E2: From pursuing a Ph.D. to advocating childhood development through sport

Interview with Douglas Arienti, Toronto, ON. This episode is part of a podcast series that showcases real-life stories of people who have successfully reinvented themselves through their careers. People who have overcome adversity, found new purpose, followed their passion, and explored new horizons.

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From pursuing a Ph.D. to advocating childhood development through sport
Synopsis of Episode 2

How an unexpected opportunity can make you jump into a totally new career path

Douglas Arienti, Toronto, ON

Having always aspired to be a professor, Douglas Arienti, Toronto, ON, set his sights on pursuing a Ph.D. upon arrival in Canada. While waiting for his official citizenship, he joined the Brazilian Soccer Academy, an organization dedicated to children’s sports and life skills development. He found his calling as a coach. With the goal of increasing his impact, he completed a Sports Management diploma and today shares his passion with Right to Play, one of the most high-profile non-profits in the world.



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This podcast series showcases real-life stories of people who have successfully reinvented themselves through their careers. People who have found new purpose, overcome adversity, followed their passion, and explored new horizons. Read more about this series

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