REFERENCES FROM LIONS’ RUGBY
At the end of November 2012 I asked Myan Subrayan to facilitate and establish our Mission, Vision and Values Statement for 2013, and lay a foundation. He was practical and relevant to our team and he also shared life experiences that were relevant to where we were at the time as a team and union, relegated from Super Rugby. I believe that each individual took a lot of his sessions and they were certainly lifted and charged up to face what was a very tough season, being out of Super Rugby. He helped us stay focus and aligned the team to what their mission, vision and values where.
– Johan Ackermann (Head Coach)
He helped get a team that was down and out, into believing that they can become the best again. I learnt that things in life happen for a reason. Through his sessions I became a better leader and the team started to believe in our goal to get back into Super 15 for 2014. Thanks Myan for the great work you did. I’ve learned many things from you that I’ll take with me for the rest of my life! – JC Janse Van Rensburg (Captain of Lions till August 2013)
What stood out for me with Myan’s sessions firstly that there is always hope and that your attitude determines your altitude! The mission and vision statements we did always gave us something to return to, to measure ourselves and see where we were and were we wanted to be!
And that we must remember that bad things happen to good people too. From our biggest rejections comes, our greatest resurrections. Thanks a lot for all you did for the Lions and for me personally. And thanks for the person you are – CJ Van Der Linde (Bok Prop)
In rugby there can sometimes be a lot of disappointment and especially the past year where the Lions were relegated out of Super Rugby. There were a lot of challenges during this year and things weren’t always easy. Myan reminded us that you can always believe that the best is yet to come, and his solid foundation helped us through the season and the difficult times. The way he supported the team, was inspiring, even joking that the Curry Cup belonged to his Indian people motivated us. He always managed to bring a lighter atmosphere to the team and always tried to uplift the guys no matter what the situation we faced. We enjoyed Myan’s time at the Lions and hope that he enjoyed it as much – Franco Vd Merwe (Bok Lock)
Since sharing his inspirational story with us Myan has had a significant impact on both players and staff here at the Lions. His zest for life and positive nature, combined with a unwavering faith has inspired us to become better players and more importantly better people – Warren Whitely Current Captain Lions / Blitzbokke
REFERENCES FROM SHARKS
I have heard Myan speak on a few occasions. His passion and the humorous manner in which he speaks are very refreshing. He shares both interesting stories and wisdom, keeping his listeners interested – Patrick Lambie (Sharks/Bok Flyhalf)
I heard Myan speak at our team motivation session. When I left there I felt refreshed and ready for my next challenge Wiehan Herbst (Prop)
In my dealings with Myan I have experienced him as someone that gives hope and has a real heart for people. Myan’s experience local and international gives him authority as a speaker. You’ll be assured to have a good laugh amidst a powerful and principled message!
Jacque Botes (Loosie)
I met Myan at a golf day with my teammate Jacque Botes. It was the first time I heard him speak, and his words immediately grabbed my attention.
He has a talent that I have seen in very few. Anyone can learn something from what he shares and apply it to their own lives. These days I play in France, but we still talk regularly, and every time we talk, I learn something new.
Louis Ludik (Centre/Full Back)
REFERENCES FROM CHEETAHS
Within a few minutes of listening to Myan I was inspired by his unwavering determination in the face of great difficulty. His message of hope that ‘the best lies ahead’ is exactly what this nation needs. He has shared the company of great sporting icons and written books about their lives. I’ve been blessed and I’m sure you will be when you hear Myan – Caylib Oosthuizen
I first met Myan at a time when I was feeling down. It was the day after I had missed an important kick. His message lifted and really motivated me. He made me believe in myself and my abilities again. Myan is an unbelievable person and most importantly a man of character – Elgar Watts
Myan’s positive attitude towards life really encouraged me. He has motivated me many times before games and inspired me to be a better person and rugby player – Cornal Hendricks
FROM THE BULLS
He helped me a lot when I was down, and I drew from his wisdom to get through that tough time.
He has played a big role in encouraging me mentally and spiritually, and believe he was sent at the right time into my life.