0

Your Cart is Empty

April 22, 2020 1 min read

In Episode 11 of The Badminton Podcast, we focus on career. More specifically, a career in on of the BIG 4 Accounting Firms in the world. 

At the time of recording, our guest, Saliya Gunaratne, is a Senior Manager on the road to potentially becoming a Partner. 

He has been a part of badminton in Australia as both a player and coach over the last 15 years. In 2010, he was the winner men's doubles at the Australia National Championships and competed at the World Championships.

He now lives in Singapore with wife where he’s on Secondment, and he explains the pathway that someone would need to take to scale the corporate ladder in a BIG 4 accounting firm, and shares what helped him reach his current senior position.

While this episode is quite specific to a certain career path, it's something that's eye opening even for those who aren't in this field as the lessons that Saliya has learnt and shares are beneficial for anyone.

Tune in below:

To listen to our other episodes, you can use your favourite podcast platform: Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Anchor, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Player FM. Just search for "The Badminton Podcast".

Or you can visit:www.anchor.fm/thebadmintonpodcast and get direct links for your preferred platform.

We'd love to hear your opinions, comments, tips and tricks so please feel free to comment below. If you would like us to write about something in particular, please let us know!

Main image source: The Irish Times

Jeffrey Tho
Jeffrey Tho

Jeff is an ex-national badminton player who represented Australia twice at the Commonwealth Games, World Championships, All England Championships and multiple Thomas and Sudirman Cups. He is the Australian National Senior Coach, Senior State Head Coach and the co-founder of Volant Wear. Jeff loves badminton and is extremely passionate about helping the world realise and understand how incredible our sport really is.


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in The Volant Community

Best foods for badminton performance
What To Eat Before Playing Badminton

December 25, 2021 4 min read

To get the most out of your next badminton game, bring one or more of these healthy snacks with you. Consume them about an hour before playing so that your body has enough time to digest it and use the nutrients from the snack. You'll be able to play badminton for a longer period of time with more energy!
Read More
Is Badminton a Real Sport?
Is Badminton a Real Sport?

November 30, 2021 5 min read

Is badminton a real sport? Badminton is a genuine professional sport. It's the world's fastest racquet game, with more than 300 million players each year. Since 1992, it has been an Olympic discipline. It necessitates quick reactions and strong athletic ability, making it a fast-paced sports activity.
Read More
Badminton: How to hit the sweet spot
Badminton: How to hit the sweet spot

November 27, 2021 4 min read

So, how do you hit the sweet spot in Badminton? Let me tell you...

To hit the sweet spot every time in Badminton you need to practice hitting with a controlled and smooth stroke. The sweet spot is usually located in the middle top third of the racquet head. So you want to hit the shuttle a little higher than the middle of the strings.

Read More