“The best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books, Ross Bernstein is an award-winning peak-performance, hall of fame global business speaker who helps companies & organizations perform like champions”
The best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books, Ross Bernstein is an award-winning peak-performance hall of fame business speaker who’s keynoted conferences on four continents for audiences as small as 10 and as large as 10,000. Ross has spent the better part of the past 20 years studying the DNA of championship teams and his passion is helping organizations perform like CHAMPIONS. Ross and his books have been featured on thousands of television and radio programs including CNN, MSNBC, CBS This Morning, FOX News, Bloomberg, ESPN, and the CBC, as well as in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated and Maxim Magazine.
Ross’ signature program, “The Champion’s Code: Building relationships through life lessons of integrity and accountability from the sports world to the business world,” is based on more than six years of research that resulted in two critically acclaimed series of sports-business books. The first examines how and why certain teams win world championships; while the other chronicles the unwritten and unspoken rules in the world of sports, or “codes” as they are known, which explores the fine line between cheating and gamesmanship – and the consequences involved when that line is crossed.
Ross interviewed more than 1,000 professional athletes and coaches for the six books and along the way he saw some fascinating patterns, metrics and trends develop among certain individuals who possessed a very unique DNA. For these unique individuals, or “champions,” it wasn’t always about winning, it was about following their moral compass in order to play the game the right way – with respect and integrity – in order to achieve success. In his presentation, Ross identifies upwards of 100 unique characteristics and traits that are common among champions, which he then ties into poignant life lessons and inspirational stories that relate back to his client’s event theme and desired learner outcomes.
Based largely on the “Good to Great” ideology of how the best companies are able to separate themselves from the rest of the pack through dynamic leadership, by creating a culture of excellence, and by giving extraordinary customer service, Ross’ program reinforces the concept that individuals win games, but TEAMS win championships. Momentum, roles, buy-in, motivation, consistency, sacrifice, trust, chemistry, work-ethic, innovation, karma, and being humble – they’re all a part of what it takes to become the best of the best – a CHAMPION both on and off the field.
So… who are the champions in your organization? Let Ross customize a program (from one hour to a full-day) for your next sales conference, corporate event, or annual meeting – his PASSION and energy is contagious. Do you want to improve the quality of your relationships with your best customers as well as with your own employees? Then Ross is your guy. As a full-time professional speaker, Ross speaks upwards of 100 dates a year globally, but he’d LOVE to be a member of YOUR team for the day!