Professional athletes enter into a world where there is an abundance of money, attention, and temptation. How well prepared is a young athlete to handle the intense pressure of constant media scrutiny? They work hard and play hard. Unfortunately many get caught up in the moment and lose sight of where the fun ends and the 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 vast experience with collegiate athletes, work at the professional level for the past 7 years, and extensive converstions with player develpment staff across the leagues have provided Elaine with a keen understanding of the challenges and issues that both athletes and staff face. Her open and nonjudgmental demeanor enables her to facilitate honest and intimate conversations about alcohol, women, sexual health, sexual assault, bystander intervention, and domestic violence.
Elaine challenges athletes to develop the ability to stop and reflect on the consequences of a choice they are about to make. Will it take them down a path they spent a lifetime working hard to achieve, or one of regret? They internalize the skills to quickly shift gears so they can avoid a life-altering event.
Athletes state that her transformational sessions involving impactful interactive exercises provide a wakeup call they did not take away from other program facilitators. 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 and athletes frequently approach her in the halls after the program to discuss specific life issues.
It is essential to offer player development programs that foster the understanding that proper conduct off the field is equally as important as conduct on the field. This preventive investment can save your organization negative publicity, embarrassment, liability, loss of revenue, and will preserve hard-earned legacies.
Legacy in life
Sexual health and healthy relationships
Sexually transmitted infections
Entrapment by opposite sex
Prescription Drug Abuse