Sometimes life can deliver a kick that you never see coming. It is what you do at that moment that defines the rest of your life. Failure is just another teachable moment to straighten things in life. Keyen Lage, former American Football Linebacker, overcame impossible odds to realize his true calling as a well-known performance coach.
Despite earning a bachelor’s in business administration, Lage didn’t want to pursue a career in finance and was passionate about his life as a football player. He was captain of his college football team and won several significant awards before making it to the NFL. “I have always strived to achieve,” says Lage. But it had its drawbacks. Everything felt good when he was succeeding, but didn’t when he wasn’t achieving anything or succeeding at anything. “I was losing my self-worth trying to succeed at everything. I was consistently exhausted,” adds Lage. But things changed during a routine medical check-up where doctors told him that if he played football again, there was a good chance he’d become paralyzed.
“It took me a while to come to terms with my new life – a life without playing football. I needed something else,” said Lage. He began reading extensively for the next month or so, gaining inspiration from several books that taught him how to live and keep living. Using the methods and advice shown in those books, Lage began an experiment in his own life while at the same time, he began leading others how to do the same. Within a few years, he had left his football career behind and embraced a new career – Fulfillment Coach for High Performers. “I cater to high performers, specifically because no one else does. No one thinks they need help because they are rich and have all the earthly success, so people assume they can take care of their problems with money. Their pain is real, and I want to help them address this pain,” adds Lage.
Keyen Lage has been a fulfillment coach for nearly two years now since starting in August 2018. His own emotional journey inspired him to offer help to others who needed it as much as he did.