29 episodes

Tana Umaga's TEEM Talk podcast. I chat to some of the most inspiring people, who I've met throughout my rugby career, and who have used their talents to not only excel in their chosen fields but have also branched off into the world of business. We talk about how their TEEM has assisted them to achieve their goals.Talent: utilising your strengths and making them work for you; Effort: To develop the work ethic to achieve; Educate: continually learning with an open mind; Motivate: To be Inspired and Inspire others.

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Tana Umaga's TEEM Talk podcast. I chat to some of the most inspiring people, who I've met throughout my rugby career, and who have used their talents to not only excel in their chosen fields but have also branched off into the world of business. We talk about how their TEEM has assisted them to achieve their goals.Talent: utilising your strengths and making them work for you; Effort: To develop the work ethic to achieve; Educate: continually learning with an open mind; Motivate: To be Inspired and Inspire others.

    Ep 28 - Season 2 Reflection

    Ep 28 - Season 2 Reflection

    I reflect on Season 2 of TUTT including:- My network and the ability to get some legends to talk about their pathways to success in sport and also in life after in business.- The issue of life after sport for athletes is real. I was able to talk to some players on my recent trip with the Classic All Blacks to Spain and there’s still the uncertainty for a few about what to do once they hang up the boots.- Those that had good guidance and advice from mentors were able to put things ...

    • 34 min
    Ep 27 Dan Carter 3x International Rugby Player of the year, 2x World Cup winner, Most capped All Black fly-half of all time, Scorer of the most points in International rugby, Businessman and Entrepreneur.

    Ep 27 Dan Carter 3x International Rugby Player of the year, 2x World Cup winner, Most capped All Black fly-half of all time, Scorer of the most points in International rugby, Businessman and Entrepreneur.

    What an honour to have the All Black and rugby great, Dan Carter on the podcast.Dan shared some insight into his time with the Blues and what he saw there and how he was able to add value to the young leadership group which put improved habits into them and how they could best serve the wider group by walking towards those hard conversations.Dan talks about his time overseas and also lets us in on the culture changes in France and Japan that he came across. Needing to integrate in...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 26 Keven Mealamu - 2 time Rugby World Cup Winner, 132 Test All Black, 164 Games for the Blues - winning a Super Rugby title in 2003, Co-owner of FIT60 gym with wife Latai, Budding Professional Boxer plus much more.

    Ep 26 Keven Mealamu - 2 time Rugby World Cup Winner, 132 Test All Black, 164 Games for the Blues - winning a Super Rugby title in 2003, Co-owner of FIT60 gym with wife Latai, Budding Professional Boxer plus much more.

    Great to chat with an old friend - it’s been a while.Kevie let us in on his motivation for the next stage of his life. He’s getting into the ring for the first time. Something he’s wanted to do for a long time and something he “didn’t want to die wondering about” or have any regrets about.We chat about the feelings he went through of being named in the All Blacks for the first time and where he was at the moment his name was announced.We discuss some moments we shared while being ...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep 25 Benji Marshall - Captained the Kiwis Rugby League team a record 25 times, 2008 Rugby League World Cup winner, NRL Premiership winner, Golden Boot recipient for Best Player in the World, TV Personality with his own show, West Tigers Ambassador.

    Ep 25 Benji Marshall - Captained the Kiwis Rugby League team a record 25 times, 2008 Rugby League World Cup winner, NRL Premiership winner, Golden Boot recipient for Best Player in the World, TV Personality with his own show, West Tigers Ambassador.

    Hugely honoured to have the legendary Benji Marshall in his first-time as a guest on any podcast. You soon see why Benji has turned to Television since retiring from Rugby league in 2021. He is a natural storyteller and it was sound advice from Channel 9 that stopped him finishing his Media Communications Degree because it was changing him into something he wasn't and losing that cheeky personality. He has also recently started on Celebrity Apprentice Australia.From the fro...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep 24 Ruben Wiki - Kiwi Rugby League Legend, Captained the Kiwi's 18 times, Grand Final winner with the Canberra Raiders, Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit and owner of Wiki Workz gym with wife Santa

    Ep 24 Ruben Wiki - Kiwi Rugby League Legend, Captained the Kiwi's 18 times, Grand Final winner with the Canberra Raiders, Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit and owner of Wiki Workz gym with wife Santa

    Great to catch up and reminisce about old times with Rugby League Legend Ruben Wiki.We talk about our early years in playing against each other for our childhood clubs, Ruben with Ōtāhuhu and myself with Wainuiomata and then together with the Junior Kiwis in 1992.He shares about signing with the Canberra Raiders and learning from some legends and immortals of the game like coach Tim Sheens and players Mal Meninga, Ricky Stuart, Laurie Daley, Bradley Clyde, Kevin and Steve Walters, Noa N...

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep 23 - Saia Fainga'a. Former Wallaby and Rugby World Cup squad member. Super Rugby Champion with the Queensland Reds, Managing Director of 100% indigenous owned and operated companies; Moonyah Services, Moonyah Workforce, and Madji Furniture.

    Ep 23 - Saia Fainga'a. Former Wallaby and Rugby World Cup squad member. Super Rugby Champion with the Queensland Reds, Managing Director of 100% indigenous owned and operated companies; Moonyah Services, Moonyah Workforce, and Madji Furniture.

    A great story that started at a young age. Saia tells me that he signed with the Brumbies Academy at 14 years and 9 months old and was training with Wallabies greats George Gregan, Stephen Larkham and George Smith.He lets us know how his Aboriginal mother and Tongan father met and married, then raised 5 boys while living in a pub. He shares about how his mother was their nutritionist, taxi driver, and confidante even to this day and how his father helped the boys into their ...

    • 1 hr 3 min

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