North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 611)
On this edition of North Fulton Business Radio, Wes Rhea, Author of Off the Top Rope, joined host John Ray to discuss how he transitioned from professional wrestling to the corporate sector, and then to academia. Wes also talked about the value of learning, mentors, networking, and much more.
Career advancement and career transition can be tough. Wes Rhea, Author of Off The Top Rope, understands. He’s been down that rose and done it. Wes went from being a professional wrestler to a corporate executive to a university professor.
In this book, his goal is to help you with the next advancement in your career or transitioning to something new. It’s a journey in father and perseverance with a little bit of luck. You’ll learn how to use your current skills, the power of networking, the importance of always learning, the benefits of hard work, and the value of mentors.
Wes Rhea was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia. He is a healthcare executive, author, educator, and former professional wrestler.
Wes started his career as a professional wrestler in the late 1980s which ran through the mid-1990s while wrestling for various promotions throughout the southeast.
While in the corporate sector, Wes held executive-level positions as a Vice-President, Corporate Compliance Officer, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer in the telecommunications, financial, and healthcare industries.
Wes was a Senior Lecturer at Kennesaw State University teaching the undergraduate and executive MBA programs and held administrative roles while serving as a career coach. Wes holds a Bachelors of Business Administration, Masters of Business Administration, and Juris Doctor.
- What are a few lessons you learned early in life?
- How did you get started in professional wrestling?
- What are a few skills you learn while wrestling?
- How did you transition to the corporate sector and then to academia?
- Talk about the value of learning, mentors, and networking
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