70 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.

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

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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

    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

    • 30 min
    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

    • 31 min
    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

    • 26 min
    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.

    • 51 min
    66 - Transition series: Jack Wilson's journey from trainee to rebel pro golfer

    66 - Transition series: Jack Wilson's journey from trainee to rebel pro golfer

    As we continue our series on transition, few have done it better than our guest Jack Wilson.

    He's a rebel professional golfer and cult hero who has transformed himself and his sport throughout his career.

    Jack burst onto the scene back in 2013 seemingly from nowhere, becoming Australia's first PGA trainee to win an Australasian Tour Event and placing third at the Australian PGA Championship, nearly pipping star Adam Scott.

    But it has been much more than Jack's performances on the course that have raised eyebrows. It was the blonde dreadlocks (which he recently shaved off for charity), the full beard, fresh attitude and Happy Gilmore style story that challenged golf's establishment.

    Jack believes golf has got boring and is out to change culture, to make the sport he is so passionate about accessible to a bigger market and the next generation of kids.

    But it isn't easy. Not everyone wants to change. There's a cost, but Jack says it is worth it.

    Jack talks about this as well as his remarkable story, including his meteoric rise and the struggles that followed, how he's building a business and brand while disrupting golf and much more.

    Request to book Jack Wilson 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.

    • 52 min
    65 - Transition series: Mitch McCarron on basketball, finance and the future

    65 - Transition series: Mitch McCarron on basketball, finance and the future

    We're kicking off a mini-series focusing on transition, how professional athletes handle change ... not just in their sporting environment, but careers and life.

    Our guest, NBL star Mitch McCarron, handles transition better than most. The Melbourne United shooting guard learned to adapt from a young age.

    Born in Alice Springs, Mitch moved with his family to Brisbane then pursued his basketball career in the US college system. He would also go on to play in Spain and Slovenia, adjusting to new cultures and dynamics along the way.

    Now well established in the NBL and representing his country with the Australian Boomers, Mitch still has his next transition in the back of his mind - he has a university degree and works in a financial services firm between training sessions.

    Mitch says this is about much more than about his next career move. It keeps him focused, balanced and provides valuable learning.

    Mitch also shares insights about leadership, team dynamics and high performance as well as stories and lessons learned from family life.

    Request to book Mitch McCarron 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.

    Find out more:

    Sign up to our mailing list and contact us here - http://off-field.co
    Join us on Facebook - http://facebook.com/offfieldpodcast
    Send us an email - amontesi@pickstar.com.au

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    • 42 min

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