, electric bike rides, line dancing and walks on the beach, Chris can’t seem to tear herself away from working with us for her passion in adult learning. True story! What an absolute legend.

            Maureen Rocha

            Learning Coordinator

            Maureen Rocha, or better known as Maursie, is our marvellous Learning Coordinator…we marvel every day at what she brings to EABS/AIBT. Maursie injects the ‘FUN’ in our sessions, all while getting the job done. Come to one of her sessions and you’ll want to come back for more! She’s an educator at her core and is passionate about developing lifelong learning and engaging athletes in education. She has extensive experience in the university sector with a masters degree in adult education and a special knack for language and literacy. Her goal is to always create meaningful and purposeful connections with individuals while engaging them in learning and wellbeing. Maursie is an outright champion at what she does – she loves it, we love her and we know you will too.

               
               
               

              What’s important to us

              Family

              The Elite Athlete Business School (EABS) family is here to support, encourage and be a lifelong mentor for every one of our athletes who become part of our programs. Just like a family. Camaraderie off the field, bond and lifelong friendships and support network.

              Fun

              Enjoy the journey. Live out their strengths, passion and authenticity. Learning from real people and not out of a textbook. Share experiences and share a laugh.

              Make a difference

              Helping athletes find their identity off the field and be proud of the unique qualities they bring. Grow in confidence and transfer the skills they already know and do in their sport to the business world. Transition smoothly into life after sport. Take the overwhelm away from retirement.

              Empower

              To take the next steps. To believe in their ability. Confidence in knowing where to find help before making the big decisions. To learn from others mistakes and reach out to their network. To understand they’re not alone.

              Integrity

              Practice what we preach. Live and breathe what we preach. Transparency and honesty in all that we do and what we teach in our program. We use guest presenters who are experts in their field to lecture on the topics we are not experts in.