theClubhouse® and IMPACT Learning Institute Partnership

by Lou DePaoli, Managing Director General Sports Worldwide and theClubhouse®
May 19, 2022

One of the keys to success in business, and especially the sports and entertainment industry, is to have a network of people you trust, count on, and will find ways to work together on projects because you know they will deliver! Luckily for me, Felisa Israel – co-Founder of IMPACT Learning Institute, is one of those people in my network for over 20 years because she meets all of the criteria above, is a great person, a trusted friend, and she knows the sports and entertainment business inside and out!

Therefore, we are happy to announce that theClubhouse® is going to be strategic partners with IMPACT Learning Institute to provide even more resources to those looking to get into the sports and entertainment industry.

IMPACT Learning Institute is a professional development program hosted by UCLA Anderson School of Management that bridges the gap between education and employment and prepares students for careers in the Sports, Entertainment, and Media industries. Through this 4-week summer program (online and in-person options available), students learn how to break into these industries and gain the tangible skills necessary to jumpstart their careers and stand out among their peers.

IMPACT's proven formula of professional development training, executive mentorship, experiential learning, and real-world work experience, combined with unparalleled access to high-level executives, influencers, and decision makers, primes students for early-stage success and gives them the tools to be the ideal young professional in world-class organizations.

Check out just a few of the confirmed executive speakers below, with many more TBA!

  • Angeline Buenaventura - Creative Talent Development Manager, Netflix
  • Brian Fitzsimmons - Director, Programming & Product Operations, Barstool Sports
  • David Denenberg - SVP, Global Media Distribution & Business Affairs, NBA Entertainment Inc
  • Evan Warner - Partner & Talent Agent, William Morris Endeavor
  • Jay Harris - Journalist & Sportscaster, ESPN
  • Liliahn Majeed - Global Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Officer, Universal Music Group
  • Noël Mirhadi - Music Booking Agent, United Talent Agency
  • Russell Silvers - Chief Operating Officer, AEG, Global Partnerships
  • Scott O'Neil - Former CEO, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, New Jersey Devils & Philadelphia 76ers
  • Shawn Bennett - Executive Producer, Event Presentation, Golden State Warriors

To learn more about these programs please visit; IMPACT Online or IMPACT In-Person.

theClubhouse® Discount: IMPACT is offering a special 10% discount to all members of theClubhouse®! Type “theClubhouse®” in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section of the application to receive the discount.

Enrollment is open now for this summer's online (May 23 - June 17) & in-person (June 20 - July 15) programs! Registration for the online program is open until Friday, May 20th, and Friday, June 17th for the in-person program, so apply ASAP to join this incredible experience.