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.
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.
Founder & CEO
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