About Isaac, Jaketra and Prince
Growing up in St. Louis Missouri, Isaac was heralded as “the best athlete to come out of Missouri in 25 years” by the St. Louis Post Dispatch in 1993. Isaac achieved a standout prep career at Parkway Central High School and excelled at football, basketball and baseball. He won All-Conference, All-Metro and All-State honors in football and baseball. In basketball, he won All-Conference honors. He was also named Missouri Player of the Year for football.
Isaac was heavily sought after by professional baseball teams and was the 24th round draft pick of the San Diego Padres right out of high school. However, Isaac decided to attend Kansas University and to play both baseball and football on a full ride scholarship to play as a Jayhawk. In college, Isaac dominated in both sports. In baseball, he played center field and was named Team MVP, 1st Team All-Big 12, 1st Team All-Big 12 Tournament and 2nd Team All-American.
After his junior year, Isaac was drafted by his hometown team, the St. Louis Cardinals in the 9th round. After a short stint in the minor leagues, Isaac returned to college to continue his education and his football career.
Playing wide receiver, Isaac was named Team MVP and 2nd Team All Big-12. Later that year, Isaac was drafted into the NFL and enjoyed a 6 year career in the NFL playing for the Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers. His high point came when he started in Super Bowl XXXIV for the Tennessee Titans against his hometown team, the St. Louis Rams.
Isaac ended his athletic career being drafted three times by three different professional teams in 2 sports.
After retiring from the NFL, Isaac has been focusing his time and expertise in developing both the physical and mental strengths of amateur athletes. Isaac has published a book titled “How to: Think Like A Pro, Act Like a Pro & Play Like a Pro” which he promotes by traveling across the country speaking to amateur athletes and coaches about maximizing their full potential not only physically, but mentally as well. Isaac’s granddad presented to him, during his freshman year in high school…the 8 principles that bridge the gap between professional and amateur athletes called the “Elite Process”. Isaac has proven that this process can help athletes succeed not only on, but off the field as well.
He has an outstanding reputation for speaking in front of large crowds at major events such as the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinics (which over 4,000 of the top high school and college coaches attended), Sports International Camps, major corporations, associations and high schools. Today, Isaac travels the country as a speaker, podcast and radio host and personal coach inspiring young athletes and showing them how to maximize their athletic abilities by using his Elite Process.
Jaketra Bryant, Licensed professional counselor, and a Relationship Expert, whom specializes in re-establishing and maintaining healthy relationships. Jaketra is a graduate of the University of Alabama and Argosy University. She has worked with various populations providing individual, group and family counseling. Jaketra currently works contracts with collegiate and pro-athletic teams to build stronger relationships to improve team performance and build all around healthy relationships with others.
She works from a family systems and DBT approach to provide psycho-education on the correlation of family, environment, and relationships. Jaketra teaches from a holistic approach to her athletic teams; showing the importance of mind and body when it comes to reaching peak performance. Jaketra Bryant has done extensive research on trans-generational trauma and relationships and speaks from state to state sharing this message.
As a therapist Jaketra Bryant strives to educate, empower and encourage other professionals through her speaking at various events and workshops. Jaketra excels in research and program development. She has worked with a variety of populations through her career in settings such as: partial hospitalizations, residential treatment centers, state prisons, jails, colleges, and in private practice.
Prince Ledbetter joined Elite Mental Training in 2011. He is an advisor/mentor for high school and college athletes. He’s a Certified Peer-to- Peer Educator. Prince is a graduate of Lindenwood University, and has a master’s in Professional Counseling. He currently works with collegiate and semi-pro-athletic teams to improve team performance using both physical and mental techniques. He also teaches from a holistic approach to his athletic teams; showing the importance of mind and body when it comes to reaching peak performance.
Prince is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the sports program. He provides educational training support to the coaches, student-athletes and their parents. He uses solution-focused techniques for athletic and academic achievement. He focuses on the transition from high school to college from a mental and physical standpoint. He also focuses on post athletic planning and using what you’ve learned to benefit you in life. Recently, he’s taken on the responsibility of scheduling and coordinating summer camps and coaches clinics. One of his primary focuses is remaining in compliance with the NCAA.