Award-Winning Keynote Speaker, Seven-time New York Times Best-Selling Author, long-time Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated and Business Leader. Don Yaeger has fashioned a career that spans more than two decades. As an author, his books have sold more than 2 million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. As an accomplished speaker, he delivers nearly 100 presentations a year to audiences as diverse as Fortune 25 companies and Cancer Survivor Groups, where he shares the story of his personal battle with cancer.
He is principally sought-out to discuss lessons on achieving greatness, learned from first-hand experiences with some of the greatest sports legends in the world. Throughout his writing career, Don has developed a reputation as one of America's most provocative journalists and has been invited as a guest to every major talk show – from Oprah to Nightline, from CNN to Good Morning America. Additionally, Don has been engaged as a Media Trainer to countless high-profile athletes, business leaders and elected officials.
Don Yaeger has received the highest earned designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA), the Certified Speakers Professional (CSP) Award.
- What Makes the Great Ones Great
- What Makes the Great Teams Great
- Turning Adversity into Advantage
- All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Little League
- What Will Your Legacy Be, And What Are You Doing to Ensure It?
- Building Your Personal Brand (Breakout Session)
- Institutional Reputation Management (Breakout Session)
- Crisis Management (Breakout Session)
- When the Media Comes Calling (Breakout Session)
Leadership, Motivation, Sports, Management, Coaching, Team Building, Media, Attitude, Success
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"The bottom line: you were fantastic. Your stories were moving and relevant, even at a conference where people tend to expect a focus on medicine and clinical issues." Executive Vice President, New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians
"Your down-to-earth, conversational presentation of 'What Makes the Great Ones Great,' along with the ability to weave that message into our conference themes and industry issues, truly inspired all in attendance. thank you for helping our members understand that Greatness is something achievable for any man with the will and discipline to strive for it. Yours is a message none of us will soon forget." Manager, Medical Society of Delaware
"I have no interest in sports, but this was not a sports speech. I have been watching and grading speeches for 30 years and this was one of the most poignant human interest and motivational speeches I have ever heard." Past President National Speakers Association and Inductee into the National Speakers Hall of Fame
"You possess the unique ability to captivate an audience and take them on an emotional roller-coaster ride. We laughed, we cried, and we were all inspired!" Exec. Director - Alabama Pharmacy Association
"I particularly enjoyed your encouragement of my team to see themselves as winners from the moment they wake up each morning. That ability to visualize victory is the kind of lesson every sales person can make use of." Vice-President - Hewlett Packard
"After having the opportunity to listen to Don’s message on leadership and Greatness, I immediately decided my team would find significant value by being exposed to Don and his philosophies on both business and personal growth and character." Senior Director - Microsoft Corporation
"Your Characteristics of Greatness presentation was overwhelmingly rated as the best motivational speech the employees had ever heard." Diversity Coordinator - Chevron
"Don's relevance to this theme was his relationships with today's professional athletes and what he has learned in developing excellence and a winning team. His presentation was on-point, humorous and heartfelt and the conference attendees enjoyed it tremendously." Executive Director - New Jersey Society of Association Executives
"Our management group was captivated and blown away by his stories and parallels of the sports world and life. It did exactly what I wanted - it made everyone pause and think about what they are doing as leaders and the way they are doing it." President - AmerTitle