Geoff Callan, Hilary Newsom Callan, Ann Getty, Shyla Hendrickson, Doug Hendrickson
Doug Hendrickson is one of my dearest friends. He’s a top sports agents who represents some of the biggest names in sports, and despite being surrounded by celebrity athletes in a perceived star-studded industry, he’s more concerned about making sure his clients are staying grounded and helping them actualize their personal and professional goals. He’s not just about the game that’s being played on the field, but what kind of impact these players are making off the field. I admire that he treats his players more like family and less like clients, and that he is fully engaged and supportive of their philanthropic efforts, as well as spearheading many of his own philanthropic endeavors. In this Conversations with Hilary, Doug shows his true colors as a regular guy doing extraordinary things.
What do you believe to be your greatest accomplishment?
Fathering three great, healthy kids and finding an overachieving phenomenal wife. I still wonder why she married me and I think she still feels the same way.
What qualities do you think others love about you?
I think they love that I am fun, that I don’t take life too seriously, and I am very generous (probably way too generous).
If you could do anything other than what you currently do, what would it be?
I would own a small, intimate boutique hotel in the Caribbean.
What do you like most about what you do for a living/career?
I love the fact that I literally live the American dream where I can help mentor a young athlete who is very rough in many cases around the edges and watch them grow in their career over the years. I value seeing the impact that I have on their lives.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Take my three-year old son to the bathroom.
What’s your favorite thing to do on a Friday night?
Get together with some good friends, break some bread, have a cocktail and some good wine.
What were you passionate about in your younger years growing up?
Anything with a ball – basketball, baseball, football, golf – you name it, every sport possible from 6 am til 9 pm at night.
What are you passionate about now?
Giving back and trying to pave the right path for my three kids.
What’s your favorite season and why?
I love summer. I love sitting on a beach from sun up to sun down, or relaxing by the pool with a nice cold glass of CADE Sauvignon Blanc.
If you were a cocktail or a drink what would it be?
I would be grey goose lemonade – crisp, light, and refreshing.
What three things would you bring with you on a deserted Island?
My gorgeous wife, booze and great music
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
The Band – The Weight
If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
My dad. I was 17 when he died. I would love for him to meet my kids and wife.
Mick Jagger, because of the stories he must have.
Geoff Callan, Josh Johnson of the 49ers, Doug Hendrickson
If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?
The Fortunate One, because I feel very blessed to have a job where I love what I do and to be married to a phenomenal wife with three wonderful kids.
Do you have any regrets?
The one regret was not playing basketball in Czechoslovakia after college – because as the scout told me you will drink beer morning, noon and night and there were beautiful women there.
Being able to do what I want to do and live the way I want to live.
What are your personal core values?
Doing right by others, treating people with respect, and having integrity. Basically showing respect for other people no matter what they do, where they live, or what religion they practice.