Ep. 22: From NFL to entrepreneur | Desmond Clark of Bear Down Logistics

June 20, 2024

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In this captivating episode of Semi-Related, Chris Torrence sits down with former NFL star Desmond Clark for an insightful and engaging conversation. They delve into the future of college sports conferences, exploring the impact of the transfer portal and NIL on collegiate sports. Desmond offers a unique perspective on the financial dynamics of college athletics and the intrinsic value of athletes beyond their performance on the field.

Desmond also opens up about his journey after hanging up his cleats, sharing his determination to build a successful business and the challenges he faced in transitioning from the NFL to the corporate world. He sheds light on the advantages and obstacles of being a former football player in the business arena, emphasizing the importance of leveraging his personal brand and redefining his identity beyond the gridiron.

Leadership takes center stage as Clark discusses his approach to inspiring and developing his team, highlighting the significance of building strong relationships and the power of face-to-face interactions. He reflects on how the hurdles he's overcome have molded him into a resilient and adaptable leader, expressing gratitude for the experiences that have shaped his path.

Join us for a thought-provoking episode filled with valuable insights, as Desmond Clark shares his journey from NFL fame to business success and the lessons learned along the way.

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