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Level up with Avanade Advisory

Avanade Advisory helps clients see what’s coming and what’s possible then prepare for it with business strategies built around the power of Microsoft.

In business, as in sports, the game is always evolving. New technologies, new strategies, new players. We are Changemakers, embracing the notion of continual change and new ways of working. We even spark change to move our clients ahead while others remain complacent. We launch journeys of transformation and join the team as players and coaches.  

 

We’re always on the lookout for people with the confidence and ambition to help our clients navigate change. People who can understand an organization’s challenges and opportunities and find creative ways to address them using digital innovation and Microsoft. If you’re new to Microsoft technology or business consulting, being coachable helps, too.  

 

If you’ve got the right talent and mindset, we’ll work with you to bring you up to speed. Come explore Avanade Advisory.

 

Together we go beyond.

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Meet Avanade Advisory

As an athlete, you know what it takes to set big goals… and achieve them. Avanade Advisory teams partner with clients to accelerate their pace of change. Then we use the power of Microsoft technologies to bring those dreams to life. 

You put in the work to build the right muscles and achieve the balance and agility to succeed in any condition. Avanade clients look to Advisory to prepare them for success in an ever-changing business landscape. We help them build and exercise the right muscles for organizational change. 

Avanade clients look to Advisory to prepare them for success in an ever-changing business landscape

Workplace Experience (WX)

Advisory WX teams help organizations use digital to rethink the future of work.

From sport to transformative change

Transformation Executive Dave Gartenberg knows all about the connection between sport and Advisory and remaining resilient through change.

 
 

opportunities

Thrive in a world outside of sport. With various open vacancies, exclusively reserved for high-performing elite athletes, we believe that the secret to success is in attracting world-class talent.

About Avanade

Avanade has partnered with ACT to give athletes the opportunity to find their next career opportunity after sport. At Avanade, our vision is to advance the world through the power of people and Microsoft. Through thousands of projects, we’ve transformed businesses for the digital world. We’ve helped them create compelling experiences for their customers and employees. We’ve reduced costs, increased productivity, enabled collaboration and enhanced agility – and ultimately improved performance.

If you’re ready to join 56,000+ professionals passionate about innovating with purpose in an environment where each person is embraced for her/his/their unique perspectives and capabilities, come check out Avanade. Because we believe that our capacity to learn is limitless and the future is ours to create. 

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Inclusion & Diversity

Avanade is committed to inclusion and diversity in everything we do. This commitment didn’t start at the top—it’s been part of our core since our founding in 2000. We are proud to be led by our CEO, Pam Maynard, who is removing barriers and changing the narrative about what it means to be a people-first leader in the technology industry. Pam represents what’s possible, and many of us work each day to make inclusion part of business as usual here.

Avanade’s culture is built on three pillars:

  • Inclusion: All individuals feel respected, heard, and that they can do their best work

  • Diversity: Our workforce demographics reflect our clients and communities

  • Belonging: Everyone can be their authentic selves at work and that they feel welcomed and valued

Employees can join together around a shared identity and cause through our employee networks, where Avanade employees build and strengthen the communities of identifying members and allies alike.

ACT Transitioned Athletes

From sport to business, meet the inspiring athletes who have already set the stage for success. At Athlete Career Transition, we’re revolutionising the future of elite sporting talent.

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Jaime Komer

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Olympic Water Polo Player

Olympic Silver Medallist Team USA

4 x All American

2 x World Champion

3 x NCAA Champion at UCLA

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Transition Support

The role of a Chief Transition Guide is to help athletes through the difficult transition from sport to a professional business career. Introducing Jaime Komer...

 

Jaime, a decorated goalkeeper for USA’s Water Polo team, is not only an Olympic Silver Medalist, two-time World Champion and four-time All-American; she is also a well-established health and wellness coach, empowerment and motivational speaker.

 

Jaime’s purpose is to redirect the conversation around mental wellbeing in sport and to remind athletes they are more than their achievements; they are human beings who are allowed to be vulnerable and real. With her guidance, athletes receive the emotional and physical support they need to successfully transition through this retirement, and face whatever their future holds.

 

At ACT, we care for the athletes because we once were the athletes. We understand the challenges faced, and as most athletes leaving professional sport also leave behind their support network, our purpose is to provide that support throughout the transition process.

 

We are the athlete’s team after sport.

The Transition Experience

It’s easy to mis-understand the challenges that elite athletes face upon retirement, but much like military personnel, athletes are regimented, focussed, resourceful, used to routine and deliver their best each and every time. Our job is to help them take those fantastic qualities and apply them to the next phase of their careers within your organisation.

Transition Support

Transition Support is a key element in the successful transition of every retiring professional athlete.

 

ACT work closely with all athletes placed with business partners to ensure the transition process is as smooth and painless as possible. There is no doubt that there will be many challenges along the way but together we will face them and together we will overcome them!

 

The ACT Transition support team work tirelessly in its pursuit of our athletes next passion and purpose away from sport. We are part of your new team that is here to listen, advise, guide, support and help every step of the way. 

 

With decades of practical, and lived experience, at our finger tips ACT are experts in transition support, support that is consistent, dependable, available at all times and totally focussed on you!

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The Transition Triad

Ensuring that every athlete we work with experiences a successful transition is at the heart of everything we do at ACT. It’s in our DNA!

 

This can’t happen however unless both the athlete and the business partner fully buy-in to the concept that comprehensive 360 support is the most effect route to success and retention.

 

Therefore working in partnership with Avanade, ACT will ensure that everything we do is centred around the successful transition of every athlete we work with, both from an holistic and career perspective.

Athlete

Successful Transition

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ACT Transition Support

ACT’s tailored transition support program is derived from experience. Each of our transitioning athletes are provided a critical support network, founded on a community of like-minded individuals who have also shared a similar journey.

Salient Athlete Themes (Informed by ACT case studies and most current academic literature)

 

To be covered with each athlete in fixed sessions;

• Identity – evaluation/creation (on-going)

• Meaning & Purpose – evaluation/creation (on-going)

• Culture adaptation

• Business/Role demands & resources

• Transferable skills

• Life goals – Business & Broader life

• Support network

• Networking plan

• Lifestyle Management

• Broader life development

• Routine

• Body image & health

 

All additional individual emergent athlete needs and wants will be fully supported

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Exclusively For Elite Athletes

We pair with organisations that truly appreciate the athlete perspective. Our vacancies are exclusive only to elite, high-performance candidates. All roles have been specifically developed to provide athletes with the opportunity to utilise their personal athletic strengths within a corporate workplace culture.

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Learn More

Book your no-obligation call with ACT Co-Founder, Director and former Welsh International Rugby Player, Andy Moore.

 
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