International Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker, 1st Legally Blind Division 1 Athlete & Ex NFL free agent, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Executive Coach
Fee Range: $15,000-$25,000
Santa Monica, California
Leadership, Teamwork, Resilience, Adversity, Diversity, Gratitude, Disability
First Legally Blind Division I Athlete to Play in a Football Game, was Named Captain of the Tulane University Football Team, and Went On to Become an NFL Free Agent!
Aaron Golub will tell you that being the First legally blind Division I athlete to play in a football game, being named captain of the Tulane University football team, and going on to become an NFL free agent is his biggest accomplishment and what he is most proud of!
He started his journey as a speaker in high school. Aaron was asked to go on Good Morning America when he committed to play football at Tulane, he knew immediately that he had a message that would impact millions. This experience threw him into the deep end at 17 years old. Since then he has traveled the world sharing his message.
Aaron leaves organizations and teams with both strategies to create true change but also with impactful insights that will allow them to rethink their past beliefs. Aaron is never one and done, he is there by your side to help you implement and act accordingly.
He has appeared on ESPN, CBS, NBC, Good Morning America, and NPR, and has been featured in: Sports Illustrated, Entrepreneur, and The New York Times.
Aaron Golub's Most Requested Keynote Experiences:
- Adversity-Based Leadership-Designed to help you identify challenges, overcome obstacles, and convert failures into successful lessons and opportunities. Adversity-based leadership is an approach that focuses on the ability to navigate and overcome the daily challenges and adversities we face. You’ll learn how to enable your team to become more valuable as well as empower them to find it within themselves to break through the challenges they face. Discover how to improve your perspective around the challenges and perceived limitations you face and gain effective resources that will allow you to create an internal roadmap to accomplish the goals you have in front of you.
- Gratitude-Based Leadership This leadership and informative-based keynote is designed to help you lead with genuine respect and interest in your team. Gratitude-based leadership is an approach that focuses on the power of gratitude and appreciation to drive success and fulfillment. This approach emphasizes the importance of expressing gratitude and recognizing the contributions of others, both in personal and professional settings. Gratitude-based leaders can foster a culture of appreciation and recognition within their teams, which can have a positive impact on morale, motivation, and engagement. You’ll learn how to take your team to the next level by setting a positive example which will empower the people around you to take control of their own performance and become leaders themselves. Discover how the best teams and leaders succeed by connecting on a deeper level allowing for authentic appreciation for those you work with. By regularly expressing gratitude and recognition, you can create a positive and supportive work environment, and build strong and fulfilling relationships within your team. This can lead to a more positive mindset and a proactive approach to problem-solving.
- DEI-Based Leadership - This in-depth and educational session will allow you to reframe your thinking around diversity, equity, and inclusion and show up as a more inclusive leader. This approach addresses the importance of creating and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for all. You’ll learn the common misconceptions and biases we all have around disabilities. By learning to shift your perspective away from the drawbacks and challenges disabilities bring, you will begin taking steps toward reimagining the way your team functions. Start the uncomfortable yet imperative work to create a lasting culture and environment that is truly diverse and inclusive for all no matter their (dis)abilities.
"Aaron was a wealth of knowledge in leadership, overcoming adversity, and allyship for those with disabilities. We all walked away being greatly impacted by his story and his presence."
~ Shayna Fears Lead, Event Experience Planner Meeting & Event Services, National Team Deloitte Services LP
Aaron's Clients include: Toshiba Business Solutions, Deloitte, Tulane University, The Veloz Group, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, Waypoint Adventure Cos, SUNY Geneseo Cross Country Team, BOST Inc., Touchdown Business Solutions, Evolution Mining, Urban Skin RX, Westminster School, Pinterest, PGA, Keller Williams, University of Connecticut, AISNE, Portland State University, SHRM, and many more...
As a consultant and Executive Coach, Aaron offers consulting services to businesses, providing them with strategies to create lasting change within their organizations. He also works to uncover impactful insights with teams that can lead to increased success and productivity. Aaron is dedicated to helping businesses implement these strategies and is always available to support and guide them through the process of making meaningful changes.