about us

Our founder, Joe Hawley, in 2017, after an eight year career with both the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, when injuries and stress began to take their toll on his body, mind and spirit, decided it was time to walk away from the game. Without the structure and support of the sport he had spent his entire life pursuing greatness at, he felt lost and unsure about what to do next.

After traveling the country for the better part of two years - learning, growing, and connecting with like-minded people - he realized that the one thing missing for all former professional athletes is access to a community of men who know what the experiences is like and want to continue reaching higher levels of awareness, success and greatness outside of sports; guys that want to support, grow, and learn from one another while expanding their network, deepening their connections and who have a desire to make the world a better place.

Just because our playing days are over doesn't mean we can't pursue success and greatness off the field as well

This community was developed as a safe place for like minded, high achieving former athletes to find purpose, develop skills, collaborate, and create a better world for themselves, their families and their communities.

Welcome to The Härt Collective.

our values

We are warriors and a real warrior never stands alone
We are leaders and role models, and use our influence to make a positive impact in the world
We are supportive, providing a safe, non-judgemental container to openly share our experience, creating deep connections and brotherhood
We actively engage and participate in the community
We are growth oriented, open minded and always eager to learn

our purpose

 To provide a safe, supportive, non-judgemental container to share our experiences and connect with other former atheltes
To expand our network through community
To learn, grow and reach higher levels of self-awareness
To improve our emotional connection to self and others
To find deeper fulfilment and satisfaction in our lives
To have a positive impact on the world

our vision

1. To become the leading global community that supports athletes through transition, building a network of highly successful, emotionally intelligent, self-aware leaders who are focused on making a positive impact in the world.

2. Provide transformational content to a wider audience through our live THC Master Classes and library of THC Master Courses.

our team

Joe Hawley

Founder & CEO

Katie Schwartz

Executive Assistant

Kristin Trimble

Operations Manager

Advisory Board

Ken Ruettgers

Green Bay Packers '85-'96
NFL Transition Coach

Dan Doty

Co-Founder EVRYMAN
Men's Emotional Health Expert

Erick Godsey

"The Myths That Make Us" podcast
Cognitive, Evolutionary and Jungian Psychologist

Nick Hardwick

San Diego Chargers '04-'14
Health and Wellness Expert

Ashanti Branch

Founder - The Ever Forward Club
Men's Emotional Health Advocate

Laura Dawn

Thought Leader on Psychedelics
Plant Medicine Advocate