Journalist, broadcaster, sports anchor and former professional cricketer Jason de la Peña chats with fellow ex top athlete’s about transitioning or pivoting from their dream job to a new life. It’s a journey and everybody has their own story. Learn from those that’ve made the jump, what mistakes they’ve made and how they’re doing now in their new guise and out of the limelight.
The former Singapore based pro footballer turned broadcaster & coach chats with me about his pivot & transition from the pitch to a totally new life. We discuss mental health, mentorship and how his job as a football pundit has become a bit of a catharsis. A lovely chat with a top human being.
On this episode Zac speaks candidly about his football career from Central Coast Mariners to SydneyFC and representing Australia U23. And then the move abroad to UAE and Malaysia where things were good but a pause, a reset in his career took hold. Zac is reassessing his life and taking time to evaluate what is important and where he wants to be as a person, a footballer, a lawyer, an entrepreneur. It’s a great chat and an excellent life lesson.
The world’s top ex athlete’s discuss their post retirement pivot or transition from fulfilling a lifelong dream and making that career move to an often alien environment and a brand new existence. Former Exeter City & Singapore international footballer John Wilkinson joins me for episode 3. We discuss his pivot, his huge family, depression, fitness, tv work and his still new project - Slingshot FC.
In this 2nd episode Jason de la Peña chats to former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Neil Best. Neil speaks candidly about life, retirement and despite securing a top degree, the tough journey he’s made from international rugby to an office environment.
I speak to ex England rugby star turned CEO of UFIT, Will Skinner. Will speaks openly about retirement at 29yrs, transitioning from the rugby pitch to the boardroom plus having to ditch his ego & how he has pivoted to his new life. He also has valuable advice for others looking for a change in career.