Former Springbok Pierre Spies is keeping the faith after hanging up his boots

Former Springbok Pierre Spies is keeping the faith after hanging up his boots

- The former Springbok is a deeply devout Christian and is currently studying theology

- He hopes to make a real difference in people's lives by giving motivational talks

- Spies draws on his own personal experiences to help convey his message

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Instead of settling into a quiet life after playing at the highest level of rugby and jet-setting across the world, former Springbok Pierre Spies is putting all of his efforts into making a difference in peoples lives.

Spies is currently studying theology which and as a deeply committed Christian he is putting his faith to good use by helping people as a motivational speaker and life coach drawing from his own experiences.

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He focuses on how good ethics can reinforce everything in a person's life, both private and in their work.

“It’s amazing to see how what I have learned on my life’s journey thus far can have a positive impact on the corporate landscape,” says Spies. “The fact that I can share my story and the experiences that have moulded me into the man I am today and use them to help others reach their life goals, change their mindsets and inspire team spirit is a blessing, and one I am eternally grateful for,” he adds. “It’s a gift I am compelled to pay forward.”

Spies leads by example in his talks and touches on themes such as family, friends and unconditional love.

“Sharing love within a home is the best part of being a husband and father,” says Spies. “Seeing yourself reflected in your children is an absolute privilege, but also a huge responsibility as you are instrumental in building the next generation.”

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Spies hopes to make a real difference in people's lives and regards his new career as a calling and enjoys being able to help people.

“It’s about realising your true potential and changing lives for the better,” he says. “If I can inspire others to see themselves and the world around them in a new and better light, then I am fulfilling my own potential and leaving a lasting legacy that is so much more than numbers on a scoreboard,” he adds.

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