"Create more regret in staying where you are, than the fear associated with changing to what you can become."
Sports Research and Development- Economics, Law, and Education
Head Impact and CTE Research
Self-training, Personal Development, and Leadership
The Philosopher of Athletes
Athletes, Coaches, Physicians, CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Celebrities, & Organizations
Einstein was quoted that “the intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.”
Forbes in 2017 examined how disciplined intuition is the highest form of intelligence.
Connier Nordan, Ed.D., is forming a mission encompassing Sports, Education, and Economic Initiatives to improve the quality, ethics, and safety of sports via research, economics. law, and intuition. The mission also emboldens a combination of sports and global relations to build relationships with other cultures and nations.
NCAA Football Scholarship(s) with invitations and camps with the USFL and NFL
Also excelled in basketball, multiple track events, swimming (instructor), tennis, and others
Education from 5 different SACS accredited colleges. http://sacs.org/
Doctorate, Masters, and Bachelors studies and degrees in multifarious disciplines to include
Sports Research Methodology, Law, Economics, Physiological Psychology and Neuroscience,
Counseling Theories and DSM intensive study, Health Education in Kinesiology, Flexibility, and Curriculum Development. Economics and Finance, Surgical, Critical, and Emergency Nursing, Wound Specialist Consultant. Additional work in Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Writing and Computer Science
Broad experiences with universities, athletic departments, organizations, CEOs, colleges, celebrities, government and military.
Connier Nordan was asked to meet with the NFL to discuss player personnel issues. He was offered an invitation for a chance to speak at the NFL's National Rookie Symposium.
There is little science to determine how someone handles a situation, competition, survival, death or life. I had to survive in poverty and under threat while developing as a young man. My persistence was not always socially accepted, and many had to classify or label me to understand. Often, I had to figure out how to survive with no home, no food--totally stripped of the basic physiological needs required just to move toward self-actualization. I wanted the Andy/Opie dynamic, but the environments controlling my life did not have the capability, nor the transformational leadership qualities I aspired and sought at an early age and into adulthood. I pushed myself to overcome the environments and people whom threatened my existence, my improvement, and my determination. Ultimately, I used sports and education to become the man I knew inside my deepest thoughts.
My heritage is deep in the southern U.S., beginning near the city of Raleigh in a very small country town with a great-granddad whom founded one of North Carolina's true country beginnings. From there I would experience many towns, cities, and states with multiple environments of challenges--challenges many I knew as friends or acquaintance whom did not live through the fray. Ultimately I decided sports and education might give me the opportunity to learn and become more than what I had seen and experienced. I developed a relationship with sports that was diverse and broad. I was vetted for other organizations in military and law as I aged; however, I found early accomplishments and lessons in sports, and I was very competitive and talented.
Also, I was tenacious in my pursuit for knowledge. Some of the talent were intangibles and some were my tenacity I found when I had to survive as a kid. There was no "tap out" in my situations of violence and forced environments. I choose to seek out sports to alleviate my the pain and distress while mitigating the challenges my non-chosen environments had placed upon me. Also, my education was at many different schools throughout my childhood, middle school, and high school, and I constantly had to learn to start over with every aspect and phase involved with change in a new culture. My male role model was lacking in many areas of living and often time dangerous. He simply did not know how to teach or lead. So, I learned to adapt, to fight, to rely on every physical and intellectual skill I could develop. I learned the key ingredients of being a survivor.
Ultimately, I was able to attend college with an athletic scholarship, but not before being told I had a condition which may take my life in two years. The informal education of my multiple stricken environments included extreme struggles, lack, danger, and poverty, but I found how to capitalize on, and recognize characteristics of, these diverse experiences and adverse environments. Next I developed a heart condition which I had to live with for many years while under duress. I ultimately found a unique medical procedure. Either I was born with or I developed an intuition. Possibly both. And, I learned to use it.
Innately, I knew I had to not just react or learn, I had to become. My personal mission was to use transformational leadership, education, and intuition to become the best in my personal endeavors I took on, understand my past, educate myself thoroughly and continuously, and consistently develop my character, my physiology, and my mind while developing a state of of liberation where fear was met with persistent action to overcome.
I remembered challenges of previous encounters, and I embraced them to squeeze every lesson for improvement. Focus, commitment, discipline, mental-acuity, and the diligence to improve are the maxims I worked on daily. I embraced, and still embrace, self-training in every facet.
In the past during my progression I have been recognized and vetted for many opportunities within sport, government, military, law, and education to include the Air Force (medical role), medical school, physical therapy, nurse anesthetist, the American Heart Association, the NFL and the FBI. My efforts have been recognized by a Government and Military Challenge Program for teens and young adults, University Academic Centers of Excellence, the NFL, the National Leadership Honor Society, the National Safety Council, the American Red Cross, and the YMCAs. I am thankful for each organization and chose a path where I felt I would make the most impact for society.
My mission forms the continuity that drives me today to bring society to a greater level of intelligence and quality of living.
Mission emboldens sports, education, law, and economics with research methodology and brainstorming efforts to improve the quality of sports via leadership paradigms, awareness and education in sub-concussive head impacts, and application of profits created by the economics of sports to inspire cultural changes within sports while improving organizations and the economics within America, and with other nations. Mission also challenges leaders, athletes and professionals in the process of transformational and authentic leadership, and teaching self-training to reach self-efficacy and character development while identifying the values, knowledge, and skills that will guide their path and course of their actions for effectuate outcomes and personal development during their sport, professional tenure, organizational objective, and remaining life. The mission addresses entrance and exiting the different phases as well as a core element to obtain self-actualization.