miami, fl
June 21 - 24, 2018

The Winning Edge Game Changing Retreat is designed to exceed the expectations of a traditional retreat.

Knowing the powerful impact of mentorship and an effective network, The Winning Edge Leadership Academy is hosting our first Game Changing Retreat to influence and prepare student-athletes for a career in sports business.  The focus of this intense, multi-day experience will be on networking, industry discussions, cultivating leadership, and creating career objectives.

Participants will be a diverse collective of current and former student-athletes representing all levels of collegiate athletics with have a history of success on and off the field. mentors will be industry professionals who will share insight and provide guidance to the next generation of leaders in sports business.

Retreat Objectives

  • Increase the understanding and application of skills necessary to secure positions in sports business
  • Increase the understanding and awareness of competencies necessary for success in sports business
  • Introduce student-athletes to industry professionals creating positive relationships
  • Raise awareness of the existing talent pool of current and former student-athletes who have a passion and interest to work in sports business.

2018 Cohort

February 28, 2018 - The Winning Edge Leadership Academy announced the names of 15 current and former student-athletes selected to participate in the first Game Changing Retreat in Miami, Fla. set for June 21-24, the four-day professional development experience aims to position attendees for success as they begin their journeys in sports business. 

2018 Mentors


Corinne Milien

Winning edge Leadership


Dr. Julie Shaw

Women's Sports Foundation


Will Baggett

College Football Playoff


Maria Taylor



Dell Robinson

Spelman Johnson


Lynda TEaler

University of FLorida


Retreat Classroom

Retreat Hotel

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

1633 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, Florida 33132 USA

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Winning Edge Game changers have had opportunities to learn from industry leading professional and organizations.

With our support and influential network we provide hands on experience, professional development and more to the next generation of women and minority leaders in sports business 

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