“How do you find that same rush that you had on the field in life? That’s what I really really want to do. I want to help athletes to figure out what’s next figure out their purpose because your sport no matter how amazing it was that wasn’t really, you know purpose and I hate to break it to you. That was your training ground that is where you gain the skills that you need to thrive in life. So that’s what I really want to do.” – Joi Walker
In episode 58 of The 9INE POINT Started With A Dream Podcast, Jacolby Gilliam talks with Joi Walker about her journey. In this episode, Joi shares how her purpose is to provide athletes with the tools they need to redefine themselves and take the gems they learned through sports and apply them as they make the transition from student-athletes to young professionals. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Walker obtained her bachelor’s degree in accounting from South Carolina State University where she was a member of the women’s basketball team. She went on to obtain her master’s degree in accounting from Clark Atlanta University.
Walker has had the privilege to play and coach at the Division 1 level. Walker worked in Corporate America for several years before returning to collegiate athletics. Upon her return to sports she was able to see the gaps. Although student-athletes were incredibly gifted they often lacked the resources that would allow them to see themselves as more than just athletes and successfully transition out of collegiate athletics into the workforce.
Walker’s desire to help athletes take the lessons they learned from sports and apply them to life inspired her to start Sets For Life. Sets For Life is a life skills company dedicated to training, equipping, and empowering student-athletes for life after sports. Walker is an avid reader and host of the Sets For Life Podcast.
Connect with Joi Walker at the following links below.
Enjoyed this podcast episode and listening to Joi Walker’s journey and what she is doing with Sets For Life? Be sure to comment, share and leave a review.