NFL great shares how yoga helped him recover from a career ending injury
Keith Mitchell, Master Certified Yoga Instructor, and former NFL all-pro Linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans, and Jacksonville Jaguars, turned to Yoga after a paralyzing tackle caused a spinal injury that ended his football career and forced him into the agony of early retirement at only 31 years old. In his darkest hour, Keith discovered conscious breathing, yoga, and meditation. As a result, he not only found healing but a whole new outlook on life.
Let his pivot from Harvard Law to NFL coach inspire your transition
Daron K. Roberts is a former NFL coach and author of Amazon best seller, “Call an Audible.” After graduating from Harvard Law School, Roberts made a head-scratching transition to NFL coach. He held coaching stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, West Virginia Mountaineers and Cleveland Browns.
Currently, Roberts serves as founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation (CSLi) at the University of Texas. The Center is the first university-based institute dedicated to developing leadership and character curricula for high school, collegiate and professional athletes. Through the Center, Roberts teaches a course – A Gameplan for Winning at Life– to incoming freshmen student-athletes. In January of 2018, the Center received the commitment and financial support of NBA AllStar, Kevin Durant.
Substitute teacher turned Emmy award winner talks about living a life worth bragging about
Courtland Bragg is an Emmy-Award Winning Associate Producer for NFL Films and Multimedia Journalist for Guru Blue Productions. He has directed, produced and edited content for shows airing on ESPN, Amazon Video and NFL Network as well as covered athletes such as Olympic Gold Medalist, Jordan Burroughs and Hip Hop Humanitarian, Mont Brown.
Courtland is also an inspirational speaker who’s message aims to inspire others to live a life worth bragging about.
Team VKTRY executive shares how VK sports insoles increase explosiveness by 9.3%
Matt Kramer, engineer turned entrepreneur took his carbon fiber knowledge from helicopter design to insoles and helped outfit over 150 NCAA & Pro teams in an energy-returning insole. Proven to make you run faster (+9.3%), jump higher (1.6”) and protect from injury, Team VKTRY insoles are changing the sports world.
Today’s main character is Evan Odeseye. Born in Staten Island, New York to a single mother, Evan’s upbringing instilled in him a hustler’s ambition that has served him well personally and professionally. A diversely intelligent, creative-minded entrepreneur, Evan is dedicated to building the lifestyle he envisions for himself and those around him. While competing as division 1 scholarship athlete, Evan earned two bachelor degrees of science in business marketing, and business management from Wagner College. His time as a collegiate athlete not only nurtured his passion for football, but it revealed to him the business side of sports. As CEO and founder of Unrestricted Sports and Entertainment Management, and First Love Yourself, Evan works to create strong marketing programs for professional athletes on and off the filed.
“Sometimes we got to say no to good things so we can do great things ” – Andy Holloway
Welcome back Story Tellers! Today’s main character is Andy Holloway, (@andyholloway)
Andy is the co-host of The Fantasy Footballers podcast. The Fantasy Footballers podcast is an award-winning independent fantasy football podcast that records and produces fantasy football content all year long. The show is focused on producing and developing content that is highly accurate, highly entertaining, and of a high production quality.
The show debuted in 2014 and is hosted by Andy Holloway, Jason Moore, and Mike “The Fantasy Hitman” Wright. As three longtime friends and former tech/gaming professionals, they saw a need for a fresh take in the fantasy football universe, so they hiked up their trousers, combed their beards, and went to work.
“I have a deep life long love for food.” -Jawed Halepota
Welcome back Story Tellers! Today’s main character is chef Jawed Halepota (@ja_wed_chef).
A former high-school dropout, Jawed has built lifelong relationships which have afforded him the opportunity to travel to Europe and South America as personal chef to former NY Knick, Kevin Seraphin, execute private dinner parties for members of the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, and most recently, become the personal chef to Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics.
Jawed credits much of his success to building strong relationships, surrounding himself with winners, and taking full advantage of life changing opportunities that come his way.