Our Team


Founder & CEO

Danielle Berman has dedicated her career to helping athletes understand their full potential. She works to provide athletes with resources and a community to help them succeed in all aspects of their lives. Her focus on the athlete as an individual rather than a cog in the sports industry machine has helped her create unique opportunities and impact in the sports space.

Through Tackle What’s Next, Danielle works to provide athletes of all ages, sports and circumstance the opportunity to focus on what’s next in life after sports. She founded the Tackle What’s Next movement with the goal of providing athletes with a safe space to discuss the challenges of transitioning out of sport as well as share resources that can help.

Danielle is also passionate about educating athletes and nonprofits on the best ways to work together to create social impact. Rather than recreating the wheel or competing against likeminded initiatives, she aims to encourage athletes and nonprofits to work together and bridge the gap between sports and philanthropy to create sustainable community impact. She founded Tackle What Matters to put her knowledge and experience to good use guiding professional athletes and organizations who want to make an impact in the community. She aims to ensure that the projects athletes take on in the community are sustainable and truly impactful.

This year Danielle launched the Big League Philanthropist podcast to highlight the work that high level athletes are doing to make the world a better place. The podcast aims to share the athlete’s inspiration for making an impact and why they are passionate about the causes they support.

Danielle has worked primarily with athletes, both current and retired, for nearly a decade and is passionate about helping them achieve their goals outside of sport. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Sports Management and a minor in Public Communications. Danielle earned her Sports Philanthropy Certificate from George Washington University.

To contact Danielle, please email danielle@tacklewhatsnext.com.