Comprehensive Mind Program for Achievement, Success, Wellbeing.

  • Athletes
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  • Teams
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  • Schools Students
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  • Teachers
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  • Business
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  • Corporate
About Boomerang Effect

The Boomerang Effect was conceived by the husband and wife team, John and Theresa Novak, who both ascribe to the central theme of Boomerang Effect, namely, “What you put out is what you get back in return”. With this tenet in mind, they launched Boomerang Effect Company dedicated to delivering a positive message and to teach strategies, skills and practical solutions for success & resilience in sport, business and school.

Theresa Novak

Theresa Novak

(B.A. Applied Science in Occupational Therapy, Diploma Frontline Management)

Theresa works as an Occupational Therapist specialising in the area of mental wellbeing. She has worked with a wide variety of people from all walks of life. She headed up a research team for 4 years on Sensory rooms in Mental health and has published and presented this research and is currently researching resilience program in schools as part of a masters. She has considerable experience with staff management and training.

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John Novak

(B.A., M.A., L.L.B., Diploma Health Counselling)

John is a passionate speaker, author and TV and DVD presenter. With 25 years experience working with athletes, businesses and students to optimise their motivation, success and performance, his breadth of knowledge, infectious enthusiasm and practical strategies guarantee success. He is currently Head of Mind Management at Canterbury Bulldogs.

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"A leader in his field"

Personalised MIND GAME strategies for athletes of all levels.

John has been a sports motivator and mind coach for over 20 years, he is a leader in his field. His eastern strategies combined with the most up to date western approaches such as positive psychology have catapulted him into National and International prominence as a Sports Mind Coach & Motivator with a clear difference.

Athletes have participated in sports as diverse as:

  • Rugby league - NRL
  • Rugby union
  • Aussie Rules
  • Gymnastics
  • Cricket
  • Soccer
  • Surfing
  • Body boarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Rowing
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Triathlon
  • Karate
  • Table Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Iron Men & Women
  • Surf Life Saving
  • Mountain BMX
  • Aerobics Sport
  • Golf

Building Resilience, Wellbeing & Success in your School Community


The BOOMERANG EFFECT SCHOOLS program is a comprehensive and practical program aimed at developing RESILIENCE skills, promoting WELLBEING and POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH across school communities and assisting students in developing a wide range of COPING TOOLS and strategies for SUCCESS.

The Boomerang Effect which has been utilised by top sports people, businesses and a number of schools has now been formally adapted and extensive resources developed so that teachers can quickly and easily pick up the program and teach it to students.




Motivation & Best Self


Motivation & Best Self



Emotion Management


Emotion Management

Resiliency Strategies


Resiliency Strategies

World Strategies


World Strategies

Work Ethic Organisation


Work Ethic Organisation

Optimal Environment


Optimal Environment

Dynamic workshops using the unique and innovative Boomerang Effect Program.


With over 25 years experience working with small & medium businesses as well as large companies, John delivers keynotes, workshops, leadership group and speeches on a range of topics including well-being, team cohesion, leadership success, stress management, motivation, mindfulness, will power, and cultural evolution of your business. Boomerang Effect business model is innovative, dynamic and aims to optimise you ‘human assest’, the people that make your business flourish.

John has delivered keynote speeches to the following organisations:

Ernst & Young • Pepsi Co • Telstra • Reebok • Alcon • MBF • Today FM • Munich Insurance • National Institute of Accountants • International Fitness Convention • TAFE • National Heart Foundation • Quit For Life GIAI Academy • International Association of Fitness Professionals • Business and Professional Women • Starlight Foundation • SIDS • Uncle Toby’s Ironman Super Series • ANZ Bank • Marketing Women Mentor Program • Law Australia • Flight Centre • Hooker Real Estate Bondi Junction • Jack Newton Junior Golf Clinics • EL Mortgages

Believe Become Be


John Novak offers Speeches, Workshops and various 1 on 1 sessions to athletes of all sports, of all ages 7-65+y.o. at any level- beginner, amateur, rep to professional and elite sports people.

John’s services are available through a variety of medium as well as the traditional face to face option. This is great for the travelling professional, team on tour or athletes in country areas, other states or countries. With modern technology, John Novak is as close as your nearest computer or phone.

Contact Us

PHONE Australia: 0414 626 233 International: +612 414 626 233 EMAIL [email protected]


  • John Novak is the mysterious mind guru who has David Warner preaching his message December 27, 2016 - A FORMER aerobics instructor with a karate black-belt and a triple university degree is the secret weapon behind David Warner’s summer scoreboard assault. The Sunday Telegraph can reveal John Novak — the “mind coach’’ who has worked with two NRL clubs — has switched from rugby league to cricket and is now coaching several players