"Create more regret in staying where you are, than the fear associated with changing to what you can become."
Studies have shown athletes are mostly receptive to sports and performance mental skill training if they can improve solely their performance and not other variables. This is a misnomer of motivation. To improve performance requires a foundation, and it requires an acuity of understanding of other primal characteristics within our thoughts and actions, and how we develop ourselves. These characteristics are in my approach to resolving conflicts in performance and growth, and they profoundly develop skills considered inimitable from our past and others.
Sports Research, Law, & Head Impact Physiology
Character Development Initiative and Mental Skills Facilitator
Organizational Leadership and Behavior
Bringing together people and organization through sports leadership and education models
with a unique perspective learned from personal experiences and intuitive development.
Philosopher of Athletes
Reaching out to Athletes, Coaches, Physicians, CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Celebrities, & Organizations
Education, Experience, and Mission Includes:
Doctorate level Sports Management, Law, Research Methodology, Head Impact Medicine, Leadership
Graduate Level degrees Psychology, Counseling, and Health
Bachelors Level Intensive Care Nursing, Economics , Medical Sciences, and Health
Instructor for two colleges and several programs in multifarious disciplines
Former Lead Educational Instructor for Gov't & Military Program
Former Social Sciences and Medical/Health Sciences Instructor
Former Intuitive & Living Skills Instructor
Former Proctor/Mentor designer for college sports teams and youth
Former NCAA Football athlete with USFL and NFL camp experience in football;
Basketball, Multiple Track events, Swimming and excel in other sports
Head Impact Education Awareness for Youth and Young adults
Mental Skills Facilitation
Formal Education from 5 different SACS accredited colleges. Studies include sports management with education and work in medicine, psychology, counseling, health education, economics and business, and biomedical sciences within Doctorate, Masters, and Bachelor levels of formal research and study.
Deep informal education as a youth and adult initiating an innate intuition.
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 trying to play sports and grow, developing as a young man. I wanted the Andy/Opie dynamic, but the environments controlling my life did not have the capability, nor the transformational leadership I aspired and sought at an early age and forward.
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. And, my relationship with sports was diverse and broad as well. I choose to seek out sports to alleviate my environments and mitigate the challenges. Also, my education was at many different schools and ultimately I was able to attend college where my formal degrees vary in different disciplines enhancing my mission. The informal education included struggles, diverse experiences and adverse environments.
I have learned from all these experiences; and, I developed a profound intuition.
Innately, I knew I had to not just learn, but to become. My personal mission was/is to use transformational leadership and intuition to become the best in my personal endeavors I took on, understand my past, educate myself thoroughly, and consistently develop my character and mind while remembering lessons of previous encounters. Focus, commitment, discipline, and the diligence to improve are the maxims I work on daily. I embraced and embrace self-training in every facet.
My efforts have been recognized by a Government and Military Challenge Program, Universities, the NFL, the National Leadership Honor Society, the National Safety Council, the American Red Cross, the YMCAs, and others.
Mission aids education awareness to sub-concussive and concussive head impacts to inspire changes and improvement among sports. Mission challenges athletes and professionals in the process of 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. The mission teaches a core element to obtain self-actualization with multifarious principles unique to personal experiences and intuition.