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Kevin Carroll
Kevin Carroll

Kevin Carroll


Portland, OR USA

"You have to be willing to put your dream out on the street."

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Kevin's work combines: Medicine, Sports, and Being Creative

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Day In The Life

The Katalyst

I'm a speaker, author, and dedicated advocate in the Sport for Social Change movement.

My Day to Day

On a daily basis, I am helping the company develop a deeper understanding of athletic product performance, team dynamics, and interpersonal communication. My bottom line is to add value to the overall mission of the brand.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Speech Communication and Rhetoric

    Angelo State University

  • Graduate Degree

    Public Health Education and Promotion

    Saint Joseph's University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    His parents abandoned him as a child; he says sports gave him courage, taught him how to deal with disappointment.

  • 2.

    Dreamed of becoming a professional athlete but blew out his knee and had to have two major surgeries.

  • 3.

    While rehabbing his injury, he developed an interest in sports medicine; became a sports trainer, was eventually hired by the Philadelphia 76ers.

  • 4.

    Because of his unique outlooks and his sports background, he was tapped by Nike to be their "creative change agent," a position he termed "the Katalyst."

  • 5.

    Says that there's an assimilation that happens when you go to college: you start to mirror those around you.

  • 6.

    Believes that you only know the environment around you-that's what you mirror, so you have to consciously expand your circle of influence.

  • 7.

    Says colleges will tell you to search for a career, when really, you should be searching for your joy.

  • 8.

    Believes the purest form of joy comes from a red rubber ball; says the best time to develop your dreams is when you're in play.