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Are you an athlete searching for what’s next in your life? Don’t know where to turn or how to figure out your next career after sports? The transition from sport to what’s next can be isolating and challenging for everyone. You may struggle with things as simple as finding a new routine or grapple with how to find your next passion.
Do you work with athletes? You may have athlete clients, co-workers or friends that don’t know where to turn, or you may want to be a positive support system for them during their transition.
Are you a company looking for employees with the built-in skillsets to make your team better? Athletes have valuable attributes that businesses need to grow, like leadership, adaptability, determination and teamwork.
Start here. The Tackle What’s Next Summit is a must-attend event for athletes, sports executives, and corporations to learn more about how to successfully navigate the opportunities and challenges of athlete career transition.
Engage with thought leaders and industry experts who will provide valuable advice for navigating career transition. Click on the speaker's headshot to view their bio!
Associate National Planning Corporation
Former NFL Player
Founder Athletes Influence
Founder & CEO Reddish Bull Finance
US Olympic Track & Field Athlete F
Breast Cancer Warrior
American Record Holder, US Olympic Medalist
Executive Director The Sanneh Foundation
Former MLS Player
TV Host Score Media
Former Pro Wakeboarder
President, J.T. Thomas Foundation CEO, JT3, Inc.
Former NFL Player
JONATHAN VAN HORN
Associate National Director Athletes in Action - Pro Soccer
Former NCAA Soccer Player
12:00 - 1:00pm: Check-In, Network with Key Influencers
1:00 - 1:05pm: Welcome Danielle Berman - Founder & CEO, Tackle What's Next
1:05 - 1:10pm: Making Mental Health a Priority Natasha Carter - Founder, T.E.A.M.
1:05- 1:20pm: Keynote: Networking 101 Mark Moyer - President, Tackle What's Next
1:20 - 2:00pm: Mastering the Career Transition Powered by Players Point Sports
Malcolm Lemmons - Founder, Players Point Sports | Former Pro Basketball Player LaVonne Idlette - CEO, Reddish Bull Finance | US Olympic Track & Field Team Jason Fox - Founder & CEO, EarBuds | Former NFL Player Darrel Young - Manager, Engagement & Player Relations, NFL | Former NFL Player Susan Sember - Executive Producer & Director, "Beyond the Game" J.T. Thomas - President, J.T. Thomas Foundation; CEO at JT3, Inc. | Former NFL Player
2:00pm – 2:15pm: Networking Break
2:15pm – 2:25pm: Franchising 101 with Mariel Miller Mariel Miller - Founder & CEO, The Franchise Advisor
2:30 - 3:10pm: Preparing for the Mindset Change Powered by LF Consulting
Lauren Faby - Founder, LF Consulting | NCAA Referee Jonathan Van Horn - Associate National Director, Athletes in Action - Pro Soccer | Former NCAA Soccer Player Corey Jackson - CEO, Qwerkz, Inc | Former NFL Player Dior Ginyard - Senior Player Manager, NFLPA Carolyn Moos - Founder, Fit for Living Life | Former WNBA Player
3:10pm – 3:20pm: Financial Literacy & Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Former Athletes
Virtuity Financial Partners
3:25 - 4:05pm: The Xs and Os of Financial Wellness Powered by A Frugal Athlete
Amobi Okugo - Founder & CEO, A Frugal Athlete | Austin FC Midfielder Michael O'Connor - Vice President Premier Client Group, Early, Cassidy & Schilling, LLC | Former MLB Player Justin Bass - Managing Director, True Capital Management Kristoffer Doura - Associate, National Planning Corporation | Former NFL Player Ronnie Brown - Financial Professional | Former NFL Player
4:05pm – 4:20pm: Networking Break
4:20pm – 4:50pm: Beyond a Checkbook! Redefining the Pro & Amateur Athlete as a Social Entrepreneur and Impact Investor
Danny Hughes - Creator, Athletes Influence Chris Chambers - Founder, Chamber Ventures & Chamber Fitness | Former NFL Player
4:50 - 5:30pm: Let Philanthropy Enhance Your Brand Powered by Tackle What Matters
Lauren Brill - Sports Reporter & Founder, "The Unsealed" Ben Orbach - Founder & CEO, The Ascendant Athlete Nadia Bosket - Co-Founder, Elite8 Marketing Chaunte Lowe - Breast Cancer Warrior, American Record Holder, Olympic Medalist Alexa Score - TV Host, Score Media | Former Pro Wakeboarder Tony Sanneh - Executive Director, The Sanneh Foundation | Former MLS Player
5:30pm – 7:00pm: Networking Cocktail Reception
**Agenda is subject to change. Please check back for updates.
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