PODCAST: S2:EP16 Ryon Anderson

Join us for S2:EP16 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast as Ryon Anderson sits down with our host, Roy Kessel, to talk about how his experience losing his site at the age of 11 years old and how he has developed his career to be able to help clients with their mental and business performance.

Ryon Anderson, Esq. is a Business & Mental Performance Coach working with the NFL Alumni Association, CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs, and professional athletes to increase their mental performance, mindset, and relationships. He is also a contributing writer for Raine Magazine. He has a masters in counseling psychology from Tarleton State University and a  law degree from Texas Tech School of Law and is a member of the Texas bar. He lives in downtown Austin, Texas with his Seeing Eye dog Ziggy and gets to spend his free time being Ziggy’s wingman.

Ryon Anderson with Roy Kessel on S2:EP16 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast


  • 00:30 Background and loss of sight
  • 04:00 Focus on future starting at age 11
  • 07:30 Different stages of grief and subsequent development
  • 12:30 Mental Performance Coaching
  • 17:30 Helping clients evaluate themselves
  • 22:30 Challenges of working with clients
  • 24:30 Benefits of evaluating situation from the outside
  • 27:00 Tips for working with entrepreneurs
  • 30:30 Helping athletes with the minds
  • 33:30 Handling clients that are not meeting expectations
  • 37:00 Ryon as Commission of the NFL

Website & Social Media Links:

  • Twitter: @RyonEsq
  • Instagram: @RyonEsq
  • Facebook: @RyonEsq
Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel is the Founder of the Sports Philanthropy Network. Roy has worked in the sports business world for over 20 years including serving as an instructor in Northwestern University's graduate Sports Management Program. Having served as a sports lawyer representing athletes, entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, Roy has extensive experience helping organizations improve their strategy, marketing, communications and leadership development.
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