On a bi-weekly basis, Louisville Women’s Sports posts the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Parks & Weisberg “Business Profile” , and it features a local successful businesswoman with former student athlete experience. To learn more about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Parks & Weisberg, visit: www.bhhsparksweisberg.com.
If there is a specific local businesswoman that you’d like to be featured, email future suggestions to email@example.com. Olivia Wrocklage is the subject of this week’s feature.
What is your athletic background and education?
I started running track when I was in fifth grade and continued until I was 22. When I came to Assumption High School, I joined cross country to stay in shape for track. I loved my team, the sport and I earned a scholarship to run at Bellarmine University where I received my degree in Business Administration and Communications. After I graduated, I pursued a career in real estate and I knew I couldn’t give up track. I am now a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Parks & Weisberg along with being the sprint coach at Assumption.
How did athletics teach you to overcome adversity in the workplace?
As an athlete, you always want to be the best while staying realistic but that is not always the case. Athletics helped me to be okay with not always winning and pushed me to work harder so I could be the best. Working hard always wins in my eyes. I will always have that competitive edge in me.
What was the most challenging point of your athletic career?
Letting my team, coach, and myself down. Not every race is a perfect race but not showing my full potential was a disappointment to me. That was the most difficult aspect of being a track athlete.
What has been the most challenging point in your professional career?
The most challenging point in my professional career has been my drive “to win the race.” I want to be the best and as a realtor it is a very competitive industry. When I’m not winning, I push myself to figure out why and how I can make a change. I love the competition though, it gives me that push that I think everyone needs.
What is your advice to young student athletes today?
Don’t worry about what other athletes are doing just focus on you. And have fun!