One of the many benefit of being a Sports Executives Association member is the access we provide our members to top sports business professionals who are willing to network and help aspiring sports business professionals take their sports career to the next level!
Yesterday, we were joined by Laura Brandes, Sports Category Manager – Running – adidas Latin America.
Who Is Laura Brandes?
Laura is a results oriented manager with demonstrated leadership in strategic planning and product development, with 17 years of experience, 10 at the sports industry, working for premier brands like adidas, Reebok, Nike, and Speedo. Successful entrepreneur, created and managed her own sports brand in Brazil.
She enjoys helping aspiring entrepreneurs to overcome overwhelm and fear of failure when starting a new business. She created a 8 steps method to go from Business Idea to a solid Business Plan, so new entrepreneurs can gain confidence and take action towards the business of their dreams.
She also speaks several languages including Portuguese, English & Spanish (fluent); German (intermediate – Goethe Institute A2 Certificate). This has helped with her international working experience in the USA, China, Latin America and Germany.
Laura is also a Book Author: Athlepreneurs – 8 Lessons from Athletes to Start Your Business as a Champion.
During the live Q&A, we spoke with Laura about:
- How and why she decided to pursue a career in the sports industry
- What she does on a daily basis in her role as Sports Category Manager for adidas Latin America
- Whether her chosen career path was what he expected (both good and bad).
- Advice she’d give to others looking to land their dream job in sports.
Laura Brandes Discusses What It Takes To Make It In Sports
One of the questions we ask all of our LIVE Q&A guests is to provide one piece of advice to our members that will help them land their dream job in sports.
The video below includes a short clip (3 mins) from the LIVE Q&A where Laura addresses this question.