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  • Don studies the greatest of all time, and brings their lessons to you.

  • Don studies the greatest of all time, and brings their lessons to you.

  • Don studies the greatest of all time, and brings their lessons to you.

  • Don studies the greatest of all time, and brings their lessons to you.

Don Yaeger Live and Virtual Presentations

Don has done the qualitative research that will impact the amount of discretionary
energy your team puts forth for your organization.

  • Corporate Competitor Podcast Available!

    Join Don Yaeger on his journey to sit with some of the brightest
    executives in the world as we discuss how sports shaped their
    professional trajectory in life.

  • Journey To Greatness: A 30-Day Master Course

    Reach your maximum potential with this video driven
    online course built from interviews with 2,500
    of the Greatest Champions of all time.

  • Live & Virtual Inspiration

    Don has done the qualitative research, and provides action plans
    proven to vastly increase the amount of discretionary
    energy your team exhibits every day.

  • What Makes The Great Ones Great

    Based on 2,500+ interviews, Don shares with your audience the
    habits of high performing individuals and how they inspire their pursuit
    of Greatness, both personally and professionally.

  • What Makes The Great Teams Great

    Don has interviewed and studied the greatest team-builders of all time.
    With both live and virtual presentations, Don reveals their secrets
    on how to build and sustain a championship culture.

  • What Makes A Great Teammate

    How do you build a “team of teammates?” How does one become invaluable
    without ever being most valuable? Don will inspire your team with habits
    they can adopt to one day earn the title of “Great Teammate.”

What Makes the Great Ones Great

Inspiring

Individuals

What Makes the
Great Ones Great

Learn The Characteristics of High Performing Individuals

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Through inspirational stories learned from first-hand experiences with the greatest winners in sports, Don will teach your team what it takes for them to pursue greatness in everything they do.


Virtual Presentations Available

Hand pick your own lessons, and have your team experience these stories of Greatness from anywhere in the world.

What Makes The Great Teams Great

How to Build Winning

Cultures

What Makes the
Great Teams Great

Discover the habits that allow a team to become consistently successful

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In this live keynote presentation, Don inspires and instructs your team with lessons from the Greatest team-builders of all time.


Virtual Presentations Available

Take the study of Great Teams to the next level In this virtual learning experience.


Bonus Offer

Florida State College of Business

Certificate of Business Leadership awarded upon completion of 12 lessons.

What Makes a Great Teammate

Celebrating Your

Teammates

What makes a
Great Teammate

How to become invaluable without ever being most valuable

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 Learn more

Don shares what it means to be a great teammate, and how each member of your team can strive to attain such an important title in this live keynote presentation.


Virtual Presentations Available

Bring this presentation to your team live from anywhere in the world.

What Makes the Great Ones Great

Inspiring

Individuals

What Makes the
Great Ones Great

Learn The Characteristics of High Performing Individuals

 Watch demo

 Learn more

Through inspirational stories learned from first-hand experiences with the greatest winners in sports, Don will teach your team what it takes for them to pursue greatness in everything they do.


Virtual Presentations Available

Hand pick your own lessons, and have your team experience these stories of Greatness from anywhere in the world.

What Makes The Great Teams Great

How to Build Winning

Cultures

What Makes the
Great Teams Great

Discover the habits that allow a team to become consistently successful

 Watch demo

 Learn More

In this live keynote presentation, Don inspires and instructs your team with lessons from the Greatest team-builders of all time.


Virtual Presentations Available

Take the study of Great Teams to the next level In this virtual learning experience.


Bonus Offer

Florida State College of Business

Certificate of Business Leadership awarded upon completion of 12 lessons.

What Makes a Great Teammate

Celebrating Your

Teammates

What makes a
Great Teammate

How to become invaluable without ever being most valuable

 Watch demo

 Learn more

Don shares what it means to be a great teammate, and how each member of your team can strive to attain such an important title in this live keynote presentation.


Virtual Presentations Available

Bring this presentation to your team live from anywhere in the world.

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    Patricia Fripp

    "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."

    Patricia Fripp

    Best-Selling Author & Motivational Speaker

  • John C. Maxwell

    The John C. Maxwell Company

    "Don is the best storyteller I know. If I want someone to tell a story, I say go get Don Yaeger because they have such meaning and depth."

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    John C. Maxwell

    Best-Selling Author & Leadership Expert

  • Bill Swales

    Crown Capitol

    "I recently completed Don Yeager's fantastic series "What makes great teams great" A rich motivational experience with life lessons I will cherish forever."

    Bill Bankson

    Intermedia Business Class Cloud Voice Consultant

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    Software One

    "Don has transformed his twenty plus years’ experience and accomplishments in writing into the opportunity to help individuals and companies transform themselves; all founded on Greatness."

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    Vice President, Software One

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    Enterprise Holdings

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    COO, Enterprise Holdings

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    Alabama Pharmacy Association

    "After hearing Don speak, I immediately decided my team would find significant value by being exposed to his philosophies on both business and character."

    Louise F. Jones

    Executive Director, Alabama Pharmacy Association

  • Tom Taylor

    Chevron™

    "Don learns the intricacies of each company to which he presents and engages the senior leadership team in advance to be sure he includes personalized messages to his audience."

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    Chief Executive Officer, Floor & Decor

  • Steve Casey

    Florida Sherriff's Association

    "Attendees and staff alike have raved about your presentation and the thought-provoking philosophies that you imparted to them."

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    Executive Director, Florida Sherriff's Association

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    West Point Military Academy

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    West Point Military Academy

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    Microsoft™

    "Don’s lessons bring coworkers back into the huddle, the dugout, or the court to find that inner-spark, competitive spirit, and desire to become great!"

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    Director Microsoft U.S. SMB Channel Marketing

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    John Deer

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    CMP, Marketing Meeting & Events Manager for John Deere Landscapes

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    Microsoft™

    "After hearing Don speak, I immediately decided my team would find significant value by being exposed to his philosophies on both business and character."

    Eric Martorano

    Sr. Director, U.S. SMB Channel Group, Microsoft Corporation

  • Hector Cavazos

    Chevron™

    "Your Characteristics of Greatness presentation was overwhelmingly rated as the best motivational speech my employees had ever heard."

    Hector Cavazos

    Diversity Coordinator, Chevron

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    Hewlette Packard

    "When you can find someone who has truly studied Great Teams, as Don has here, these lessons are an amazing and impactful resource which ever leader should leverage."

    Bill Swales

    Former Vice President, Hewlette Packard

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    Crown Capitol

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    Jonathan French

    President, Crown Capital Securities L.P.

Bear Bryant’s Genius Decision 50 Years Ago Shaped College Football Today

Bear Bryant’s Genius Decision 50 Years Ago Shaped College Football Today

If you’re a college football enthusiast, like I am, then this is the most beautiful time of the year (fingers firmly crossed!). It’s when the clash of helmets and shoulder pads gives you a jolt better than doubling up on morning coffee. It’s when rooting for your favorite school becomes an opportunity to witness, in unison, a significant moment that will be remembered forever. This decade is easily linked to the University of Alabama and head coach Nick Saban. The Tide has won four National Championships in the past 10 seasons—five in the past 11.

And I don’t believe it would have happened if the Tide hadn’t first made a groundbreaking decision a half-century ago. It was 50 years ago this week that two legendary college football programs played a game in Birmingham that many argue completely altered the course of college football.

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How The Brady-Belichick Split Could Lead To A Reunion

How The Brady-Belichick Split Could Lead To A Reunion

It was the most talked-about breakup since Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s highly publicized “de-coupling.” After nearly two decades and six Super Bowl Championship rings with the New England Patriots and longtime head coach Bill Belichick, quarterback Tom Brady left Boston’s trademark chowder in favor of stone crabs, key lime pie, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For the record, I live in Florida and have tasted my fair share of key lime pie—it’s quite the delectable recruiting pitch. But football fans nationwide questioned the split and then speculated over which party would find success and which would fall flat.

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2020: The Year Professional Athletes Fully Embraced Their Freedom Of Speech

2020: The Year Professional Athletes Fully Embraced Their Freedom Of Speech

Few athletes have ever had a bigger voice than Michael Jordan. His, no doubt, still haunts opponents yet commands respect. MJ’s voice is so valuable that in the 38 years since he hit the game-winning shot against Georgetown to capture the 1982 NCAA Title for the North Carolina Tar Heels, he’s been sought after to influence your purchases of everything from shoes and underwear to restaurants and car dealerships.

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Don Yaeger is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, 11-time New York Times best-selling author, leadership expert and executive coach.

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