Yvenson Bernard, former NFL running back talks about the mindset of transition and how he dealt with “change” mentally and emotionally within his professional career. His story starts at the University of Oregon State, where he became one of the most prolific running backs in Pac-10 history, destined to be drafted in the 2008 NFL draft. When this dream was not realized, Yvenson dealt with many transitions throughout the NFL, CFL, and eventually leaving the sport of football. He speaks in detail about his motivation, which was to provide for his father and brother, Giovani Bernard, but the core of his story is how he mentally transitioned out of football into his current role at Oregon State University. Yvenson’s story is as authentic as it comes when dealing with adversity and change.