The FAB Podcast

Making A Career Change in Sport

Lauren Clayborne, sports business, careers
Lauren Clayborne

On this final episode of The FAB Podcast Kristin Ray chats with Lauren Clayborne about making a career change in professional sport and choosing the right time to resign

The FAB Podcast presented by Kristin Ray, is a co-production of WiSP Sports & Females in Athletic Business

Podcast length 25′ 20″

On this final episode of The FAB Podcast, Kristin Ray chats with Lauren Clayborne, formerly of the Detroit Pistons and the Detroit Lions.  Lauren is currently in a career transition moment where she stepped away from her role in community relations and is taking time to re-evaluate where she wants her career to go before stepping back in.  She shares some great advice for any women, especially those in the sport industry, who may be questioning whether or not it’s time to make a change. She mentions the anxiety that can come when women leave a job by choice because of the fear they may never get a shot to rejoin the industry.  She also talks of how to be intentional with both time off and the next job search. Don’t miss this final episode.

Today we are talking with Lauren Clayborne, formerly of the Detroit Lions and The Detroit Pistons.  She has worked in Corporate Partnerships and Community Relations and is now currently in transition, spending some time helping other young people enter the industry.  She was honored by Michigan Chronicle’s Women of Excellence program in 2017 and was Detroit Young Professional’s Vanguard Award Recipient in 2018. Welcome, Lauren.

POINTS covered on the show:

So we know that you’ve spent time working in both community relations and corporate sponsorships in the pro sports world, can you talk a little bit about the personality traits that work best in each of those fields, and how they might differ?

You’ve mentioned that you are in a career transition right now, looking for your next move.  I know you said you want to be really intentional with your time right now, so what are you doing to remain focused during this time and make the most of this moment of transition in your career?

How actively are you looking for your next role, and what methods are you using, since I know a lot of our listeners are often looking for positions?

What are you specifically looking for in your next position, and how will you know it when you see it?

What advice do you have for women in our industry who are thinking of making a career change?  How do you know when the time is right to make a change?

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