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Mike Krzyzewski

"Coach K" reveals life's lessons taught by his parents and his own proven principles of learning, which make his college and Olympic teams inspiring examples for other organizations.
Head Men's Basketball Coach, Duke University

Expertise In:

  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth and Achievement
  • Teamwork

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Corporations
  • Faith-based Groups
  • Non-Profits

"Coach K" reveals life's lessons taught by his parents and his own proven principles of learning, which make his college and Olympic teams inspiring examples for other organizations.

Passionate, dynamic, inspiring and coach of Duke University men's basketball team who led Team USA to their 6th gold medal at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio, Mike Krzyzewski (known by fans as Coach K) is a master motivator-not only of teams, but of individuals and organizations, spurring them on to succeed beyond even their own expectations. Recently, Coach K launched PowerForward, a B2B leadership development platform to help companies and organizations develop their emerging talent through video-based learning modules inspired by Coach K's four decades of success.

A member of the National Basketball Hall of Fame, Coach K shows audiences how they, too, can compile winning numbers in both their professional and personal lives. The NCAA Division I men's all-time leader for wins as the first Division I men’s basketball coach to reach over 1,000 wins in 2015, Coach K has compiled an incredible record of success with an additional 29 NCAA tournament appearances, 12 Final Fours and five National Championships over 38 seasons as a head coach. In 2008 and in 2012, Coach K led the U.S. men's basketball team to Olympic gold medals, becoming the first coach since Henry Iba (1964 & 1968) to accomplish that feat. Coach K maps out a clear game plan for achieving success—motivating, leading and providing powerful strategies for building confidence, trust, communication and teamwork. Like any good coach, he scouts your organization to discover how to best inspire and renew your people. He is the author of numerous New York Times best-sellers including Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success. His most recent book is The Gold Standard: Building a World-Class Team. A 12-time National Coach of the Year, in 2011 Sports Illustrated named Krzyzewski its Sportsman of the Year, and in 2016, Krzyzewski was honored by USA Basketball as co-recipient of the USA Basketball National Coach of the Year Award.

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Victory Through Teamwork and Leadership

Using the insights, inspirations and proven principles he has applied to his legendary teams and coaching career, Mike Krzyzewski reveals clear, passionate guidelines on reaching for and achieving success. As a coach, Krzyzewski's goal and strength has been to instill motivation—for each individual and for the team—to have every individual in a positive state of mind, utilizing abilities to their fullest, and not afraid to fail. Krzyzewski details the keys to his success—motivational techniques, leadership skills, powerful teamwork strategies, steps for building confidence, the vital impact of trust and communication—that can be applied to every level of personal and professional endeavor. Krzyzewski shares the insights he's gained not only on the basketball court, but also as part of his work with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the recently established The Fuqua/Coach K Center of Leadership & Ethics, where Coach K serves as executive-in-residence, teaching and writing on leadership and ethics during the off-season.

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