Our Mission

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

Our Mission is to make sure that you and or your business EXPLORE, DREAM & DISCOVER all you can be.


Friday, July 1, 2016

Post Playing Career Options for Athletes

The average playing career for an NFL player is 3.5 years, the average MLB career is 5.6 years, the average NBA career is 4.8 years, and the average NHL career is 5.5 years. Since retirement for professional athletes comes at such a young age, it is crucial you start thinking about your second career during your playing days. Think of this as “planning for your next game.”
Planning can be anything from continuing your education, to building your rolodex of business contacts during your playing career so you can tap into those business relationships later.  
Many athletes have gone on to become professional broadcasters, real estate developers, or business owners. The idea is to identify your passion during your active playing days, and do what you can to position yourself for entry into that business before you walk off the field.
Business and career coaches can be a valuable resource for professional athletes. Business and career coaches can help sift through the available options.   They can also help plan an orderly transition from your playing days to your post playing days.  It is easier to plan appropriately for a smooth transition during your playing years then to delay and try and find a new life after.  Career coaches are here to help identify the individual steps to your personal success. As a professional athlete, you have worked with a coach for the bulk of your life, so the idea of utilizing one for your post career field of life should not be surprising.
As a professional athlete, you are constantly fueled by your competitive nature. This same trait that helped you excel on the field will help you excel in the business world. Work hard, be mindful of the opportunities that exist, when they exist instead of waiting until it is much more difficult to transition smoothly.   Give us a call today and PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE now.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Can you learn Management and Leadership?

A lot of people think that good managers and leaders are born and not made but in fact the very opposite is true. Good managers and leaders are made when they encounter certain scenarios and when they solve those scenarios in positive ways. Some managers and leaders end up learning by trial and error; but this process can be expedited and improved with the help of proper training and case study evaluation.

The fact is that good management and leadership is what makes a good organization tick, and identifying and nurturing new managers and leaders is essential to the future of a successful organization. Management and leadership training gives individuals new insights into the process and the necessary experiences needed for continued management and leadership growth. Candidates will evaluate and learn from case studies and role playing and in the process gain a greater understanding of how personal behaviors affect specific workplace interactions. They will also gain personal insight from intensive assessment and self-observation, and leave with a greater self-awareness and knowledge of their personal strengths as well as areas that need improvement.

Excellence stems from many factors, and breaking these elements down and focusing on each of them will help candidates grow and develop their career. Proper training can give individuals the critical strategies they need to improve their management and leadership performance and achieve organizational success. In addition to self-evaluation and assessments, one on one sessions help candidates discuss their strengths, areas for development and identify next steps necessary for further development in a private, safe and supportive environment.

Core competencies learned include:

Conflict Management

Decisiveness

Developing Others

Flexibility

Influencing/Negotiating

Interpersonal Skills

Oral Communication and Problem Solving

Resilience

Need help or know someone who could benefit from this type of training? Call or email us today!