Rennie Curran is a former professional athlete who currently serves as an active Keynote Speaker, Author, and CEO of Game Changer Coaching. Curran has a diverse background with humble beginnings. When Rennie began his football career, he was initially considered undersized according to various critics, but quickly silenced the doubters by exploding onto the field as a true freshman at the University of Georgia.
Rennie’s experiences of overcoming many circumstances to reach his childhood dream of becoming a 3-time All American, Butkus Award Finalist, permanent team Captain, a 3rd round draft pick in the 2010 NFL Draft (Tennessee Titans) and transitioning into becoming a successful entrepreneur have given him a unique perspective on what it takes to handle adversity and maximize opportunities while having a positive impact on others.
Rennie obtained a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and a certification in personal development coaching from the Life Purpose Institute. He has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Fox Sports, ESPN College GameDay, The Huffington Post, and many more.
In this episode, we discussed:
Rennie’s upbringing and how he found football
How delayed gratification helped Rennie progress through high school football
The recruiting process and Rennie’s journey at University of Georgia
The power of visualization and how it helped Rennie realize his dreams
The draft process and the transition into the NFL
Dealing with finances when you start making NFL money
How getting cut after his rookie season helped Rennie grow as an entrepreneur
Rennie’s experience playing in the CFL
Transitioning out of football and retelling the story of who you are
The value of doing self-inventory of your strengths
Translating your football mindset into your next endeavor