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Jersey2Job, a CareerAdventure Podcast for Athletes

Jersey2Job, a CareerAdventure Podcast for Athletes

By Nate Clayberg, CEcD
Sports broadcaster and former college athletic administrator Nate Clayberg, discuss the challenges and successes that student-athletes have following beyond sport. The transitions from an identity as an athlete to workplace professional can be hard to navigate for many.

The show includes current and former collegiate athletes, coaches and ADs, plus experts in the field of leadership and careers.

A niche workforce development program designed to nurture the populations most coachable people into careers and lives with purpose through the CareerAdventure experience in career motivation
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E19 "Be a Thermostat, not a Thermometer," Tyler Johnson, Elev8Educ8Rejuven8
The Founder of Elev8Educ8Rejuven8 Tyler Johnson reconnects with host Nate Clayberg from their time at the University of Northern Iowa. Tyler played football for the Panthers and went on work in professional sports in Chicago and Denver. He found passion working with young people through his time at the Positive Coaching Alliance and through his work with his own organization. Finding passionate, meaningful work is a goal Tyler has for young people beyond sports, and that is why he fits well into the J2J lineup. Tyler speaks at high schools across the country and most recently was back in Iowa to be a part of the Ed Thomas Foundation Leadership event and continues to work to spread his message to all students. Johnson lives in Colorado with his wife and son. References from Podcast > Nate Clayberg on Twitter ( > Elev8Educ8Rejuven8 on Facebook ( > Positive Coaching Alliance ( > Ed Thomas Leadership Academy (
October 9, 2018
E18 "Dream as Big as You Want to Dream!" Darryll Stinson
The Founder of Second Chance Athletes Darryl Stinson talks with host Nate Clayberg about his success at Central Michigan playing football, but also the hardship he faced after an injury that led to an addition to painkillers and attempted suicide. He was forced to give up his senior year due to his pain and found himself looking for his why. He found it while hospitalized and given his second chance, realizing that life mattered beyond sports. Stinson, a former defensive end, is no a pastor in Georgia, a husband and proud father of three that is passionate about helping student-athletes have a fulfilled life after sports. Check out more about his work at www.secondchance and on his social media sites. References from Podcast > Nate Clayberg: > Coach J: Joi Walker, 'Sets for Life' New Book Sweet Spot > Wisdom for the Busy Coach, Stephanie Zonars
August 14, 2018
E17 "When you don't know something ask questions," Lee Cockerell, 'Career Magic'
Lee Cockerell spent 10 years leading 40,000 Cast Members at the Walt Disney World Resort. He oversaw resort operations for the four theme parks, 2 water parks, shopping and restaurant areas, 20 resort hotels, 2 water parks and ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex. Although not a college athlete, his son Daniel competed for Boston University and his granddaughter turned down a number of offers to play collegiate soccer in favor of pursuing her own CareerAdventure. Lee is very familiar with the life of a student-athlete, and in the podcast, we discuss how valuable time management, professional networking, asking questions and gaining professional experience can be in building a life beyond sport. In this episode we visit with Lee about his CareerAdventure. From ordering the wrong melons and not knowing avacados needed time to ripen before being prepared. He has hired, fired and developed talent all over the world. And loves the quality and characteristics that student-athletes embody.
July 13, 2018
E16 "It's Hard to Find Passions," Jake Hirshman, '20 Secrets to Success for NCAA Student-Athletes...'
In 20 Secrets to Success for NCAA Student-Athletes Who Won’t Go Pro, the authors draw on personal experience, interviews, expert opinion, and industry data to provide a game plan for student-athletes through key transitions at each stage of their careers, from high school through college and beyond. Episode 16 of Jersey2Job has Host Nate Clayberg and co-author Jake Hirshman review the history of writing the book and the help it can provide those that are competing today and those that have finished their eligibility and are looking for what is next for them. Follow 20 Secrets to Success on Facebook, Twitter and online at Order your copy of 20 Secrets to Success for NCAA Student-Athletes Who Won’t Go Pro
July 9, 2018
E15: "Do it anyway!"Jim Miller
What does your \u201csuccess video\u201d show you doing after graduation? Life after graduation can be nerve racking for college graduates. He says as a wrestler you know are always looking for the next step. In high school and college you know what the next steps are. Wrestlers are looking ahead to the next competition an the next weight workout because it is all scheduled out for you. When they walk across the stage at graduation identifying that next step can be more challenging for college-athletes. Unfortunately, a majority don\u2019t know what will come next for them. Follow Jim Miller Student Athletes compete in sport, but can they compete in the job market. For life after the game. Jersey2Job is a niche workforce development program designed to nurture the populations most coachable people into careers and lives with purpose. Follow Jersey2Job on Facebook Nate Clayberg is economic development entrepreneur Motivat
January 15, 2018
E13: Now What? Jacqui Kalin
E13: Now What? Northern Iowa Standout Jacqui Kalin, searching for her identity. After playing six seasons as one of the best women\u2019s basketball players at Northern Iowa and receiving two degrees, Jacqui went pro. Playing basketball for two years in Israel then coming back to Iowa to coach at Drake University for just one season. At that point the passion for the game continued to subside from her Senior season. Jacqui found she didn\u2019t have an identity away from basketball. In this episode we will talk through her past success and struggles. What she has done since leaving the game she loved and how she still is looking for her \u201cWhat\u2019s next?\u201d answer. Check out the article she was featured in about her challenges Jersey2Job will be working with Jacqui to help her find her way forward through the What Motivates Me program and Career Ad
November 15, 2017
E12: Choosing Correctly
@NateClayberg & @AdamViet talk about choosing that major when it may be too late to know if it's the right choice, if not you could end up in a Quarter-Life Crisis. Research, Plan and Win!
October 11, 2017
E11: Don't give up
Preparing for life after the game is not just about finding a career path. You can't forget theb soft skills it takes to succeed too. Just because you don't know how to be professional is no excuse.
September 12, 2017
E10: Nurture Your Network
Student athlete interact with many people during their time on campus. But many don't nurture those relationships that could pay dividends professionally. Acquaintances can become partners like we did
September 8, 2017
E9: The First Guest. Adam Viet
J2J co-founder Adam Viet, former Northern Iowa basketball alum turned IT recruiter gets the honor as guest #1. From undecided major to health club intern and a stint in insurance. Athletes need help.
August 30, 2017
E8: Should have known then
Episode 8. Just as in athletics, a rise to the top in a career isn't easy either. When you ask a CEO what they wish they knew in high school, answer is consultant. "I wish I knew more about a career."
August 16, 2017
E7: The NEXT MPACT, MI Edition
Michigan has opportunities for so many. Nate took advantage of his involvement in NEXT to visit UM's MPACT program. More confirmation of the need for genuine workforce pipeline programs like J2J.
August 3, 2017
E6: Leverage your network!
Student athletes have access to a huge network. Whether they know it or not. That can be mistake number one. The window gets smaller after graduation.
July 31, 2017
E5: Don't just do what you do.
Students follow passion with majors and jobs based on what they are interested in. Sometimes that is sports music or theater. Doing what they are going to do, is something they may not even know yet.
July 26, 2017
E4: Service the Pipeline.
Student athletes are ideal candidates to fill career roles in the workforce. Effective customer service will build us trust to connect their pathway to success in Life After the Game.
July 21, 2017
E3:The what and why for J2J
Episode 3: A little more insight to the what and why for launching Jersey2Job. It is a workforce development program that is designed to better integrate coachable people into purposeful lives.
July 18, 2017
E2: What do you want to be?
We ask scholastic athletes about their activities, but tend to lose sight on their interests beyond sports. Help the cause, ask them "what do you want be when you grow up."
July 12, 2017
E1: Jersey2Job, idea traction?
College student athletes know they want to compete in sports. But do they know what they will have for a job when their eligibility runs out. Jersey2Job is designed to help reverse engineer a path.
July 11, 2017