Brandon "Cole" Coleman is a native of Prince George's County, MD. After graduating from Bishop McNamara High School, he then furthered his education by earning a football scholarship to Rutgers University. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Management and Labor Relations with a minor in Human Resources, he pursued his professional football career with the New Orleans Saints for five seasons.
Brandon has maintained an active role in his surrounding community while consciously displaying a spirit of humility, integrity, and high character to position himself as a positive role model for today's youth. Since retiring from the NFL, Cole is currently transitioning into his second act as an Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, Life Coach, and active Philanthropist.
Marcus Smith is a native of Columbus, GA. He played college football at the University of Louisville and played 6 seasons in the NFL with the Eagles, Seahawks, and Washington Football team. Marcus is now a speaker, entrepreneur, investor, author, Life coach, and philanthropist. He is a mental health advocate who also has a segment on IG live called “Men Talking Health,” which specializes in allowing guests to be free and open up about their dealings with mental health and other relatable topics. Marcus's personal experience with anxiety and depression throughout his life led him into this work. Shortly after his football retirement, Marcus founded The Circle of M Foundation with the mission to break the negative mental health stigma and unmask the feelings that cause anxiety and depression—breaking the chain that has kept our community silent socially and professionally for generations.
Joe played Offensive Line in the NFL for 8 seasons with both the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After retiring in 2017, he gave away all of his possessions, traveling the country for close to two years in his van, sharing the journey on his blog "Man Van Dog Blog," inspiring thousands along the way. He is an entrepreneur, investor, author and coach. He’s the Founder of The Härt Collective, an online community and group coaching program for former male professional athletes providing connection, tools, and education to help athletes during their transition out of sports.
Jay Barnett is a former professional athlete turned author/speaker and family therapist. He has a transparent and relatable methodology that allows for an instant connection to our youth—teaching self-worth through the word related to empowerment, encouragement, and, most importantly, mental stability. King Jay is no stranger to adversities. However, with strength and faith, nothing seemed impossible for him. Expressing his past frustrations and how he overcame his experiences as a youth has led him to become powerful beyond measure and his clinical methods.