Motivation: Anything Is Possible
Nate’s belief of “Anything is Possible” has served him well throughout his life and has made him especially fit to speak about finding one’s passions and their way in life. This motto also applies especially well to Military Veterans finding it difficult to acclimate back to civilian life. Nate’s can-do attitude is contagious and has helped many fellow veterans in moving forward with their lives, going back to school, or diving into new ventures.
Virtual Interactive Bootcamp (Not TOO Hard!) With Nate Boyer
Army Green Beret and former NFL player Nate Boyer knows how to engage your virtual audience, whether you're looking for a buzz-worthy main event, an ice-breaker, or a get-the-blood-flowing break in your virtual conference. He takes audiences through a challenging but accessible 25 minute workout, yet the real stretching comes through conversation, as Boyer has a way of breaking down the barriers that divide us. The virtual interactive workout serves as a playful warm-up to Boyer's always inspiring and often vulnerable conversations, as we see him navigate masterfully on his NFL social issues show Indivisible.
Overcoming Adversity: Finding Lessons In Everything You Do
It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice to become a Green Beret. Earning a starting job at a prestigious college football program, without ever playing the sport, is no easy feat either. Nate shares his experiences and what kept him focused while pursuing his various, seemingly impossible goals.
Post Traumatic Growth
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a real problem for soldiers returning home from the battlefield. The statistics are staggering. It is reported that at least 20-30% of soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan have PTSD and/or depression, with 22 veterans a day falling victim to suicide. Nate is passionate about helping veterans, as well as other individuals, acknowledge and turn the experiences associated with PTSD into a catalyst for Post Traumatic Growth. Post Traumatic Growth is about committing yourself to the future and not allowing past experiences on life’s battlefield to slow you down.
Former Green Beret Nate Boyer shares how he found his purpose in his film ‘MVP’ and in motivational events
Former active-duty Green Beret and former NFL player NATE BOYER is what many would call a renaissance man. Nate told Forbes he saw “the similarities in what these combat veterans go through and what these former professional athletes go through after they leave the field of battle or the field of play. After they lose the uniform.” Nate partnered with FOX NFL analyst Jay Glazer to found Merging Vets & Players (MVP) – a charity that focuses on empowering both combat veterans and former professional athletes and showing them they are never alone. And now, Nate’s story is the subject of his highly-anticipated directorial debut film MVP.
Boyer is a motivational speaker whose belief that “Anything is Possible” offers insights about overcoming adversity, inspiring your team, and finding the courage to believe in your dreams. He’s spoken for groups including Microsoft, USAA, General Mills, Alaska Airlines, Marathon Oil, Emerson College, and more. Nate’s message that resonates with people from all walks of life and a leaves the audience thinking about the power of their ‘why’.
Former Green Beret and NFL player Nate Boyer beats zoom fatigue with his interactive and engaging appearances
NATE BOYER, Army Green Beret and former NFL player, is sought after by national organizations to engage audiences with a 25 minute virtual bootcamp (don't worry- nothing too strenuous!) to get everyone up and moving, followed by group conversation focused around Nate's philosophy of living with purpose and the belief that anything is possible. The virtual interactive workout serves as a playful warm-up to Boyer's always inspiring and often vulnerable conversations, as we see him navigate masterfully on his NFL social issues show Indivisible. During quarantine, Nate helped audiences fight the emotional distancing that comes with physical distancing, connecting body, mind and soul, a formula that works for his initiative Merging Vets and Players (MVP), helping those warriors share each other's strength and experience. Nate's workouts + conversation is a high-energy, high-impact, interactive program, earning praise from groups like Microsoft, YPO, General Mills and USAA.
Nate Boyer is what many would deem a renaissance man. The Army Green Beret – who deployed to both Iraq & Afghanistan over his 10-year military career - is also a philanthropist, humanitarian, and former football player for the University of Texas Longhorns despite never playing a down of organized football prior to his time in the Special Forces.
After joining the US Army in 2005, Boyer earned the coveted Green Beret in December, 2006. He was stationed in Okinawa throughout most of 2007 with 1st Special Forces Group. In April of 2008, Nate was deployed with ODA 0324 10th Special Forces Group to Iraq and served his tour of duty until January of 2009. He then served tours in Afghanistan from April-August, 2013 (Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan) and from April-August, 2014 (ODA 3116 3rd Special Forces Group). In addition to his deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Boyer completed a number of JCET (Joint Command Exchange Training) Missions to Israel (2009), Bulgaria (2011), and Greece (2012).
In 2015 he became the oldest rookie in NFL history at the age of 34 while playing for the Seattle Seahawks. His road to the NFL started as a five-year player for the Texas Longhorns. Boyer served as the No.1 long snapper on PAT/FG’s his last three seasons and also handled punt-snapping duties during 2013-14. He played in 39 career games. In 2012 Boyer received the Disney Spirit Award at the ESPN College Football Awards, which is given to the most inspirational figure in college football. In 2013 the National Football Foundation awarded him with the coveted Legacy Award. He was named to the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which recognizes players whose charitable involvement and community service contributions stand out among all other student-athletes; was a three-time first-team Academic All-Big 12 choice (2012-14); and was first-team Capitol One Academic All-American in 2013. Boyer was named 2012-13 Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year and in 2012 became the first-ever recipient of the Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). In January of 2015, he played in the Medal of Honor Bowl in Charleston, SC.
Boyer has embarked on a wealth of colorful adventures and life-changing experiences: he has backpacked solo throughout much of Europe and Central America, worked for a year on a fishing boat in San Diego, gone fly fishing in Kamchatka in Russia, worked as a big brother and mentor for children diagnosed with Autism, and volunteered at Refugee Camps in the Darfur region of Sudan/Chad border. Being a member of both the military veteran and athlete community, he saw an opportunity to team up both populations to tackle their transition struggles together through Merging Vets & Players (MVP), a charity he co-founded with Jay Glazer.
Nate currently works in Film and TV as a producer, director, writer, actor, and host. After from being cast in several movies and shows, in 2018 he co-created, executive produced, and hosted the NFL Network series: Indivisible with Nate Boyer which featured NFL cities, players, and community leaders across America, discussing issues relevant to their communities and how football unites us all to solve these problems. Aside from directing his first feature film in 2020, MVP, Nate is currently hosting the new Discovery Channel series, Life Raft which premieres worldwide next spring
Boyer’s belief that “Anything is Possible” has served him well throughout his life and has made him especially fit to speak about finding one’s passions and living with purpose for other people. Nate’s can-do attitude is contagious and his inspirational story resounds with any audience; students, veterans, businesspersons, athletes and people from all walks of like can take something away from his unique story.