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Success beyond Sport is the vision of Annette Lynch to empower elite athletes to transition easily from sport to a new and fulfilling career, providing them with a new focus, strategies, identity and a greater sense of purpose

Annette Lynch Olympian

Founder, Annette Lynch (as Huygens-Tholen), represented Australia for 15 years in Indoor and Beach Volleyball and in 2000 she achieved her big dream of playing in the Olympics.

The game change after 2000 was not easy. A fierce competitor on the court, she was not fully prepared for retirement! She retired 3 times over 6 years before she took charge to change her Game and change her life.

She stepped back into training – this time off the sporting field, to become a certified Master Results Coach, a Trainer and Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic programming and Hypnotist.

Annette became a trainer for one of the world’s prominent coaching and training organizations – Christopher Howard Companies, teaching the latest and best in the science and technology of human transformation.

Annette Lynch Athlete Transition SpecialistShe has reinvented herself many times over, including changing cities AND countries, and has spoken on various topics – from Thinking-based Safety to Olympian Secrets for Business.

She wrote about her experience and studies on transition and change in Success Beyond Sport – How to Retire From Sport and Keep Winning.

Gathering her experience of transition out of sport, and her knowledge and learnings of the power of the mind and quantum physics, Annette created her signature 8 step program to help other athletes create the success off the sporting field.

Successful transition is more than choosing a new career. It involves identity, values and beliefs. It is also about creating a supportive environment.

Annette’s book detailing her journey and the Success Training exercises that you can use to transform your own life is available in hard copy or ebook form.


  • Master Results Coach & NLP Practitioner
  • NLP Trainer
  • Master Hypnosis
  • 2000 Olympian – Beach Volleyball
  • B. Physiotherapy
  • Speaker at 2009 IART Conference (Institute for Athletes in Retirement and Transition)
  • Trainer for Christopher Howard Companies (2008-2010) – taught NLP in UK, US and Aus
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