156 episodes

I help athletes discover their new identity and life's direction after sports. I believe that what drove us in athletics, still drives us now. All it takes is a little guidance, and a push in the right direction.

It's become my personal mission to reach out and help others overcome the fear, frustration, and uncertainty associated with life post-athletics.

The question to ask oneself after hanging up the jersey isn’t: “who am I now?” The question is: “who do I want to become, and why?”

Thrive After Sports w/ Taj Dashaun Taj Dashaun

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

I help athletes discover their new identity and life's direction after sports. I believe that what drove us in athletics, still drives us now. All it takes is a little guidance, and a push in the right direction.

It's become my personal mission to reach out and help others overcome the fear, frustration, and uncertainty associated with life post-athletics.

The question to ask oneself after hanging up the jersey isn’t: “who am I now?” The question is: “who do I want to become, and why?”

    156. Dusty Mattison | Online Business Manager for Entrepreneurs, & University of Wisconsin Rowing Coach

    156. Dusty Mattison | Online Business Manager for Entrepreneurs, & University of Wisconsin Rowing Coach

    Dusty Mattison is a former athlete and coach for the Lightweight Rowing Team at the University of Wisconsin. She is currently an OBM (Online Business Manager) that teams up with entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and secure their legacies.



    Connect with Dusty on Instagram @dustymattison and on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dustymattison/



    Check out the full video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/9Rt2O9BDrso



    Thanks for tuning in!



    Order my new book here! http://www.thriveaftersportsbook.com/



    Connect with me at https://www.tajdashaun.com/



    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tajdashaun/



    Instagram: @tajdashaun



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQgi_hDXaP5-6OtX_Nyf4A



    #NCAA #life #career #entrepreneurship #transformation #passion #mindfulness #purpose #sports #football #basketball #business #coaching #transition #lifeaftersports #thriveaftersports #student #athlete #mentalhealth #adapt #identity #formerathlete

    • 34 min
    155. (Client Interview) w/ Mederick Flavius

    155. (Client Interview) w/ Mederick Flavius

    Mederick Flavius is a former offensive lineman at Saint Francis University. I'm grateful that he was willing to share his story of transition on the podcast! We hope this interview gives you hope and inspiration to transition powerfully out of your sport!



    Don't hesitate to reach out if there's any way my team and I can help with your transition!



    Connect with Mederick @deboflorida



    Check out the full video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/zuecoCJkyqk



    Thanks for tuning in!



    Order my new book here! http://www.thriveaftersportsbook.com/



    Connect with me at https://www.tajdashaun.com/



    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tajdashaun/



    Instagram: @tajdashaun



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQgi_hDXaP5-6OtX_Nyf4A



    #NCAA #life #career #entrepreneurship #transformation #passion #mindfulness #purpose #sports #football #basketball #business #coaching #transition #lifeaftersports #thriveaftersports #student #athlete #mentalhealth #adapt #identity #formerathlete

    • 23 min
    154. Athlete-Entrepreneurship Summit | Presented by Tackle What's Next

    154. Athlete-Entrepreneurship Summit | Presented by Tackle What's Next

    Tackle What’s Next was founded to provide athletes the opportunity to focus on creating impact and finding purpose in life after sports.



    Their team aims to provide athletes with a safe space to discuss the challenges and opportunities that come with transitioning out of sport, plus share important resources that can help.



    Current TWN programs include:



    ➡️ Tackle What Matters - Impact incubator program for athletes looking to build impact in their next chapter, guiding them to create an impact game plan and connecting them to resources and organizations that can help.



    ➡️ Champion Membership - Accountability membership to support athletes working on their next chapter. Weekly meetings, monthly check ins and regular accountability to support your goals.



    ➡️ TWN Academy Events & Workshops - Connect, network and learn from fellow athletes who have been where you are. Find out how to navigate and plan for what's next, and how you can create a next chapter now.



    Check out the TWN content series:



    ➡️ Big League Philanthropist podcast - https://anchor.fm/bigleaguephil/



    ➡️ Timeout with TWN IG Live series - https://www.tacklewhatsnext.com/timeout-twn



    Subscribe to the weekly TWN newsletter: https://www.tacklewhatsnext.com/subscribe



    Thanks for tuning in!



    Watch the full video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/maAuqwXAPBQ



    Order my new book, "Thrive After Sports" here! http://www.thriveaftersportsbook.com/



    Connect with me at https://www.tajdashaun.com/



    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tajdashaun/



    Instagram: @tajdashaun



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQgi_hDXaP5-6OtX_Nyf4A



    #NCAA #life #career #entrepreneurship #transformation #passion #mindfulness #purpose #sports #football #basketball #business #coaching #transition #lifeaftersports #thriveaftersports #student #athlete #mentalhealth #adapt #identity #formerathlete

    • 52 min
    153. (Client Interview) w/ Shea "Butter" Harrison

    153. (Client Interview) w/ Shea "Butter" Harrison

    We’d like to introduce you all to Shea Harrison aka “Butter”. Shea was born and raised in El Cerrito, CA which sits just 13 miles east of San Francisco and now resides in sunny San Diego. At 27 years old he is still as charismatic, energetic, and goofy as he was as a child except today he is truly in search of something he knows he wants; a career in music management and live events. Shea played baseball for 17 years all the way through Division III Willamette University in Salem, OR and hit a wall like many ex-collegiate athletes do once they graduate asking themselves questions like; Who am I without my sport? What do I want to do? How do I start? With some deep thought, self reflection, and the completion of an 8-week program with the owner of “Thrive After Sports” Taj Dashaun, he saw things a little more clearly. In this conversation between Taj and Shea you will be able to see how intentional thought, action, and a smile goes a long way in guiding one to their ultimate goal. We hope you enjoy.



    Connect with Shea @bettrwithbuttrrr



    Check out the full video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/z4REt8B741g



    Thanks for tuning in!



    Order my new book here! http://www.thriveaftersportsbook.com/



    Connect with me at https://www.tajdashaun.com/



    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tajdashaun/



    Instagram: @tajdashaun



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQgi_hDXaP5-6OtX_Nyf4A



    #NCAA #life #career #entrepreneurship #transformation #passion #mindfulness #purpose #sports #football #basketball #business #coaching #transition #lifeaftersports #thriveaftersports #student #athlete #mentalhealth #adapt #identity #formerathlete

    • 50 min
    152. Instagram Live w/ @dustymattison

    152. Instagram Live w/ @dustymattison

    *Copied from @dustymattison on Instagram:



    @tajdashaun is an Athlete Transition Coach and host of the podcast Thrive After Sports.



    His passion is helping athletes transition from their time wearing the jersey to the “career world”. He believes you need to process your experience as an athlete before you can start the work of figuring out your next steps.



    Many athletes feel lost once they hang up their uniform, but having someone doing this important work makes a huge difference. It makes the transition a little less daunting.



    Thank you Taj for all the amazing work you’re doing!



    Please go give him a follow and check out his link in bio to learn more about his book and podcast.



    Also, make sure to check out @athletessoul who has partnered with Taj to provide scholarships for Taj’s 8 week coaching program.



    Check out the full video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/zX_P8YKF4aE



    Thanks for tuning in!



    Order my new book here! http://www.thriveaftersportsbook.com/



    Connect with me at https://www.tajdashaun.com/



    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tajdashaun/



    Instagram: @tajdashaun



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQgi_hDXaP5-6OtX_Nyf4A



    #NCAA #life #career #entrepreneurship #transformation #passion #mindfulness #purpose #sports #football #basketball #business #coaching #transition #lifeaftersports #thriveaftersports #student #athlete #mentalhealth #adapt #identity #formerathlete

    • 29 min
    151. Discussing the "Athlete Transition Study" w/ Dr. Daniel Zimet

    151. Discussing the "Athlete Transition Study" w/ Dr. Daniel Zimet

    Dr. Daniel Zimet has been in Private Practice as a Licensed Psychologist and Sport Psychologist (CMPC, Certified Mental Performance Coach) in Howard County, Maryland, for 20-years. His clinical work focuses on young adults, relationships, and sport. Dr. Zimet is the founder and President of MAC-SAPP, a consortium of Applied Sport Psychologists, and the principal investigator of the Athlete Transition Study, a research study investigating the retirement experience and long-term health outcomes of athletes. An athlete himself, Dr. Zimet has over 30 National Master titles in Handball, was ranked #3 on the 2018 SRWPH tour, and continues to play at the Open level.



    Please follow the steps below to help support the movement!



    1. Take the survey. See www.AthleteTransitionStudy.com



    2. Forward a request to all of your friends to also participate. We need retired athletes from all sports at all levels of play. As long as they have been retired for more than three-months (and can take a survey in English), we want them to participate! You can find helpful information at https://www.athletetransitionstudy.com/recruiting/



    3. Help us network! If you have friends who share our passion, please ask if he/she would be willing to take some time to talk to me about the project. I’d love to share our vision and hopefully keep the ball rolling on getting the word out. My email is DanielMZimet@gmail.com



    4. Look over our website. Do you have additional references we can post/share that can point retired athletes in the direction of helpful services? Or a story about your experience retiring from sport that you are willing to share on Your Story? Help us make our website a valuable resource for retired athletes!



    5. Join us on Facebook or Instagram (#Athlete Transition Study) and Twitter (#Athlete Study).



    Check out the full video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/qwnivNF9XH0



    Thanks for tuning in!



    Order my new book here! http://www.thriveaftersportsbook.com/



    Connect with me at https://www.tajdashaun.com/



    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tajdashaun/



    Instagram: @tajdashaun



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQgi_hDXaP5-6OtX_Nyf4A



    #NCAA #life #career #entrepreneurship #transformation #passion #mindfulness #purpose #sports #football #basketball #business #coaching #transition #lifeaftersports #thriveaftersports #student #athlete #mentalhealth #adapt #identity #formerathlete

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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Taj Dashaun Review

Thrive After Sports is unlocking athlete potential in this podcast. Every episode has great knowledge and gems to take with you wherever you go. Highly recommend.

mikehartman ,

Great For All Athletes

I just ordered the book and I believe every athlete can learn from this podcast and Taj book.
Thank You for all you do!
Mike Hartman

itschris16 ,

This podcast takes it to another level!

Such a good show, I recommend this podcast not only to athletes but those trying to figure their next competition! Excited to hear more episodes

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