"Create more regret in staying where you are, than the fear associated with changing to what you can become."
Sports Research, Law, Education, and Economic Initiative
Head Impact Research and Education Awareness
Character Development and Leadership
The Philosopher of Athletes
Athletes, Coaches, Physicians, CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Celebrities, & Organizations
Connier Nordan, Ed.D., is forming a mission encompassing Sports, Education, and Economic Initiatives to improve the quality, ethics, and safety of sports.
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 level Sports Management, Law, Research Methodology, Economics, Psychology & Leadership
Graduate Level degrees Psychology, Counseling, and Health
Bachelors Level degrees Economics and Business, Intensive Care Nursing, and Health Education
Additional Bachelors work in Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Writing and Computer Science
Deep informal education as a youth and adult initiating an innate intuition.
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 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 an 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.
In the past during my progression I have been vetted for many opportunities within sport, government, military, law, and education to include the Air Force (medical role) recruiting, medical school, physical therapy, 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, the the YMCAs.. I am thankful for each organization and chose a path where I felt I would make the most impact in society.
Mission aids sports, education, and economics while bringing awareness to sub-concussive and concussive head impacts to inspire changes and improvement among sports organizations and the industry. Mission also challenges athletes and professionals in the process of self-efficacy and character development, and leadership, 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.