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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?”

Thrive After Sports w/ Taj Dashaun Taj Dashaun

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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?”

    Embracing the Athletic Mindset for Career Transition Success | 2ndwind Academy Podcast Ep 259

    Embracing the Athletic Mindset for Career Transition Success | 2ndwind Academy Podcast Ep 259

    Ryan, along with Taj Dashaun, founder of Thrive After Sports Life, peel back the layers of the athletic mindset, sharing their own pivots from competitive play to carving out new professional identities. Their dialogue illuminates the critical steps in crafting a 'second act' that's as fulfilling as the first. Whether you're a former athlete or someone seeking to channel your drive and passion into a new vocation, this conversation promises to shed light on the beauty of reinvention.



    With a football journey that drove him to drugs, depression, and a blurred vision of life beyond College football, Taj now turns out to be the solace and guidance he lacked at his corner during his second wind. Therein he founded Thrive After Sports, a holistic one-on-one program for retired athletes that is driven by the simple but transformative mission of equipping athletes with the tools to thrive in life after sports. He goes beyond helping players find jobs and start businesses to help them find fulfillment in every area of their lives.



    Tune in to learn more about:



    - The motivation behind launching Thrive after sports



    - Challenges faced during his college football career and their impact on his resilience and coping strategies



    - Roles undertaken during the emotional aftermath of college graduation



    - Strategies for discovering one's off-court path, thriving within it, and finding fulfillment



    - Transitioning from discussing second winds to actively assisting athletes through those phases



    - The significance of viewing the end of a sports career as the start of a lifelong journey



    - Toughest aspects of supporting athletes during their transition



    - The importance of athletes recognizing and being open to trustworthy individuals who have their best interests at heart



    … and so much more!



    Are you looking for Career Clarity for your next step, for more information, or to book a consultancy, make sure you check out www.2ndwind.io



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



    Order my books here! https://tinyurl.com/TajDashaunBooks



    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tajdashaun/



    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/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 #soccer #lifeaftersports #thriveaftersports #student #athlete #mentalhealth #adapt #identity #formerathlete #transition

    • 49 min
    (Client Testimonial) Christine Ngeve | Former Softball/Volleyball/Track Athlete at Shaw University Ep 258

    (Client Testimonial) Christine Ngeve | Former Softball/Volleyball/Track Athlete at Shaw University Ep 258

    Visit https://www.tajdashaun.com/ for career coaching and transition coaching for current and former athletes.

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    Order all of my books here: https://tinyurl.com/TajDashaunBooks

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

    • 2 min
    Fresno State University Workshop | “How to Find Clarity in Life After Sports” Ep 257

    Fresno State University Workshop | “How to Find Clarity in Life After Sports” Ep 257

    Watch the Full video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/aoQbdJeZ7Zo



    Check out all links (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc) to the "Thrive After Sports" podcast here: https://www.podpage.com/thrive-after-sports-w-taj-dashaun/



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



    Order my books here! https://tinyurl.com/TajDashaunBooks



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



    #NCAA #life #career #entrepreneurship #transformation #passion #mindfulness #purpose #sports #football #basketball #business #coaching #transition #lifeaftersports #thriveaftersports #student #athlete #mentalhealth #adapt #identity #formerathlete #layoffs #unemployment #job #jobs #jobsearch #impostersyndrome #lifeaftersports #athlete #career #transition #fresnostate #workshop #lecture #live

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Carlie Corrigan | Director of Student-Athlete Development at Fresno State University Ep 256

    Carlie Corrigan | Director of Student-Athlete Development at Fresno State University Ep 256

    #thriveaftersports #lifeaftersports #fresnostate #studentathlete



    Watch the full video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/J07LlmqgpQE



    Check out all links (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc) to the "Thrive After Sports" podcast here: https://www.podpage.com/thrive-after-sports-w-taj-dashaun/



    Carlie Corrigan joined the Fresno State Department of Athletics in May 2019 as an athletic academic advisor, learning specialist/tutor and mentor coordinator, and was appointed the department's Director of Student-Athlete Development in November 2021.



    In this role, Corrigan oversees Fresno State's Bulldog Built program, focusing on student-athlete development initiatives in the areas of character formation, professional development, and community engagement. She will also serve as the department's advisor to Fresno State's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).



    Previously, Corrigan advised multiple sport programs and monitors academic progress and success, while also managing the daily operations of the academic mentor and tutor programs ensuring compliance with Student-Athlete Services, NCAA and university guidelines.



    Prior to working at Fresno State, Corrigan was an assistant athletic academic counselor in the Center for Athletic Academic Services (CAAS) at the University of Memphis from Aug. 2017 to May 2019, and also served as an academic coaching intern at Memphis from Jan. 2019 to May 2019.



    Corrigan is a native of Chicago and former women’s basketball student athlete at Southern Illinois University Carbondale from 2013-17 (captain 2014-17). She was a participant in the 2019 NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar.



    Corrigan earned a bachelor of science in sport administration from SIU-Carbondale in May 2017 and a master of science in leadership and policy studies with a concentration in student personnel from Memphis in May 2019.



    Connect with Carlie on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlie-corrigan/



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



    Order my books here! https://tinyurl.com/TajDashaunBooks



    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tajdashaun/



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



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

    • 34 min
    Sports, Parenting, and Business | the Connected Mindset Podcast Hosted by Greg Tomchick Ep 255

    Sports, Parenting, and Business | the Connected Mindset Podcast Hosted by Greg Tomchick Ep 255

    Watch this full episode on YouTube here: hthttps://youtu.be/_L5eA_pinUE



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



    Order my books here! https://tinyurl.com/TajDashaunBooks



    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tajdashaun/



    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/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 #layoffs #unemployment #job #jobs #jobsearch

    • 51 min
    (Client Testimonial) Lilit - Career Coaching Ep 254

    (Client Testimonial) Lilit - Career Coaching Ep 254

    Check out all links (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc) to the "Thrive After Sports" podcast here: https://www.podpage.com/thrive-after-sports-w-taj-dashaun/

    Visit https://www.tajdashaun.com/ for career coaching and transition coaching for current and former athletes.

    Thanks for tuning in!

    Order all of my books here: https://tinyurl.com/TajDashaunBooks

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

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

    Instagram: @tajdashaun

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

    • 34 sec

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

94948272 ,

Catalyst for growth

Thrive after Sports lives up to its name. Whether you're just listening to the gems Taj is giving out and/or you've gone through the program, there's no room for stagnant energy here!!

Pandaprotecter75 ,

Can’t miss!!

Taj spills the beans about life after ball and the obstacles that most people will have to face…but he also gives keys to overcome them! Excellent listen and I’m a subscriber too!

A1313$ ,

The Real

Taj always know how to get the best in the business to speak their truth. His professionalism goes beyond expectation. Keep growing. Keep glowing.

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