Player engagement personnel lived the life of an athlete and understand the importance of making positive choices. Those working in HR see how athlete's negative choices affect their lives and the franchise they represent.
How prepared is a young athlete to handle the intense pressure of constant media scrutiny?
Professional athletes enter a world where there is an abundance of money, attention, and temptation.
They work hard and play hard, getting caught up in the moment - losing sight of where the fun ends and trouble begins.
Many careers and hard-earned reputations have been sidetracked by one inconsequential decision.
Elaine wants professional athletes to be remembered for their stellar performance on the field and not their indiscretions off!
Her 21 years' experience with collegiate athletes, work on the pro level for nine years, and extensive conversations with player development staff across the leagues, provide a keen understanding of the challenges and issues facing athletes and staff. Elaine's open and nonjudgmental demeanor enables honest and intimate conversations about alcohol, women, sexual health, sexual assault, bystander intervention, and domestic violence.
Athletes are challenged to develop the ability to stop and reflect on the consequences of their choices. They learn to internalize these skills to quickly shift gears to avoid a life-altering event. They learn preventive practices as well as strategies for bystander intervention.
Athletes state that Elaine's transformational sessions involving impactful interactive exercises provide a wakeup call they did not garner from other programs. Elaine's engaging interaction, insight on current facts, and relevant stories motivate players to reflect on past behaviors and to make positive choices. She creates an atmosphere of trust with athletes who frequently approach her in the halls to discuss personal issues.
Character matters and Elaine will help build it for you franchise.
Elaine's player development programs foster the understanding that proper conduct off the field is equally as important as conduct on. This preventive investment will save your organization negative publicity, embarrassment, liability, loss of revenue, and preserve hard-earned legacies.
If you are a Major League Baseball team, Elaine provides training for minor league players as well as front office training on topics that are mandated by the MLB. Coaching staff has remarked that her approach to these topics is different and refreshing than that of previous trainers.
Every team has specific needs that they want addressed - here are the most common ones. If one is not listed, let Elaine know and she will address it!
Legacy in life
Sexual health and healthy relationships
Sexually transmitted infections
Entrapment by opposite sex
Prescription Drug Abuse