The Entrepreneur Award recognizes a Human Ecology graduate's entrepreneurial spirit and success in business. To be considered for this award, the recipient must demonstrate significant success in applying Human Ecology knowledge as a business owner. Recipients also make contributions and provide leadership in community affairs, organizations and service groups and have demonstrated support of K-State and the College of Human Ecology.
2017 Recipient: Brett Bartholomew
Brett Bartholomew is a strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant and founder of the performance coaching and consulting company, The Bridge Human Performance in Atlanta, Georgia. His experience includes working with collegiate teams, professional teams, members of the United States Special Forces, professional fighters within the UFC and boxing, as well as several Fortune 500 businesses. Taken together, Brett has coached a diverse range of athletes from across 23 sports at levels ranging from youth to Olympians and Super Bowl champions. His coaching and speaking has spanned the globe, from China to Brazil and numerous stops in between.
As an entrepreneur, Brett has proudly served as a teammate and supporting partner in the strategic growth of two separate performance companies and is a highly sought-after consultant and mentor for many others across the United States and abroad. Additionally, his work and expertise has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets.
His book, "Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In", achieved best seller status in the categories of sports coaching" (#1), business and money (#8) and was ranked in the Amazon top 100 books overall.
Brett is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) where he holds both their CSCS*D and RSCC*D distinctions. He is a proud graduate of Kansas State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, where he obtained a Master of Science in education in exercise science with an emphasis on motor behavior, cueing and attentional focus in human performance.