We hear the phrase 'transferable skills' all the time - but what does it mean? Athletes often take for granted just how many transferable, or 'soft', skills they bring to the table. Here are a few to get you thinking...
"It's never too early to start preparing for your career after sport" - Kathryn Lane, Commonwealth Bronze Medallist, shares her top tips for approaching career transition.
'Performance lifestyle' - we've all heard the term, but what do performance lifestyle practitioners do? And how can they help me? Here are the basics of the performance lifestyle role and how every athlete has something to gain from their support.
One of Britain's most decorated tennis players gives advice on career transition: "Start planning ahead early. Take time to work out exactly what you want to do and how you're going to get there."
2012 Olympian Gorgs Geikie takes us through her career transition. As an elite athlete, Gorgs developed the skills she needed to embark on a rewarding career after competition. It wasn't an easy ride, but we can learn a lot from her advice and insights.
“The key thing is that there’s no loyalty in sport – no matter how many sacrifices you make, they can always turn around and say ‘no thanks’. It’s so important for young athletes to create a future”.
Will dual-careering hurt my performance? Short answer - no! There are many physical, mental and performance-based advantages to a dual-career. Many employers, as well as educational institutions, support athletes through a dual-career. Preparing for life after sport shouldn't be a last minute effort and a dual-career will lay the foundation for a secure and fulfilling career outside of and after competition.
Madeleine is a former Division 1 Tennis Scholar Athlete, All-American, and Student Athlete of the year at Sam Houston State University in the USA. As an international student-athlete, she graduated the top 1% of her class and went on to complete her MBA in Leadership & Management, and Master of Education at Harvard University.