I was a 400m athlete for 10 years, representing GB in multiple internationals including the 1984 Olympic Games. I learnt so much during this time not only regarding how to optimise my athletic ability but also the characteristics that made me tick.
It is these elements that I have utilised over what has now been a 40 year working career journey starting as a admin clerk and developing into Directorship roles in Buying, Business Development, Retail and Sales. The last 20 years being at the electronic giant Sony, where I found the impact of my mentality as an athlete to have the biggest impact.
The core elements being a winning attitude, planning and execution, collaboration and confidence. These all played a huge part and what’s more it gave me the buzz that I thought I would never get again after finishing my athletic career. I still have a huge passion for my sport and as such am now a fully qualified Coach and love helping people explore their capabilities and develop their talent. Having now retired from Corporate life, I am very keen to optimise my experience to help Sportspeople to not only make the transition into a working career but to develop and enjoy it.
Hi, my name is Ben! I currently work for a Silicone Valley Tech company called Snowflake as a Sales Director. I have been in software sales for the last 10+ years but prior to that, I spent 3 years as a Professional Ice Hockey player, playing for the Guildford Flames.
I also studied sports science at the University of Portsmouth and won several junior national championships throughout my youth career. It’s safe to say that sport has been a major part and the one consistent in my life since I was 10!
Now, I continue my athletics by training Jiu Jitsu and for an Ironman Triathlon.
Throughout my business career, it has been the lessons I learned on the rink that have proven most valuable to me. However, too often I see young athletes not able to apply these in the business world. Athletes have the attributes to be top talent in any business and in any role, they just need to know how to apply them. I’m looking forward to working with you to hopefully share some of the lessons I have learnt which will hopefully help you in this transition.
I studied three years at college in Sports Science and Sports Therapy before going onto university to do a Bachelors in Sport Science. After finishing uni, I spent 5 months in the United States working on a sports camp on the east coast, and then as a football coach on the west coast. Having loved this experience, I booked a round-the-world flight and landed in Sydney, Australia intending to stay for 6 months and ended up staying for 5 years, before returning to the UK where I now live in London. Professionally, I have worked in various roles in Human Resources over the past 11 years, spending most of my time at PwC and Deloitte, where I am currently in the role of Regional Talent Lead for Deloitte’s cyber security practice.
I am passionate about sport and I’m excited to become a Transition Phase mentor to help athletes with their change journey and settling into corporate careers. It is an exciting time but I know that there can be some feelings of anxiety too, so I hope to work with my mentees on building confidence and self-awareness that they can transfer their skills to the professional world. I’ve seen it happen too many times to doubt that it is possible!
My sporting background is (Field) Hockey, playing and coaching in both Ireland and USA. I was a scholarship athlete at universities both in the UK and USA, and still play Premier Level in Ireland. I now work full time within the world of Diversity and Inclusion, having worked with clients within Investment banking and Aerospace; and currently head up D&I with Accent Group. In my spare time, I still play hockey, have taken up cycling, and have a love for all things cooking!
My name is a Derek Salmond and I represented Scotland playing Hockey from 2004-2014. During that time I achieved 64 caps with over 100 appearances. Most notably I featured in the Delhi commonwealth games in 2010.
During my playing career I was able to balance working in the Medical Sales Industry. This has taken me to a number of companies and I have progressed to be a Regional Sales Manager for Smith+Nephew. Sports and Medical Sales have a number of very transferable skills, I hope to share my experiences of this to help with your future goals.
Naef is an International sponsorship and commercial leader with 10+ years of international experience in seeking, negotiating, signing and managing high-value sponsorship deals at Nike.
Since 2017, Naef has worked as the Global Head of Sports & Entertainment for a Geneva-based international art trading firm, defining and implementing the department’s business development strategy among HNWI’s.
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