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S02 Ep. 7
The Dietitian’s Playbook – Alex Stone’s Path to Elite Sports Nutrition

 

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 7 of the CGS Podcast

Welcome to Season 2 of the CGS Podcast where career expert Leah Lambart engages with remarkable Caulfield Grammarian alumni regarding their career journey, highlights and challenges.

In this episode, Alex Stone, a dietitian at the Hawthorn Football Club and the Sports Physio and Health Clinic in Glen Iris, joins Leah Lambart to discuss her journey into the field of dietetics, her experiences working with elite athletes, the challenges she has faced, and more.



Show Notes

Alex Stone shares her journey from Caulfield Grammar to a prominent career in dietetics, focusing on her work with elite athletes and her experiences in the field.

The conversation included some of the following discussion highlights:

> Education and Early Career
Alex’s path from Caulfield Grammar to studying psychology at Deakin University and then pursuing Nutrition Science and a Master of Dietetics at Monash University.

> Career Transition and Growth
Overcoming challenges in switching from psychology to dietetics and finding her passion for working with elite athletes.

> Role at Hawthorn Football Club
Her responsibilities as a dietitian, including player nutrition education, body composition testing, and coordinating dietary needs for interstate games.

>Working with Elite Athletes
Insights into the highs and lows of working in a high-stress and competitive environment

> Advice for Aspiring Dietitians
Networking, gaining diverse experiences, and being open to various opportunities in the field of dietetics.

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About Alex Stone

Alex Stone graduated from Caulfield Grammar in 2010 and pursued a psychology degree at Deakin University before discovering her passion for dietetics. She completed an undergraduate degree in Nutrition Science and a Master of Dietetics at Monash University. Alex began her career volunteering at the St Kilda VFL Club and worked her way up to positions at St Kilda AFL and Hawthorn Football Club. She currently serves as a dietitian for Hawthorn and also works at the Sports Physio and Health Clinic in Glen Iris, specialising in sports nutrition and athlete health.

Connect with Alex on LinkedIn .

“It’s a very high-stress environment, a game day. So you just need everything to run smoothly. All the things that you need them to do need to be very easy for them to happen because they’re not thinking about food necessarily, they’re thinking about football.”

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About The Host

Leah Lambart is a career expert with 10 years of recruitment experience and 10,000+ coaching hours. She founded Relaunch Me to help people who dare to find their ‘best fit’ career. That is, fulfilling and meaningful work aligned with their personality, strengths, interests & values. She works with clients from recent school leavers to executives across all industries & provide practical career change advice taking into account their skills, experience, values & financial obligations.

Connect with Leah on LinkedIn.
Learn more about Relaunch Me.

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Episode Transcription

For those interested in diving deeper into Alex Stone’s inspiring journey and insights, we have made the full episode transcription available online.

Click here to read the detailed conversation and gain valuable perspectives from Alex on her dietitian career.

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