Anna-Liza Mopio-Jane | Life after sport

How she made the leap to the mental health field

Anna-Liza Mopio-Jane is a counsellor, speaker and Olympian.

Are you in a career that has an expiry date? And soon, you’ll have to figure out ‘what’s next’ for you?  

This was the case for Anna-Liza Mopio-Jane, who started out as an athlete in the world of swimming, going all the way to the Beijing Olympics representing Papua New Guinea.

But after more than 12 years competing internationally, she retired from the sport in 2015… and has retrained as an accredited counsellor.

Now running her own practice in Brisbane, she’s using her new skills to give back to the sporting world and support her fellow athletes.

In this episode, Anna-Liza talks about how she made her career change into counselling and her best tips for others who might be thinking about a similar move. She also talks about the other role that’s keeping her busy right now, as a guest presenter on ABC TV’s That Pacific Sports Show.

If you’re figuring out your next career move (or a fan of women’s sport!), you’ll love this conversation.

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