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EONY: A Talk with Forbes’ Top Sports Agent, Nez Balelo

October 7, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT


Learn what it takes to win in all aspects of your professional life from one of the most successful sports agents in the industry today. In a series of candid and engaging conversations, Belalo shares his secrets on a wide range of topics including how to cultivate the mental toughness needed to push through tough and uncertain times, how to build inclusive teams positioned to win, and negotiation strategies for closing the big deals.


Conversations Include:

– Strategies for “Pushin Through” Times of Uncertainty & Tackling Adversity

– Secrets to Coalescing and Positioning Your Team for an “Against All Odds” Win

– Approaches to Inclusive Leadership for True Team Cohesion

– Strategies for Negotiating & Closing the Big Deals When You Need a Win the Most

– Finding your Footing After the Fall



Nice guys finish first. Nez Balelo is a Major League Baseball super-agent, representing such players as Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels, Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers, and many more MVPs and All-Stars. Raised in San Diego, CA of first-generation Portuguese descent, Balelo and his family migrated from the Madeira Islands where he was brought up in the commercial fishing industry. Balelo’s strong values and determination would eventually push him to realize his boyhood dream of becoming an MLB infielder, only to have that dream broken by a devastating injury that cut short his playing days. Adversity and opportunity became the catalysts for Balelo positioning himself as one of the most successful professionals in all of the sports.
His entrepreneurial pursuits launched when he opened up a baseball school outside of Los Angeles called West Coast Baseball School. At the same time, he accepted a job with the Atlanta Braves as a hybrid developer, scout, and consultant. Balelo’s 10-year-run with the Braves is where he nurtured his talents for building successful sports organizations, which he later applied in establishing and purchasing numerous baseball facilities. After a decade at the top of his game, Balelo drove his aspirations even higher by walking away from the Braves, selling his schools and branding licenses, and starting a sports agency with three players he mentored to play MLB.


This event is open to EO Member and guests. This event is offered by EO New York.

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October 7, 2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
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