Lebron James' former high-school coach, Dru Joyce is author of the book, "Beyond Championships: A Playbook for Winning at Life" and Keynote Speaker and Is The Ideal Success and Leadership Speaker for Your Next Event.
Do You Need An Experienced Sports Leadership Speaker For Your Next Meeting, Retreat or Conference?
The Winner's Edge: How Leaders Create a Culture of Success
Coach Dru has shares his expertise on creating championship cultures with corporations, universities, television programs and organizations on the 9 – point strategy for winning with his keynote speech, “The Winning Edge: How Leaders Create a Culture of Success”.
Coach Dru spoke to our Athletes & Parents, he gave a message to each in attendance which changed the philosophy of our school's program.
Student Athletes were inspired to be a team in the sport and classroom, which classroom teachers were very impressed with their progress!
Parents became more supportive of their student-athletes and coaches by trusting their coach and encouraging their player to do their best!
Coaches were inspired to show Love to their athletes and to treat each one different in behavior modifications!
Overall, Coach Dru is the best speaker we could have ever been blessed to have, and anyone would be lucky to have him come inspire their group.
Response from Coach Dru Joyce Speaks Success:
Thank you Corey. The event was memorable and I believe the youth were inspired to go further and higher as well as their parents.
Price Range: $2500 and up
Gig Length: 45 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
Your leaders will walk away with a 9-point strategy from his book: Beyond Championships: A Playbook for Winning at Life" on how to create a successful culture in ANY organization by developing yourself as a leader and developing your team members.
They will learn from Coach Dru lessons of resilience, strategy and vision to create a successful culture for their organization. Coach Dru walks through the journey of developing a championship team and the responsibility that comes along with that assignment. He will inspire and motivate your audience on how to to apply the principles to their lives and career to pursue their individual goals as well as the goals of the organization.
Coach Dru went from a high-performance sales position at Con Agara Foods to a coaching position that he had little knowledge about to coaching one of the best players in the NBA, Lebron James.
Coach Dru will take your audience on that journey traveled to multiple championships and creating the culture of success.
Previously named as USA Today’s Coach of the Year, head coach Dru Joyce is one of the nation’s most influential high school basketball coaches. Under his leadership, Coach Dru has led the St. Vincent St. Mary Fighting Irish in Akron, OH to win five out of 8 eight State Championships for the high school and a National Title.
Coach Dru, as he is affectionately known, has been motivator and mentor to countless young men, who have played basketball professionally, including four time MVP Lebron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kosta Koufos of the Sacramento Kings, and Jakarr Sampson of the Denver Nuggets, just to name a few. Coach Dru is qualified to talk about Creating Champions, Success and Winning.
McDonald’s All-American Basketball Games in 2011 named him “All American Coach.” In 2009, The Ohio Athletic Association called Coach Dru Joyce “Coach of the Year”, and he is a recent 2016 Inductee into the Summit County Hall of Fame. Speaking to thousands of youth, educators, corporate employees, sales professionals, and educators with his compelling message of Faith, Success, and Winning has helped many individuals and organizations create peak performance. For over 15 years, Coach Dru has shared the playbook for success in not only winning at basketball, but maximizing one’s potential to win in all areas of life. Lebron James credits his former high-school coach with helping him reach his potential as both a basketball player and a man.
Serving as Director of the Northeast Ohio Basketball Association and author of “Beyond Championships: A Playbook for Winning at Life”, Coach Dru spent over 25 years in corporate America and learned, through study and life’s experience, what it means to step out on faith to become successful and help others see value in themselves to become successful MVPs (Most Valuable Person). Coach Dru knows how to connect people to their potential and position themselves to WIN. In his book, Coach Dru gives step-by-step principles on how to navigate teams through challenging obstacles and the blueprint to help individuals achieve their dreams.
Coach Dru is a graduate of East Liverpool High School and Ohio University with a degree in Business Economics and is one of a select few coaches, who has built a business around basketball.
Dru and his wife, Carolyn, are the proud parents of four (daughters, Ursula and India, and Sons, Dru III and Cameron) and grandparents of five (Davien, Alexander, Alivia, Kanin, and KJ). Dru is a member of the House of the Lord in Akron, OH and serves as a Trustee. He also serves on the board of Emmanuel Christian Academy.
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