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March 25, 2019  

Johnny Stephene (NBA Trainer | Liberty Basketball): Handling Life with 1.5M Followers

To some degree, we are all a product of our environment. But it's the choices we make that ultimately determine where we end up.

Fortunately for Johnny, he was able to escape the troubling environment of his youth and choose basketball as a path towards a much brighter future. Today, Johnny is widely known by his Instagram handle @dribble2much and is the founder of HandleLife, a lifestyle brand with over 1.5 million followers across platforms.

Creativity, skill and perhaps perfect timing propelled his personal brand into one of the most recognizable names in professional basketball training. Johnny has trained a number of NBA superstars such as Glibert Arenas, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis and Demar Derozan. He shares is perspective on why following your passion is actually good advice.


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March 11, 2019  

Tim Layer (Cofounder, Programmer at Parallel | Liberty Basketball): Poker to Code to Exit

Like many classic technology stories, Tim's ventures outside of basketball started in a college dorm room. However, it's probably not what you're thinking. In 2008, Tim started playing online poker and quickly worked his way to earning over $100,000 a year. Realizing poker isn't what he wanted for his life, he gives it up and accepts a tech support role at Liberty University. It's here, Tim's curiosity and drive shifts to computer programming and a new journey begins. In a few years, Tim goes from complete novice to full stack developer. During this time, he and co-founder Tyler Baker, grow a software company called TeamSynced from zero to over 350 customers in the college and pro athletic space until ultimately exiting for multiple seven figures. Tim shares his perspective on why the "programming culture" needs the "athletic culture" and how anyone with determination and patience can learn to code.


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February 26, 2019  

Introducing Life After Sports

Competing in sports prepares elite athletes for ANY professional challenge.

Coming this March, Life After Sports is a bold new podcast from Parallel that tells explores the stories, ideas , strategies and methods elite athletes are using to transition from playign sports to their next career.

Host and former Division I athlete Tyler Baker digs into guests’ playing careers, their exits, and how they used the lessons of elite athletics to reinvent themselves after sports. Hear how they became top creators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and more.

If you’re a current college athlete, a recent graduate, or anyone struggling to move from sports to the next chapter-- this show is for you. As you explore the mindsets, practices, and strategies of other top athletes, you’ll uncover your own superpowers as a former athlete. And you’ll be ready to crush it in your next chapter: life after sports.