Professional Athlete


$30,000 - $1,000,000+

Education Varies

Low Demand

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Warren Ward

Former Professional Basketball Player – Media Personality/Author/Entreprenuer 

I am a former Canada basketball national team member and also played professionally in the highest league in Germany. I was born in London, Ontario, my family and I lived there until I was 13. After which we moved to Brampton, thats been home ever since. I fell in love with the game of basketball in Brampton around the time I started high school. I knew I wanted to be a professional at a young age. I am used the game to further advance my life into various activities and business ventures.

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What is your educational background?
I attended the University of Ottawa where I was a solid student-athlete and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.

What are your daily responsibilities?
I am involved in promoting my first book and staying as mentally engaged as I can between business ventures and personal development. I have also started a sports talk podcast and was previously the on air media analysist for the Canadian NBL.

What hurdles did you face?
I have had to deal with many physical injuries as a result of being an athlete and from that spawned mental hurdles. I suffered two torn ACL’s and one recently, thus far. I also suffered a torn achilles. These injuries have had a significant effect on my career but they have never stopped me from returning to sport and competing at a high level. I often thought about quitting especially during the first two injuries but saner heads prevailed.

What advice would you give to the 15-18 year old version of yourself?
Believe in yourself. Hold true to what you know. Always speak your truths. Everything that happens in your life is happening for you, not to you. Embrace everything that comes your way and be grateful good or bad. Your story will be unlike anyone else’s. You’re legendary.

Core Responsibilities


Train daily 


Watch game film and study/prepare for upcoming opponents


Attend practices, games and potential community outreach events

Typical Workplace

  • Work is typically seasonal
  • Many spend much of the day in the gym or training facility
  • Some travel frequently and most athletes are forced to move/relocate

Attributes & Abilities 

Creativity Skills
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Organized & detail-oriented
Communication skills
Collaborative Skills
Computer skills

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