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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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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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English

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Episodes

Devan Kline (CEO of Burn Boot Camp | CMU & SF Giants Baseball): Answering the Most Important Questions after Sports

8/13/2019
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My guest is Devan Kline, CEO and founder of a fitness community sweeping the nation, Burn Boot Camp. Devan is all about helping the members of his gyms discover the values, passions, and causes that will motivate them to health, wealth, and peak performance. But like Devan says, in order to inspire people, you've gotta be inspired. So I grilled Devan on how to find that inspiration and how to connect the dots between a career as an athlete and whatever's next. Along the way, Devan spills...

Duration:00:55:32

Court Whitman (Leadership Coach | Virginia Military Institute Football): Becoming a Peak Performer in Life After Sports

7/30/2019
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Court Whitman has spent most of his professional life leading– in his career in the Army's elite Special Forces, in companies, and now in his own leadership coaching company. And in today's episode, Court shares how playing football in many ways prepared him for a career in leadership. Court and I have an in-depth, no-holds-barred conversation about goals and what makes elite performers elite. Truly inspiring. In today's episode: Connect with Court: See the show notes page at...

Duration:00:59:40

Kovi Konowiecki (Professional Photographer | Wake Forest & Pro Soccer): Unleashing Your Creativity

7/16/2019
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My guest is Kovi Konowiecki, a professional photographer who is also a former Wake Forest University and professional soccer player. At one point in this episode, we joke about starting a club for former athletes that are now artists... and how small that club might be. It's true! But in today's episode, Kovi presents a truly compelling argument for athletes in the arts. Essentially, intentionally challenging ourselves to be creative and to explore hobbies can help us unlock our deepest...

Duration:00:50:15

Jack McNamara (Founder DrinkTru | Colgate Ice Hockey): Authenticity in Entrepreneurship

7/1/2019
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My guest is Jack McNamara, a former Colgate University and professional hockey player who is the founder of a growing energy drink company, DrinkTru. It is rare you can get an entrepreneur to speak so honestly about the struggles of building a business...as they're going through it. But as you'll see: honesty is not just central to Jack's success and drive, it's essential to the DrinkTru brand. A rare, behind the scenes look at the day-to-day life of a company on the brink of being the next...

Duration:00:55:41

Bill Mayew (Fuqua Professor | UNCW Basketball): Why Athletes Often Make the Best Teachers, Professors, and Coaches

6/18/2019
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My guest is Bill Mayew, a former UNC-Wilmington basketball standout who is now Professor of Accounting at Duke's Fuqua School of Business. Bill's story is especially powerful for two reasons: (1) He did something that most athletes don't do - he pursued an advanced degree and works in the most rigorous academic research; and (2) He says that sports prepared him for that path. In Today's Episode: Show Notes https://blog.parallelplatform.com/ep8-bill-mayew/ Connect With...

Duration:00:49:04

Sebastian Little (Performance Consulting | Yale Football): Finding Your Perfect Career Match In Months, Not Years

6/3/2019
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My guest is Sebastian Little, a former Yale football player who is now an associate with the McChrystal Group, a world-renowned leadership and performance consulting company. Seb found his career niche FAST after college. It can take college athletes years to find careers that they enjoy. Within just a few months of leaving Yale, he had secured an entry-level role in a field he was passionate about. How'd he do it? By focusing on everything but that thing in college. Through intentionally...

Duration:00:54:16

Chris Spatola (ESPN Analyst | Army Basketball): Transitioning Well When It's All On The Line

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...

Duration:00:45:58

Karlie Smith (SEC Digital Broadcaster | ECU Softball): Working to Success in Sports Media

5/6/2019
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In this episode, we talk with Karlie Smith, a former East Carolina softball player who has hit the ground running since graduating in May 2018. In less than a year, she's become a rising star in sports media broadcasting. She's an SEC Digital Network color commentator, and she works in digital production at the University of Georgia. In Today's Episode: Show Notes Website Connect with Karlie Twitter Connect with Parallel Twitter Instagram Connect with...

Duration:00:36:26

Zach Maurides (CEO Teamworks | Duke Football): Perseverance Pays Off

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

Thomas Sanders (Founder | Gardner Webb & Pro Basketball): Building a Photo Booth Company

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

Johnny Stephene (NBA Trainer | Liberty Basketball): Handling Life with 1.5M Followers

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

Tim Layer (Cofounder, Programmer at Parallel | Liberty Basketball): Poker to Code to Exit

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