CAREER TRANSITION FOR ATHLETES
Programme for athletes
Through your sporting career you have developed skills and gained experience that are invaluable in the world of work. However the transition out of sports can be a challenging one. Your identity is closely linked to your athletic achievements and when your career comes to an end, you may be asking ‘What now?’
Incorporating the basis of our career management programme, our programme for athletes additionally focuses on identifying transferable skills, expanding your identity and offering career coaching and support during the transition phase to enable you to identify and achieve goals away from the sporting field.
Who is it for?
The Athlete Career Transition Programme is for you if you’re an athlete planning to retire 2-3 years from now or already facing retirement. The earlier you start, the better.
The Athlete Career Transition Programme will give you the tools you need to move on:
⇒ Identifying your strengths and weaknesses
⇒ Working out what motivates you
⇒ Help you identify opportunities to find fulfilling work
⇒ A chance to test your ideas
⇒ Training you to use your network
⇒ Preparing you for interviews
⇒ Emotional support
How does it work?
The Athlete Career Transition Programme consists of an initial interview followed by a series of coaching sessions tailored to your needs (usually between 60 and 90 minutes at a time) – either in person or via Skype.
NOTE: Your progress will depend on the amount of effort you put into the programme, including completing the homework exercises we set during sessions.
Know where you want to go
In your sports career you always had a goal, whether it was to win the next match or to become Olympic champion.
Outside of sport goals are vital too. Whether it is in the workplace to define and measure your objectives or outside of work to build your resilience and help you bounce back in the face of setbacks, goal setting works.
I’ll help you identify clear and specific goals with deadlines for achieving them.
Have a plan
Finding opportunities takes time and energy.
When thinking about your next job, you may feel scared or uncertain and you may be easily influenced by what family and friends say.
I will be an objective sounding board to help you identify future opportunities, test whether your ideas are realistic and build your confidence to allow you to push your boundaries.
We’ll work on building the right support network to enable you to cast your net as wide as possible to help you find new roles.
Prepare for working life
I’ll help you prepare for the job application process, including polishing your CV to highlight your transferable skills and practising your interviewing techniques.
The transition from sports career to a ‘normal’ job can be a bit of a culture shock.
I’ll help you navigate and build the resilience and confidence to deal with these culture changes.
At the end of the Athlete Career Transition Programme, we’ll have reviewed all the skills you need to help you move on confidently and successfully to the next phase of your life.
How prepared are you for life after sport?
Complete my short survey
GET READY FOR YOUR LIFE AFTER SPORT