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Leadership and career development coach

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Athlete leadership development
Athlete leadership development
Athlete leadership development

Leadership Development & Career Consulting 


As a former college and professional athlete and coach with vast experience nationally and internationally, I offer professional coaching services for college athletes  as well as current and retired professional athletes.  

  • University of Kentucky basketball player 1986-1991

  • Team MVP 1990, 1991

  • ALL- SEC 1990, 1991

  • UK Male Athlete of the Year 1991

  • Played professionally in Japan 1992-2000

  • Played with the Boston Celtics 1998

  • Coached at the University of Kentucky 2000-2007

  • Coached at the University of South Florida 2007-2013

  • Coached professionally in Japan 2014

  • Elected as one of the Top 25 Recruiters in the country 2004 & 2006 by

  • Arthur of "10 Life Lessons: Learned as a Student-Athlete

The University of Kentucky is a high-pressurized university when it comes to athletics, so I get it when athletes feel the pressure to live up to high expectations they put on themselves and the high expectations bestowed upon them from other sources that are out of their control. The social media effect is where they can lose themselves.

Communicating, connecting with and motivating today's’ athletes can be challenging.  My experience as a player and coach in a high-pressure environment gives me a great understanding of what athletes go through and how they think and feel as I have been on both sides of the game.

I know the daily grind and needs of someone who dedicates there life to sports. I will also help them stay connected to the person on the inside while managing that person on the outside.  The "Public Eye Person"   

 Just as they need to work on their athletic skills, they also need to work on their transferable life skills and mental well-being.​

Athletes feel there is no other layer to them outside of their sport and they also feel they don't have transferable skills that will allow a company to hire them.

I am a strong believer that sports is the greatest metaphor for teaching transferable life skills.


I help them think beyond their workout, practice and games to better focus on what their future life will look like outside of their sport.  I teach them to live life on life's terms.

  • Develop leadership skills through Emotional Intelligence (For athletes that have great talents but not strong emotional intelligence, it's difficult for them to maximize their potential and on the other hand, athletes that have average talent and strong emotional intelligence are able to make it to the next level of their sport) They learn how to be great leaders and great teammates.  EI helps athletes mature at an accelerated pace, have a better understanding and awareness of self and others.  It also gives them enhanced reasoning capabilities to think before reacting which allows them to make more informed decisions. (On the college level the Transfer Portal has caused programs to assemble an entirely new roster each season.  Emotional intelligence will allow rosters to come together as a team at a much quicker pace)

  • Career consulting to discover their next career path after sports (Sets the foundation and gets the needle moving on the future life and career athlete's desire.  They feel there are no other layers to them outside of their sport and feel they don't have transferable skills that will allow a company to hire them.​ This workshop helps them recognize their current skill set and the skills they need to develop for the type of career they desire.  Companies are always looking for athletes to hire because of the team culture they come from.  They must be prepared when those opportunities come.)

  • Mental well-being coaching- Athletes need to know if you truly understand them and been in their shoes before they will trust you.   Mental well-being challenges consist of difficult home life, pressure to succeed on the field /court, peer pressure, internal pressure, family pressure to succeed and take care of their family, academic pressure, and of course social media pressure.    Athletes have so much to deal with on a day-to-day basis.   I was a high-level athlete and high-level college basketball coach, so I’ve dealt with all the different pressures, experiences, and challenges that they go through during their athletic career. Not having an outlet to discuss those challenges can make their athletic experience very difficult. 

  • Develop goal setting skills with my 8-Step Goal Setting Plan- They learn to set goals, create action plans, measure success and build in accountability in preparation for their future endeavors.

  • Setting Boundaries- They will learn what their values are and set boundaries accordingly.  This will help them stay focused on their goals.

Athletes have the need to always be challenged and held accountable.  I will challenge them every step of the way while giving them the GPS to that winning edge for life.

Click below to inquire about workshops for your teams or 1:1 sessions with your players. 

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