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Ex professional footballer Ryan Gonsalves gets to the root of transitioning from an elite sports career to the world of work. Join a cadre of athletes for the ups and downs of entering an exciting new chapter of their lives. Are you ready to unleash your second wind? Schedule a conversation with Ryan at the 2ndwind Academy now on letschat@2ndwind.io
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Join us on the Change Work Life podcast and let’s beat those Sunday evening blues! If the prospect of yet another five days at work gives you a sinking feeling on a Sunday evening, the Change Work Life podcast is for you. Through interviews with ordinary people who have taken action to change the path of their career, and the career coaches who helped them, host Jeremy Cline explores the changes you can make to enjoy a better working life, whether these changes are small alterations to day-t ...
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Listen to the incredible stories of the heroes who inspire us to do great things. Our host Jay Cardiello will sit down with guests like Gracie Gold, Ryan Hall, and Leslie Osborne to discuss their inspiring journeys. Stories of Strength showcases the resilience and determination displayed by these astounding individuals. In our last episode, we will share the story of one exceptional, everyday hero that exemplifies our values of authenticity, courage, hope, and strength. Presented by MuscleTech.
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Imagine stepping off the court for the last time, your identity as an athlete hanging up its jersey as you prepare for the 'real world.' Frances recounts this very passage, discussing the emotional toll and the resilience required to pivot from the structured life of an athlete to the unpredictability of the job market. Frances is a former Division…
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Questions? Comments? Episode suggestions? Send us a text message! #180: Renie Cavallari is an organisational anthropologist, CEO advisor and strategic leadership coach. She explains how to deal with negative thoughts, improve your mindset, and prevent external factors from ruining your day. What you’ll learn [2:19] What an organisational anthropolo…
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Stepping into the shoes of an elite athlete, few of us can grasp the sheer dedication it takes to excel, let alone pair it with the cunning of a sharp entrepreneur. On this episode, we bring you a session with Matt Mooney, the mastermind behind Athletic IQ and an international basketball player. Matt opens up about his extraordinary journey through…
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In this episode, Abbie Wolf takes us on a riveting journey from basketball jerseys to boardroom battles. With her, we uncover the parallels between sports discipline and business acumen as she recounts the pivotal choices that propelled her from the collegiate courts of Northwestern to the strategic arena of Counterpart Ventures. Abbie's story is n…
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Questions? Comments? Episode suggestions? Send us a text message! #179: Nicholas Ciufentes-Goodbody transitioned from a career in teaching to becoming the Chief Data Scientist at WorldQuant University. He explains what data science involves, what a career in data science looks like, and why it’s such a popular field to work in. What you’ll learn [1…
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Ever wondered how the grit of a sports field can pave the way for success in the corporate world? Join us as we sit down with James, whose journey from elite rugby to a vibrant career at Unity is nothing short of inspiring. Our conversation peels back the layers on the transformative power of opportunities, even those seeming miles away from the tr…
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Join the conversation as Ryan chats with the extraordinary Chandra Crawford, Olympic gold medalist turned inspiring life trailblazer. Chandra's journey from the snow-clad peaks of Canmore to the uncharted terrains of life beyond the podium is nothing short of awe-inspiring. As we navigate her story, you’ll be privy to an intimate discussion on the …
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Questions? Comments? Episode suggestions? Send us a text message! #178: Leanne Elliott is a business psychologist and her husband Al is a prolific business leader. They explain how to avoid burnout, maintain good mental health, and thrive both physically and mentally. What you’ll learn [1:50] How Leanne and Elliott help create positive workplace cu…
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When the roar of the stadium fades into the quiet buzz of an office, life takes an unexpected scrum. Former rugby professional Jason joins Ryan to share his remarkable journey from scoring tries to advising on financial ties. An athlete's path is never linear, and Jason's tale is a testament to the tenacity required both on the field and in the wor…
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Imagine the discipline of an elite athlete fused with the grit of a Royal Marines commando. That's the extraordinary life of Jordan, our guest this week, who shares his gripping tale of mastering the art of transition. His life is a masterclass in adaptability - from ruling the basketball court to serving with honor in the military, and now inspiri…
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Questions? Comments? Episode suggestions? Send us a text message! #177: Ben Gold is an AI consultant, thought leader and speaker. He explains how you can use ChatGPT to further your career, identify your perfect job, and network with other professionals. What you’ll learn [2:12] How Ben became a world-renowned video game champion. [3:18] What gener…
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Do you ever look at a champion athlete and wonder what mountains they'll conquer when the cheering crowds have faded? Today, I have the pleasure of bringing you the extraordinary story of Peter Bakare, an Olympian whose competitive edge on the volleyball court has spiked into the imaginative realm of creative entrepreneurship. With the launch of Nu…
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From the relentless push of an oar against water to the strategic planning within the halls of Volleyball England, Guin Batten's story is one of incredible transformation. As a world-class rower turned Deputy CEO, she joins us to unravel the journey that connects the adrenaline of elite sports with the finesse of sports administration leadership. I…
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Questions? Comments? Episode suggestions? Send us a text message! #176: Karen Eber is an author, leadership coach and public speaker. She explains the science behind storytelling, why employees should use stories at work, and the storytelling techniques you can use to advance your career. What you’ll learn [2:10] How Karen found her love for storyt…
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Have you ever wondered what it takes for an elite athlete to pivot into a successful business leader? Come along as Kari, whose journey from the softball diamond to the boardroom at Life Fitness and Sweat Marketing Lab is nothing short of inspiring, shares her story. Kari opens up about the challenges and triumphs of transitioning from a collegiate…
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When the final whistle blows on an athlete's career, the silence can be deafening. But for one former football enthusiast from Manchester, that silence heralded the start of an unexpected journey in recruitment and ultimately, a transition to professional running. This episode weaves through the guest's early days, where the stark realities of a sm…
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Questions? Comments? Episode suggestions? Send us a text message! #175: Olly Richards went from being a professional jazz musician to starting a multi-million dollar language learning business. He explains why he changed careers, how he knew what to do next, and the ways he identified where he had an unfair advantage. What you’ll learn [1:59] The d…
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When the roar of the crowd fades and the medals settle in their cases, what happens to the titans of the sports world? Join us as Paralympian David takes us through the labyrinth of life after elite competition, laying bare the complexities of transition that go far beyond the podium. From the unanticipated stillness of lockdown to the daunting rea…
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Have you ever wondered what it takes to tackle a career pivot with the same force you'd tackle an opponent on the football field? Andrew, a former collegiate football star turned senior people partner in the cybersecurity industry, joins Ryan to unravel the playbook of his impressive transition. Together, they chart the course from the adrenaline o…
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Questions? Comments? Episode suggestions? Send us a text message! #174 - Nicolas Rion is a relationship coach who supports individuals to build strong, healthy and sustainable relationships. He explains how to improve the relationships you have at work, communicate with people about your needs and build trust and support with colleagues. What you’l…
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Have you ever witnessed the raw determination of an athlete as they pivot from fierce competition on the field to the cutthroat arena of business? That's the gripping tale Dylan, our fearless guest, unfolds. His journey from a tenacious rugby player to an innovative entrepreneur at the helm of Neo eX is nothing short of inspiring. As he recounts th…
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This episode features a former rugby player turned legal recruiter, whose story of adaptability and resilience captivates from the onset. Clint's odyssey from the grassy fields to the corporate towers is a rollercoaster of triumphs, setbacks, and the relentless pursuit of new horizons. He takes us through his journey, discussing the blend of mental…
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Questions? Comments? Episode suggestions? Send us a text message! #173: Ryan Gonsalves is a former professional footballer and founder of 2ndwind Academy, a platform empowering former elite athletes in their transition to fulfilling careers. He explains the transferable skills professional athletes have, the challenges athletes face when their care…
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When the whistle of life blows for an unexpected timeout, some lose their footing while others, like Laura Du Ry , transform their game. Join us as we share the remarkable journey of a former Ajax goalkeeper who, after a career-altering injury, channels her competitive spirit from the grassy fields to the tech startup landscape. Weaving through the…
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When Caragh McMurtry, a former Olympic rower for Team GB, shares her tale, it's not your typical sports saga. Our episode zooms in on her dual identity as an elite athlete and a neurodiversity advocate. Caragh's experiences highlight the untapped brilliance of neurodivergent athletes and the pressing need for a shift in the sports world's approach …
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Questions? Comments? Episode suggestions? Send us a text message! #172 - Natasha Stanley is a career coach who has helped thousands of people shift into work that they love. She explains the biggest mistakes people make when changing their careers, how you can avoid making those mistakes and how to find a career that you love What you'll learn [1:4…
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Ever wondered about the life beyond the roar of the stadium for athletes? Barry Squires, a former university-level footballer turned sports leader, sits down with us to navigate that very transition. From the humble beginnings at AFC Bournemouth's academy to the strategic world of university sports administration, Barry reveals the complexities beh…
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When Calum Giles, a double Olympic hockey player, steps into our studio, he brings with him a narrative that goes beyond the hockey field. His personal battles and victories over ADHD are as captivating as his athletic accomplishments. Understanding his journey helps us unravel the tight weave between neurodiversity and peak performance. Calum does…
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Questions? Comments? Episode suggestions? Send us a text message! #171: Susie Violet Ward worked in accountancy before transitioning to becoming a journalist and financial analyst specialising in bitcoin. She explains the effect childcare had on her career, how she made such a drastic career change, and how she found meaning and purpose in her work…
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In this episode, Ryan speaks to James Beeston, a former full-time footballer who successfully navigated a complex journey. In their riveting discussion, James recounts his journey from being scouted at the tender age of six, through his time at a youth academy, to the founding of Bisterra, his thriving supplemental soccer training company. In 2010 …
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Questions? Comments? Episode suggestions? Send us a text message! #170: Julie DeLucca-Collins is a certified Tiny Habits and Thrive Global Coach, a speaker, podcaster, and top selling author. She explains the way we automate certain behaviours, why you can’t rely on motivation to achieve results and how to change the neural pathways in your brain. …
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Have you ever wondered about the challenges and sacrifices an athlete has to make to pursue their dreams? Listen in for a glimpse into the world of Idan Kugel, a former professional football player from Israel who transitioned into the military. He shares his unique journey of trying to balance his love for football and the responsibility of milita…
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Questions? Comments? Episode suggestions? Send us a text message! #169: Joshua D. Smith is a coach, consultant and public speaking trainer. He explains how to prepare for a presentation, keep your audience interested, and overcome public speaking nerves. What you’ll learn [1:52] Organisations that can help improve your public speaking. [4:30] How J…
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Have you ever wondered how athletes transition to "real world" careers after their sporting journey ends? Join us for an inspiring conversation with Olivia King, the former University of Victoria swimmer who switched gears to rowing and made it onto the Canadian national team. Olivia shares her candid story of balancing academics and competitive sp…
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What happens when a former professional American footballer swaps the field for the corporate world? Monica Livingston, a former professional American footballer who has on and off the field represented DC Divas, a professional Women's tackle football team. She is also a corporate trainer, culture coach, two-time winner of Comcast SportsNet ‘Funnie…
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Questions? Comments? Episode suggestions? Send us a text message! #168: Susan Pasley is a registered nurse who transitioned from bedside nursing to working with healthcare SaaS organisations. She explains how a career can be wrapped up with your identity, how to identify your transferable skills, and how to maintain your identity when changing care…
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In today's episode, Ryan speaks to Vera Ignjstovic, a former handballer representing Australia at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Negotiating her way into being a goalie in a male-dominated football team's inner childhood, Vera unknowingly laid the groundwork for her Olympic career and her later scientific ventures. Fast forward 22 years, Vera is a …
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In today's episode, Ryan speaks to Jamieson Doyle Taylor, the founder, and CEO of G2G sports, Private practice lawyer, and accredited AFL senior coach for women's sports. In Jamieson's under-18 football seasons, with dreams of having a dazzling career ahead,but like a plot twist in a gripping novel, a severe head injury knocked on his dreams, alter…
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Questions? Comments? Episode suggestions? Send us a text message! #167: Doug Lennick and Chuck Wachendorfer are internationally recognised speakers, authors, and coaches. They explain why everyone needs to embrace leadership, how people in subservient positions can enact change, and how we can all be more influential. What you'll learn [2:00] How t…
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Have you ever wondered what it takes to earn a spot in the Olympic Games? Join us as we sit down with Alex, an Olympian, coach, and entrepreneur, who gives us a fascinating look into her journey from the swimming pools of South Africa to the rowing lanes of the Olympics. It's an incredible story of resilience, tenacity, and the sheer will to succee…
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In today's episode, Ryan speaks to Cecil Jee Thomas, a former professional footballer and dancer turned dynamic presenter and content creator. Cecil's journey is a testament to defying people's expectations, from being told he won't amount to anything bigger than being incredibly talented, Cecil now stands as a beacon of inspiration, from hosting T…
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Questions? Comments? Episode suggestions? Send us a text message! #166: Christopher Volk is a commercial banker, entrepreneur, and business leader. He explains the skills you need to succeed in business, ways to get different career experiences, and how to make sure you’re ready for any opportunity that comes your way. What you'll learn [1:32] How …
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In today's episode, Ryan speaks to Brett Smith, a former world-rated and Lightweight professional boxing champion. Mentally battling addiction during his boxing prime, Smith rebounded and returned to the sport even stronger. He later left his high-paying job to start a successful business that scaled to seven figures in just two years. Additionally…
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In this episode, Ryan interviews Declan O'Hare, a skilled English footballer. Starting his journey at 12 with Lincoln Academy, he rose to professionalism at Lincoln City FC at 15. After successful stints at other clubs, he moved to the US to pursue his dream. Despite changing universities twice, he now juggles a dual career as a footballer and work…
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Questions? Comments? Episode suggestions? Send us a text message! #165- Dan Freehling is a career coach specialising in working with top millennial leaders seeking to develop their leadership pipeline. He explains the different career types there are, the common career pitfalls people face, and how to uncover the category your career falls into. Wh…
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In today's episode, Ryan speaks to Stephanie Inglis, a former professional Judo athlete who proudly represented Scotland and Team GB on the international stage, amassing an impressive collection of World Cup medals and trophies. The highlight of her illustrious sporting journey came when she clinched Scotland's inaugural silver medal at the prestig…
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In today's episode, Ryan speaks to Matt Hemsley, a former Scottish professional footballer. With the dream of playing for Leicester, Matt was picked to enroll in the Northampton Center of Excellence before playing professionally. Matt credits his smooth transition from sports to the gradual steps he took whilst in his sporting career and he has an …
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Questions? Comments? Episode suggestions? Send us a text message! #164 - Michele Phillips is a happiness expert who specialises in individual performance in the workplace. She explains how your mindset affects your happiness, the way you can make happiness a habit, and how to stay positive when working a job you don't enjoy. What you'll learn [1:30…
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In today's episode, Ryan speaks to James Harvey, a former basketballer who played professional basketball in Australia and overseas for over 16 years, including 2 NBL championships and captaining the Australia Boomers. He is also an experienced NED & Advisory Board Member in Proptech, Cleantech, Fintech & Sport. With his proven track record in lead…
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In today's episode, Ryan is joined by Laurie Weeks; the first-ever and highest-capped Melbourne Rebel. Laurie is a former professional and national representative Rugby union footballer who rose to the super rugby ranks where he played for New South Wales, Queensland, and Melbourne Rebels. When his desire for playing waned, coupled with a series of…
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