Embracing change is fundamental to the nature of life and the nature of existence itself. It's woven into the very fabric of being human. For a professional athlete, change is not just inevitable; it is a pronounced shadow that looms large. You reach the zenith of your career, sweat and bleed for your passion, and instantly, a twist of fate – an injury, a trade, a retirement decision – can divert the course you've meticulously charted. Yet, in the face of this reality, the core question emerges: How do you harness the impermanence of the athletic world and turn it into a launchpad for your next chapter?
Remember, while change is intrinsic to the human experience, growth is a choice. The questions are indeed many but armed with introspection, preparation, and the right mindset, you can turn the uncertainty of "what's next?" into an exciting chapter of reinvention and purpose.
It's not the change we resist; it's the transition we must go through to fully accept and process the change that's the most difficult. As the preeminent authority on change and transition, William Bridges, says, "It isn't the changes that do you in; it's the transitions. Change is situational; transition is people's psychological process to come to terms with the new situation. Change is external; the transition is internal."
You will feel a loss when it happens. You will feel like you've lost your identity. You won't have a team around you anymore. You won't get the same attention. You will be a Former Pro Athlete.
Change rarely allows us the luxury of 'transition time.' It doesn't matter how many balls you're juggling or how fast they're spinning; my coaching presses the pause button, allowing you to step back & gain clarity — raised awareness, greater understanding, and learning. Learning and heightened awareness puts you in a position of control, choice & clear direction.
Together, I'll help you embrace your "human-ness" so that you can discover and define what will bring you the greatest personal satisfaction and professional effectiveness moving forward.
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