Fulfilling potential through and beyond sport

Smoothing Transition

We are a social enterprise dedicated to improving the support offered to elite and aspiring athletes and players as they transition to a life outside of sport.

 

Through the expertise and first-hand experience of our team members, which include decorated sportspeople in their field, Beth Tweddle, Leon Lloyd and Emma Mason. We aim to make a positive difference to the lives of thousands of athletes across all sports through influencing policy and working collaboratively with Clubs, Governing Bodies, Player Associations, parents and the athletes themselves.

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Real life. Real challenges.
To highlight the challenges athletes and players face when they are confronted, often unexpectedly, with rejection and a life outside of sport, we have compiled a series of real-life case studies. Each example highlights how, with the right planning, preparation and support, it is possible for athletes to extend success and fulfilment to a life outside of sport.
Help from industry experts

Through our extensive work with elite and aspiring athletes, we have a clear understanding of the challenges faced and opportunities presented when moving from a life in sport to a life outside of sport and have developed a range of products and services to help athletes make this transition.

 

We help our athletes in the following ways:

 

  • Masterclasses – our in-depth education programme which can be tailored to an athlete or club’s specific requirements
  • Switched On – an Athlete Membership network that includes a unique online platform that our athletes use to showcase their impressive sporting and non-sporting portfolios and helps to translate their transferable skills
  • One to one mentoring – our athletes have access to those who have walked the walk as well as leaders in business, providing invaluable advice along the way
  • Influencing Duty of Care policies – working with clubs and professional bodies to ensure the needs of their athletes are being met

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  • NEW PARTNERSHIP WILL UPSKILL ELITE ATHLETES AND PREPARE THEM FOR LIFE OUTSIDE OF SPORT

    Switch the Play (StP) and Oil Brokerage, specialist brokers in gas and oil,  have become partners in a programme to train and up-skill elite athletes; better preparing them for life outside of sport and increasing......

  • NOT TO BE MISSED: FREE ONE DAY EVENT OF MASTERCLASSES AND THE REAL CHANCE OF AN AMAZING JOB

    Today we’re excited to announce an exclusive event for our Switched On members. We’ve teamed up with our partner Oil Brokerage, specialist brokers in gas and oil, to run a FREE one day transition workshop......

  • Meet the Mentor: Ian Braid

    Ian has worked with many athletes over the years in his role as CEO of the British Athletes Commission. He was often the person athletes turned to for advice, support and guidance especially in difficult circumstances about funding or selection. Today, Ian is a Leadership Coach and Switch......

  • Meet the Mentor: David Richmond

    David holds an ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring and is an Associate member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.  He has used coaching techniques throughout his career as a leader in the military and in the civilian......

  • Benefits of Coaching: Ross Campbell

    Ross has had a dual career in semi-professional football as a player for many years alongside several roles at Heriot-Watt University where he studied and then went on to work for. He’s now an Executive......