Forward Together: Using Our Strengths to Motivate Teams & Make Progress
Soccer legend ABBY WAMBACH has led her team to greatness on the field again and again, and now she shares her unmatched perspective and energy with graduates, executive leaders, and teams in every industry. A hallmark of her uplifting events is her ability to instill her audience with confidence that their unique strengths and experience truly matter to their workplace and the world. Abby shares how teams can work together to leverage these strengths, stay motivated, and make progress toward any goal – from a sky-high sales goal to the launch of a new service, to greater equality and belonging, and beyond.
The Leader in All of Us
We all have the power to become trailblazers, and legendary athlete and bestselling author ABBY WAMBACH delivers a game-changing talk on how to step into this power. Focusing on fresh leadership qualities like kindness, mindfulness, and collaboration, Abby inspires her audience to find opportunities to contribute their leadership and help their teams, workplaces, and communities flourish. This winning talk can be tailored to recent graduates, early-career professionals, and executive leaders – Abby’s insights resonate with leaders at every level.
Equality: Time to Change the Game
ABBY WAMBACH has spent her entire life making the impossible happen. Dreaming of gold medals before women’s soccer was even an Olympic sport, Abby has spent years paving the way generations of women to come. An activist and advocate for equal pay and rights across the globe, Abby talks about issues ranging from closing the gender pay gap, finding your seat at the table, and using your power to open the doors for others. Abby shares how everyone can support and advocate for the LBGT community, and work to make spaces more welcoming and equitable for everyone. With humor, candor, and major motivational power, Abby shows audiences that there is a leader inside all of us, and we each have the power to make change.
Wolfpack: How to Come Together, Unleash our Power, and Change the Game
ABBY WAMBACH shares sage advice and compelling stories from her #1 New York Times bestselling book, WOLFPACK. Through Abby’s warm and uplifting message, audiences across industries will learn how to lead from the bench, turn failure into fuel, and bring it all to the table to find success. Abby shares candid lessons from her unmatched career and the challenges she’s faced fighting for gold medals, equal pay, and a more inclusive world, and her passion and perseverance serve as a beacon of motivation for individuals and organizations.
When talking leadership, motivation, and resilience, Abby Wambach brings a positive message teams need to hear
Legendary athlete and bestselling author ABBY WAMBACH has been motivating teams and audiences in powerful ways for decades. From her impact on the soccer field, which powered her team to numerous gold medals and World Cup championships, to her leadership in equal pay, inclusion, and philanthropy, Abby’s message is one of courage, tenacity, and togetherness that makes a lasting impact whenever she speaks.
Abby’s impact is undeniable. When Abby joined Dell Technologies for their sales kick-off meeting, they glowed, ”It all went perfectly...Abby was fantastic.” After a panel session at the Hogan Lovells conference, the host raved: “Abby was amazing. She was engaged with our panel, energetic, and passionate, and the session received a standing ovation. She was also a joy to work with, and it was one of our standout sessions at our partner conference.” Abby is able to deliver a keynote, share a candid fireside conversation, or participate in a well-rounded panel. LeadingAge loved Abby’s event with them, saying simply: ”Best keynote ever.” When it comes to commencements, Abby’s remarks are meaningful and motivational. Loyola Marymount University shared: ”Abby was transformational. In fact, I heard “the best commencement speaker we’ve ever had” stated several times including by our university president. Her remarks received a standing ovation."
Glennon Doyle & Abby Wambach on love, life, and making a difference
Beloved activist and bestselling author GLENNON DOYLE and soccer legend and bestselling author ABBY WAMBACH challenge audiences to tune into our innermost wants and needs, what Glennon calls “the voice of longing inside each of us.” This power couple, as profiled by the New York Times, are leading a revolution in authenticity by example.
Glennon and Abby are united in their activism, using their heartwarming story as a couple to discuss the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Glennon and Abby co-host the podcast WE CAN DO HARD THINGS with Glennon’s sister, Amanda. They also work together on wide-scale philanthropic initiatives with the all-women-led nonprofit Together Rising, of which Glennon is the founder. Abby sits on the Board of Directors. The nonprofit has raised over $30M for women, families, and children in crisis.
Opening their hearts and lives to audiences, Glennon and Abby speak their truths about leadership, inspiration, family, mental health, resilience, and more. Combining star power with warm humor, audiences leave with a strengthened sense of communities, priorities, and perspective.
Glennon Doyle & Abby Wambach get real on ‘We Can Do Hard Things’
Every week, beloved activist and bestselling author GLENNON DOYLE and her wife, soccer legend ABBY WAMBACH, join sister and cohost Amanda Doyle to discuss life’s hardest ups and downs on WE CAN DO HARD THINGS. Their community, the hyper-engaged “PodSquad,” is made up of millions of weekly listeners who connect both on social media and in person.
When Glennon launched the podcast, WE CAN DO HARD THINGS debuted #1 at launch and was named the #1 Top New Show on Apple Podcasts. WE CAN DO HARD THINGS has routinely charted in the top 20 overall – and top ten in the Society & Culture category – ever since. Now featuring her wife Abby and sister Amanda as cohosts, the trio share an earnest commitment to discussing hard topics leaves a lasting impression on audiences. They are joined by A-list guest stars such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, and Tarana Burke. Glennon, Abby, and Amanda leave no stone unturned.
Abby Wambach was a sensation at Dell Technologies, bringing star power and major inspiration
When legendary soccer player and bestselling author ABBY WAMBACH joined Dell Technologies for their sales kick-off meeting, she delivered a high-impact keynote that made major waves with the audience. The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller WOLFPACK is an expert in team-focused leadership and rising to meet the challenge at hand – leaving audiences inspired with her undeniable star power & actionable message.
Dell Technologies said of the event, “it went perfectly… Abby was fantastic” and the audience agreed: “’Best speaker ever! So excited for this!’ … ‘Such a great message’ … ‘Fantastic life example! Winning attitude!’ … ‘Selflessness and total class act! Leadership level 10!!!’ … ‘Wow! So inspiring and invigorating!’ … ‘Thanks, Abby!’ … ‘Gooooooooo Team!’”
Soccer legend Abby Wambach leads the WOLFPACK
Six-time U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist ABBY WAMBACH is a lifelong leader. She authored the inspirational #1 New York Times bestseller WOLFPACK and its companion, WOLFPACK (YOUNG READER’S EDITION), which was an Amazon.com “Best Book of the Year.” The book is based on her moving commencement speech at Barnard College. As co-host of WE CAN DO HARD THINGS with her wife Glennon Doyle and Glennon’s sister, Amanda Doyle, Abby often and openly discusses difficult topics such as gender, sexuality, anxiety, and sobriety with nuance and grace. Her passion, drive, and excellence are clear in any discussion of her life both on and off the field.
Abby’s motivational leadership ignites any setting. Hosts ranging from global industry leaders to university crowds consistently give rave reviews. Momentive Inc. said, “She was OUTSTANDING! The team felt so inspired and energized after her conversation. I think we could have listened to her for 5 hours.” Her unique experiences and electric energy captivate audiences. Ohio State University said, “I just wanted to let you know the event went AMAZING! Abby's message was so powerful and to truly impacted those in attendance.”
Olympian, Activist, Author, and Co-host of the We Can Do Hard Things Podcast
Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award. She was the United States’ leading scorer in the 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics.
An activist for equality and inclusion, she is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller WOLFPACK as well as the adaptation of WOLFPACK for the next generation, an instant New York Times bestseller.
Abby is the host of ABBY’S PLACES on ESPN+, in which she showcases what makes her beloved sport of soccer a worldwide sensation. Abby also co-hosts the WE CAN DO HARD THINGS podcast with Glennon Doyle, which debuted at #1 in May 2021 and was named the #1 New Podcast of 2021 on Apple Podcasts.
Abby lives in California with her wife Glennon Doyle and their three children.