Interview with Erfan Ardestani (@erfan.ardestani)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I start playing soccer since I was 6 and I made it to professional level when I was 19 and played for Iran’s U23 national team at 20 but last year I got injured and my pro career was over and I started my coaching career when I turned 24
Can you share the most interest in exciting happened to you since you started doing this?
Playing for Iran’s national team was the best thing that happened to me
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
Taking their time to work on their skills and not just depend on their talent
None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
Yes, there’s someone, I met an Iranian soccer legend Mr.Sajad Omidi, he saw me at a college game and recognized my talent and helped me to start my professional career, he mentored me along the way as well.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I was running soccer clinics for the kids in my hometown, Irvine, California
Do you have a favorite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“Never give up”
After high school, and first year of my College ball,
I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to make it to pro level, but I didn’t lose hope, just kept my head down and worked hard, and in one the games I met Mr.Sajad Omidi and he helped me to go to next level
How can our readers follow you on social media?
Follow me on Instagram Erfan Ardestani
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
My Iran U23 national team experience is highest point of my career