SportWorks TALKS – #AthleteTransition
What an exciting opportunity to learn with the challenging journey of a three-time Olympian!
Join Mikel Thomas (110m hurdles) holistic evolution process that went far beyond the call for sport; continued by the call for being a firefighter and going back to school. Understand the fears and challenges that drove him to diverse life experiences by living his passions and achieving meaningful purposes. During this talk, Mikael describes lessons learned from London 2012 to Rio 2016 and expectations to Tokyo Olympics.
Track the inconstant routine of an elite athlete that on one day does not have money to pay the rent and on the other is in the higher place in the podium. Learn about transforming challenges into opportunities by daring to imagine a bright future without competition. In the end, get great takeaways on athletes’ transition by facing this process in a broader perspective that includes the remarkable set of skills learned from sports that could add value to different areas in the market labour.
Mikel Thomas is a three-time Olympian, national record holder, and international medalist in athletics(110m hurdles) who has represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic Games. When he’s not running around the world, Mikel ran into burning buildings as a Firefighter and supporting other athletes’ aspirations as an NCAA coach. Currently, Mikel serves as a board member on the Athletics Association, works in education with the International Testing Agency, and completing his master’s degree with the International Academy of Sport Science and Technology (AISTS) all while preparing to make his fourth Olympic Games appearance in Tokyo next year.