Annie Page is a coach, trainer and author who works with passion, energy and flexibility ‘developing the potential within’. Annie’s qualifications include being an Accredited NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Trainer, an NLP Master Practitioner and Coaching Master, who also holds a Level 2 qualification with UK Athletics for Endurance Running.
Annie has worked with Athletes in a range of sports at both senior and junior level using cerebral sports coaching to focus on getting results and train their brain to peak performance.
Working with businesses in both the Public and Private sector, delivering a range of coaching and training programmes that uses the parallels between her sports coaching and business coaching to great advantage with her clients. Through the techniques that Annie uses she can enable sustainable change for individuals and teams in both sport and business by supporting Leaders, Coaches and Managers to make positive changes that will be long lasting and effective.
Annie is a volunteer with The Princes Trust as both a Progression Mentor and Business Mentor and is Author of the book ‘How to get off the sofa and start running’.
At the SMART Way Forward CPD Business and Coaching Conference 2013, Annie Page will be delivering the following Coaching Workshop:
3.45pm – 4.45pm
Life after championship sport, what happens next?
In 2009, Sports Illustrated ran an article which reported that ‘by the time they have been retired for two years, 78 per cent of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce. Within five years of retirement, an estimated 60 per cent of former NBA players are broke!’
Shocking statistics. However, some former sports professionals begin a career in coaching in order to give something back the sport. Others like to utilise their skills, knowledge, experience, discipline and values in other areas, such as commercial business, motivational speaking, television or media. It may sound very glamorous, but this journey is full of twists and turns, financial risks, anxiety, doubt, which can often lead to a lack of confidence, self esteem, and belief if they do not have clear objectives or a structured pathway to help them on track. In addition, any sports person making a transition into business has to have a good understanding of their own identity, skills set, knowledge, value and worth. Without this, their journey will be tough, lonely, demoralising and extremely long.
This workshop is a perfect introduction to how professional championship athletes and players can make the transition from elite sportsman or woman to becoming successful in other industry sectors.