"Create more regret in staying where you are, than the fear associated with changing to what you can become."
Sports Research and Development
Sports Law and Economic Initiative
Character Development and Leadership
Head Impact Research and Education Awareness
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. 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 level Sports Research Methodology, Law, Economics, Management, Psychology & Leadership
Graduate Level degree studies include Psychology, Counseling, and Health
Bachelors Level degrees include 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 found accomplishment and lessons in sports and I was competitive and had talent. I choose to seek out sports to alleviate my environments and mitigate the challenges my non-chosen environments placed upon me. Also, my education was at many different schools throughout my childhood to high school.
Ultimately, I was able to attend college with an athletic scholarship, thus, leading me where my formal degrees vary in different disciplines enhancing my mission today. The informal education of my multiple stricken environments included struggles, lack, and poverty, but I found how to capitalize on, and recognize characteristics of, these diverse experiences and adverse environments. Either I was born with, or developed, an intuition. Possibly both.
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), 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 for society.
Mission emboldens sports, education, and economics with research methodology and brainstorming efforts to improve the quality of sports via leadership paradigms, awareness to sub-concussive head impacts, and application of profits created by the economics of sports to inspire changes and improvement among organizations and the economics within the U.S. and with other nations. Mission also challenges leaders, athletes and professionals in the process of transformational and authentic leadership, and teaching 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.