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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 

Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list at http://roosterradio.biz and join our Facebook community at http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ 

For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit Apiro Media http://apiropodcasts.com 

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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No Australian has had greater success at the Paralympics than Matt Cowdrey. He won 23 medals throughout his Paralympic career including 13 gold, remarkably from just three Games. He also has a long list of world records to his name. Born with a congenital amputation at his lower left arm, Matt never saw any limitations. He played multiple sports and took up swimming in his backyard pool. That evolved into daily 4am training sessions, before making his Paralympic debut in 2004 as the youngest competitor at just 15 years old. Despite living with a disability, Matt was never out to prove anyone wrong. He simply wanted swim fast, win and inspire others. Hard work, dedication and commitment, values passed on by his parents, carry far beyond the pool and into his next career - politics. Preselected by the South Australian Liberal Party ahead of the state election in March 2018, Matt is using his wealth of experience, knowledge and influence to continue making a difference. We talk about Matt's career transition along with his Paralympic story, his pathway, values and much more. For more information about Matt and his campaign visit http://www.mattcowdrey.com.au/ **This episode was first published on Off-Field, the podcast that focuses on the world of sport outside of the arena. For more info about that show visit http://off-field.co ** Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley. We talk to interesting people doing amazing things. If you like what we're doing, you can now support the show with a few dollars (we really appreciate it): https://www.patreon.com/roosterradio Also please subscribe and review on iTunes or your favourite podcast player. Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list and join our Facebook community: http://roosterradio.biz http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit: http://apiropodcasts.com For other content and marketing services, visit: http://www.apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi) For leadership and and high performance services, visit: http://www.jamesbegley.com.au (James Begley)

Leaders from three of Australia's top online marketplaces have revealed key business, growth and technical insights about their startups live at SouthStart. On the panel is Dan Draper, CTO at Expert 360, the marketplace that connects businesses to top freelance professionals, along with David Trumbull, co-founder at Car Next Door, Australia's largest car sharing network and Edward Hartley, co-founder of Bluethumb, Australia's largest online art marketplace. Andrew from Rooster Radio, the panel moderator, also shares a little bit about PickStar, the platform to book sports stars. We talk about building the marketplace ecosystem, the drivers of growth, the importance of tech and automation, funding, quality control and maintaining credibility .. and more. This is our second episode recorded live at SouthStart, a conference that showcases entrepreneurship and innovation in South Australia with great speakers, expos and workshops. James from Rooster Radio was the event MC. More - http://southstart.co Expert 360 - https://expert360.com/ Car Next Door - https://www.carnextdoor.com.au/ Bluethumb - https://bluethumb.com.au/ PickStar - http://pickstar.com.au Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley. We talk to interesting people doing amazing things. If you like what we're doing, you can now support the show with a few dollars (we really appreciate it): https://www.patreon.com/roosterradio Also please subscribe and review on iTunes or your favourite podcast player. Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list and join our Facebook community: http://roosterradio.biz http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit: http://apiropodcasts.com For other content and marketing services, visit: http://www.apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi) For leadership and and high performance services, visit: http://www.jamesbegley.com.au (James Begley)

Sydney Roosters legend Anthony Minichiello saw the end of his playing career coming, and planned accordingly. Many of his footy mates didn't, with tragic results. Anthony says the come down from the highs of a sports star life can be hard. Many athletes struggle to find a new purpose, and structure, for their new life. It was different for 'Mini' who was raised by hard working Italian parents who made him get a trade in the early years of his NRL career. He maintained a life of balance, which extended beyond his world of sport. Anthony went on to captain the Roosters and holds the record for most games and most tries at the club. He's decorated as they come - a NSW State of Origin representative, Australia and Italy representative, and winner of the Golden Boot Award for International Player of the Year in 2005. Anthony's career coincided with a big shift in the commercialisation of sport. He talks about the evolution from his first contract worth $10,000 and drinking plenty of beer after every match, to the professional game it is today. Anthony also shares lessons learned from his humble upbringing, how he built a broad network and interests outside of rugby league and the challenge of growing the game nationally. Mini was in Adelaide to promote the Roosters' clash with the Storm at Adelaide Oval on June 24, and was able to squeeze in our interview between promotional duties. Ticket and match info: http://www.adelaideoval.com.au/eventdetail/22216/sydney-roosters-vs-melbourne-storm.aspx This episode is syndicated with our other podcast, Off-Field, which focuses on the world of sport outside of the arena. Off-Field features in depth interviews with the likes of Adam Gilchrist, Chris Scott, Caitlin Bassett, Dennis Cometti and much more. Listen: http://off-field.co Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley. We talk to interesting people doing amazing things. If you like what we're doing, you can now support the show with a few dollars (we really appreciate it): https://www.patreon.com/roosterradio Also please subscribe and review on iTunes or your favourite podcast player. Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list and join our Facebook community: http://roosterradio.biz http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit: http://apiropodcasts.com For other content and marketing services, visit: http://www.apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi) For leadership and and high performance services, visit: http://www.jamesbegley.com.au (James Begley)

David Cooke uses his urban design knowledge and global experience to address the urban renewal challenges that face Australian cities. David is an internationally qualified Urban Designer, registered Architect, accredited Planner. He is the Director of City Collective, a design studio that works across Australia and the world. He was the first South Australian to be awarded a prestigious scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley, in their intensive Masters of Urban Design program.  David shares his deep insights into the impact that major sporting events can have on cities - winning an Olympic and Commonwealth Games bid can make or break a city, depending on the organisers' approach to urban planning. We talk about 'Smart Cities', an aspirational phrase talked about by many governments and planners but not widely understood. David reveals what we can learn from the high tech cities that have been reborn out of the US "rust belt", and the steps that can be taken to address current critical issues in Australia, such as housing affordability. A successful urban designer specialises in long term thinking, as much as decades ahead of present day. David talks about how his planning approach, and much more. City Collective - http://www.citycollective.com.au Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley. We talk to interesting people doing amazing things. If you like what we're doing, you can now support the show with a few dollars (we really appreciate it): https://www.patreon.com/roosterradio Also please subscribe and review on iTunes or your favourite podcast player. Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list and join our Facebook community: http://roosterradio.biz http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit: http://apiropodcasts.com For other content and marketing services, visit: http://www.apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi) For leadership and and high performance services, visit: http://www.jamesbegley.com.au (James Begley)