Before building her own sports agency, Brittany Gilman was a young athlete determined to be the best. Her parents taught her to ski when she was a toddler, and she excelled in that before transitioning to snowboarding.

Within a few short years of picking up the sport, Brittany made the Junior Olympic team and snowboarded professionally during college. But after graduation, the course of her life changed forever.

Working as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach for Pete Carroll’s USC Trojans, Brittany discovered her love for football. Then, after working as a strength coach at Auburn, she pursued an internship at a sports marketing agency in Los Angeles.

Brittany Gilman with pro soccer player Michael Essien at Wembley Stadium
Brittany with Michael Essien at Wembley Stadium (Courtesy of BG Sports Enterprises)

When the internship wasn’t what she expected, Brittany decided — right then and there — to start her own sports agency. While she didn’t have the technical experience, she was confident that with her experience as an athlete she could make it work.

Now, more than ten years later, BG Sports Enterprises is an international agency that has worked with the likes of Roman Harper, Ezekiel Elliott, Jermon Bushrod, Antoine Bethea, and many others.

Listen to Brittany’s story by tapping the play button below. Or tap the icon of your favorite podcast platform to listen on the go!



Show Notes

[6:54] A skier’s way of rebelling

[10:20] Why peanut M&M’s may be the secret to mastering your mind

[15:37] Going pro post-grad in the mecca of snowboarding

[25:10] The early days of BG Sports

[36:49] Is HBO’s Ballers accurate?

[41:10] Advice for those who haven’t yet found their purpose

After Listening…

You can find Brittany over on Twitter and Instagram @BGSport. You can also keep up with BG Sports on Twitter @BGSportsEntInc and over at their website.

Thanks for tuning into the show!

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Jim “The Rookie” Morris on Living Your Dreams

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