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Rooster Radio brings you stories and insights from interesting people doing amazing things. The podcast reveals business and personal growth learnings from entrepreneurs and experts in business, leadership, marketing, science, technology, health, hospitality and much more. Hosted by James Begley and Andrew Montesi. Rooster Radio focuses on the influencers who are taking risks, overcoming challenges, leading teams and taking the world on. We delve into their rarely told stories of success, failure and lessons learned. Find out more and sign up for news and events and view the full episode list at our website, http://roosterradio.biz. You can show your support for Rooster Radio by becoming a member here https://www.patreon.com/roosterradio. Early traction: Since launching in October 2015, Rooster Radio quickly gained momentum. - Rated five stars in Apple Podcasts - Featured under business "new and noteworthy" in Apple Podcasts - Peaked in top 15 business podcasts on Apple Podcasts Guests: Rooster Radio secures high calibre guests who are excelling in the world of business, entrepreneurship and sport in Australia. Previous guests include Coopers Brewery chairman Glenn Cooper, Forbes editor-at-large Rich Karlgaard, AFL legend Matthew Pavlich, Australian Fashion Labels founders Dean and Melanie Flintoft, global business growth expert Jana Matthews and Australian of the Year (SA) Dr John Greenwood, with many more influential and interesting guests to come. Hosts: Andrew Montesi, founder at Apiro Consulting and Apiro Media head of marketing at PickStar, media and marketing specialist, entrepreneur and former TV news reporter. http://apiropodcasts.com & http://apiroconsulting.com James Begley, founder of PickStar and Tract Leadership, leadership consultant, entrepreneur and former AFL footballer. http://jamesbegley.com.au Rooster Radio is made in Adelaide, South Australia by Apiro Media - http://apiropodcasts.com http://roosterradio.biz http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ

This episode was first published on Off-Field, the podcast that focuses on the world of sport outside of the arena - find out more at off-field.co 

Jason ‘Dizzy' Gillespie was one of the world’s great fast bowlers during the mid 2000s when Australia was dominating international cricket. He took 259 test match wickets, and who could forget the double century he made against Bangladesh in 2006. If not for injuries, his record could’ve been even better.

He’s now a highly respected cricket coach, and led the Adelaide Strikers to victory in the 2018 Big Bash League.

In recent years, he’s become a vegan. He explains the ethical and health reasons, but reveals the motivation behind the lifestyle change - the sudden and tragic loss of his father, Neil, who suffered a heart attack while helping Jason move house.

Attempts to revive his Dad were unsuccessful, and the aftermath led Jason to reflect on all aspects of his own life.

Jason also talks about other defining moments, including the grade cricket banter that ended up inspiring his path to Test cricket, his partnership with champion Glenn McGrath, overcoming adversity, coaching insights, family life, his indigenous heritage and much more.

You can book Jason Gillespie through PickStar, Australia’s marketplace to book sports stars for events, campaigns and fan experiences. Find out more at http://www.pickstar.com.au 

Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley - visit http://roosterradio.biz 

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For other content and marketing services, visit Apiro Consulting http://apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi).

For leadership and and high performance services, connect with James Begley http://jamesbegley.com.au 

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Ed Cowan opened the batting for Australia, and has been one of the country's leading cricketers for many years. He's also an author, commentator, business man, student and father, who is known as the thoughtful, intelligent and articulate alternative to the cliche athlete. Because he's different, Ed has become known in the media as "the thinking man's cricketer". He bristles at the title. He says it has come about because journos are inherently lazy, and therefore nicknames stick. Ed talks about media misrepresentation, where former Test captain Ricky Ponting was also a victim. He was known as a "tough bastard", but Ed says he was really the "loveliest human being you'll ever meet". Ed has lived in a world of high performance which now helps him as the founder of Tripod Coffee. He's prepared to have "tough conversations" and also reflect, which he says isn't done enough in business. Ed also shares learnings about self doubt, fear, mental preparation and much more, in our final interview from Mumbrella's Sports Marketing Summit 2016. This episode is brought to you by PickStar, the place to connect with sports stars and high profile people, such as Ed, for any commercial engagement or experience you can imagine. Guest speakers, ambassadors .. just about anything. PickStar works FAST with ANY budget. Register your opportunity at http://pickstar.com.au. Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley. Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list and join our Facebook community: http://roosterradio.biz http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ For media, content and marketing services, visit: apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi) For leadership and and high performance services, visit: jamesbegley.com.au (James Begley)

Australian sports stars joined James Begley for a discussion about sports marketing and branding at the Mumbrella Sports Marketing Summit 2016. The panel: - Ed Cowan, cricketer, former Test batsman - Sharni Layton, Australian Diamonds netballer - Carol Cooke, Paralympian - Mark Mathews, big wave surfer - James Begley (moderator), PickStar founder, Rooster Radio co-host, former AFL footballer It was a fascinating and insightful chat with intelligent and thoughtful athletes. There's a lot to learn here about their worlds, and how brands and the community can best engage them. Among the issues discussed: - Sexualising female stars - Sponsorship and funding issues for Paralympians - Cricket Australia "controlling" player brands - Creating compelling content with athletes - How to best utilise athlete ambassadors - Much more! PickStar is the place to connect with sports stars and high profile people for any commercial engagement or experience you can imagine, and was was proud to work with Mumbrella to pull this panel together. Check out http://pickstar.com.au . For more information about Mumbrella editorial and events: https://mumbrella.com.au/ Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley. Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list and join our Facebook community: http://roosterradio.biz http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ For media, content and marketing services, visit: apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi) For leadership and and high performance services, visit: jamesbegley.com.au (James Begley)

"There's so much more to life than football," Australian soccer star Bruce Djite says. And he means it. While helping Adelaide United claim the A-League championship, Bruce was also studying business, working with corporates and charities, investing and taking an interest in local and world politics. Bruce is truly a global citizen, born in the US to a Mum from Togo and a father from the Ivory Coast, and fluent in three languages. It mean't that moving his career to Turkey and China was taken in his stride. These experiences along with intelligence and a charismatic personality make Bruce a marketable property, and he shares personal brand insights with Rooster Radio, as well as the economics of the A-League and sport in general. This thoughtful and broad conversation also covers: - Being the son of a professor at the cross roads of study or sport - Business and branding - Political views and witnessing Clive Palmer at work - The emotion of a grand final win, and cashing in on success - Much more Connect with Bruce Djite: @BDjite Mumbrella Sports Marketing Summit, Sydney, 28 July 2016: Rooster Radio co-host and PickStar founder James Begley will be moderating the Ask an Athlete panel discussion at Mumbrella's Sports Marketing Summit. Bruce Djite will be involved if his schedule works out, along with Cricketer Ed Cowan, Diamonds netballer Sharni Layton and Paralympic gold medalist Carol Cooke will be among the stars under the microscope. Other sessions include a keynote from ESPN's head of international digital strategy .. an analysis on how Cricket's Big Bash became such a big hit, and How to Crash the Olympics and not get sued. Visit sportsmarketingsummit.com.au for the lineup. Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley. Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list and join our Facebook community: roosterradio.biz facebook.com/roosterradioHQ For media, content and marketing services, visit: apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi) For leadership and and high performance services, visit: tractgroup.com.au (James Begley)

"What the f*** is wrong with you?" International cricket star Shaun Tait says this is how some family members reacted when he took a break from cricket in 2008, citing physical and mental burn out. As a result of that decision, Tait tells Rooster Radio that he lost the respect of the cricket community, and never got it back. But, the ultra fast bowler returned fitter and more positive than ever, to play a key role in the Twenty20 cricket revolution. Tait, with hosts James Begley and Andrew Montesi, talks about how the T20 commercialised cricket, the CRAZY Indian Premier League figures thrown at the stars and using those funds wisely to set up for life after sport. True to his reputation, the Adelaide Hills boy doesn't hold back and shares some great insights with Rooster Radio listeners. Episode sponsor: PickStar provides direct connections to sports stars for marketing, events and promotions. Register your opportunity for free, no obligations, with any budget at pickstar.com.au. Hosted by Apiro Consulting's Andrew Montesi and Tract Leadership's James Begley. Connect with Rooster Radio: roosterradio.biz facebook.com/roosterradioHQ For media, content and marketing services, visit: apiroconsulting.com For leadership and and high performance services, visit: tractgroup.com.au