In the past few months I quit my job and started my own athlete management company with my business partner Reggie King.
Reggie and I have been friends for about 5 years or so now and have always been passionate about similar things – sports, scuba diving, going on adventures and constantly trying and learning new things. What Reggie and I have the most in common is that we dream big; often unrealistically big – such as owning zoos for example. We have the type of relationship where we would call each other and start discussing “what ifs”, because if you know Reggie or his story, nothing is impossible. Every picture we painted was always grounded in two things – helping people and finding a way to make the biggest impact possible. At the same time, we wanted to stick to what we know and not just jump into educating the youth of remote villages in Africa (don’t worry we’ll get there, it’s on our list). This is where athletes come into play. Both of us are former collegiate athletes with experience working in the sports industry. We are now joining together to help athletes pursue their passions off the field/court and make a difference in the world.
Professional athletes are unique in that they are admired and revered by thousands, if not millions at an extremely young age. A lot of people may see this as unwarranted respect, however Reggie and I see this as an opportunity to make an impact and create change in the world in ways that most would not expect. By defining and managing their passions we will allow for athletes to not only focus on their sport, but create more time for them to pursue more opportunities – lengthening their on and off court careers and strengthening their impact, personal brands and voice.
We are all at our best when we seek out the things that make us feel like our most authentic selves. Who knows where this all will go, but I am proud to say that Reggie and I are embarking on a journey to help dreams come true and make the most impact possible.