“I am more than just a tennis player!” exclaims today’s guest on my #MakeYourMark podcast, Kady Pooler.
This is a common refrain from the majority of the athletes who I have met, coached and interviewed, and for non-athletes, it can be hard to understand. Kady lays out why it’s so critical for an athlete to expand their identity, to develop other areas of interest, as this will be crucial to an easier transition out of their game. Getting your head in the right position to succeed is the most important step in being able to run with the “how” of getting to your next career!
Kady and I share advice on how to make a successful career transition, how to be positioned for less of a steep dropoff that most athletes face when they leave their game, and how to leverage that athletic mindset into great value.
Oh, and let’s not forget, Kady started playing tennis at the age of 4 and never looked back!
You’ll really enjoy this episode, as you’ll hear about her growth within professional tennis, her adjustment and success off the court, and so much more! Happy listening!
Some Topics we talk about in this episode:
2:30 - intro
4:36- California born and raised
6:45- 7 years old and knew her talent
9:37- similar to a child star
11:45- tennis was the focus... something had to give
13:26- fitness training started young
14:07- going pro
15:55- the confidence wasn’t there
17:00- knowing it was time to hang up the racket
18:19- life after tennis
20:30- preparing for life after sport
25:00- the transition/ teaching high schoolers math
26:55- the coaching hat didn’t come off even when not teaching
28:15- the road after college
32:20- Kady’s coaching company
35:20- getting athletes back on their feet
37:21- the toughest teaching hurdle
38:48- the humble ones verses the egotistical
44:44- the importance of an call to action on a Linkedin post
46:42- hit your mark
How to get involved
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If you would like to be a guest on the Make Your Mark podcast and/or know someone else who has either been an athlete, in a role within the sports industry, or a military veteran, and have made a successful transition into a new role, I’d love to hear from you! Just send me an email Mark@MarkMoyer.com and we’ll discuss!
If you would like more information on how I can get you unstuck and moving forward with your transition, let’s talk. We can see whether it makes sense to work directly with me, or I can give you other options, but don’t let your transition wait another day, let’s connect!
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