Working closely with team leaders, the World Pro Skiing Foundation organizes events for elite athletes to engage with business and thought-leaders in an effort to prepare them for post athletic careers.
World-class athletes possess extraordinarily high levels of commitment, focus, and dedication to honing skills in search of perfection. And they have the competitive juices and ambition to win. As in business, team sports require collaboration, blending skills used in concert with others to reach a superior outcome. These skills are honed and blended by coaches, as they are by CEO's.
These qualities are essential in athletics, and are coveted in the business world. Business leaders, whose responsibilities include building teams of talented people, become the next coaches, guiding and encouraging these individuals through their transition from athletics to business, from adulation to the realities of life after the applause. Simultaneously, businesses can leverage the unique attributes of today's elite athletes to become the business and civic leaders of tomorrow.