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What is the Tackle What's Next Summit? 

Are you an athlete searching for what’s next in your life? Don’t know where to turn or how to figure out your next career after sports?
The transition from sport to what’s next can be isolating and challenging for everyone. You may struggle with things as simple as finding a new routine or grapple with how to find your next passion.

Do you work with athletes?
You may have athlete clients, co-workers or friends that don’t know where to turn, or you may want to be a positive support system for them during their transition.

Are you a company looking for employees with the built-in skillsets to make your team better?
Athletes have valuable attributes that businesses need to grow, like leadership, adaptability, determination and teamwork.

Start here.
The Tackle What’s Next Summit is a must-attend event for athletes, sports executives, and corporations to learn more about how to successfully navigate the opportunities and challenges of athlete career transition.

  • Learn how to find your next passion outside of sports.
  • Network with key influencers and executives that can help get you where you want to go.
  • Identify your skills that are valuable to a business or a community organization.
  • Understand the opportunities that are available to you.
  • Grow and build your next career.


12:00 - 12:10pm: Welcome

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Danielle Berman

Founder & CEO, Tackle What's Next 

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12:10 - 1:00pm: Building & Leveraging Your Network as an Athlete

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Marianna Whitehurst

Foundation Board of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

Chick Fil A Peach Bowl Advisory Board

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Ben Troupe

Radio Host, ESPN Coastal 

Former NFL Player

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Carolyn Moos

Founder, Fit for Living Life

Former WNBA Player

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Adam Smith

Musician, "Across the Pond"

Professional Basketball Player, PAOK of the Greek Basket League

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Andre Fluellen

Co-Founder, BTG Network

Former NFL Player

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1:00 - 1:30pm: The Power of Purpose for Athletes 

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Trisha Stezzi

CEO & Founder, Significance

Founder, Champions of Good™

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LaChina Robinson

ESPN Analyst 

CEO, Stretch Beyond

Founder, Rising Media Stars 

Former NCAA Basketball Player

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Alexandra Wagner

Director, Purpose and Movement Marketing & Chief Purpose Ambassador, SunTrust Bank now Truist

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1:30 - 2:00pm: Change Your Language to Supercharge Your Life

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Mark Scherer

Principal CEO, Encompass Life Coaching

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Michael Matucci

Transformation and Leadership Coach, Encompass Life Coaching

Independent Filmmaker

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2:00 - 2:50pm: Financially Preparing for Life After Sports

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Taryn Bushrod

Money Coach & Founder, Taryn's World, Inc.

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Amobi Okugo

Founder & CEO, A Frugal Athlete

Austin Bold FC Midfielder 

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LaVonne Idlette

Founder & CEO Reddish Bull Finance

US Olympic Track & Field Athlete

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Brendan Harris

Director of Athlete Development - MLB,
X10 Capital

Former MLB Player

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Akin Ayodele

Co-Founder & President, The Dream Builders Foundation; 
Eagle Rock Wealth Management 

Former NFL Player

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2:50 - 3:20pm: Smart Business Investing

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Mariel Miller

Founder & CEO, The Franchise Advisor

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3:20 - 4:10pm: Impact of Name, Image & Likeness on Athletes

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Kimberly Haynes 

Founder & CEO, OMBI Group, LLC

Principal, Haynes Johnson, LLC

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Luke Fedlam

Partner, Porter Wright Sports Law Practice Group

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Chaunte Lowe

Financial Professional, Breast Cancer Warrior 

American Record Holder, US Olympic Track & Field Medalist

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Jim Cavale

Founder & CEO, INFLCR

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Malcolm Lemmons

Founder & CEO, Players Point Sports 

Former Professional Basketball Player

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Renee Montgomery

Analyst for NBA TV, ESPN, & FOX Sports South

Founder, Renee Montgomery Foundation

2x WNBA Champion, Guard for Atlanta Dream

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