Austin Hedges

Austin Hedges Inspires the Team was honored to have one of their neighbors from Petco Park, Austin Hedges, speak as a guest for its speaker series highlighting inspirational San Diegans. Hedges shared his journey of becoming a professional player, and why the word “journey” means so much to him.

The Padres Catcher shared a glimpse into his professional career saying that since beginning his career, he has put in thousands of hours of work, sacrificed comfort, and overcame the roadblocks associated with being one of the hundreds of players vying for one spot on a professional team. Hedges describes his journey as the process that made him the player he is today and believes himself to be a better player because of the challenges he has overcome along the way.

Hedges, a millennial like the majority of employees, also encouraged the team to embrace their age and be confident in leadership positions despite it. He concluded his talk by challenging UE employees to incorporate discipline into every aspect of their lives, ultimately bringing consistent success versus the concept of motivation, which may only last a few days. The UE team walked away feeling inspired to take on their own new challenges and to apply this concept of discipline into their everyday lives. feels extremely lucky to have the Padres Team as neighbors in East Village, and is thankful to Austin Hedges for sharing his story with the company. Go, Padres! 

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