Legendary Football Coach & Subject of When the Game Stands Tall
In an unprecedented winning streak that lasted twelve years, it wasn’t his team’s incredible 151 straight wins that impressed Coach Bob Ladouceur, it was their perfect effort – the wins were just a natural result. That is because “Coach Lad” believes that wins and losses are not indicators of success – it’s how you live your life. This philosophy was the driving force behind Ladouceur’s 399–25–3 record at De La Salle High School – the most victories in high school football history, including the longest winning streak in sports at any level. In fact, Bob’s story is so inspiring that it is now the subject of the movie, When the Game Stands Tall. Read More >
Working Towards and Authentic Team Experience
When the Game Stands Tall
Commencement Speech at San Jose State University
In this presentation, Coach Lad speaks directly to college students, sharing his proven method of perfect effort which can be incorporated into their daily routine and improve their college experience. With focuses on community engagement, commitment to perfection and personal accountability, students will see that higher grades, more free time and less stress are just a natural result of their efforts. Read More >
Audiences will likewise find comfort in the fact that Coach Lad was actually a teacher first, and considers himself more of a mentor than a coach. His innovations as an educator are apparent as he engages his audience with interactive exercises such as “commitment cards” that Bob has developed for his presentations, and used during his incredibly successful coaching career. By adhering to the core principles of his philosophy, and committing to the pursuit of collegiate perfection, Ladouceur promises students that they will get the most out of their education, and their lives to follow as well. Read Less ^
In this presentation, Ladouceur explains his method of guiding students into scholastic and lifelong success by inspiring “perfect effort.” Teachers, mentors and parents will benefit from this same philosophy which led to numerous successes for both the Coach and his players on the field, and in the classroom. Put simply, Bob believes that if a student focuses on the quality of effort they are giving, the success they are striving for will naturally result. Read More >
Coach Ladouceur’s provocative presentations always include an interactive component. Engaging audiences with exercises he developed during his 30 years as an educator, Coach Lad demonstrates how to inspire a positive and collaborative culture. His approach instills a strong sense of self-worth within every student. As he puts it, “Any team will be successful when the last player on the bench believes that they have as much to contribute as the first.” Ladouceur’s audiences learn how to inspire students to achieve their full potential. Read Less ^
Ladouceur challenges students to take responsibility for their actions every day. He reminds them that they can choose who they want to be while they grow up. Reminding students that the effort they give now defines who they are as people, the Coach inspires self-sacrifice and a collaborative environment to foster success in all aspects of life. After 30 years of teaching and taking an active role in child development, Ladouceur walks and talks like a mentor, not just a coach. Over his tenure, he has perfected the ability to communicate mature morals to today’s youth. After this presentation, both students and teachers will walk away inspired to always give a “perfect effort”.
The approach of this presentation always resonates with executives because Ladouceur demonstrates how to raise the ceiling of expectations with preparation, rather than prophesizing, to achieve sustained results. He then illustrates how lasting success can be seen as a living thing that needs to be tended every day, ensuring that instead of withering, it continually grows and evolves. Bob’s system is so effective and widely relevant, that it is applicable to many areas, which enables him to tailor this talk with themes that include Achieving & Maintaining Goals, Teamwork, Commitment & Accountability and Leadership. The success his method brings is also felt on a personal level as well, becoming intrinsically linked within a person’s daily life, raising its quality as well. Read More >
Bob Ladouceur is not your typical cheerleading motivator, substituting spectacle for substance. He interactively engages audiences, utilizing exercises from his playbook such as “commitment cards.” Tools like this guarantee that lessons sink in and become a permanent part of you and your company, just like they did for his players and team. By the end of this keynote, it will be clear that his philosophies and yours share critical traits required for a winning business – regardless of your field. Read Less ^
In this presentation, Bob talks to audiences about methods that they can take with them and build on in their local community organization, church or youth group. His game plan is more of a life plan, as his sustained success would not have been possible without individual and team faith. This comes from putting forth a perfect effort with enough motivation and inspiration to overcome any adversity. Read More >
Ladouceur’s techniques build strong communities and strengthen families, using football as a vehicle to carry his message of inspiration, motivation and faith. As a teacher of theology first, Coach Ladouceur believes that every team has a soul that transcends sports and athletic competition. His philosophy reflects this understanding when he speaks about his players as a mentor rather than just a coach, “Every team has a collective heart which is based on love. Put simply, love means you can count on me.” – Coach Bob Ladouceur Read Less ^
"It was wonderful, he was great. We had about 200 people and everyone enjoyed it. Great Success!!!"