Diversity, Growth, Sport Business | Nov 2, 2020

Tongue Tied Media CEO Jo Tongue speaks to Dion Dublin in the latest episode of the Leaders Meet: Diversity Series Chain Conversations Series.

Having spoken with Jason Roberts in the previous instalment in the series, Jo Tongue, CEO at Tongue Tied Management, takes charge of the next link in the chain – this time speaking with ex-professional footballer and now pundit and TV presenter, Dion Dublin.

Dion’s playing career saw him represent the likes of Manchester United, Aston Villa, Leicester City and Celtic. Now a TV Presenter, Dion has been a mainstay on TV screens since 2015 when he joined the presenting team on BBC One’s Homes Under the Hammer. Dion also remains involved in developing men and women’s football, with the latter being a key focus, as he led national on-air coverage of the FIFA Women’s 2019 World Cup.

Aside from his work on Homes Under the Hammer, Dion has worked as a pundit for Sky Sports, commentated on a number of UEFA Champions League games, and is also a regular on both BBC One’s Late Kick Off and BBC Radio 5 Live’s Fighting Talk.

The conversation covers:

  • Planning for his career in media & broadcasting, whilst still playing professional football
  • Platforms players are using now to advocate social justice
  • The art of being a leader
  • The power and purpose of having role models
  • How the conversation around racism in sport has failed to move progressively
  • Advice for when stepping onto your chosen career ladder
  • New ventures and why developing a new routine is key for self-development



Chain Conversations is part of the Leaders Meet: Diversity Series, in partnership with Facebook.

The programme brings together leaders from a variety of backgrounds across professional sport to share their personal stories of leadership and to reflect on their own career journeys, pinpointing the peaks and troughs, the helps and hinderances along the way.

Every other week the previous interviewee will become the interviewer as we hear inspiring stories from aspiring and senior leaders within the professional sports industry.

The aim is to inspire, to energise, and to showcase why diverse thinking – and diverse opportunity – makes for better business across sport and beyond.


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