By Roadtrip Nation

Kevin Carroll



My road in life has been direct.
His parents abandoned him as a child; he says sports gave him courage, taught him how to deal with disappointment.
Dreamed of becoming a professional athlete but blew out his knee and had to have two major surgeries.
While rehabbing his injury, he developed an interest in sports medicine; became a sports trainer, was eventually hired by the Philadelphia 76ers.
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."
Says that there's an assimilation that happens when you go to college: you start to mirror those around you.
Believes that you only know the environment around you-that's what you mirror, so you have to consciously expand your circle of influence.
Says colleges will tell you to search for a career, when really, you should be searching for your joy.
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.
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The Katalyst

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

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Being Creative

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.


Challenges I Overcame