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Sports prepare elite athletes for ANY professional challenge—prove us wrong. Coming this March, Life After Sports is a bold new podcast from Parallel showcasing athletes’ incredible feats… after the world stopped watching them. Each episode is a no-place-to-hide interview centered on how athletes’ sports careers propelled them to future success. Explore the mindsets and practices of other top athletes, uncover your superpowers as a former athlete, and get ready to crush it in life after sports.

Sports prepare elite athletes for ANY professional challenge—prove us wrong. Coming this March, Life After Sports is a bold new podcast from Parallel showcasing athletes’ incredible feats… after the world stopped watching them. Each episode is a no-place-to-hide interview centered on how athletes’ sports careers propelled them to future success. Explore the mindsets and practices of other top athletes, uncover your superpowers as a former athlete, and get ready to crush it in life after sports.
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United States

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Sports prepare elite athletes for ANY professional challenge—prove us wrong. Coming this March, Life After Sports is a bold new podcast from Parallel showcasing athletes’ incredible feats… after the world stopped watching them. Each episode is a no-place-to-hide interview centered on how athletes’ sports careers propelled them to future success. Explore the mindsets and practices of other top athletes, uncover your superpowers as a former athlete, and get ready to crush it in life after sports.

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@parallelco

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English

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9195760216


Episodes

E6 Transitioning Well When It's All On The Line: Chris Spatola (Former Army Basketball)

5/20/2019
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My guest is Chris Spatola, sports writer, commentator, and host of the SiriusXM show, "ACC Today." And that's just the most recent of Chris's transitions to fast-paced, high-pressure environments. Since he graduated from the US Military Academy in 2002, each of his career stops have been more intense than the last-- from serving in Iraq, to serving as an assistant coach on the Duke Men's basketball team... Chris Spatola knows how to transition well when it counts. In today's episode: - 1...

Duration:00:45:58

E5 (Career Spotlight #1) ECU Softball to Sports Media Broadcaster: Karlie Smith

5/6/2019
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Our Premiere Career Spotlight Episode! Each episode of our new Career Spotlight series takes one career path that athletes are successfully transitioning into-- and does a deep dive. You'll learn what that job is all about, how to get jobs in that field, and what you can do NOW to start preparing for success in that field. This first episode is all about sports media broadcasting. It features Karlie Smith, a former East Carolina University softball player who has hit the ground running...

Duration:00:36:26

E4 Perseverance Pays Off: Zach Maurides (Former Duke Football)

4/22/2019
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My guest is Zach Maurides, who is the founder and CEO of Teamworks, the leading software provider of operations software to athletic organizations world wide. The phrase "a glutton for punishment" comes to mind when listening to Zach explain his football career. When Zach talks about his 9 orthopedic surgeries during his college football career at Duke, there isn't the slightest invitation for sympathy. Instead, he tells the story with a sense of genuine accomplishment. After all, not...

Duration:00:45:36

E3 What's a Photo Booth?: Thomas Sanders (Former Pro Basketball)

4/8/2019
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There is a lot of talk about the transferable skills athletes develop while playing sports. Society praises the work ethic, teamwork, and perseverance it takes to compete at the highest levels in sports. However, the talk is often nothing more than general platitudes lacking specificity on how these transferable skills play out in the real world. In this episode, former Atlantic Sun Player of the Year, Thomas Sanders, takes us step by step through the ups and downs of his pro basketball...

Duration:00:44:13

E2 Handling Life with 1.5M Followers: Johnny Stephene (Former Pro Basketball)

3/25/2019
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To some degree, we are all a product of our environment. But it's the choices we make that ultimately determine where we end up. Fortunately for Johnny, he was able to escape the troubling environment of his youth and choose basketball as a path towards a much brighter future. Today, Johnny is widely known by his Instagram handle @dribble2much and is the founder of HandleLife, a lifestyle brand with over 1.5 million followers across platforms. Creativity, skill and perhaps perfect timing...

Duration:00:50:57

E1 Poker to Code to Exit: Tim Layer (Former Liberty Basketball)

3/11/2019
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Like many classic technology stories, Tim's ventures outside of basketball started in a college dorm room. However, it's probably not what you're thinking. In 2008, Tim started playing online poker and quickly worked his way to earning over $100,000 a year. Realizing poker isn't what he wanted for his life, he gives it up and accepts a tech support role at Liberty University. It's here, Tim's curiosity and drive shifts to computer programming and a new journey begins. In a few years, Tim...

Duration:00:51:41

Introducing Life After Sports

2/26/2019
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Competing in sports prepares elite athletes for ANY professional challenge. Coming this March, Life After Sports is a bold new podcast from Parallel that tells explores the stories, ideas , strategies and methods elite athletes are using to transition from playign sports to their next career. Host and former Division I athlete Tyler Baker digs into guests’ playing careers, their exits, and how they used the lessons of elite athletics to reinvent themselves after sports. Hear how they...

Duration:00:02:15