In memory of Bernice Stanmore Perkins - April 18, 1923 - July 6, 2018

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About Us

Our Team

Sidney and Takisha Moncrief, with a wealth of knowledge and combined experience in sports, business, leadership and education, offer unique and innovative solutions through training and resources. 

Sidney Moncrief is a 5X NBA All-Star, 5X member of the NBA All-Defensive team, 2X NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and an NBA All-Pro. He is a former NCAA Division I head coach (UALR) and NBA assistant coach (Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks.) Coach Moncrief also led an international team as head consultant in Beijing, China. He has served on the board of directors for a Fortune 500 company and as president of various retail auto dealerships. Sidney is author of six books.

Takisha Moncrief is a former classroom teacher, literacy coach, school improvement supervisor, and professional development specialist. She has spent nearly 20 years in K-12 education serving children, teachers and parents. She specializes in curriculum design, development, and delivery. In 2009, the National Staff Development Council recognized Takisha for being a distinguished professional learning educator. She is the creator of Develop Me From A to Z and co-author of Your Passport to Becoming a Valuable Team Player.  

Our History

The formation of our company is deeply rooted in a firm commitment to being Game Changers. Originally a basketball development organization in 2003, the company has evolved into designing and delivering professional development in areas of team enhancement, leadership, fatherhood and career readiness.

Our Mission

Our goal is to create an impactful experience that will change the game for all involved. The Game Changer mission, through combined effort from students, adults and the community, is to enthusiastically and positively change the entire trajectory of overall performance by enhancing teamwork and creativity, while explicitly teaching leadership and enhancing sought after soft skills.     

Read what participants are saying about our sessions

“I appreciate you two taking the time to travel to Whitewater. I had a very insightful experience. I am leaving this workshop a better leader and more polished salesperson”

"Great energy! I've been to many workshops and this has been one of the most interactive."

"Learn more today than in many of my classes."

"Excellent workshop! I loved learning the importance of "soft skills" and developing my elevator pitch."

" Thank you so much for coming! Thank you guys for making this so applicable to life so that anyone can connect as well as get something out of it."

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Nonprofit ‘changing the game’ for young people in Little Rock

What is a Game Changer? We’ve all probably heard the term at one point or another, but what does it mean. Well, Random House Dictionary defines it this way: “a person or thing that dramatically changes the course, strategy, character, etc., of something.”

By that definition, former Razorback and Milwaukee Bucks star, Sidney Moncrief was most definitely a “game changer” throughout his basketball career.

But now Moncrief is more interested in being a different kind of Game Changer through the Moncrief Institute for College and Career Readiness. 

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