72 episodes

Off-field explores the world of sport outside of the arena with the people that make it happen.

Sports stars, dealmakers, brands, administrators and broadcasters share their stories and insights about marketing, endorsements and contracts, as well as leadership learnings, taking you behind the scenes in the business of sport and their careers.

Off-Field is hosted and produced by PickStar's Andrew Montesi and James Begley.

PickStar is the best place to book sports stars for any event, campaign or engagement you can imagine. Choose from over 1300 stars past and present, PickStar works fast with ANY budget. Visit https://pickstar.com.au.

Off-Field is more than just a podcast. We host regular meet-up events and live interviews for people interested in the business of sport and sports marketing.

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Off-Field - Sports Stars and Experts Share Sports Marketing, Business, Leadership Insights PickStar

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Off-field explores the world of sport outside of the arena with the people that make it happen.

Sports stars, dealmakers, brands, administrators and broadcasters share their stories and insights about marketing, endorsements and contracts, as well as leadership learnings, taking you behind the scenes in the business of sport and their careers.

Off-Field is hosted and produced by PickStar's Andrew Montesi and James Begley.

PickStar is the best place to book sports stars for any event, campaign or engagement you can imagine. Choose from over 1300 stars past and present, PickStar works fast with ANY budget. Visit https://pickstar.com.au.

Off-Field is more than just a podcast. We host regular meet-up events and live interviews for people interested in the business of sport and sports marketing.

Find out more:

Sign up to our mailing list and contact us: http://off-field.co
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OffFieldPodcast

    72 - Chats with Pav - Chris Anstey on how athletes can impact business leadership

    72 - Chats with Pav - Chris Anstey on how athletes can impact business leadership

    Chris Anstey's size 18 feet have been all around the globe.

    The former first round pick in the 1997 NBA Draft joins Matthew Pavlich on Chats with Pav, reflecting on his athletic upbringing, the behaviours that involve embracing opportunity and being undefeated against Michael Jordan.

    Nowadays Anstey utilises his experiences to leadership and consultancy roles drawing on the parallels between elite sport and business with regard to personal best, leadership, opportunity, culture and habits of effective teams and individuals.

    "My decision just to try, opened up opportunity, just by being noticed that I was working hard"

    Chris holds Ambassador roles with La Trobe Financial and the SEDA Group, where he works with managers and leaders in industry.

    A self described 'story teller', Anstey elaborates on the consistency of effort and approach, his biggest what if and his biggest lessons from sport inspiring his career today.

    The Off-Field podcast is produced by Pickstar.

    Pickstar is the best place to book sports stars and celebrities for any event, campaign or engagement you can imagine.
    Choose from thousands of stars past and present, Pickstar works fast with ANY budget. Visit the Pickstar website now - http://pickstar.pro/au

    71 - Chats with Pav - James Muecke

    71 - Chats with Pav - James Muecke

    2020 Australian of the Year, Dr James Muecke joins AFL Legend, Business Investor and Sports Commentator, Matthew Pavlich, to discuss his work in treating blindness and reducing type 2 diabetes.

    Dr Muecke, a proud South Australian, spent years working abroad across Africa to reduce the rates of treatable blindness and is now back home in Adelaide. Since becoming the 2020 Australian of the Year, Dr Muecke has been advocating for a 'sugar tax' to reduce the prevalence of type 2 diabetes.

    A neurological condition forced Muecke to give up surgery, but this adversity hasn't stopped him from using his platform to push for reform with sugar.

    Dr Muecke discusses a number of topics including resilience, the core elements to social enterprise and innovation.

    See Dr James Muecke's profile and request to book him here: https://pickstar.pro/au/our-stars/7528/james-muecke

    The Off-Field podcast is produced by Pickstar.

    Pickstar is the best place to book sports stars, humans of great achievement and personalities for any event, marketing / PR campaign or engagement you can imagine.
    Choose from over 2000 stars past and present, Pickstar works fast with ALL budgets and stars apply to work with you on your idea! Visit the Pickstar website now - http://pickstar.pro

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    70 - Chats with Pav - Adam Gilchrist on athlete commercial partnerships

    70 - Chats with Pav - Adam Gilchrist on athlete commercial partnerships

    Cricketing legend Adam Gilchrist shares a fascinating insight into the commercial partnerships of an elite athlete.

    From his first 'deal' as a 12-year-old getting $185 worth of gear from Albion, to major brand ambassador roles over the past 10 years, Gilly explains how these commercial partnerships come together and what he finds important when choosing to work with a brand.

    There are insights for both athletes and businesses on how to approach the commercial side of sport.

    The Off-Field podcast is produced by PickStar.

    PickStar is the best place to book sports stars and personalities for any event, campaign or engagement you can imagine.
    Choose from over 1700 stars past and present, PickStar works fast with ANY budget. Visit the PickStar website now - http://pickstar.com.au

    69 - Chats with Pav - Heath Black on how he overcame his mental health challenges

    69 - Chats with Pav - Heath Black on how he overcame his mental health challenges

    Former Fremantle and St Kilda star Heath Black would sit in a cubicle before each AFL game he played.

    He'd dry retch because of the severe anxiety a game of football would induce.

    The mental games going on inside his head made him feel like he'd played a quarter before he walked down the race.

    Heath shares mental health stories from his playing days with former teammate Matt Pavlich and details how he's learned to live with these challenges.

    He now shares his stories with others, focusing on owning your own mental health.

    The Off-Field podcast is produced by PickStar.

    PickStar is the best place to book sports stars and personalities for any event, campaign or engagement you can imagine.

    Choose from over 1700 stars past and present, PickStar works fast with ANY budget. Visit the PickStar website now - http://pickstar.com.au

    68 - Chats with Pav - Caroline Buchanan on resilience, planning and maintaining focus

    68 - Chats with Pav - Caroline Buchanan on resilience, planning and maintaining focus

    8-time world champion BMX and mountain bike rider Caroline Buchanan joins AFL legend and PickStar co-founder Matthew Pavlich to talk about Caroline's journey and how she's overcome adversity.

    Buchanan is currently preparing for the postponed Tokyo Olympics, scheduled to take place in 2021 and is training at home having recovered from a spate of injuries over the past year.

    Caroline talks about her journey to becoming a professional, including her first world championships at the age of nine when she took her Cabbage Patch doll to Paris with her to compete.

    She discusses what she's learned from failure, how she maintains a focused, winning mindset and the structure she needs in her life to compete at the highest level.

    In a wide-ranging chat, Buchanan also explains how she decides which brands are right for her to partner with, giving a unique insight from the perspective of an athlete about how they approach marketing and brand decisions.

    The Off-Field podcast is produced by PickStar.

    PickStar is the best place to book sports stars and personalities for any event, campaign or engagement you can imagine.

    Choose from over 1700 stars past and present, PickStar works fast with ANY budget. Visit the PickStar website now - http://pickstar.com.au

    67 - Transition series: Sharni Layton on identity, self-discovery and transformation

    67 - Transition series: Sharni Layton on identity, self-discovery and transformation

    As we continue our mini-series on transition, we talk to one of Australia's top female sports stars, Sharni Layton who has transformed herself from netball legend to AFLW footballer.

    Sharni is larger than life in just about every way, an imposing goalkeeper on the court, towering ruck on the field and an infectious, hilarious personality.

    But with the highs, Sharni has faced plenty of lows. After achieving just about everything in netball - recognised as the best netballer in the world, captaining her country and winning gold at the World Cup and Commonwealth Games - Sharni hit what she describes as an identity crisis. Exhaustion, depression and the loss of passion for her sport.

    In taking time away from the game, Sharni found herself ... and that journey of self-discovery led to greater balance, energy and a new passion: footy.

    Sharni shares her story, including the mental health struggles and wellness insights, the transition to AFLW, her strategy working with brands, the future of women's sport and much more.

    Request to book Sharni Layton for guest speaking, appearances and partnerships here.

    PickStar is the best place to book sports stars and personalities for any event, campaign or experience you can imagine.

    Choose from over 1500 stars past and present, PickStar works fast with ANY budget. Visit the PickStar website now - https://pickstar.com.au/

    Off-Field focuses on the world of sport outside of the arena with the people who make it happen. Hosted by Andrew Montesi.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Jack Pincott ,

Thank you

Thank you for your work here fellas. The stories have provided some great insights into the minds of sports people and decision makers in sport. The flow of your podcasts are really engaging and creative. The atmosphere you create in the podcasts is light while generating some really interesting information from your guests. I am always a bit disappointed when the episodes finish. Love it!

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Really enjoying it

Great content and the hosts are really hot too

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Sports but not sports

Cool to hear the other side!

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