Bridging the Gap and Making the Transition Smooth for Life After Sports with Penelope Yamauchi
How can you empower yourself to begin a new journey without being discouraged by this new environment where you know nothing about how to get to what it is that you want to achieve?
As athletes, we’ve gone through the experience of being told by everyone that we have great skills as an athlete, therefore it would be easy for us to land any job. But what really happens as soon as we take a step towards that path is we suddenly feel lost. We go through a series of not knowing what to do and where to go, for this life is a whole lot different from our day-to-day as an athlete.
But truth be told, we can actually achieve whatever it is that we’re going after. It might scare you off at first, but as soon as you get to bridge that gap between your experiences and apply your athletic superpowers to your present, you’ll ace this life. Our guest for today is a living testimony of that.
Penelope Yamauchi is a career coach aside from being the Director of Candidate Experience at Vendition. She is a former D1 swimmer and 2012 Olympic Trial Qualifier dedicated to helping athletes and underrepresented minorities begin meaningful career opportunities.
- Today’s guest, Penelope Yamauchi, Shares the Backstory of Her Athlete Life
- The Work that Penelope and the Whole Vendition Team Do
- The Most Fulfilling Part about Penelope’s Work
- Why Is It Important for Athletes to Unite?
(00:00:00) – Snippet + Intro
(00:00:56) – Jonathan Jones, Co-Host of the Athletes Unite Podcast
(00:01:27) – Today’s guest, Penelope Yamauchi, Shares the Backstory of Her Athlete Life
(00:03:20) – The Work that Penelope and the Whole Vendition Team Do
(00:06:25) – What Role Did You Play in Your Team?
(00:08:30) – The Most Fulfilling Part about Penelope’s Work
(00:09:50) – Why Is It Important for Athletes to Unite?
(00:11:46) – What Gets Her Excited About the Upcoming Conference
(00:13:28) – Connect with Penelope Yamauchi
(00:14:20) – Get Your Tickets Now!
Connect with Penelope Yamauchi:
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/penelope-yamauchi/