Running For Your Life

Why Do Athletes Make The Best Employees?

Reasons Why Athletes Make The Best Employees

Being an athlete takes a lot of work and perseverance.  The experience a young athlete gains over their years of training and competition transitions well into a working environment.  From being able to socialize with people from various backgrounds, to working independently while training or even learning valuable lessons from loosing a competition allows athletes to learn very quickly how the world works at a young age.  Learning day to day job requirements is one thing but teaching somebody ethics and dedication is very hard once you reach the age of adulthood.

The values gained from a career of sports are life long and can make a huge positive impact on somebody’s life.  It’s one thing to be able to be great in sports and make that next step to being a professional athlete or making it to the Olympics.  The percentage of this happening is really low and not common but the transition from a sports athlete to a hard working contributing civilian in the workplace is at a much higher percentage and one metric we should look at closer and embrace more.

 

 

From breaking provincial and national records in Ontario and Canada, to holding 4 different youth world records as a sprinter, Randy has enjoyed great success as a young Track & Field athlete. Recruited from several universities across North America including Notre Dame, TCU, Harvard, the University of Toronto and UCLA, Randy signed a 5 year athletic scholarship with UCLA and joined one of the greatest academic and athletic universities in the world. Randy was coached by John Smith, arguably one of the greatest sprint coaches in history and had the privilege to train and work with Trinidadian Ato Boldon (Olympic 100m Silver medalist and World 200m Champion), American Maurice Greene (previous 100m World Record Holder and Gold Medalist Olympian) and French star Marie-José Pérec (200m & 400m Olympic Gold Medalist) among others. Competing successfully at a high level coupled with years of sports training know how has made the transition of star athlete to high level sports performance coach rather seamless for Randy Brookes. Coach Randy Brookes is a certified sprint coach and is ready to share his wealth of knowledge to athletes looking to enhance their performance and reach their next level.