Going for Gold

Category: "Inspire" Stories

Date: July 12, 2022

When it comes to success, new partner Brent Abernathy of Abernathy Financial Services knows what it takes. That’s because, in addition to being a businessman and leader, he is a retired professional athlete and Olympic gold medalist!

Brent discovered his love for baseball early in life and was drafted directly into the major leagues after high school, playing professionally for 13 years! He loved his time in the Major League, playing for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins. However, one of the highlights of his career was competing on an international level, representing the United States at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

Going for Gold

Playing for Team USA was the experience of a lifetime! Brent shared what it felt like waiting in the tunnel before walking the track at the opening ceremonies in front of 125,000 spectators. He was on the greatest stage in the world with the greatest athletes in the world. USA Baseball were considered the sport’s underdogs, however Brent shared the amazing story of how the team came together in order to beat Cuba, the favored team, to win the gold!

We loved hearing about Brent’s experience at the Olympics and how it has impacted his leadership style. To learn more about his story, go check out the rest of his special video episode over on the “Inspire” Podcast!

Related Posts

Self-Taught Service Superstar

On the “Inspire” Podcast, we had the pleasure of hearing from the husband and wife duo behind PIPAC Health & Life Insurance Brokerage. PIPAC’s LeaAnn Saul tells us about her journey from the farm to the office. LeaAnn attributes her work ethic to her rural upbringing. Her father would wake her up every day at..

Continue Reading

A Father’s Dedication to His Daughter

Recently, the Integrity family was touched to learn about the ways one father has kept his daughter’s memory alive through philanthropy and one very cool custom vehicle. Jay Ebert, Founder and President of Best Value Insurance Services, tragically lost his daughter, Chelsey, to a rare form of osteosarcoma. The cancer, located in her left hip,..

Continue Reading

“You don’t need a title to be a leader” — Learn What It Takes Instead

Thank you for attending our latest Women in Leadership Seminar! Every single time we broadcast a new interview, your participation keeps growing, and the positive feedback is incredible. This interview was no different, with an incredibly inspiring and just plain fun talk with Stacey Anderson, VP of Operations at American Benefit, LLC. Stacey’s lessons started with..

Continue Reading

Contact us