From athletes preparing to take the first step to those that have already closed the locker door, Podium podcast features some of the world's leading sports stars as they navigate work life after a career in a professional sport. Through honest and open conversation, we’ll discuss their white collar world beyond the field of sport and explore how the characteristics and methods that shaped them as a successful sports person helps, or hinders, life in the boardroom.


ASHES-winning cricketer, SIMON JONES, talks about that trip to Downing Street!

FROM THE INFAMOUS 2005 ASHES-WINNING ENGLAND TEAM, we welcome this week’s Podium Podcast special guest: England cricketer, Simon Jones. The reverse swing specialist joins Simon and Tom to discuss: 🎙 Coping with the crazy England cricket tour schedule & the impact on mental wellbeing. 🎙 What goes on tour (doesn’t always) stay on tour 🎙 THAT trip to Downing Street after THAT night out, post Ashes glory. 🎙 Fred the lunatic and Hoggard the social hand grenade. 🎙 Taking positive lessons from long-term injuries. 🎙The difficulty of finding focus after the high of pro sport. 🎙 The importance of being in charge of your own development. 🎙 When you’re put on your arse, find a way to get back up stronger.


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Meet your Hosts...


SIMON is one of the UK’s leading performance coaches and sports psychology consultants. Through extensive work with multiple Olympians to championship-winning teams, Simon brings a unique understanding of elite sports across multiple disciplines.


TOM is a former England rugby international. He hung up his boots in 2015, but not before amassing more than 350 first-class club games with some of Europe’s finest teams, including Toulon & Northampton Saints. Tom’s love of rugby and elite sport continues today through his work as a media analyst.

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