Sports search firm executive to discuss careers, goals with students


    The inaugural Center for Connection Culture symposium will be held on March 26th in the Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center.

    The TCU Center for Connection Culture is a program designed to help educate the university community over student-faculty connections.

    Ann Louden, the chancellor’s associate for strategic partnerships, said the emphasis on connection at TCU is important for our students to know.

    “Part of the promise we give and the legacy TCU’s always had is having accessible faculty and staff,” Louden said. “It’s important to have a program that’s intentional about connection and making sure the environment is one where students can flourish.”

    Bob Beaudine, author and president and CEO of Eastman & Beaudine, will be the keynote speaker for the event.

    According to a TCU press release, Beaudine is considered one of the leading figures in executive search for professional sports and entertainment. He’s appeared on The Today Show, Fox Business Network, CNBC, and Canada’s Business News Network.

    Beaudine has organized the leadership teams of franchises in all four major sports, including the Texas Rangers. In 2007, Sports Illustrated called Beaudine “the most influential man in sports that you’ve never heard of.”

    Beaudine is also an aspiring author. He published a self-help book, “The Power of Who!,” in 2009.

    Louden said Beaudine’s address tomorrow can help students in a couple of different ways.

    “It will help students focus on what they really want out of their lives,” Louden said. “Not just a job, but the paths their lives should take based on their skill set, career interests, and their dreams.”

    The session for Faculty and staff is scheduled for 4:30-5:30 p.m. and a separate session for students is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Beaudine will have a book signing after each session. The first 100 people to RSVP would receive a free copy of Beaudine’s book.

    For more information or to RSVP, email [email protected].