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Married to the Game: JackJumpers, Australia - Michelle Weeks / Jarrad Weeks

Updated: Jun 7, 2022

I interview Michelle Weeks (Mic), a life coach, a mum, and a former primary teacher, in this episode. She’s also a dear friend and one of my favorite people I’ve met in this crazy road life.

We spent four months together parading around Australia with the New Zealand Breakers while she was pregnant. She seriously rocked it! She's married to Jarrad Weeks of the NBL JackJumpers, who appeared in the grand final in their debut season.

Watch the interview here, or listen to the full podcast. Enjoy!

Meet Michelle Weeks

Age 33 of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

"Our life is a big adventure! We have been on the road for 8ish years and we have soaked up the places we have lived and the people we have met along the way. In that time I have transitioned from working as a full-time primary school teacher to building my own business as a life coach, helping Mums to understand how their mindset impacts their everyday life.

I am a Mum to my cute wee man Freddie, who is the centre of our world nowadays. I also love being in nature, particularly anywhere that includes being near or in the water! In my spare time, I love to read, journal, cook, and go to the gym. I currently work three days per week and Mum the other days," - Michelle

Jarrad Week's Basketball History

Current: Tasmania JackJumpers, NBL, Australia 2021-2022


New Zealand Breakers, NBL, Australia 2018-2020

Cairns Taipans, NBL, Australia 2016-2017

Illawarra Hawks, NBL, Australia, 2016

Ehingen Urspring, Pro A, Germany, 2015

Sydney Kings, NBL, Australia 2010-2014

Question of the Season

Lindley: What is one thing that you would say to someone about to embark on this lifestyle?

Take it as an opportunity to embrace the wild roller coaster of life. Don’t expect it to be all sunshine and rainbows. But if you really embrace it and enjoy the process as much as possible, it will be something good that you look back on.
And you’ll think, wow, I squeezed the heck out of every part of this experience! And if you can just jump on it and embrace it, enjoy the opportunities, enjoy the people and places, your world will be so much richer.
And you can figure things out as you go. Know that you’ll face hurdles, and you’ll be able to figure it out. That may mean asking for help, or that may be seeking support. But if you can embrace it, there's a wealth of experience, enjoyment, and adventure that awaits.
- Michelle Weeks

I absolutely loved recording the episode! Last year Michelle and I were on the road. Here's another blog where I've featured her: The Best of Tasmania: Bay of Fires, Wineglass Bay, and More Enjoy!! Michelle is simply the best.


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