Jen Welter – First Female NFL coach, Arizona Cardinals
Inspirational Keynote Speaker - Diversity, Inclusion & Mental Wellness
Dr. Jen Welter is the first female to serve as an NFL coach.
She uses her story to inspires others to recognize their own potential and to break through their own life barriers
She highlights the value of developing teams with diverse perspectives and talents to strengthen the organization’s competitive advantage.
Dr. Jen Welter draws from her trailblazing journey to deliver memorable insight on the far-reaching benefits of being an authentic leader, focusing on one’s goals, and cultivating a champion’s mindset.
The first female coach in NFL history, Dr. Jen Welter serves as a powerful role model and an inspiring reminder that barriers are meant to be broken.
With a career studded with a number of firsts, Dr. Welter made history when she coached the Arizona Cardinals’ inside linebackers for their 2015 training camp.
Previously, she became the first woman to coach a men’s professional football league team, as linebacker and special teams coach for the Indoor Football League’s Texas Revolution.
She was also the first woman to play running back in a men’s professional football season with the Revolution. In October 2017, her first book, “Play Big” will be released, in which she reveals the grit and determination that it took to be a trailblazer in one of the country’s toughest boys’ clubs. Dr. Welter holds a doctorate degree in psychology and a Master’s in sport psychology.
With germane anecdotes drawn from her experiences on and off the field, Dr. Welter inspires and enlightens audiences with insight on breaking barriers, authentic leadership, achieving what others say is impossible and the true value of diverse teams. Participants take away a renewed sense of empowerment to aim high and realize any goal, and encouraged to know that hard work, perseverance and teamwork can get you to the end zone.
Diversity in the Workforce
Organizations across the globe have recognized the need to engage and develop the next generation of diverse talent in order to continue the growth of the industry.
However, with an industry still facing a gender imbalance, drawing from leaders in the industry is even more important to drive the change.
Hear from DR. JEN WELTER as she discusses the importance of changing the field by building a diverse workforce and becoming a force for change.
Jen Welter changed the game when she became the first female to coach an NFL team.
Not only did she successfully help lead the Arizona Cardinals to win the 2015 NFC West division title, she also earned their respect and trust by forming a strong bond and believing in them—with many of those she guided on the field years ago still calling her “coach” to this day.
Illustrating the importance of devotion to one’s team and being a team player, Welter outlines for audiences how authenticity is critical to effective leadership with her on- and off-the-field strategies for anyone who wants to coach their own team to the end zone.
The Psychology of Winning: Cultivating A Champion’s Mindset
With a master’s in sports psychology and a doctorate in psychology, trailblazing NFL coach, Dr. Jen Welter truly knows what it takes to develop a winning mindset.
Drawing on her academic and professional experiences, including on the field training , Dr. Welter reveals her proven techniques for identifying certain mental characteristics, attitudes and behaviors to effectively train your own team to achieve success.
Take away new perspective on what it really takes to effectively motivate and improve the performance of individuals and groups in the most competitive environments and applicable tactics for cultivating winning mindsets within your organization.