Taking on a new skill with reality TV was a daunting experience. Given my professional background of AFL coaching it was important to me that it was authentic & real with how I communicated with the players & connected to people watching.
Having 6-8 cameras taking every angle, every minute made it harder but without doubt working with Maz helped me to express my personality & presence in front of the camera. There wasn't a day that I didn't feel adequately prepared, briefed or supported with the detail of the script or a gentle word of encouragement to be in the right frame of mind.
Probably the most significant strength that Maz brings is her knowledge of people. This no doubt helps create a story & shape it into something powerful that people connect too. With her knowledge I was able to ask the right questions that helped me dig a little deeper, changed the intensity of the moment or know how to lighten the mood in sensitive situations. The feedback that I received on the quality of the content from parents & kids made my experience rewarding.
The AFL environment is based around having an elite, talented team. Being an AFL coach relies on a support team that works together behind the scenes in the interest of producing the best product.
I was very fortunate to be able to have the exact same thing on the Recruit. I am convinced that the camaraderie amongst the crew assisted us becoming an award winning show & am very proud to have been part of this team that worked tirelessly together.
Maz is a creative genius & would be able to add significant value to any person or team wanting to share their story & help them communicate to teams or customers, in an engaging, creative & authentic way