WELCOME TO THE GAME CHANGERS – a dynamic 11 week online coaching programme to power up your game – power up your life

18 June 2024, Tuesday











Talent, Technique, Technology, Training and Teamwork can only take one so far in life……………

Have you ever wondered why your best made plans – the strategies and tactics which you employ in your professional and personal life – sometimes do not deliver on your desired results ?

Sometimes YOU have to do more .

Champions do more . 

Champion teams do more



Hi, I’m Coach Rob Opie, and I would like to invite you on an ”ONE OF A KIND ”  journey – a 11 week ONLINE  journey taking YOU inside the high level game plans of the great champions of business and sport

– and we will be exploring the champion’s credo of ” MORE ” together.

  ” Rugby is more than just a game”

Now, I’m certainly no rugby coach and I’m not here to coach you on how to off- lay the rugby ball , but here’s my promise to YOU…….

Stay with me for the next 11 game- changing weeks online – and I will help YOU to:


It’s my task to help put YOU on the fast track from Good to Great to Greater – and go on to achieve your own  greatest potential in both your professional and personal life.

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As 11 times world surfing champion Kelly Slater once said:

Average is not where I want to be.

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My Advice . Invest in Yourself  – Warren Buffett

Famed American billionaire investor recently shared the following sage insight :

Less than 5 % of people get anything like their potential horse power translated into their actual horse power . 

He believes that less than 5 % of people achieve their greatest potential  in life.

And he’s got it spot on.

Potential exceeds realisation for most of us.

Let’s change that together .


In sport we see the likes of great champions like Roger Federer. Lionel Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, Kelly Slater and Richie McCaw ………

What sets them apart ? It’s simple.

Champions do more.

On this 11 week online coaching programme I will take you on a journey inside the game plans of the great champions and share with you what they know, what they do and what they do not do to achieve their greatest potential in life

I will be sharing with you inspirational  STORIES , ANECDOTES , ANALOGIES and VIDEOS all derived from the great champions of business and sport .

It’s the stuff of champions. It’ s the stuff you cannot Google. It’s the stuff they will not teach you a Harvard.

As they say:

If you want to be the best – you must learn from the best

And we have made it real easy for YOU on this programme .

All you have to do is sit back comfortably for just twenty minutes each week  – ANYTIME , ANYWHERE , ANYHOW and take heed of all the Insights , the Innovation and the Inspiration coming your way.

And ,  then it’s up to YOU  to go out there and execute. And do great things .

My only request is that YOU stay with me for all 11 weeks , or you will miss out on this one- of- a- kind opportunity to power up your game – power up your professional and personal life.


I will be coaching LIVE throughout the programme – please send me any of your coaching related questions and I will get back to YOU via email : 100% confidentially.

GET IN TOUCH :  robopie@thegameplan.co.za

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The Game Changers presents that everyone can find the key to real achievement in life. Finding real purpose need not be random. It is an awesome proposal and one that must be investigated by anyone who fears being ordinary – John Robbie

First up, please take a look at this short inspirational video below , which I recently put together to pay tribute to great South Africans who inspire us to be greater . And there are so many.

Some of you guys are in it. Welgedaan !

The video captures what ”more” looks and feels like .

( music courtesy of Paul Almeida at  HOT 919 FM )


Over the next 11 consecutive weeks, every Wednesday, I will be sending you weekly coaching newsletters.

And I will also be coaching LIVE THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAMME

All emails are treated as 100% confidential.

GET IN TOUCH WITH ME ANYTIME :  robopie@thegameplan.co.za

 Every game has a winner. Every winner has a game plan.

It all starts next Wednesday  with  …………………


  One’s best made plans – your strategies and tactics in life – will prove meaningless unless you have the right mind set


In this week’s inspirational video story  – something to fire you up right at the start :

Every Wednesday I also be sharing a short inspirational video …….story.

This week’s video story comes from RIGHT SAID FRED : STAND UP FOR THE CHAMPIONS

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His song has some powerfully inspirational lyrics :

Here we go , it’s getting close – now it’s just about who wants it most.

Enjoy the video below  : Here we go .

Till next week .Go Great

Coach Rob : robopie@thegameplan.co.za


And if you want to know more upfront- please keep reading:

Here’s the programme in a nutshell – and what you can expect to learn.

This is your FIRST CLASS TICKET  – on your very own journey from  Good to Great to Greater.

Master these 11 potent Game-Changers , as presented to YOU , and YOU will be on the fast track to achieving your own greatest potential in life.

Sir Isaac Newton said it best :

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants

Here’s a sneak preview week by week :

Game Changer One : Mindset makes Champions

The strategies and tactics you employ in your life will prove meaningless , unless you have the right mindset.

First up, we go  inside the game plans of greats like Lionel Messi, Elon Musk and Nelson Mandela to explore their mindsets – their way of life – and why mindset matters most.

Game Changer Two : Step inside Great

If you want to be great – you got to know what great looks like.

In  newsletter two , we define what is great  –  and what it takes to be human great. We look at sporting greats like Muhammad Ali , Roger Federer  and Richie McCaw  – and business greats like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs.

Game Changer Three : Start with Why

Great Companies , Great Individuals  start with why , not what .

Find out why in this week’s coaching newsletter

Forget motivation , become inspired to do.

Game Changer Four : Branding is Everything

Here’s one of the secrets of the great champions

 To power up your game – power up your life –  you must power up your personal brand .

In this coaching newsletter I will show you how to build your very own potent Personal Brand.

Game Changer  Five : The One Thing

What’s the secret to life?

Find out in this week’s coaching newsletter what the great champions believe.

Game Changer six  :  Conquer . Do not fight

There’s is something fascinating about Everest . It teaches us about life .

In this week’s newsletter I will share with you and model what the great Everest explorers know , do and do not do to conquer the world’s highest mountain .

It’s the same for life.

Game Changer Seven : The Power in the Peloton

Nothing great is ever achieved alone .

Find out how the great champions leverage  the power of the peloton – in many different formats .

Game Changer Eight : Turn Adversity into Advantage

Adversity is the training ground of champions . Find out why and how the great champions turn adversity into advantage .

Game Changer  Nine : No Health , No Wealth

We all seek Happiness and Health – but we often get  it humanly wrong at times  .

In this week’s  coaching newsletter , I  share some insights ,innovation and  inspiration from one of  Britain’s greatest ever sporting  champion’s .

Game Changer  Ten : The Discipline of Execution

Gary Player  said : The harder I practice  – the luckier I get .

He’s right on the money , as strategy without execution is worthless   .

In  this week’s  coaching newsletter I share how the great champions do more .

Game Changer  Eleven : Don’t chase the Game . Live the journey .

As human beings we sometimes play the game wrong . Often the result is burn out .

In this week’s newsletter I will share with how the great champions avoid burn out  – and how they live the journey .

Here’s more on my approach to Performance Coaching :  And how I can help YOU


Rob Opie is the founder of a specialist brand consultancy : The Game Plan, Brand Strategist, Entrepreneur , Speaker, Author and Performance Coach to Teams and Individuals .

He helps Teams and Individuals to achieve their greatest potential in life.

A Corporate Entrepreneur at heart, Rob has worked extensively in the dynamic South African FMCG business environment – for both leading South African companies, and multinationals – in both Brand Development and Sales Directorship roles.

Running in his blood as a Professional and Personal Performance Coach is BRANDING – and helping people to reach the next level of Growth, Performance and Contribution.

Here’s his performance coaching approach in a nutshell

At heart , I’m an explorer . I explore HUMAN GREATNESS.

And there are two important things which I have come to learn about human greatness .


Human Greatness inhabits each and every one of us.

Indeed ,within each and every one of us lies human greatness .

It’s our individual human task to ”unlock and unleash”  our unique greatness on this world.

BUT , that is often easier said than done .

My coaching task is to inspire and help  YOU to be the best YOU THAT YOU CAN BE.

By far the easiest way to do that comes with my second learning :

Human Greatness leaves footprints

To be the best – one must learn from the best.

But, herein lies the human challenge that often blocks us from reaching that next level of Growth , Performance and Contribution .

Most of us live hectic fast paced lives in todays technologically driven social media era – and have little or no time to explore human greatness –  to explore what the best  know , do and do not do .

Well, that’s where I come in to share with the collective wisdom of the great champions of Business , Sport and Life

Coaching presents your FIRST CLASS TICKET to achieve your greatest potential in both your professional and personal life .

Here’s more on my new eBook due out soon.  And you will be receiving your free copy at the end of this programme :

In essence  you are all my co -writers. Thank you .

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THE GAME CHANGERS – foreword by John Robbie

How to achieve your greatest potential in your professional and personal life

It’s a book inspired by a man who is regarded as one of the world’s greatest investors :

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Warren Buffett believes that less than 5 % of people get anything like their potential horsepower translated into their actual horsepower.

Potential exceeds realisation for most.

He’s right .

My Advice . Invest in Yourself – Warren  Buffett


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In his latest book , Rob suggests that everyone can find the key to real achievement in life. Finding real purpose need not be random. It is an awesome proposal and one that must be investigated by anyone who fears being ordinary – John Robbie.

GET IN TOUCH ANYTIME: robopie@thegameplan.co.za



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You can either book a TWO HOUR one-on- one coaching session( dependent on your location and my travel plans ), or a two ONE HOUR phone coaching sessions.  ( or skype audio ): Cost R1500.00.

Find out more about Rob’s potent game- changing coaching method : THE GAME PLAN METHOD

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