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Gabby Douglas
2012 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST

Gabrielle Douglas is a US Women's Artistic gymnast. At the 2012 London Summer Olympics, she won gold medals in both the team and individual all-around competitions. Gabrielle is the first woman of color of any nationality and the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the Individual All-Around Champion. She is also the first American gymnast to win gold in both the gymnastic individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympic games.  More about Gabby


Glenn Beck
GAMECHANGER – BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND FOUNDER AND CEO OF MERCURY RADIO ARTS

Glenn Beck is the CEO & Founder of Mercury Radio Arts. Beck is one of America's leading radio and television personalities, and author of #1 New York Times bestsellers in both fiction and non-fiction. The Glenn Beck Program is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks and is the third highest-rated national radio talk show among adults ages 25 to 54. Glenn is married with four kids... More about Glenn


Tim Tebow
NFL QUARTERBACK AND PHILANTHROPIST

Widely recognized as one of the greatest college football players of all time, Tim Tebow's collegiate career as a Gator at the University of Florida culminated in two national championships and his being honored as the first sophomore recipient of the Heisman Trophy. A first round selection in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos, Tim burst onto the national stage as he led the franchise to the 2011 NFL Playoffs for the first time in six years. Now Tim is suiting up with the New York Jets. A fierce competitor with a strong work ethic, Tim is a leader his teammates trust and respect. More about Tim


Bob Beaudine
BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND CEO OF THE NATION'S LEADING SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM

Bob has recently been named one of the most powerful people in college sports. He manages as the Wall Street Journal states it, “the nation’s leading executive search firm in sports/entertainment”. He has helped shape the leadership teams of some of the world’s most innovative and dynamic businesses — NBA, Major League Baseball, Hockey, Tennis, Rodeo, PGATour, Arena Football, US Olympics, NASCAR, Professional Bull Riders, Horse Racing, and Ultimate Fighting Championships. He has interviewed & coached Senators, Governors, Generals, CEO’s, University Presidents, Top Athletic Coaches and Studio Presidents.
Bob Beaudine is a dynamic, engaging speaker who vibrantly speaks on a multitude of topics centered around his bestselling book, “The Power of “WHO”.  Sports Illustrated calls him, “The top front-office matchmaker in sports”. He is a graduate (1977) of Southern Methodist University with a bachelor of business administration degree. Bob and his wife Cheryl have been married for 27 years and have three fabulous daughters.
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Dr. Yolanda Bruce Brooks
FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL - THE SPORTS LIFE TRANSITIONS INSTITUTE

Dr. Yolanda Bruce Brooks is the founder and principal of The Sports Life Transitions Institute. She has a lengthy history as a Professional Development and clinical consultant to corporate and sports executives, professional and amateur athletes, their families and numerous organizations. As a former Senior Director of Player Development for the National Basketball Association, Dr. Brooks was responsible for providing day-to-day support to the league’s team-level player programs and initiatives where she also operated as an intervention specialist for critical issues and incidents. Prior to assuming the NBA role she was engaged in National Football League efforts at the national and team levels. This included coordination of the development and implementation of a nationally recognized model program for the world-famous Dallas Cowboys football team, where she served as a Director for over seven years.  Dr. Brooks is passionate about the development of the “person in the player”.  She is the proud mother of three children (all athletes) and has been married to her soul mate, a physician executive, for 29 years. More about Dr. Brooks


Joe Ehrmann
THE MOST IMPORTANT COACH IN AMERICA

Joe was featured on the cover of Parade Magazine which called Joe "The Most Important Coach in America" because of his work to transform the culture of sports. Joe played professional football for 13 years for the Indianapolis Colts. He was an All-American football player and lettered lacrosse player at Syracuse University. Parade Magazine called Joe “The Most Important Coach in America”, because of his work to transform the culture of sports. He was named one of The 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute for International Sports.  Joe is an inspirational, dynamic speaker who works to promote growth, teamwork, effectiveness and individual responsibility. Joe and his wife, Paula, have four children and reside in Baltimore. More about Joe


Derwin Gray
PASTOR AND NATIONAL SPEAKER, FORMER NFL PLAYER

Derwin L. Gray attributes much of his success in life to his high school football coaches. Derwin is not only a former NFL defensive back who played safety for five seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and one season with the Carolina Panthers, he's also a graduate of Judson High and Brigham Young University. He is the first man in his family to have graduated high school and college. Raised in San Antonio, Texas, Derwin currently resides in North Carolina with his wife, Vicki, of over 20 years. Together they have two children, Presley (16) and Jeremiah (12). He is the founding and Lead Pastor of Transformation Church in Indian Land, South Carolina, named the 2nd fastest-growing church in America by percentage for 2010.  He's also the author of two books, the second of which is to be released in September 2013.  To download a free chapter of Derwin's latest book Limitless Life, please click here: http://nelsonfree.com/LimitlessLifeMore about Derwin


Grant Teaff
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION

Grant Teaff is Executive Director of the American Football Coaches Association. During the past 19 years, he has become one of the most effective administrators in intercollegiate athletics. Teaff’s outstanding career as a college coach has placed him in eight Halls of Fame, including the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, and the College Football Hall of Fame. He won 170 football games, two Southwest Conference championships and coached in 20 post-season bowls and all-star games. He was Coach of the Year six times in the Southwest Conference, and received National Coach of the Year Awards from the American Football Coaches Association and the Football Writers Association. More about Grant


Nick Vujicic
FOUNDER OF ATTITUDE IS ALTITUDE AND PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER

Imagine being born without arms or legs. What would you do? How would that affect your everyday life? Meet Nick Vujicic, pronounced ‘Vooy-cheech’. Born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia, without any medical explanation or warning, Nicholas Vujicic came into the world with neither arms nor legs. Throughout his childhood, Nick dealt not only with the typical challenges of school and adolescence such as bullying and self-esteem issues; but also struggled with depression and loneliness.  He constantly questioned why he was different than all the other kids surrounding... More about Nick


Matthew West
GRAMMY NOMINATED ARTIST AND PERFORMER

Grammy-Nominated Artist Matthew West grew up in Downers Grove, Illinois, and had dreams of playing professional baseball, until he realized his recruitment letter to a community college wouldn’t get him that far. Instead he exchanged his passion for baseball, and channeled his energy in to music. He attended Millikin University and released three independent projects before being signed to a major record label and releasing his debut studio album, Happy... More about Matthew


Jim Munroe

Jim Munroe, co-founder of the MAZE, has been bewildering audiences for the past decade by presenting a unique blend of psychology, illusion, intuition, humor, mystery, and danger. A native of Southern California, Jim engages the mind on multiple levels, ultimately pushing audiences to consider what is really true. The philosophical roots of Jim’s ministry most likely stem from Jim’s psychology degree at the University of Texas, where he also played baseball at the Division I...  More about Jim


Tommy Spaulding
SPEAKER

Tommy Spaulding is president of the Spaulding Companies Corporation, a national leadership development, speaking, training, consulting, and executive coaching organization.  A world-renowned speaker on leadership, Spaulding has spoken to hundreds of organizations, associations, educational institutions, and corporations around the globe.  His first book, It’s Not Just Who You Know (Transform Your Life and Your Organization by Turning Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships), is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today national bestseller.  More about Tommy


Cat Whitehill
Professional Soccer Defender

Catherine Reddick Whitehill is an American professional soccer defender currently playing with the Boston Breakers in the NWSL. She previously played for the Washington Freedom, the Atlanta Beat in the WPS, as well as the United States women's national soccer team from 2000 to 2010.  More about Cat


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