Under Pressure Preparing for Life Beyond Sports
Last updated  :  | By Tracy Alston

Youth Preparing for Life Beyond Sports, Under Pressure | Athletes Series | MFM 122 RADIO SHOW WSIC 105.9FM #98

Our student athletes, are more than athletes, so having a system in place where the “whole person” is being cared for is crucial and it starts at a young age.

There are a lot of pressures and stressors for our youth to “have it figured out” and the reality is, their interests and skill sets will evolve and change over time and that’s a good thing.

About Juontonio Pinckney, founder of “Professionals Beyond the Game”

Juontonio has a deep passion for talent development and helping people bring out the best in themselves and others. He is the founder of two companies located in Fort Mill, SC, Professionals Beyond the Game and Titanium Ops LLC. 

Juontonio gained more than 20 years of experience in the education and financial technology industry encompassing HR consulting and training, international financial services, portfolio management, public school administration, and school counseling. Prior to starting his own businesses, Juontonio served as a nonprofit executive responsible for leading the implementation of new programs and services. 

Juontonio holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling and Educational Leadership from Winthrop University. As an undergraduate student-athlete, he was a four-year letterman, co-captain, and member of the two-time Big South Champion Men’s Basketball team. He earned his MBA from Wake Forest University and is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Scrum Master (CSM), and Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.

Juontonio and his wife have a son and a daughter. Juontonio loves spending time with family, traveling, and officiating basketball.


About Tracy Alston

Tracy Alston, a Mental Fitness Consultant is a licensed professional counselor and board-certified in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback. Tracy is the Founder and CEO of two companies located in Mooresville, N.C., New Mentality, P.C., and Mental Edge Fitness Solutions, Inc. Tracy’s passion is creating strategies and solutions for improving mental health and mental fitness.

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