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Life at Deloitte
From watching athletes to becoming a corporate athlete
A marketing professional’s well-being journey
March 31, 2022
Ryan joined Deloitte as part of the SHINE Marketing Program and one of his first assignments was anything but typical. “I was deployed to a team that was responsible for the then U.S. Olympic Committee sponsorship around the Rio 2016 Olympics,” says Ryan. “I worked with them for about six months and was fortunate enough to go to the Rio Olympics as part of our client hospitality program.”
As part of that team, Ryan helped manage the logistics of hosting Deloitte team members and their guests at the Olympics. That included attending Olympic athletic events and organizing experiences around Brazil. His favorite experience? Getting a tour of the Olympic Village by one of Team Deloitte’s sponsored athletes. “He took our group on an impromptu tour of this amazing place. So many athletes from all around the world. They have a whole community there and all of us were just wide-eyed.”
A few years later, Ryan found himself in a Deloitte-sponsored learning course called The Corporate Athlete. The course is designed to reveal your habits and then show you ways to improve, tweak, or keep them—and according to Ryan—it changed his life.
“It started with diet and very quickly came to mental well-being and meditation, which I now do every day,” shares Ryan. “I find it to be an exceptional outlet for any anxious energy that I may have, but to also help me get focused before a fast-paced day of work.”
Not only has he found a habit worth keeping, but a community too. “There’s a weekly meditation session I’ve been joining for about a year and a half now that sprung up during the pandemic. It just never left my calendar. Whatever it is that is your passion, you are able to find a group here that feels the same way and wants to be a part of it with you.”
He’s most grateful for all the experiences he’s received. “It’s amazing that Deloitte recognizes the value of committing resources and time to the development and the mental well-being of employees. My favorite part of working here is how much I’ve been able to grow in that space while still working a fast-paced job.”
As a proud sponsor of and trusted advisor to Team USA and the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Deloitte continually strives to turn possibility into impactful realities.