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The Athlete Brand Advisor Podcast features advice and interviews about athlete branding. Learn how marketing, public relations and broadcasting can build your name, image and likeness. We also have special episodes to talk about recent news, events and anything in the world of sports.

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The Athlete Brand Advisor Podcast features advice and interviews about athlete branding. Learn how marketing, public relations and broadcasting can build your name, image and likeness. We also have special episodes to talk about recent news, events and anything in the world of sports.

    Beyond NIL: Investing in Future Pro Athletes with Finlete

    Beyond NIL: Investing in Future Pro Athletes with Finlete

    In this episode, host Greg Glynn, is joined by Rob Connolly is a seasoned entrepreneur and the dynamic co-founder and CEO of Finlete, a pioneering sports tech company based in San Diego, CA.
    With an impressive track record of founding and scaling startups, Rob has not only led two companies to successful exits but has also cemented his reputation as a visionary leader in the sports technology arena. His extensive experience in sales and business development forms the backbone of his approach to building and growing innovative platforms.At the helm of Finlete, Rob is revolutionizing the way fans interact with high-potential athletes. Finlete stands out as a unique platform that empowers minor league baseball players by enabling them to sell a small percentage of their future earnings directly to fans. This model not only provides athletes with fair market value for their talents but also builds a strong community of supporters who share in the athletes' journey both emotionally and financially. Under Rob's leadership, Finlete is redefining athlete support and engagement, making it more than just a platform—it's a movement.Driven by a passion for empowering athletes and enhancing fan experiences, Rob's vision for Finlete is rooted in creating meaningful connections and ensuring athletes have the resources they need to excel on and off the field. His innovative approach and unwavering commitment to the sports community are what set Finlete apart in the competitive sports tech landscape.
    In this episode:
    What is Finlete?
    How does Finlete work?
    Athletes Finlete is working with
    How can athletes get started with Finlete?
    Who can invest in Finlete athletes?
    Why Finlete is looking for brand ambassadors and new NIL opportunities
    How to get in touch with Finlete.
    Links:
    Finlete.com
    PliableMarketing.com
    Guest contact information:
    Rob Connolly
    Rob@Finlete.com

    • 22 min
    How NIL lead to a book and bright future for a former baseball player

    How NIL lead to a book and bright future for a former baseball player

    Host Greg Glynn sits down with Ryan Schachtner, a former college baseball player that turned a career and MLB dream ending injury into one of the fastest growing financial planning firms in the Southeast. While working with professional athletes, Ryan was encouraged to write a book to help guide future generations manage and keep their money. His book, The Foundation for Financial Excellence was released July, 2021 shortly after Name, Image and Likeness went live and quickly became an international best seller. 
     
    Ryan quickly noticed that the athlete development space needed some disruption and co-founded Success Beyond Game Day. The focus of Success Beyond Game Day is to help athletes, while they continue to develop athletically, build a parallel path to maximize success in life after sports. Through a custom assessment, a neuroscience-based platform and an online education community they are able to create a unique and relevant development path for every athlete. Working with colleges and teams from DIII to Power 5, High School, NFL and international soccer clubs their goal is to impact 1 billion athletes. 
     
    In this episode:
    How Ryan started his baseball career
    The shoulder injury that ended his baseball career
    Ryan shares how he selected a college to play baseball
    Why Ryan felt like he lost his identity after his athletic career was over
    How the COVID-19 pandemic led to his book, Success Beyond Game Day
    Why he credits name, image and likeness (NIL) court ruling for turning his book into an international best seller
    Ryan talks about the challenges for athletes at the end their career
    The importance of a parallel personality
    Ryan’s recent experience at the NFL combine
    Greg talks about personal branding and athlete branding and why it matters
    What his program does to help athletes become more mature and focus on longevity
    What Ryan thinks are the best opportunities for NIL
    The definition of the true NIL and story behind Katie Shanahan
    What Ryan is working on next, including working with the NFL 
    The impact of the transfer portal on colleges and career development for athletes
    Ryan’s advice for today’s college athletes
    Links:
    successbeyondgameday.com 
    Social Media
    @amust.win - instagram
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanschachtner/ 
    Katie Shanahan: https://www.instagram.com/katieshanahannn/
    Connect with Ryan:
    ryan@successbeyondgameday.com 
    About Pliable Marketing:
    PliableMarketing.com

    • 22 min
    Advice from Monique Smith about working in athletic administration

    Advice from Monique Smith about working in athletic administration

    This episode features an interview with Monique A.J. Smith, a Leadership Strategist that guides Athletics Departments/Sport Organizations and Individuals who wish to advance in Athletics Administration/Sports Management careers through
    her company, Seeds of Empowerment LLC ®.

    • 29 min
    Finding Success Beyond Game Day with Samantha Card

    Finding Success Beyond Game Day with Samantha Card

    In this episode, host Greg Glynn sits down with Samantha Card, a former NCAA Division 1 softball player, MBA graduate gone Fortune 100 company trail blazer, Amazon Best Seller and “level up” expert. Samantha epitomizes the athlete who has “hit it out of the park” when she transitioned from her sports career.

    • 29 min
    Name, image and likeness opportunities and what's next

    Name, image and likeness opportunities and what's next

    Today’s guest is Darren Heitner, the Founder of Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., an adjunct professor of Sports Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law who joins host Greg Glynn to talk about NIL.

    • 26 min
    The Path to Professional Football for Jenna Berens

    The Path to Professional Football for Jenna Berens

    In this episode, host Greg Glynn catches up with Jenna Berens, a professional football player for the Maine Mayhem. The conversation includes the path that Jenna took to play college basketball at Bates College and how she turned that into an opportunity to play professional football.
    Jenna's story is a great example about how she used her career as an athlete to explore new opportunities on and off the basketball court, and football field!
    In this episode:
    Getting recruited to play college basketball
    The appreciation she has for her dad helping her in the recruiting process
    Tips for athletes who are getting recruited and how to use your network of teammates and coaches to help with decisions
    Why Jenna chose to play basketball at Bates College
    Jenna explains what happens on an official college visit 
    Jenna reflects on the opportunity to go to the NCAA basketball tournament
    How Jenna became a CrossFit instructor
    Jenna's path to women's professional football
    How the team is funded and why they need sponsors
    Links:
    Bates College
    Maine Mayhem Football Team
    Pliable's MissionE50
    Connect with Jenna:
    Instagram: the_jenna_berens
    Email: jmberens2001@gmail.com

    • 34 min

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