Episode 173: From professional footballer to athlete career coach – with Ryan Gonsalves of 2nd Wind

What happens to professional athletes who don’t hit the big time? What do they do after dedicating themselves to a dedicated career that all of a sudden ends?  Ryan Gonsalves is a former professional footballer and the founder and CEO of 2ndwind Academy, a platform empowering former elite athletes in their transition to fulfilling careers. He explains the challenges athletes face when their career ends, the transferable skills professional athletes have and how they can be successful in their career transition.  He also talks about how your identity is intertwined with your career, the types of communication skills you need to be a good leader and how to seek feedback in a new career. (more…)
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