Athlete Career Transition Directors Andy and Steve Moore, alongside Performance Psychologist Ben Paszkowec discuss Athlete Transition.
WE PROVIDE UN-PARALLELED ATHLETE SUPPORT
Just as in sport, preparation is key in transition too. Being able to control as many elements of the process as possible is a key influencer to adapting, progressing and performing.
The ACT Transition Support Programme begins as soon as we profile an athlete, building transition readiness. It is important that each athlete we work with understands the demands of the transition as early as possible, so they can begin to identify and build resources that will enable them to adapt and manage the transition journey.
Through the Human Athlete Podcast, we’ll have honest and open conversations covering a spectrum of topics all geared toward this transition phase. Steve, Jaime and Kelsi will be chatting with a variety of people; from CEOs of companies to transitioned athletes and neuroscientists. We’re covering it all, the 360-degree view of the Human Athlete.
AWARENESS IS KEY
Developing a knowledge of all aspects of the transition, both inside the work place and broader life, is essential to best prepare for potential challenges along the way.
Understand – Demands of the transition, both within business and broader life.
Adapt - Awareness of resources in place and resources needed to aid transition.
Manage – Establish a vision, develop a strategy and implement the processes to achieve desired goals.
OUR APPROACH TO SUPPORT
We combine the most current and relevant research from sport, business and psychology with real life athlete case studies to inform and shape the ACT Transition Support programme.
Conventional recruitment and application processes could be a waste of time due to your unconventional resume and perceived lack of ‘work experience’. Therefore ACT work with appropriate companies who value your athletic experience to create opportunities specifically for retiring professional athletes so you will be only competing for jobs against former athletes which you’ve been doing all your life!
Once you are hired ACT work with the business to make sure you make a safe and successful transition into the new environment. Using our many years of experience in this field we have developed the ACT Transition Assistance Program (TAP) to transition athletes from one high performance environment in sport to another in business. This is often the critical element which is not available or overlooked by athletes when making the transition.
Grace is an American Olympic rower and a member of the USA Olympic rowing team in 2016. She has set 2 World Records, including the current record in the Women’s 8+ boat. Here she talks to Athlete Career Transition on what sport can bring to business.