Ninety-eight percent of student athletes “go pro” in something other than sports, yet many do not know who they are outside of their athletic personas. Athletes to Visionaries creates intentional spaces for female student athletes to participate in programs and develop strategies for becoming the CEO in their lives beyond sport. All while use the unique power of women mentors & role models.
Athletes to Visionaries transform female athletes in understanding that their sport is not who they are but what they do. After they hang up their uniforms, the young women step into their new arenas embracing their authentic selves, boldly, unapologetically – having gained greater self knowledge and creating success in their next endeavor.
2020 New Orleans Speakers
Dr. Jen Welter
1st Female Coach in the NFL
1st Female Coach in Madden
2X Team USA Gold Medalist
PhD Sports Psych
Bio Dr.Jen Welter will serve as our 2020 Keynote Our speaker. Dr. Jen uses her experiences to instill in girls that greatness is a choice you make over and over. And when you choose personal greatness – big or small – it becomes a part of who you are.
Former Professional Athlete
Founder of Athletes to Visionaries
Creator of the R.E.A.D.Y Program
Natalie Saimeri is a former gymnast & current Identity Coach. She is an innate ability to connect with the human spirit and coach others to let go and truly discover their worth. Through meditation & self talk she teaching women to release self destruction & feel confident in their own skin.
Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer at Strong Girls United
Sports Figure of the Year
Talent & Digital Content Creator, Overtime
Author & Founder of Student Athletes Unite
Former WNBA player
12th female of the Harlem Globetrotters
Joyce is the 12th female of the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters. She has appeared on many news and media outlets around the world. She was featured on the Jimmy Fallon show, Nickelodeon’s “Mutt ‘N Stuff”, The Queen Latifah Show, The Rachael Ray Show, ET Canada and many more. In the offseason, she trains youth in the fundamental skills of basketball throughout the nation with her company 3D Training DFW. 3D stands for Dedication, Determination and Discipline. She was the 2019 Jr.NBA coach of the Year nominee as well as led an 8th grade girls team to an undefeated season going on to win a City Championship. She teaches and coaches young girls leadership skills at an all girls school and is also a motivational speaker who is partnered with the WNBA Dallas Wings. She has spoken to over 50,000 kids on the topics of bullying prevention, character building, the importance of exercise, embracing adversity and female empowerment all over the country.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE:
“I can not tell you how much this summit touched my daughter… and that was just reflecting today! I can’t imagine the reflection she will have in the coming school year as she starts to apply what she’s heard. Even I as a parents learned i have to allow my daughter to make decisions so she can flourish in this world. We look forward to coming back next year! THANK YOU SO MUCH! ”
“Wow, where do I start. This is a movement. My girls could not stop talking about this the whole ride home. They took something from every speakers story and related it to their own life. I personally learned a lot about the female athlete process and how I can be a better coach. To focus more on developing my athletes instead of wins.”
“I walked in there thinking all I would listen and learn about was basketball and man I was wrong !! I took life with me … truly opened my heart and mind to a vision bigger than I could imagine my self reaching for … to see women whom are successful , yet have truly strong stories .. but still then did not let anything stop them .. truly just made me step back and self evaluate myself ..I learned that life is all about what you make it ..setting a foundation for yourself whether that’s environment or self care . everything matters .. also to be present not just simply committed..wow just everything. Thank you because I will always remember this day !!”