In this episode Yuri's guest is Roger Wilson, former professional Rugby player with 350 professional games in his career and currently owner of Tackle Smart. With 15 years of experience as a Rugby player, Roger had many ups and downs when it comes to injuries. Throughout his career he was able to overcome many of those injuries with proper rehab and mental toughness. Nowadays he uses those lessons to improve the game of many athletes that are looking to perform better in the field.
Roger Wilson and Chris Pallett draw attention to the business owner, in this weeks episode. They discuss mindset, what makes a good business leader and the importance of forming business connections and how groups like Vistage can play a huge part.
My next guest is a former Ulster, Ireland and Northampton Saints player.His career spanned over 15 years, earning over 350 professional appearances.He recently moved to Texas with his family which is where I caught up with him on zoom.You all know who it is. Roger Wilson.Hope you enjoy it.I spoke to him a few weeks into lockdown.
Roger Wilson has been a resident of Frederick since 1997, when his family purchased a home in the Dearbought Community. In 2007, Roger had the unique opportunity to participate in the Leadership Frederick County (LFC) program, sponsored by the Frederick Chamber of Commerce. The exposure to emerging local issues and a community leadership network inspired Roger to roll up his sleeves and commit to a lifetime of public service.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Concussion was for a long time considered "just part of the game" of American Football. Then a string of tragic cases and the Will Smith movie “Concussion" changed the thinking of the community. Roger Wilson the former Ireland, Ulster and Barbarians player explains to Jarlath how the change is actually slower than you’d think. After his career ended Wilson set up a company aiming to address the root cause of concussions for players - poor tackling technique. Based in the football hotbed of Texas, Roger’s Tackle Smart company works with high-school, college and pros on adjusting their approach to, thinking towards and technique in tackling. In this revealing conversation Roger speaks for the first time about the challenges he has faced from within the footballing establishment, the progress that’s been made and some truly shocking realities of the American approach to contact in the sport (31:00). Jarlath speaks to Roger about his own experiences of concussion within rugby (17:00), how he prepared for retirement when he knew it could be forced upon him at any moment and the nature of toxic masculinity in sport (47:00). Roger opens up about his friendship with Paddy Jackson, his feelings about the outcome of the case and how the game can change and learn from this dark episode. (Patreon Full Length Version Only). To learn more about Tackle Smart and Roger Wilson’s work visit http://tacklesmartsports.com today.Entries are now open for the incredible “Come Home” Competition from Currencyfair.com and Irishman Abroad Podcasts. One lucky listener will win a €30,000 relocation package to help towards the cost of moving back to Ireland. To enter now visit currencyfair.com/comehome today. To access the full back catalogue of 203 Irishman Abroad episodes visit patreon.com/irishmanabroad.You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.itunes.apple.com/ie/app/an-irishm…d1101165812?mt=8 play.google.com/store/apps/detail…anabroad&hl=en_IE An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on email@example.com. Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
174 Roger Wilson, Alderman & The City of Frederick
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ENJOY THIS EPISODE: Roger Wilson has been a resident of Frederick since 1997, when his family purchased a home in the Dearbought Community. In 2007, Roger had the unique opportunity to participate in the Leadership Frederick County (LFC) program, sponsored by the Frederick Chamber of Commerce. The exposure to emerging local issues and a community leadership network inspired Roger to roll up his sleeves and commit to a lifetime of public service. Roger was elected to the Board of Aldermen in November of 2017. His legislative priorities include Seniors First initiatives, youth, sustainability, affordable housing, and transportation. Roger believes in a bold vision for Frederick. “Together,” Roger says, “we can fix our sidewalks and roads, we can build a sustainable economy, we can give hope for our youngest citizens and their future. We can build a community that is fair and inclusive. But first, we need to believe that it’s possible. We need to believe in our own power to make positive change, both as individuals, and as a community.” More From Roger WilsonRoger is passionate about Frederick City’s economic future. As a technology executive at IBM for more than twenty years before transitioning to the public sector, Roger implemented advanced technology solutions for government, retail, and life sciences, as well as travel and transportation clients throughout the country and around the world.Roger received his Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. Roger is married to Stacey C. Wilson, a mental health therapist with a focus on adolescents. Roger and Stacey are blessed with three beautiful daughters—Halle, Zoe, and Gabby.– See more at: iTunes LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE: Roger Wilson FacebookREVIEWS HELP A TON Thanks for joining me again this week. If you have any tips, suggestions, or comments about this episode, please be sure to leave them in the comment section below. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Thank you! And finally, please leave an honest review for Frederick Advice Givers Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them