LaFrances O’Neal

Clinton, Maryland, United States

LaFrances O’Neal®©™ is very personable, disciplined, and a strong-willed individual who love sports and is a great team player. Mrs. O’Neal is a proactive “do-er”, values high quality of work, and can juggle multiple tasks with ease. She has over 15 years of Contract Negotiation, 10 years of playing experience in prep school and college basketball and 6 years coaching experience. Mrs. O’Neal also has over 10 years as an Athlete Agent Advisor for NBA, NWBA and NFL with Sports Management Worldwide LLC.

Results-oriented Talent Manager and Recruiter with fifteen years of experience in talent acquisition across a broad range of industries. Success in leading effective strategies to improve recruitment and retention, foster relationships with educational partners, families and create new recruitment pipelines. Performed full-life cycle recruiting to include pre-closing of candidates.

She has the ability to deliver all facets of recruiting success throughout the organization. Also, for the development of local and national recruiting plans, employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources as well as developing new, creative recruiting ideas

Mrs. O’Neal’s professional skills include the following;
• Time management skills– As an Athlete Agent Advisor, she has the ability to turn around contracts and complete negotiation processes in a timely manner
• Sports knowledge– she has a strong knowledge of the sports for which her clients play, as this knowledge can be drawn on when negotiating contracts or building client relations.
• Negotiation skills–As an Athlete Agent Advisor, she has the ability to make both demands and concessions that are in her clients’ best interests
• Communication– She has the ability to communicate through both the written and spoken word when dealing with players, lawyers, team owners, and companies seeking endorsements
• Analytical skills– she has the ability to analyze contract specifics, endorsement deals, and other documents pertaining to their clients’ finances
• Interpersonal skills– Mrs. O’Neal is a “people person”; the ability to talk to everyone from high-profile players and wealthy team owners to college players and other agents is crucial for success in this field
• Multi-tasking– handling various clients at different stages of contract negotiations and seeking new clients calls for sports advisor agent’s to regularly display these skills
• Market share data for primary and secondary facility service lines, ensuring that strategic priorities are identified for both physicians and patient populations.
• Professional demeanor and demonstrated leadership ability; composed and effective under pressure and able to adapt to new and changing business conditions.
• Strong interpersonal, decision-making, and technical skills; must be able to introduce new ideas, processes, and tools to improve company performance.
• Strong organizational skills.
• High energy; an ability to function in a high growth, entrepreneurial environment
Moreover, she has great interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, organizational, and a high degree of self-motivation. Ability to motivate led and evaluates a large and diverse staff while promoting creativity, innovation and resourcefulness.