Beyond The
Locker Room

Developing your game plan for life’s transitions

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An ideal “how-to” manual for athletes preparing to exit their sport for a new career, Beyond The Locker Room is also an engaging, easy-to-follow guide for anyone facing a significant career or life transition.

Leonard’s expertise in motivational coaching and leadership development—for organizations such as MasterCard, Ford, NASCAR and Capital One—elevate the book beyond a standard memoir, and he includes journal/worksheet sections and personal development exercises in almost every chapter.

The book also features leadership and transition advice from a variety of NFL, NBA, WNBA executives and former players, including Dale Davis, Eugene Robinson, Charlotte Smith, Troy Vincent, Andre Collins, Tracy Perlman, Felicia Hall Allen, and Hardy Nickerson.  And to cover all age groups, it even includes a chapter written by his daughter entitled, “Teenagers Listen Up,” about the often difficult transition from high school to college.

Both an inspiring personal story and a valuable self-help book, Beyond The Locker Room is a must read if you’re in the midst of a major transition—or beginning to prepare for one in the future.


Young athletes pursuing college and/or professional sports
Amateur and professional athletes ready for a career transition
Entry- and mid-level corporate staff ready to chart a new career trajectory
Current and former business professionals exploring a significant career change
People returning to work or school after a long hiatus