110: Dean Treister | Reinvention and Resilience

On today’s episode of The Edge of Excellence, Matt talks with Dean Treister, Managing Director at Sampling International and former professional rugby player.

Dean recounts his journey to becoming a professional athlete and shares the pivotal moments that ignited his self-belief. Along the way, he experienced a transformative shift in his mindset prioritizing the team’s success over personal growth. Dean will talk about the importance of teamwork and how he applies it to every aspect of his life. He will open up about the brutal nature of his departure from the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks team.

Dean has always possessed an unwavering belief in his ability to accomplish anything he sets his mind to. He will share his transition to a new career in the business world. You will discover the two invaluable qualities he has carried from his sports career to his ventures in business and life. Dean reflects on his ability to detach from the past and move forward without dwelling on it, and offers advice for anyone going through a period of reinvention. He also stresses the importance of challenging himself and avoiding complacency, as well as the presence of mentors throughout his career.

Dean discusses how he navigated through challenges like the COVID -19 pandemic and adapted to changes in the industry. He explains that he is currently analyzing the future of the industry on a daily basis, especially as it relates to changing consumer behavior and the use of technology.

Join Matt and Dean for an insightful conversation on entrepreneurial optimism and the significance of closing a chapter and moving forward.


What You Will Learn In This Show:

  • Dean’s definition of excellence.
  • Resilience and perseverance in business.
  • Learning how to be a successful entrepreneur.
  • The different career options Dean explored.
  • How to turn your passion into a business.
  • Building a team from the ground up.
  • And so much more…

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