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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?” Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thriveaftersports/support

Thrive After Sports w/ Taj Dashaun Taj Dashaun

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 16 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?” Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thriveaftersports/support

    84. "The Härt Collective" w/ Former NFL Lineman Joe Hawley

    84. "The Härt Collective" w/ Former NFL Lineman Joe Hawley

    Joe Hawley played Offensive Line in the NFL for 8 seasons with both the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2017, after realizing his heart, and body, just weren't in it anymore, he decided to walk away. This decision left him feeling a wide array of emotions, leaving the sport he spent his entire life playing, everything from loneliness to excitement, and without really knowing what to do next, he decided to explore his freedom for the first time.



    That's when he decided to give everything he owned away to charity, bought a van and hit the road on a trip across the country that completely changed his life. He traveled for almost two years exploring places all over the country; amazing national parks, beautiful scenic roads and connecting with incredible like-minded people, but the most profound thing that happened to him during the entire experience - he found himself. Now, he’s on a journey to inspire others to find themselves, through his writing, speaking and coaching. He’s the Founder of The Härt Collective, an online community and group coaching program for former athletes, and is currently in the process of writing a book.



    Follow his journey and connect with him on instagram @Joe.Hawley and learn more about The Härt Collective at https://www.thehartcollective.com/home



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    • 50 min
    83. Purpose, Healing, & Self-Love w/ "King" Jay Barnett

    83. Purpose, Healing, & Self-Love w/ "King" Jay Barnett

    Author. Speaker. Mental Health Therapist. Life Coach. Jay Barnett is on a mission to empower, inspire, and ignite fire into the minds of men and women across the globe, helping them become their best selves. Former professional football player-turned-marriage & family therapist, Jay has more than 10 years of experience as an acclaimed youth mentor, author, and motivational speaker. He’s translated the lessons and strategies learned on the field into meaningful lessons for life and developing a winning mindset. He created a personal and social development program called the K.I.N.G. Program (Knowledge is Necessary Game) for incoming male freshmen at Texas Southern University. He also runs a non-profit, www.webuildprojects.org, to help teens transition through adolescence in excellence.

    Now, in his newest K.I.N.G. venture (Kindling Innovation Necessary for Growth), Jay is expanding his expertise to corporations, individuals, and groups. His online mental health and life coaching sessions allow clients to hone their innate gifts and learn supportive techniques to help individuals become the best version of themselves—both personally and professionally. As a corporate wellness trainer—having worked with hundreds of employees from major tech corporations to local non-profits—Jay’s wide-ranging program focuses on holistic well-being at work.

    Jay is also author of several best-selling books for teens. Finding our Lost Kings and Queens has been revered across the nation, with a Chicago public high school purchasing 1,000 copies for its students. Letters to a Young Queen: Redefining Their Throne, is Barnett’s poignant collection of essays which has been shared with young girls around the world, creating conversations on healing, self-love, self-worth, confidence, and personal victories. Hello King is a widely-acclaimed book for young men, guiding them to claim their throne. Jay is set to release his highly-anticipated new book, Identity Crisis: A Discussion around Social Media Impact on Personal Identity, in the spring of 2021.

    Connect with Jay at https://kjbcoaching.com/ and on social media at:

    Instagram: @kingjaybarnett

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jaykingbarnett/

    Twitter: @kingjaybarnett

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    82. "Retired Athlete Health" w/ Doctor Gregory Charlop

    82. "Retired Athlete Health" w/ Doctor Gregory Charlop

    Gregory Charlop, MD, is an award-winning physician, author, speaker, and aging expert. Known as the anesthesiologist to the stars, Dr. Charlop is one of the most sought-after physicians in California (and now Texas).



    After training at Stanford and UCLA, Dr. Charlop built a career attending to some of the most complex patients in the San Francisco area. He's spent years on the front lines of healthcare, treating adults and children with uncontrolled pain and complicated medical issues. Now, he's brought his talents to Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Celebrities and executives fly in from all over the country for plastic surgery under his expert care.



    An authority in athlete wellness and advanced nutrition, Dr. Charlop is now sharing his expertise with the world. He's the author of Why Doctors Skip Breakfast: Wellness Tips to Reverse Aging, Treat Depression, and Get a Good Night's Sleep. Dr. Charlop is the founder of a telemedicine sports wellness and anti-aging clinic that sees athletes and high-achievers throughout California.



    Learn more about Dr. Charlop from his homepage: www.GregoryCharlopMD.com and at www.RetiredAthleteHealth.com



    Grab your copy of Why Doctors Skip Breakfast today from Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ba8Pk0



    Thanks for tuning in!



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    • 43 min
    81. "The Athlete Mental Health Playbook" w/ Misty Buck!

    81. "The Athlete Mental Health Playbook" w/ Misty Buck!

    Misty Buck, author of the "Athlete Mental Health Playbook," is a certified Professional Life Coach (CPC), Spiritual Life Coach (CSC), and the owner of a marketing agency.  Growing up as the coach’s daughter and a cheerleader, Misty spent countless hours in the world of sports and around athletes where she learned that your value was largely determined by your ability to be tough in any and every situation. Don’t cry. Don’t be a baby. Walk it off. However, as a shy and sensitive kid, Misty had extreme difficulty in dealing with various painful and traumatic events that occurred during her childhood and into her twenties.  Her internal struggle with mental health eventually exploded, and she soon realized that her emotions were real no matter how much shame she felt for feeling them, and or how hard she tried to walk it off. She learned how to use a holistic mind, body, and soul approach to healing and daily living to cultivate inner peace and clarity.  Today, her passion is guiding athletes to transformational peace and clarity through helping them focus on being a human, not just an athlete.   



    Get in touch with Misty on Social Media @themistybuck or visit her website: https://purposesoulathletics.com



    Thanks for tuning in!



    Watch the full video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/kH3pLR4hOMY



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    • 34 min
    80. Athletes Soul Presents: "Transition Talks" Hosted by Christos Papadimitriou

    80. Athletes Soul Presents: "Transition Talks" Hosted by Christos Papadimitriou

    Christos Papadimitriou is a Greek professional footballer who plays as a left back for FC Mauerwerk.



    He also joined Athletes Soul as a Transition Coach Trainee in 2020.



    I'm honored that the Athletes Soul team invited me to share my story and give advice to athletes about life after the game!



    Check out the full video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/HM_JRBtHKR0



    Learn more about Athletes Soul at https://www.athletessoul.space/



    Thanks for tuning in! 



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    • 32 min
    79. "Athlete to Entrepreneur 3" (December 2020) w/ Amanda McGrew, Trey Lucas, Kezia Conyers, & Kito Delgado

    79. "Athlete to Entrepreneur 3" (December 2020) w/ Amanda McGrew, Trey Lucas, Kezia Conyers, & Kito Delgado

    It’s no secret that athletes make great entrepreneurs.



    The skills we acquired during our years of competition prepared us for the intense level of discipline, personal development, and follow-through that it takes to win in entrepreneurship.



    "Athlete to Entrepreneur" is an online event for athletes to come together and share their entrepreneurial journeys with the world.



    The goal is to educate, impact, and inspire current and former athletes to think outside of the box, become change agents for the communities they serve, and carve out a new lane for themselves post-sports.



    Check out the full video here: https://youtu.be/hbgsBQc7eQ0



    This event was sponsored by selfpublishn30days.com and my new book, "Thrive After Sports"



    Order your copy today by clicking here! http://www.thriveaftersportsbook.com/



    Thank you for your support!



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    • 2 hr 8 min

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