Former Vice President, Analytics and Basketball Development, Miami Heat; 2012 & 2013 NBA Champion, Miami Heat
Dubbed the “No-Stats All-Star” by author Michael Lewis, Shane Battier shows audiences how to identify and cultivate the intangibles of life that winners possess—and how sports and technology are converging to give anyone the tools to become a champion.
Where Shane Battier went, winning followed. After graduating with honors from Duke University with two Final Four appearances, one national championship, two All-American awards, and Naismith and John Wooden National Player of the Year awards, he was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2001 NBA draft. Battier went on to be part of the back-to-back 2012 and 2013 NBA championship Miami Heat team and a member of the USA Basketball national team.
Known for his exemplary character and his commitment to community service, Battier has established himself as a scholar athlete (inducted into the 2015 NCAA Academic All-American Hall of Fame), All-American, leader, champion, philanthropist, and an expert in team building. He understands that champions are often made when no one is looking, and that it is the attention to the often-unnoticed intangibles that makes the difference in building a championship culture. Profiled by best-selling author Michael Lewis, Battier is renown in basketball circles for elevating his team to championship levels through the winning plays that don’t show up in the box score. He shares with audiences how to use data and analytics to pinpoint optimal strengths and weaknesses and reach full potential. Statistics and technology combine to provide the opportunity for athletic success that goes beyond traditional approaches. A strong proponent of the intersection of athletics and technology, Battier is an annual speaker at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and a consultant for Intel on their sports device division, focusing on application in sports. He advises multiple tech startups and is a global ambassador for the NBA.
He and his wife, Heidi, have also launched The Battier Take Charge Foundation to provide educational resources and programs for the development of youth and teens in underserved areas.
Shane Battier on the Skills That Helped Him Transition Out of Basketball
Shane Battier on Creating a Winning Culture
Shane Battier explains what happens if You Don’t Believe In Yourself
Shane Battier explains The Battier Effect
Shane Battier’s Speech Topics
Lessons from Legends on Achieving Peak Performance and Sustained Success
What makes a leader transcendent? What traits do superstars possess that the average person only dreams about? What separates the all-time greats from everyone else?
Over the course of a 35-year basketball odyssey, Shane Battier has been blessed to play for numerous Hall of Fame Coaches and play with a handful of the greatest players and teams basketball has produced. From his front-row seat to some of the greatest legends in sports, he’s learned what to takes to achieve peak performance and sustained success.
In this presentation, Battier provides key insights into what made names like Mike Kryzyewski, Hubie Brown, and Eric Spoelstra first-ballot Hall of Fame coaches. He explores what made legendary front office executives like Jerry West and Pat Riley one-of-a-kind. He also explains the traits that separate surefire Hall of Fame players – like LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, Pau Gasol, and Yao Ming – from rest of the NBA.
These surprisingly simple and accessible traits will illuminate a path of improvement – no matter your playing field. With insight and enthusiasm, Battier provides audiences with championship-proven strategies for cultivating greatness – from activating purpose through mission-driven leadership to tapping into your emotional intelligence, and harnessing resilience.
Lessons From the Intersection of Technology and Sports
While statistics have always been a huge part of professional sports, a focus-shift occurred in recent years: the traditional measurements of athletic success have increasingly been surpassed by more analytical approaches. From Major League Baseball’s sabermetrics to the use of data analysis by a growing number of NBA teams, Shane Battier breaks down how athletes can leverage every point of data available to achieve success, even if they do not live up to many of the traditional metrics. Audiences will learn:
How tech industry trends have intersected with professional athletics, and what every athlete should know if they want to fine-tune their abilities
Strategic takeaways any organization can use to mine the data available to them in order to improve on key performance indicators
The technology available, from wearables to digital analytics, to improve athletic performance
The Art of the Intangible
He can’t jump very high. He’s not very fast. In fact, he fails the ‘eyeball’ test in nearly every basketball category. And yet, Shane Battier has proved to be invaluable to every team he has ever suited up for. In this impassioned and inspiring presentation, Battier shares with audiences the ways in which he believes sacrifice, ownership, embracing failure, championship professionalism, and a Hunger Games mentality contribute to the powerful and significant intersection of art and commerce. A genuine team player, he knows that champions are often made when no one is looking and encourages audience members to always do what it takes for the team to succeed—whether their efforts receive recognition or not. Stats don’t always tell the story of value, and Battier is living proof.
Strategy and Resilience: Overcoming Obstacles and Facing Challenge
What can I control? How do my passion and distinguished skills add value to my organization? In the face of discouragement and desolation, these are some of the questions that Shane Battier often asked himself in his endeavors toward success. He shares his personal story with audiences and expounds on how factors such as dedication, resilience and tenacity ultimately rendered Battier an invaluable member of championship winning teams. Deemed the “No-Stats All-Star” by best-selling author Michael Lewis in a New York Times Magazine cover story, audience members are emboldened to apply Battier’s strategy, vision and leadership skills in their own professional careers in this thought-provoking and impactful presentation.
What other organizations say about Shane Battier
Shane Battier knocked his speech out of the park. I have never received such high remarks about a keynote to date! Shane was the most humble celebrity I’ve met. He didn’t turn down a single autograph and never refused to take ‘just 1 more picture’ with one of our attendees. Thank you for everything you did to help me pull this off! I hope that we’ll get to work together again!