"If you are a recently retired professional athlete and need help transitioning to your next career, the best person to talk to is Joe Connor." – AH (former MLB player)
If you're like most retired athletes, ever since you were a teenager, your whole life has been your craft. Your laser light focus and dedication enabled you to fulfill a lifelong dream. And now it's all over.
You are experiencing a life changing event. For the better. Because just as you excelled on the playing field, so too will you in your next career.
WHAT I DO BEST AND HOW I WILL HELP YOU
As an accomplished career transition expert, I’ve helped retired professional athletes successfully choose the right career, whether for a firm in the private sector, government entity, nonprofit organization or launching their own new business. If you know the exact career you want to pursue, but need helping marketing yourself, please click here to learn how we'll specifically work together.
What I do best is help you determine the right career path by focusing on opportunities that match your unique personality, interests and skills.
If you don’t know the career you want to pursue, we first start with an assessment of what makes you unique – and there is no right or wrong answer here.
Everyone’s DNA is different and no two people are wired exactly the same.
Using a combination of my unique expertise coupled with assessment tests, we’ll determine the most realistic possible careers for you, including identifying an “entry point” into a new field that interests you, which may include a potential internship/shadowing or volunteer program.
HOW WE'LL WORK TOGETHER
In virtually all cases, coaching services are provided by telephone or video (like Zoom or Skype) via 30 or 60 minute sessions. For some clients, it will require only one coaching session. For others, it might be multiple sessions.
To learn the process of how you’ll achieve success, visit my Approach page to see how my Five-Step Core Model focused on Differentiation will serve as our foundation.
I provide a free telephone consultation. You can pick a specific day and time best for you based on my calendar: https://calendly.com/joeconnormarketing.
Alternatively, you may call me anytime at 858-531-7128 or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. If not using the calendar, please let me know some specific day/time windows good for you. I am based in San Diego. If you are currently working and would like to speak before or after business hours, or on weekends, I am happy to accommodate. Just let me know.
You may also email any other additional information such as your resume and/or link to your LinkedIn profile. During this consultation, we'll briefly discuss your unique situation. I'll also share with you my rates based on your needs.
RETIRED ATHLETE TESTIMONIALS
“When your baseball career suddenly ends, starting the next chapter of your life is extremely challenging. The only profession you’ve known is playing baseball. Thanks to Joe, I now have direction. He’s helped me identify three realistic career options, and to this end, I recently secured an apprenticeship pertaining to one of those careers. This paid, hands-on opportunity will enable me to determine if this particular career is what I want to do long-term. And Joe taught me important networking skills that helped me land the apprenticeship. He’s also educated me about how to network the right way on LinkedIn. Joe’s not only boosted my confidence by teaching me how to take advantage of my existing capabilities, but he’s also offered among the best business advice I’ve ever received. He’s been very understanding and supportive and I’m grateful for the career transition services he’s provided.” – JV, former Major League Baseball (MLB) player (helped client secure an apprenticeship)
"If you are a recently retired professional athlete and need help transitioning to your next career, the best person to talk to is Joe Connor. Last summer, I was in an unfamiliar and uncomfortable place: unemployed. It was the first time in my life I was without baseball – and direction. Joe did not sugarcoat anything, yet he was a man with a plan. He immediately taught me key business skills that helped out right away, including how to network and communicate with business professionals. Each week we modified my action plan, which sometimes included completing what he called homework. I looked at it as an opportunity to learn another new skill in order to invest in myself and my future.
Joe taught me how to overcome obstacles in the interview that I would come up against, like a lack of experience. The advice paid off big time. This March, I got a great job with Express Employment Professionals, a leading staffing firm. In less than eight months working with Joe, I went from lost and frustrated to a career that I really enjoy. There is no question I would not be where I am today without Joe. Through his coaching, Joe helped me find my path. Thank you, Joe. I will be eternally grateful!" – AH
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Call me for a free consultation at 858-531-7128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org