Jermaine Pennant had a 25 year career as a professional footballer. A product of the Notts county and Arsenal FC youth and becoming a Liverpool FC legend.
His talent is undeniable, yet this was often overshadowed by his behaviour off pitch.
From scandalous headlines to stupid mistakes. Jermaine wants to open up and talk in depth about his childhood which left him unguided and unable to understand who he was.
Now thirty nine years old he has started to unpick the destructive cycles and really find himself.
His brand new podcast, Brutally honest is not only a chance to help other people listen and take note from his mistakes but also for Jermaine to talk it out with guests on the podcast to really get into depth on the subject to create more lightbulb moments for himself
Some key points from our interview
• How he believes that being unbroken means using something that could break you to create you instead
• How he’s now on a mission to understand how his challenging childhood shaped his behaviour which led to some of his mistakes
• How he used his passion and talent of football to escape his childhood and thinks life would have been very different if he didn’t have that
• How he understands that his Dad was doing the best job he could as a young father looking after a toddler who had been abandoned by his mother at three years old
• How when his football career was over, he went on a journey of self-discovery to gain more insight into his own personal journey in order to improve and work on himself
• How he’s passionate about speaking out about mental health and encouraging others to speak out if they’re struggling
"Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling" features individuals who have all triumphed after adversity and have not just bounced back in life, but forward and are now making a difference for others.
Hosted by Madeleine Black, the show will share stories of all the amazing people Madeleine has met on her own journey as an author/speaker and these stories will heal, motivate, inspire and bring hope when they share their wisdom and knowledge with her.
She really believes in the power that comes when we share our stories, that in fact we are not story tellers but story healers. Tune in to discover what helped them to stay unbroken and together we will discover that none of us are broken beyond repair.
You can find out more about Madeleine, her story and her memoir, Unbroken, from her website: https://madeleineblack.co.uk/
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