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Are you a college or professional athlete that feels like they are not completely ready for what's next after the game is over?  You won't want to miss this opportunity! 



Dr. Sarah Lepe, also known as Coach Sarah, is a former Division I volleyball player and founder of Rebranded Athlete. She completed her Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Transformational Leadership from Concordia University. With over a decade of educational leadership experience being a classroom teacher and a school site administrator, she helped build strong school culture and community at her school sites.

Athletics played a tremendous role throughout her life and especially in pursuing her career goals. After the final whistle of her last game, little did she know what a challenge it would be to transition out of athletics and pursue her career. She is passionate about helping athletes understand their potential and drive them towards their purpose as they make the transition out of athletics and become change leaders in the world.

Pivoting from the Game

The transition out of athletics can be one of the most challenging times for a college athlete. So much time is focused on preparing to compete and attain eligibility that the discussion about life after sports is often overlooked or put off until it's almost too late. During competition, there was always a game plan. The transition into life should be no different.

Athletes struggle with their identity when they are done competing, and often feel lost, stuck and uneasy about the unknown that lies ahead. Pivoting from the Game teaches the Rebranded Athlete game plan which will get you on track and help you regain the confidence you need as you transition into life after sports. 

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Alfred Reft

Associate Head Coach USD
University San Diego

Sarah Lepe is one of my dearest and oldest friends and for as long as I have known her, she has always set the standard for greatness amongst our friend group. As an athlete, she was exemplary of the dedication, hard work and commitment it took to be her best both on and off the court. Her quest to be her best was infectious and left a lasting ripple with all of those who had the opportunity to play with her. Sarah's gift to bring the best out of those around her is woven into the fabric of who she is. I could not be more excited for the lives and experiences she will shape through this new endeavor.

Lauren Goins

CSUF Athletics
Associate Director of Development

Sarah is both as selfless and tenacious as they come. She understands what it takes to achieve lofty goals and is willing to put in the work to get there. Her focus and commitment — qualities that she was able to fine-tune during her collegiate volleyball career — are just part of what make her so successful. Sarah’s caring and empathetic nature are what make her an incredible teammate and mentor. Any athlete wouldbe lucky to get to work with her.

Dr. Jeff A. Springer

Educational Leadership Coach
Spring Strategies, LLC

Dr. Sarah Lepe has an uncanny contagious ability for motivating her colleagues, and all those she leads, to whatever the next level they aspire to achieve. I am certain there is absolutely no way I would have endured my dissertation journey to completion without her. Now with my doctorate behind me and with Dr. Lepe’s continued encouragement, and unending support, I have established my own executive coaching LLC.

Which athlete identity best describes where you are right now?

Choose from one of the four options that most resembles where you are currently.

The Quitter

Doesn’t Take Steps

You are so overwhelmed after graduating that you have just given up on pursuing your next steps.  You feel like you have completely lost your identity and you don’t want anything to do with your past as an athlete and you have no desire to take any steps to transition into your career.

Lost Athlete

Doesn’t know which step to take first

You want to make the transition, but the thought of starting is too overwhelming and you don’t know where to start. You don’t have a plan. You have always had a coach to help guide you and now you just don’t even know where to begin.


Stuck Athlete

Takes a few steps, but doesn’t know which step to take next

You have listened to some advice on what you should do after college and you have tried a few things, but you still feel like you don’t know which direction you need to go next.  You may feel like you have a plan, but you just are not seeing the results you had hoped for.

Rebranded Athlete

One step away from a clear path that leads them to a successful career

You feel confident in yourself, you have a clear vision of what you want in this next chapter of your life, have set goals and planned a path. You have the ability to take action to reach the life you have always dreamed about.


Click here to take the first steps
Learn which steps help get you started
Find out which steps to take next
Create a clear path to a successful career