Noted author and coach Todd Gongwer, who wrote the successful book LEAD...for God's Sake, has been added to the speaker lineup for the 2017 ABCA Convention in Anaheim Jan. 5-8, 2017. Gongwer has spoken before countless organizations, including many college and university teams, professional organizations and major businesses.
Gongwer is first and foremost, a husband and father. His expertise in leadership and cultural dynamics comes from a broad range of experiences in the world of business and athletics, spanning over 25 years. He has held numerous executive positions in companies ranging from entrepreneurial start-up to public entity, while also serving as an assistant college basketball coach for over a decade.
Following the successful launch of the Need to LEAD program, a systematic approach to shaping team culture, Gongwer wrote LEAD...for God's Sake, a parable for finding the heart of leadership. As the popularity of the book grew, stories of its powerful impact surfaced in such noted publications as ESPN Magazine, Yahoo Sports, ESPN.com and Forbes.com. Testimonies from high profile coaches, business leaders, and educators from around the country continued to stream in, affording Gongwer the opportunity to work directly with some of the most successful leaders, teams and organizations in America.
Today, when Gongwer isn't coaching his own children, he travels throughout the country speaking, teaching, and coaching on the topics of leadership, purpose and cultural dynamics. He lives in Indiana with his wife Traci and their three children; Kaden, Kira, and their newest arrival from Haiti, Wadson.
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Notable Leaders Impacted by Gongwer's Message:
"An incredibly powerful message!...will inspire you to think more deeply about leadership and your true purpose in life!"
-John Smoltz, MLB Hall of Fame Pitcher
"A powerful message that challenges you to assess where you are as a leader in all facets of life! I've read it multiple times."
-Brian O'Connor, Head Coach, 2015 NCAA Champion Virginia
"This book will reach deep into your heart and help you find the leader you really want to be; at home, at work, on the field, EVERYWHERE! - A must read."
-Gary Gilmore, Head Coach, 2016 NCAA Champion Coastal Carolina
"Regardless of where you are in your leadership journey, this book will connect with you in some way!"
-Tracy Smith, Head Coach, Arizona State
"An inspiration...A must read for all coaches!"
-Monte Lee, Head Coach, Clemson University
"Outstanding! An excellent reminder of why we do what we do."
-Jake Boss, Head Coach, Michigan State University
“A powerful message…clear, concise, entertaining and understandable.”
-Urban Meyer, three-time National Champion Football Coach