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403.538-2686

 

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Suite 5100, 150 6 Ave SW

Calgary AB  T2P 3Y7

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#5100, 150- 6th Ave SW Suncor Energy Centre, West Tower
Calgary, Alberta
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403-538-2686

Higher Landing is leading the evolution of the outplacement and transition industry by offering our transformation clients a leading edge program with a multi-faceted team of professionals who will provide complete career transformation. 

We take the traditional transition process to a new level with a proprietary approach that aims to connect head with heart, and identify strengths, values, passions, and purpose.

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Career Transition for Athletes

Joe Forzani gives advise to a former NHL player in the Grizzly Den.
 

Grizzly Mike Holditch, Former VP Operations of the Calgary Flames, gives advice to retired NHL player.

You've built your athletic career on hard work.
Long days on the ice, the court, and the field.

You've spent early mornings in the gym and late nights studying film. You've shared victories with teammates and coaches. But sooner or later, it all has to come to an end. For many athletes, that's when the uncertainty and the fear sets in - and so do the questions about your future.

 

"HOW DO I TRANSLATE MY ATHLETIC SKILLS TO THE BUSINESS WORLD?"


"WHAT OCCUPATIONS ARE BEST FOR ME?"


"HOW DO I BUILD MY NETWORK AND START A REWARDING CAREER?"

 

We are here to help you answer those questions

Our Career Transformation programs are custom-built to help you plan and execute transitions
from athletics to the business world - and beyond.

At Higher Landing, we believe in athletes. We understand the value they can bring to employers across all sorts of industries. Performance under pressure, teamwork and adaptability are as critical skills in business as they are in sports. In our work with professional and amateur athletes, we’ve learned there’s so much of an athlete’s experience that offers value in a post-athletic career.



 

OUR CAREER TRANSFORMATION PROCESS

TRANSITION

First, our coaches help you identify your values, purpose and passions, taking into account your athletic skills and what kind of career you want in the future. Here you start taking control of your future and letting go of the fear and uncertainty.

BRANDING

In stage two, our coaches and marketing team help you create your personal brand -- one that draws on everything you’ve done in athletics -- and applies it to the current job market. At this stage, you’ll see a path forward to a new career and others will see you’re capable of getting there.

MARKETING

Finally, we market you to employers, building connections and helping you land the position you need to kick off an exciting new career. This is where the game changes, where you communicate your value and you land higher.

 

 

meet the grizzlies

During the Branding phase of our program, Higher Landing introduces our athletes to our executive panel of industry leaders - the Grizzlies. Our athletes pitch themselves and their value proposition to these senior decision makers, and get valuable feedback and contacts that help them land higher.

 
  • Why wouldn't you want to have options in your back pocket. Now is the time to start, doesn't matter the stage of you career, no one wants to be in a tough situation where there are few job prospects, or worse, none.
    — Sports Agent
  • The Higher Landing transition program has been an eye-opening experience for me. I have always had confidence in my abilities as a hockey player but I had no idea how to apply those abilities to the real work. Higher Landing has helped me with that process, showing me new things about myself and preparing me for life after hockey.
    — Professional Hockey Player
    Played in NHL, AHL and various top leagues in Europe
    Currently enrolled in Athlete Shuttle Program
  • I really enjoyed the Barn Burner; it is was amazing how much more I was able to learn about myself in only one day. I'm sure a program like this would prove to be invaluable if I gave it even more of my time. I believe this is an opportunity for individuals to avoid many painful career missteps while on a fast track to success.
    — Athol Murray, College of Notre Dame Alumni
    One-Day Barn Burner
  • Didn’t know what to expect when heading into the shuttle program as I was very uncertain about my future outside of professional sports. It’s one thing to talk about pursuing a career, but to actually go out and get that opportunity is a much more difficult task. Through my transformation work at Higher Landing I was able to get actual opportunities, actual job offers in roles that will lead to further success in the future. I have a renewed energy that stems from the confidence I gained knowing that I have another successful career ahead of me.
    — Professional Hockey Player
    Played in NCAA, AHL and various top leagues in Europe
    Currently enrolled in Athlete Shuttle Program
  • The program helps you and forces you to ask and answer some pretty tough questions. Some of the realizations reinforce things that you already know about yourself but other things…revealed new information…
    — Paul, Partner, Professional Services Firm
  • Enjoyed my role as a Grizzly... The event was a great experience for me and I think you have something going with its philosophy! You are bettering people's lives!
    — Joe Forzani, Retired Pro Athlete, Entrepreneur
  • In just one day, the Barn Burner workshop helped show me what some of my strengths and transferable skills were. It also gave me some clarity on what I wanted to do in the next chapter of my life and put me in front of some tremendous people and business contacts. It immediately instilled self-confidence and provided much needed help toward my transition.
    — Retired Professional Hockey Player, Business Owner
    Played in NHL, AHL & ECHL

 

TRANSFORM
YOUR CAREER

Are you a recently, or soon-to-be, retired athlete interested in learning more about how Higher Landing can help you transition to a new career? Fill out our intake form, and we'll be in contact with you to schedule your intake interview.