• I'M ON AN ADVENTURE TO DISCOVER AND SHARE THE SCIENCE OF GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT.

  • EXPERIENCE

    BA Sociology Duke University 2010

     

    I travel the country speaking, learning, reading, and writing for trainugly.com (AKA I'm living the dream)

    TRAIN UGLY

    Founder (2014-Present)

    50% of my time is spent writing and producing content for trainugly.com

     

    The other 50% is spent traveling and doing workshops with groups from all over the world. I've worked with Fortune 500 companies, MLB teams, Olympic teams, with hundreds of schools, and even in a few prisons.

     

    The other 50% is spent learning.I seek out the scientists and thought leaders in the world of development, consume their research and discoveries, connect the dots, and shares it with anyone that will listen.

     

    trainugly.com

    BASKETBALL SCHOOL

    Founder + Head Coach (2008 - Present)

    USA + Canada

     

    Each year we hit the road for 2.5 months on our Basketball School Summer Tour!

     

    This is our way of putting all of the science and research into action - it's seriously THE BEST!

     

    To date we've worked with over 1800 student athletes from all over North America.

     

    For more information please visit:

    trainugly.com/basketballschool

    MITCHELL GROUP

    Creative Developer (May 2011 - 2013)

    Brisbane, Australia

     

    "The One-man Creative Team + Marketing Department."

     

    I worked closely with each business within the Mitchell Group to develop and execute all of their marketing material and presentations. Most of the businesses are still in the developmental stage, so there has been a heavy focus on fundraising (see portfolio).

     

     

    SABI SUSHI

    Co-Founder (2009 - 2011)

    Denver, Colorado

     

    Three best friends + a celebrity chef = the wildest two years of my life. We learned to be scrappy, what it meant to be lean, how to create something out of nothing, how to hustle and, most importantly, how to make kick ass sushi!

     

     

    • Won over $40,000 in Business Plan competitions
    • Launched 1st Ever Online Restaurant
    • Mass Challenge Finalist (2010)
    • Named One of the Top 100 Student Startups at the NSYE
    • Featured on CNN Money, CBS News, Denver Post, Inc Magazine

     

    DUKE MEN'S BASKETBALL

    Practice Player + Manager (2006-2008)

    Durham, North Carolina

     

    "Rudy, but without the storybook ending."

     

    • Worked under Coach K

    • Participated in practice drills

    • Video + editing

  • WHAT I DO

    Student/Athlete Development

    Key Influence: 

    John Kessel + Carol Dweck + Daniel Coyle

     

    This is my passion. I see a huge disconnect between what the science says and the way we teach and coach - it is my mission to change that.

     

    Check out my work:

    trainugly.com/v-essays

    Speaking Engagements

    Key Influence: 

    Seth Godin + Shaan Puri

     

    I love getting in the classroom, office, or gym and working with teams in person!

     

    I do keynotes, weekend workshops, 5 day clinics, or anything else you can imagine.

     

    For more info and some reviews:

    http://trainugly.com/workshops

    Work + Learn

    Key Influence: 

    Carol Dweck + Ray Lewis

     

    If I don't know something, give me a night and I'll know enough to be dangerous by the next day.

     

    I'm obsessed with throwing myself into ridiculous, uncomfortable situations and forcing myself to learn and adjust on the fly - like the time I decided to dance in front of hundreds of strangers during an education conference.

    Video + Design + Animation

    Skills:

    Photoshop magician - After Effects beast - Final Cut machine

     

    I produce things in a the way I would like to consume them - visual, energetic, simple, and bold.

     

    People seem to like it and I have a blast doing it:

     

    Check out some examples:

    trainugly.com/v-essays/

  • CONNECT

    If you've made it this far, you're awesome. Let's talk!

    Facebook

     

    /t.ragan5

     

    Email

     

    trevor@trainugly.com

     

    Twitter

     

    @train_ugly

     

    Phone

     

    307-349-3904