This EP features a FIFA World Cup football referee, and the Director & Lead Facilitator of Holistic Leadership and Development Consultancy, Matt Conger. Pre-pandemic, Matt refereed full-time between the Chinese Super League, Saudi MBS Pro League, ISPS Handa Premiership (NZ), and OFC and FIFA competitions. Alongside active refereeing, he is passionate about developing the holistic capability of referees from the grassroots to the elite level. In 2018 Matthew refereed at the FIFA World Cup Finals in Russia, taking the whistle in the Iceland v Nigeria group stage match, 4th Official on the Round of 16 matches between England and Colombia, and was one of a select few referees to stay through to the Final. Matthew moved to New Zealand with his wife, Sharon, in 2001 and formally immigrated to NZ in 2006 where he completed his Bachelor of Education worked for eight years as a full-time primary school teacher while also pursuing a refereeing career as a New Zealand Football National Referee and a FIFA Referee. Matthew stepped away from teaching at the end of 2018 to focus on a full-time professional referee career while also studying towards a Master in Sport Management and helping to raise four amazing children. We had a great conversation about his career, and life, check it out tomorrow on most streaming services.