Tag: Rodric Leerling

The ref promo/relegation results are in. How about next season ref?

The ref promo/relegation results are in. How about next season ref?

Yesterday, all Dutch football referees received the long expected promotion/relegation update. Simply stated, the ‘greens’ are up and the ‘reds’ are down a division. Continue reading “The ref promo/relegation results are in. How about next season ref?”

The Cool Projects I Worked For (Part 4 – Consumer Research)- Rodric Leerling

The Cool Projects I Worked For (Part 4 – Consumer Research)- Rodric Leerling

Having worked as a freelancer for several years now, one tends to forget how it all started and how my career choice in 2004 has defined where I am today.

MinutePoll, CoolBrands, SuperBrands, TrendBox
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Mentoring a rookie ref again after a year – Rodric Leerling

Mentoring a rookie ref again after a year – Rodric Leerling

To my surprise I was assigned to a rookie referee I accompanied at one of her first matches for the Dutch FA, late 2016. She proved to have made big progress.

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A first: being harassed as ref mentor – Rodric Leerling

A first: being harassed as ref mentor – Rodric Leerling

Assigned as his mentor,  I looked over the ref’s shoulder while performing the player pass check. I might have made a comment on a missing picture, but nothing really negative.  Continue reading “A first: being harassed as ref mentor – Rodric Leerling”

Roller coasting from high to low ref ambition – Rodric Leerling

Roller coasting from high to low ref ambition – Rodric Leerling

Two totally different games with ref mentor duties. It started with a young, highly ambitious young lad and ended with a jumbled, uncertain old guy.
I could help both with a sound advice. The first to keep going but not to be over-doing it. The latter to step it up or quit in order not to get in big trouble in the near future. Continue reading “Roller coasting from high to low ref ambition – Rodric Leerling”

The Cool Projects I Worked For (Part 2 –  Foreign Media Representation) – Rodric Leerling

The Cool Projects I Worked For (Part 2 – Foreign Media Representation) – Rodric Leerling

In my original business plan, foreign media representation was given a pivotal role. It was after all my home ground: back in 1988 I chose to become an ad sales guy and specialize as ‘foreign media rep’. Over the years I met and visited many print publishers and there are always magazines that needed a reliable media rep. I later decided to specialize in the B2B sector and build my portfolio likewise. But boy, has the market changed drastically in a short time…. Continue reading “The Cool Projects I Worked For (Part 2 – Foreign Media Representation) – Rodric Leerling”

The Cool Projects I Worked For (Part 1 – Crowdsourcing Videos) – Rodric Leerling

The Cool Projects I Worked For (Part 1 – Crowdsourcing Videos) – Rodric Leerling

Zooppa.com – crowdsourcing advertising videos and graphics.

If there ever was a moment in my sales career I felt an alignment of a business development project with my true pioneering sales qualities, it was with Zooppa.com.

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After talking to the doctor and my physiotherapist ….. – Rodric Leerling

After talking to the doctor and my physiotherapist ….. – Rodric Leerling

It’s finally time to get into physical action again! A gradual build-up of physical exercise is on the roster after talking to the specialis this week. Continue reading “After talking to the doctor and my physiotherapist ….. – Rodric Leerling”