Sports Related Keynote Speakers
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Sports keynote speakers are world-class coaches, athletes, media broadcasters, and commentators covering all sports related disciplines. These keynote speakers are versed in historical changes in sports and the ever-changing analytics that define the big business of sport including recruiting, business operations, and overall customer experience with fans.
Jim Abbott Featured
Motivational Speaker, Former Major League Baseball Pitcher
The Major League Baseball pitcher who was born with only one hand, Jim Abbott shares with audiences the keys to adapting, persevering and removing obstacles to success.
Walter Bond Featured
Mr. Accountability, Business Consultant, Former NBA Player
While many know Walter Bond as a former NBA player, more and more people know Walter as a passionate and motivated speaker, author, and business coach with one goal: to help people see their full potential.
Gary Brackett Featured
High Performance Coach| Speaker| Mentor
Gary Brackett was a walk-on student athlete, to becoming an NFL Super Bowl champion and team captain, to owning multiple brands as a successful entrepreneur, Gary has a proven track record for translating championship-level success across multiple playing fields, teams, and individuals.
Joe Ehrmann Featured
Coach for America/SHIFTWHY, Former NFL Player
Joe Ehrmann has been a speaker, author, activist, and coach for more than 35 years. His book, “InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives,” explains how to become a transformational coach, changing lives and society by helping to develop healthy men and women.
Gian Paul Gonzalez Featured
Youth Education & Wellness Expert; Founder & Director of Hope + Future Foundation
Former NCAA First Team All-American forward, Gian Paul Gonzalez inspired the 2011 New York Giants to their Super Bowl victory with his famous “ALL IN” speech to the team which became a rally cry to win. His message gained national attention, being covered by ESPN, Fox News, and CNN.
Inky Johnson Featured
Author; Communicator; Former Collegiate Athlete; Adversity Overcomer
Inky Johnson is a survivor of a life-threatening injury from playing college football. Executives, sports teams, church members, and young people all benefit from the raw energy of his charismatic speaking. Whether the topic is leadership, teamwork, or perseverance, Inky inspires his audiences to embrace the challenges of life.
Jeremy Poincenot Featured
World Blind Golf Champion
Jeremy's journey of losing his sight at the age of 19 due to a rare eye condition called Leber hereditary optic neuropathy is both heartrending and inspiring. He shares how he embraced new reality, transforming what could have been a tragedy into an opportunity for growth and self-discovery.
Joe Theismann Featured
World Champion Quarterback, Broadcaster and Entrepreneur
Losing his successful football career at 35 to a serious injury, Joe Theismann learned firsthand how to think, analyze and reinvent in the face of adversity and change.
Troy Vincent Featured
NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations; Co-Founder of A Call To Men
Troy Vincent informs the business of the NFL through the unique lens of his previous roles as a player, a player’s union president, and the Senior Vice President of Player Engagement. Vincent is considered a national leader as an advocate against domestic violence and sexual assault.
Bill Walton Featured
Basketball Legend, Broadcaster, Humanitarian, and Survivor
Bill Walton may be the most colorful figure in sports. An ESPN broadcaster, Bill’s college and NBA championship teams are legendary. But chasing the dream took a nightmarish toll: 39 surgeries and spinal failure. Insightful, funny, and profound, Bill inspires with lessons about winning, losing, teamwork, and overcoming the odds.
Damon West Featured
Diversity & Inclusion Activist; Recovery Expert; Bestselling Author of The Coffee Bean
Damon West, M.S. Criminal Justice, is a motivational speaker and best-selling co-author (with motivational speaker Jon Gordon) of The Coffee Bean: A simple Lesson to Create Positive Change. His first book was, The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World.
Seven-time Tour de France winner, Cancer Survivor, Podcast Host, Endurance Athlete, and Managing Partner, Next Ventures (Venture Capital)
One of the most iconic athletes and recognizable names in the world, Lance Armstong’s incredible journey has a massive impact with audiences. Learn what it takes to be the best, to win at all costs (and then pay the cost).
National Baseball Hall Of Famer, 1989
Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 1989, Bench is considered "Baseball's Greatest Catcher". Over the years, he has maintained balance by using his celebrity status to aid several worthy causes.
Ross Bernstein, CSP, CPAE, Global Speaker Fellow
Inspirational Business Keynote Speaker & Best-Selling Sports Author
The best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books, Ross Bernstein is a peak-performance business speaker who’s keynoted conferences on ALL SEVEN continents. AND...Ross is just one of three speakers in the world to hold the CPAE (Speaker Hall of Fame), CSP, and the Global Speaking Fellow Designation.
Former NFL Pro & Motivational Keynote Speaker
JJ Birden helps individuals seize their opportunities in life. JJ was not the biggest, strongest, or fastest guy on the field, but he knew how to seize his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and maximize his success through dedication and hard work.
NFL Athlete | West Point Graduate | Well-Being Advocate | High Capacity Leadership Expert
Leaders today are finding themselves the type of tired that more sleep doesn't solve. Caleb Campbell's transformative approach helps leaders access a deeper capacity full of inner strength and courage - breathing new life into burned-out hearts and tired souls while strengthening resilience and sustaining high performance.
Underpinning Good Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace
Clarke and Carrie have been delivering leading edge talks since 2010. By sharing their lived experience, they obliterate the stigma that surrounds adverse Mental Health issues, especially addressing them within the workplace.
Academy Award Winning Filmmaker, National Geographic Photographer, Mountain Sports Athlete
Jimmy Chin is a photographer, filmmaker and mountain sports athlete known for his ability to capture extraordinary imagery while climbing and skiing in extremely high-risk environments. He began his professional career in 1999, and his talents were quickly recognized by top expedition leaders and outdoor brands.
The New York Times Bestselling Author, Hall of Fame Speaker, Award-winning Athlete
Dan Clark uses his unique extraordinary life experiences of soaring into space, fighting back from a paralyzing injury that short his football career, and interviewing the world's most successful business gurus, superstar athletes, influential celebrities, and military heroes, to customize every speech to the specific needs of every meeting planner.
David L. Cook, PhD
Top Sports Psychology, Consultant, and Best-Selling Author on the Mental Advantage.
Dr. David L. Cook, top sport and performance psychology expert, best selling author, and award winning film producer. Dr. Cook served as the mental training coach for the San Antonio Spurs for eight years that included their two World Championships.
Bob Costas has won twenty-nine Emmy awards - more than any sports broadcaster. His versatility has been recognized with awards and nominations in the categories of hosting, play-by-play, writing, journalism, news, and entertainment.
Olympic Gold Medalist | Goalie, 1980 USA “Miracle on Ice” Hockey Team | Board Member of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Jim Craig has been called the backbone of a team that accomplished one of the most extraordinary and memorable sports victories of all time. He went on to play professionally and transitioned to tremendous success in the business world which he still enjoys today.
Currently, Courtney is an ultra marathon runner living in Colorado. She holds the women's American record for distance run in 24 hours at 159.3 miles, overall winner of the Moab 240 Mile Endurance Run in 2017.
Former NFL & NBA Business Executive; Leadership & Sales Expert; Best-Selling Author
Paul speaks about the power of CONFIDENCE becoming your competitive advantage, insights learned as a 15-year NFL and NBA executive, now leadership and performance advisor to the world’s top brands. He delivers highly actionable solutions on how to play offense and close confidence gaps by making better decisions, faster.
CEO & Co-Founder of Hustle Clean, NFL Pro Bowl Running Back
Undersized & overmatched 5’8” NFL Running Back, 7 teams in 9 years. Went from poverty to peak performance through hard work, grit, perseverance, hope.
Underdog Fan Favorite, ProBowl Player, #65 of 2015’s Top 100 players
Successful entrepreneur; Co-Founder of Hustle Clean featured in Target, Walmart, Kohl's.
Witty, humble, inspiring
Olympic Champion and Cancer Survivor
Scott Hamilton is the living example that “good guys CAN finish first!!” He is an Olympic Champion, television broadcaster, philanthropist, motivational speaker, author, husband, father, cancer survivor, and eternal optimist.
Legendary Golf Instructor & Author of "The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods"
Legendary Golf Coach, Hank Haney, reveals clear and passionate guidelines on reaching and achieving success. He has applied his coaching to tour championship players Tiger Woods and Mark O'Meara.
Motivational Olympic Medalist, American Record Holder, Honor Student, and Breast Cancer Survivor
If there’s an art to overcoming obstacles, Chaunte Lowe takes the gold. The world-renowned high jumper lives to conquer barriers, racking up 4 Olympic games appearances, 3 global championship medals, 3 American records. She achieved most of these accomplishments while also holding the title of “mother of three.”
Dr. James Maas
Nation's Top Sleep Educator, Chancellor of the United Institute, Award-Winning Professor
World famous sleep educator gives a dynamic program with incredible take-away value that constantly receives standing ovations. The information provided with audience interaction will increase daytime alertness, psychological mood, productivity, creativity, athletic prowess, general health and longevity
Juan Pablo Montoya Montoya
World Famous F1 Racing Driver
Juan Pablo Montoya Roldán (born September 20, 1975) is a Colombian race car driver known internationally for participating and winning in Formula One and CART race competitions.
Jim Morris, The Rookie
Motivational Speaker | Former MLB Pitcher | Inspiration for Disney's movie "The Rookie" | Author | Consultant | Educator | Coach
Jim Morris is the subject of Disney's film "The Rookie." He's the science teacher/coach who made a bet with his baseball team; if they won district he would try out for an MLB team. They did, he did and made it to the major leagues in three months!
Kyle & Brent Pease
Ironman Champion Triathletes
Diagnosed with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy as a child, Kyle Pease had grown up supporting his athlete brothers Brent and Evan from the sidelines. While his condition limited his ability to play sports, it didn't dampen Kyle's passion for them, nor did it stop them from including Kyle in everything.
Extreme Athlete - Ran 52 Marathons in 52 Weekends
Dane Rauschenberg is the extreme athlete who successively ran a certified marathon every weekend in 2006- 52 in total. Dane has quickly become a sought-after motivational speaker for not only races of all distances, but also universities, corporations and businesses nationwide looking for someone to create a spark.
Former Navy SEAL Officer, Author of Orange Wounded Warrior Sign at Bethesda Naval Hospital
Jason Redman joined the Navy on September 11, 1992 and spent eleven years as an enlisted SEAL. On September 13, 2007, outside of Fallujah, Iraq, Lieutenant Redman’s Assault Team came under heavy machine gun and small arms fire and he was severely wounded in the ensuing firefight.
A Broken Body isn't A Broken Person
Deepak Chopra calls Janine a Change Agent. Maria Shriver calls her an "Architect of Change." Her spellbinding, inspirational keynote blends the talent of a consummate storyteller with a message of resilience, defiance, acceptance and human potential.
U.S. Paralympic Athlete; Retired U.S. Navy Officer
Brad is blind. As a part of his rehabilitation process Brad returned to the pool, and after a few months of training earned a spot on the US Paralympic National Team for swimming. At the 2012 Paralympics, he competed in seven events, earning two Gold medals and one Silver medal.
Alan Stein, Jr.
Performance Coach, Consultant, Speaker and Author
Alan delivers high-energy keynotes and interactive workshops to improve performance, cohesion and accountability. He inspires and empowers everyone he works with to take immediate action and improve mindset, habits and productivity.
Rocky (Rock-T) Turner
Author, Speaker, Radio-TV Personality, Former Professional Baseball Player
Professional baseball player turned DJ and radio personality, Rock-T aka Rocky Turner, has a heart to motivate people to stop making excuses and get it done.
Former Dallas Cowboy, Former ESPN Analyst, Entrepreneur, Real Estate Partner, and Speaker
Three-time Super Bowl champion and five-time Pro Bowl selection Darren Woodson joined ESPN as an NFL analyst in 2005. He appears on NFL Live and SportsCenter, as well as other ESPN platforms throughout the year.
Best-selling Author, Former Sports Illustrated Editor, CEO of sports PR firm and a Cancer Survivor
As an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, an eleven-time New York Times Best-selling author and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, Don Yaeger has fashioned a career as one of America’s most provocative thought leaders.