Lessons in Leadership: Putting Others First
In this compelling talk, legendary football coach Urban Meyer shares with audiences his philosophy for building a strong culture of teamwork. Meyer offers leadership lessons and invaluable insights from his award-winning career, motivating audiences to “Put somebody ahead of you – if you want to be a great husband, put your wife before you. If you want to be a great parent, you should put your children before you. You want to be a great teammate? Put your teammates before you.”
Building a Winning Team
Award-winning and record-setting football coach Urban Meyer shares the keys to empowering people to achieve things they might never have thought possible. Focusing on creating a culture of success and finding commitment to a common purpose, Meyer shares his inspiring game plan for taking control and turning setbacks into victories for a team, a family, or a Fortune 500 company.
One of the most prolific coaches in football history, Urban Meyer’s accomplishments have cemented his legacy in college football history. For Meyer and his family, faith – and philanthropy – are key tenets in Meyer’s life and have contributed to his successes on and off the field, and he shares insights about his faith journey in this empowering talk.
Coach Urban Meyer inspires young audiences in empowering keynotes about building a winning team culture
As a prolific coach with one of the highest winning percentages of all time, URBAN MEYER has built a case for his inclusion on the Mount Rushmore of college football coaches. Boasting an incredible 187-32 overall record, 3 national championships, and numerous “Coach of the Year” awards, Meyer is a highly regarded expert when it comes to motivating winning teams and recruiting top talent. In addition to his incredible record, Meyer prides himself on developing young players and building a winning team culture for long-range success. Audiences consistently share positive feedback about his motivational keynotes, like his speech at Grambling State University: “Anytime you get someone of his caliber to spend an evening, an entire day with you, it’s an honor and truly amazing” and ”Anybody that can make you better in a matter of minutes is someone that you want to be around.”
In a widely broadcast commencement address to Ohio high school graduates, the former Ohio State Head Coach delivered an impactful speech about how teams can thrive in the midst of difficult situations, and shared how to create a team culture centered around unity and selflessness. Meyer has consistently built a team culture which supports winning teams that are able to overcome obstacles, and find the unity required to make it to the top. In his compelling talks, Meyer leaves audiences with a better understanding of how to work together, and the empowering rewards of alignment for any team or organization.
One of the most prolific coaches in college football history, Urban Meyer’s accomplishments have cemented his legacy in college football history. His commitment to all facets of life, both on and off the field, will soon land him a place in the Hall of Fame.
Born and raised in Ohio, Meyer attended the University of Cincinnati where he starred as a defensive back before earning his bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Shortly thereafter, Meyer earned a master’s degree in sports management from Ohio State University and subsequently began what would become one of the most decorated college football coaching careers in history.
Meyer’s illustrious head coaching career features a 186-32 record and the third highest winning percentage in college football history (.853), including three national championship titles (2006, 2008, 2014).
Meyer is the only modern day coach to win national championships in two different conferences, and he is one of only two coaches to win national titles at multiple universities. Moreover, Meyer is the only coach in major college football history to have four different winning streaks of at least 20 games (20 with Utah/Florida; 22 at Florida; 25 with Florida and Ohio State; and 23 at Ohio State).
His six-year tenure at the University of Florida also nabbed him “Coach of the Decade” in December 2009, along with an astounding seven “Coach of the Year” awards.
Faith and philanthropy are key tenets in Coach Meyer’s life and have contributed to his successes on and off the field. Urban’s first book, the New York Times bestseller, Above The Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life From a Championship Season, gives readers the wisdom and inspiration for taking control and turning setbacks into victories. Joining the fight against cancer, Meyer and his wife, Shelley, founded the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research in 2012, which is a general cancer research support fund dedicated to advancing cancer research for all cancers. The fund helps recruit experts in the field of cancer research to Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.
In 2019, Meyer joined FOX as college football studio analyst, appearing on the network’s Big Noon college football pregame show.