First Legally Deaf Player in NBA History & Best-Selling Author
Average age of an NBA rookie: 20 years old. Lance Allred was 27, when he made the NBA. What dream would you chase if you knew it would take you seven years longer than your peers? Read More >
TEDTalk: What is Your Polygamy?
The Power of Failure
Leadership. Perseverance. Grit.
What It Means To Be a True Leader
Lions and Leaders
Step Outside the Comfort Zone
Lance's smash hit keynote on leadership, perseverance and grit where Lance will show, with his 5 Principles of Perseverance, how he achieved what many perceived to be an unattainable goal: The First Deaf Player in NBA History. Read More >
Adaptability is a prominent theme throughout Lance's story and keynote.
Each principle is introduced and applied through powerful stories and anecdotes from Lance's global experience at the professional sports/corporate level. The takeaway and action points are strong and clear for any audience and any level.
He is now duplicating those same principles on a daily basis to conquer his next "unattainable goal," showing that he continues to walk the walk. Read Less ^
Every goal Lance Allred has written down in his life has come true. He will show you how, in an interactive session, where he challenges everyone, even some on the spot to step up and take ownership and accountability for their dreams: the ones that came true and the even the ones that didn't. You will be empowered and inspired.
The concept of Team, implies sacrifice, but Lance saw at an early age, within a socialist utopian society, why the altruistic idea of team has only a small chance of ever being truly achieved. He learned how to apply that early experience and use it in his basketball career, to find a true successful win-win environment within his teams across the globe. Divulging his “5 Truths of a Team,” Lance will share his experiences and bring new ways of thinking and ideas to help you and your team find the most successful balance. Your team will be Lethal.
This presentation is specifically targeted to high school student-athletes, their parents, coaches and athletic directors. For the college bound athlete, the future looks bright and their path paved with promise. Yet, there are many aspects to that collegiate and professional dream that many players, parents and coaches are just not aware of. Read More >
With a world of experience through the political and business side of sports, both collegiately and professionally, Lance will take your student-athlete through the pitfalls and angles to which they need to enter with eyes wide open, for dreams can quickly turn into nightmares. Highly informative, honest and blunt, yet inspiring, Lance will give you the wisdom and knowledge that he wishes he would have been informed with in his teenage years. All athletes, those with the intention to play collegiately or not, and their parents, are strongly encouraged to attend this invaluable session. Read Less ^
For Youth/Young Adults Due to his size and hearing loss, Lance was a Giant target of intense bullying throughout his childhood to such extremes that he frequently struggled with crippling depression. He has shared his story and impacted hundreds of kids throughout his home state of Utah, letting them know how to overcome and rise above such adversity, and to importantly proactively combat it. Read More >
As well he shares how he finally wrote down a list of goals, and every one of them came true. He will tell the youth of your audience, just how they became so. And, how they can do it too. Read Less ^
If Lance, the quiet, deaf underdog from rural Montana, could push himself out of his comfort zone, day in and day out, what is your excuse not to? Read More >
Lance will challenge and train your sales team to detach their self-worth from outcomes, empowering them to be more daring, gritty, creative and resilient, knowing that if they function from a place of integrity, they can never fail. Read Less ^
"Lance recently was our motivational speaker and emcee for our awards dinner. His speech was not only motivational, but touched our hearts. It gave purpose back to the attendees in reminding them that their work is meaningful. Lance was the real deal and he was an inspiration to all of us at Costco."
"Lance is truly an inspiration! Not only is he one of the most authentic individuals I have had the privilege of working with, he offers a unique perspective based on his powerful life experiences."
"Lance doesn’t just talk about inspiring leadership, he demonstrates it in the way he connects with his audience. After hearing him speak, I feel more focused on how I can be more authentic in all of my interactions, and how to be guided by the belief that anything truly is possible."
"I took a leap of faith in contracting with Lance as a keynote speaker because I had no prior experience in hearing him speak. Lance was a fantastic speaker for our group of 150 college students. He interacted with the students and was able to get a good feel for what we wanted and didn't use a canned message. He was able to tell his story, while really connecting with the students. He was funny, inspiring, empathetic and real. His content was thought-provoking, motivating and really connected to many of the messages of the conference and the company. We look forward to having Lance back next year!"
“Lance, simply put, is a rockstar in a button-up shirt. When he speaks, the audience never takes their eyes off of him. He has the ability to carry many streams of intricate thought without convoluting them and applying them to everyone in the room. Again… Rockstar.”
"For many people, it will seem ironic that some of the basketball teams Lance played for asked their only legally deaf player to be their go-to media person. Ironic because you wouldn't expect a deaf man to be an effective communicator and a great storyteller. But Lance is masterful. He has the ability to observe the world around him, draw analogies, precipitate stories, and apply timely lessons in leadership, persistence, and achieving your dreams. I would gladly put every student, entrepreneur, and executive I know into Lance's audience. If you've ever felt like an underdog in life--and who hasn't--here's one deaf guy you've got to hear from."
"Lance's approach to motivational speaking is the best I have ever experienced! Our entire audience was captivated from beginning to end and were left feeling motivated and inspired by his story. Lance is so personable, raw and honest throughout the entire presentation! Everyone could not stop raving about how much they enjoyed Lance and his message. Thanks for keeping it real Lance! Hope to hear him speak again in the near future."
"Lance was a very inspiring speaker and his story resonated deeply with those in attendance. He spoke to taking leadership of our own lives despite the trials we all face in life or work. Lance was able to make the message relatable to everyone. I was very impressed with him. Thank you for bringing him to Amex."