OUR MISSION IS TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF ATHLETES THROUGH KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION USING ONE-ON-ONE INTERACTIONS, CLOUD-BASED LEARNING MODULES, AND TECHNOLOGY-BASED ANALYTICAL TOOLS.
Career coaching is meant to help athletes’ transition to careers and opportunities benefiting their talents.The first year covers 10 sessions with their career coach and during those first four sessions, the athlete takes skills and value tests and rates their interests so that they can focus their efforts on careers that fulfill them.In sessions 5-10 the career coach and their mentor map out and execute a personalized “plan for success” that includes networking, interviewing prep, constructing an “elevator pitch” and interviewing.Mentors open up their networks to increase opportunities for their respective athletes.
There are at least two participants in the Spring cohort who have full-time jobs and/or identified specific paths they want to pursue. For these athletes, we have put together separate executive coaching sessions in lieu of the standard career coaching program.
These executive coaching sessions are directed by Bill Shelton and focus on setting 3- and 5-year goals based on future biographies that the athlete writes for themselves with the help of this exercise. Goals can be set across a variety of areas including professional milestones and philanthropic efforts, as well as personal lifestyle choices. Once these goals are established, Bill and the team puts together plans with tangible steps to work towards these outcomes.
Depending on the progress of athletes in the standard career coaching program, additional participants may be switched into executive coaching sessions.
Mentorship is a critical component of the Program and we feel our world class athletes deserve to be matched up with a world class executive or coach. Many of the mentors are as outstanding in their chosen professional fields as the athletes they mentor, creating exciting opportunities for the cohorts. Choosing the right mentor is critical.
EOS selects individuals based upon several criteria including a history of excellence and integrity. All mentors are expected to understand the mindset of our elite professional athletes and to be flexible and understanding of the stresses of a world class competition schedule and expected to be a “safe space” where an athlete can explore opportunities without judgement as they help the athlete prepare for internships and interviews.
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Generating a spark through self-ideation
A key part of the first four career coaching sessions is generating excitement about the process: self-discovery, exploration, aspiration, and exposure to their options.