Reboot to Recognise
Onboarding and beginning of the transition journey
We start by helping you get comfortable in your personality. Each professional athlete has their on-field, professional persona or “game face” and this can sometimes be in complete contrast to their actual character traits.
There is a prevailing pre-conception that former professionals would be “great at sales” or other predetermined functions within the working world beyond sport. These are based on perception and not facts.
To activate this first step in the transition journey a practitioner-led phase identifies key aspects of your personality and current state of mind by understanding how you’re coping and dealing with life after sport. In many ways the emotional impact can be likened to the grieving process. You have lost something, and recognising that is the key first step. Through enneagrams and the wheel of life tools we allow you to understand, contemplate and release while understanding your personal philosophy and purpose.
Reboot to Reconnect
Join a Forum
The next steps involve joining a forum. As a professional athlete you were expected to have all the answers on the field and the fact is it’s impossible to have all the answers in your new life off of it. Through forums constructed to connect you with complementary personality types from different types of professional sports, you will have the opportunity to discuss everything openly with peers in an on-point forum.
Vulnerability may seem like an unknown concept to the professional athlete. It has never been encouraged or nurtured and this is a key next step in this peer-led phase. The realisation that you are not in this alone and are able to share with others in your position adds powerful impetus to the next phase of your transition. Speaking openly is key to reconnecting, not just with others but most importantly with yourself, empowering you to stimulate personal growth.
Reboot to Reignite
This phase requires regular participation in forums. No-one flicked a switch and turned you into a professional athlete, you sacrificed and worked continually to achieve new goals. In the same way, continual engagement leads to a deeper understanding and an honesty with yourself and those on the journey with you in your life after pro sport. Just as your sports career progressed, this isn’t an overnight solution but an evolution. Attending and engaging regularly with our forums will unlock more levels of progression, naturally, confidentially and exponentially.
In this growth and evolution phase you are encouraged to find the spark that pushed you to the top of your game and reignite it to power you in a new direction with a new mindset and purpose. With the help of your peers in your forum you will share experiences and understand accountability in this brave new world beyond the field of competition. There is a commitment made to yourself and to others and you will become an advocate to help others starting their journey. This reignition is just the catalyst to a lifelong journey of discovery, sharing and progression.