AT Spotlight: Angela Sneed

August 26, 2015 by Beth Sitzler

Since becoming an athletic trainer, Angela Sneed, ATC, has found a place in motorsports, caring for pit crew members. While caring for these industrial athletes, who oftentimes work nonstop during the 38-week season, is challenging as well as rewarding – especially when someone who was previously hurt excels, said Sneed, who merged her company Advanced Athletic Training Solutions with OrthoCarolina in 2013.
Sneed details the challenges she faces working with pit crews in the August/September NATA News. Continue reading to learn more about Sneed. 
Who has been a major influence in your life?
I would have to say my father was a major influence in my life. He taught me I could do whatever I wanted to do as long as I put my mind to it, work hard and do my best. I learned this by example when he played professional football. Every year during training camp, the press and critics would write a story and talk about how they thought Dad was too slow, too short, too something for his position as tight end, and every year he would prove them wrong and beat out other players for the starting position. I look back now and I remember how hard he trained and worked not only during season, but also in the off season. Especially in the off season, no one was there to tell him he had to go run, do sprints, lift weights – he just did it because he knew what he wanted, he had a goal and nothing was going to stop him from attaining that goal. That same mind set, drive and dedication also carried over to every other aspect of his life, even after he retired from football. That same mind set, drive and dedication was instilled in me. If it hadn’t been, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I would have given up a long time ago. Every goal I have set for myself, so far, has come to pass: becoming an athletic trainer; working for a large therapy clinic; learning every aspect clinical, business and marketing; working for sports teams, starting my own business; and successfully merging my business with another awesome company that I work for today, still allowing me to follow my passion.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something, don’t take things personally, let things roll off your back so you don’t stress as much and take time for you. Work hard when you work, but don’t be a workaholic – take the time to enjoy life outside of work. Life is too short.
Tell us about your most memorable experience on the race track.
Going to Victory Lane with one of my teams!
What do you like to do in your free time?
I am not one to just sit around. I became an It Works! distributor a year ago. I enjoy helping people change their lives by becoming healthier with the It Works! products, but also helping people become financially free and live the life that they want to live.
When I am not working in racing or with my It Works! business, I like to spend time with my dog, visiting with friends and exercising.
Three years ago, I made a bucket list of everything I would like to do but I never had the time. This year, I have really enjoyed marking activities off that list.
What is your favorite:
TV show: “The Goldberg’s”
Movie: “Just Go With It” and “Twister”
Book: The Bible and “The Success Principles”
Sports team: Football – Patriots; college football – Ohio State; baseball – Yankees
Color: Red

Posted by Beth Sitzler, NATA News Managing Editor (