36: Career transition lessons from Brad Henke: From NFL player to an award-winning actor


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Breakout "Orange is the New Black" star and SAG Award winner Brad William Henke makes a statement in the star-packed limited series adaptation of Stephen King's iconic 1978 novel, THE STAND, which premiered on CBS All Access .Henke plays Tom Cullen opposite Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Amber Heard and Alexander Skarsgård. Henke is an accomplished character actor in Hollywood, appearing in some of the most iconic TV series including "Lost," "Orange is the New Black," and "Justified," and in a number of films including the David Ayer films FURY and BRIGHT and opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal in SHERRYBABY and CHOKE with Sam Rockwell. Before heading into acting, Henke was drafted out of college into the NFL for the New York Giants. He was subsequently picked up by the Denver Broncos and played in Super Bowl XXIV against the San Francisco 49ers. Brad’s here on my show today to share some surprising lessons he learned his career transition from NFL football player to an accomplished TV and screen actor. This episode offers inspiration and heartfelt, practical advice for anyone seeking a career transition, regardless of the industry you are currently in or the job you aspire to hold. It will also appeal to anyone interested in a true, remarkable story about a career transition from from the physically demanding, rough, competitive sports world into the completely opposite world of acting where being an astute observer of others and being in touch with one’s broader emotions is paramount to ones success. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app