DR DION KLEIN has been involved in a variety of industries beginning his career in health, physical education, and media/sports journalism at West Chester University (USA). He has enjoyed success over the past 30 years nationally and internationally as lecturer/trainer, business consultant, personal trainer, massage therapist, and business owner.
In the United States he owned a marketing consultancy and had his own massage/personal training practice before being appointed as a lecturer and course convenor at the University of Canberra in Sport Administration in 1994 where he enjoyed the opportunity to teach in Hong Kong and present strategic planning and marketing to the Oceanic National Olympic Committee NGOs in Fiji. In 2000-01, he worked as an Internet Strategist/Business Analyst at MIMS Data Systems before embarking on his personal entrepreneurial endeavours in IT, education and health. He was the founder of the ACT Health and Fitness Expo, the Australian Get Healthy Challenge and the award-winning Corporate Health and Fitness Challenge. He served on the Board of Fitness ACT for eight years (four of them as President) as well as the Board of Fitness Australia. He is a past president of the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) – ACT Branch and served on the the management committee of the Australian Council of Private Education and Training (ACPET) – ACT Branch and on the National Board of ACPET for three years. He also served on the management committee of the Australia India Business Council (AIBC) ACT Branch.
Dion has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Health & Physical Education/Sports Administration from West Chester University (PA), Temple University (PA), and theUniversity of New Mexico. He completed his MBA (Internet Marketing/International Business) from Charles Sturt University, and received a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from the University of Canberra. He holds a Certificate III and IV in Fitness, Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice as well as Certificate IV's in Business, Small Business Management, Marketing, and Business Sales. He has a Statement of Attainment in Career Counselling.
He appreciates the importance of life balance having to manage a number of companies including Diverse Concepts International Pty Ltd t/a Healthy Worksites, The WISE Academy and The Wellness Academy. He previously owned an educational information website called Conference Papers Online. He also owns a number of website businesses in a variety of areas.
- Fitness Australia Honour Roll 2012 Contribution to the Fitness Industry
- CanberraBusinessPoint Business Plan Award 2009 (The WISE Academy)
- CanberraBusinessPoint Finalist for the Sales Growth Award 2009 (The WISE Academy)
- Monty Dortkamp Professional Contribution to the Industry (2006)
- Winner of the BreadTV (Australia) Foreign Correspondent Competition (2005)
- Innovation Award 2002 from the ACT Bureau of Sport and Recreation for the Fitness ACT Corporate Health and Fitness Challenge (2002)
- Semi-Finalist in the Yellow Pages Business Ideas Award (2001)