Christian Ross

Christian is the co-owner of UpNext Sports Consulting, a company that provides strategic communications that allow its clients to effectively communicate and bring their visions to life.

Christian brings her expertise in brand perception, event management, and social media marketing to provide UpNext Sports Consulting by tailoring client messages to their target audience leading to proper exposure. With Christian’s multiple years of basketball experience as a stand-out player on and off the court and working with different local organizations, she has the experience to give the client what they need.​

Christian is also the Founder of Life Above the Rim, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating female student-athletes. Christian recently served as a General Manager and Game Day Operational Manager for the Dallas Skyline professional basketball team, an AAU Coach, trainer, and basketball coach at Prince of Peace High School.  She has a strong passion for preparing and training athletes on the court and giving back to her community.

 About Sivonnia DeBarros

Sivonnia DeBarros – the Protector of Athletes – is a first-generation lawyer and law business owner, woman in business and a former track and field Division-I College athlete. DeBarros is passionate about helping athletes in business protect their brands through collaborative partnerships, education and support necessary to carry them to the next level. DeBarros’s practice areas are Business, Employment, Sports, and Entertainment. Learn more about her services at and


Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Brad Sugars

Internationally known as one of the most influential entrepreneurs, Brad Sugars is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and the #1 business coach in the world. Over the course of his 30-year career as an entrepreneur, Brad has become the CEO of 9+ companies and is the owner of ActionCOACH®