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Lance Allred

Based in USA

  • First Deaf Player in NBA History
  • Best Selling Author
  • TED Speaker (Fall 2016)
  • Leadership, Perseverance and Grit
  • First Deaf Player in NBA History
  • Best Selling Author
  • TED Speaker (Fall 2016)
  • Leadership, Perseverance and Grit

Lance ALLRED, with his 5 Principles of Perseverance, is the first legally deaf player in NBA history.  Known as “The Lion,” he is a Best-Selling Author of Basketball Gods and Longshot and is an expert on Leadership, Perseverance and Grit.

Born with 80% hearing-loss, within a polygamist commune in rural Montana, Lance grew up weaving through oppressive and abusive religious confines before he escaped at the age of 13, but not before he had developed debilitating beliefs and thought patterns. He shares with everyone that the original “disability” of hearing loss, was not his greatest challenge, but rather the limitations that everyone around him, and eventually himself, placed on his hearing loss and what he could and couldn’t do.

Today, after more than 10 years as a pro, Lance shares his first hand experience dealing with the pitfalls of teams and leadership across all cultures, sharing a background that allows him to bring a fresh perspective to achieving success and effective teamwork to any culture.

In his presentations, Lance shares memorable anecdotes of his jaw-dropping life experiences, the foundation for his teachings that help audiences gain honest and applicable skills in three areas of expertise: Leadership, Perseverance and Grit.

Lance is now partnering with “Rudy” Ruettiger, for their national “Underdog Tour.”
Look for Lance’s TED Talk in the fall of 2016, “Polygamy and the Biology of Belief.”

  • Lions and Leaders: The Principles of Perseverance
  • Grit: How to keep picking yourself up and playing on despite the setbacks.
  • Take Leadership of your own life: Empower yourself with the accountability of choice.
  • Push past your comfort zones: If Lance, the deaf polygamist kid, could day in and day out, extend himself physically and mentally beyond his comfort zones, what is your excuse not to?
  • Mental Clarity: Overcome old and debilitating thought patterns and set new goals.
  • Lethal Teams: As a team captain on most of his teams, due to his ability to read body language, Lance will share valuable and applicable insight that will strengthen your own company and team.

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