Fitzy on the Ball

Sean Fitzpatrick gives a lengthy interview in the Irish Times. The legendary All Black captain is currently based in London as a TV analyst and motivational speaker. He is also a charity ambassador (along with Martina Navratilova, Michael Jordan, and Pele) for the prestigious Laureus World Sports Academy, for whom he recently travelled to war-torn Sierra Leone. Fitzpatrick describes meeting worldwide Saatchi CEO, Kevin Roberts, in 1992 as a turning point in his life: “Kevin had a big influence on me. At the time we met, what he had to say was like a reality check. It changed the way I thought about myself as an athlete, I suppose.” Fitzpatrick has gone on to make the smoothest possible transition from the playing field to the boardroom, as a “curious mix of traditionalist and new marketer.”  

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