Career transition experts Gearoid Towey and Tracy Hardy guide you through the process of moving on from sport and equip you with the tools to thrive.

The course is split into four sections for you to work through at your own pace: ‘The transitional mindset’, ‘Breaking the obsession’, ‘Your personal boardroom’ and ‘Networking’.

Skills and tools that you’ll take away from this course include building and managing a dual career, assembling a support team and secrets to successful networking.

With the right tools and a positive mindset, the transition into life after sport can be seamless and even exciting. We have developed this course exclusively to support your career transition. Our experts cover the basics of planning and preparing for your transition and offer you insight and advice into the areas of your life you could be working on now to give your future self the best chance of success.

What you will learn

The course is split into four sections:

  1. The transitional mindset
  2. Breaking the obsession
  3. Your personal boardroom
  4. Networking

Within each section, you’ll find three parts. The first part provides you with an overview of the respective section. For example, ‘Breaking the obsession’ will help you to manage your relationship with your sporting career and encourage you to pursue other interests in your downtime. You’ll then move on to strengthening your knowledge and learning how the topic may affect you. Finally, you’ll come away with practical steps and tips you can immediately apply to help make your career transition easier.

Meet your course experts

Gearoid Towey is a three-time Olympic rower and former world champion, who has worked in athlete personal development for Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club and the New South Wales Institute of Sport. Gearoid knows from personal experience the challenges athletes face after retiring and is dedicated to helping others navigate this tricky period.

“Many athletes say how surprised they were to find their transition so challenging, even those with secondary careers and educations. It can be a very complex process and it’s advisable to learn as much as you can about the potential areas of difficulty so that when the time comes, you have the tools and the knowledge to deal with them,” says Gearoid.

Read more from Gearoid Towey on how to deal with the emotional challenges of retirement.

Tracy Hardy is Managing Director of South African HR Solutions business E for Exec (Pty) Ltd. With over 25 years’ experience in HR and recruitment, Tracy has a passion for guiding athletes into life after sport. She’s helped athletes in South Africa, Mauritius, Zimbabwe and Botswana to transition from the world of sport into the world of work.