Rhodri Jones is a Welsh speaking ex footballer who now works as a drama and documentary film-maker. He started his career as a full-time young professional at Manchester United between 1996 and 2000 during one of the most successful periods in the club’s history and was the subject of a 2000 S4C documentary ‘Giggs, Rhodri a Beckham” which gave an insight into his time at the club. He joined Rotherham afterwards but his career was curtailed by knee problems that led to him retiring from football completely following spells playing semi-professionally in the Welsh Premiership with Cwmbran and Carmarthen Town. Rhodri also suffered from mental health issues that affected his football career. Rhodri has recovered to lead a successful career in the television world.
Rhodri is now a Champion for the Time to Change Wales campaign, which aims to end stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health and has given presentations on their behalf. He also recently qualified as a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Coach and Hypnotherapist and is in the early stages of setting up a Coaching Business. He is passionate about equipping others with coping mechanisms that he didn’t have and to get men to be more authentic. He is married and a father to two young boys
His presentation is open, powerful and honest blending elements of personal experience, philosophy, science and psychology.
Topics to discuss:
Rhodri’s personal story of suffering from Depression / The Power of Vulnerability and being Authentic / The Importance of Self-Awareness & Values in a Distracted world / Mind-Body connection & the role of the Unconscious Mind in driving behaviour