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A Message of Truth,  Emotions, and a New Life

By sharing details of his storied career, personal life, and obstacles, Randy Brown's is delivered with the veracity of a freight train. When faced with adversity, Randy hasn’t always dealt with them appropriately. His nature has been to escape and medicate, instead of facing adversity head on. It has cost him dearly, and his mission is to alert the audience of the dangers he faced. His message articulates the steep price he has paid which will benefit the listener to avoid the same choices.


Adversity touches every inch of life; your home, your town, and the world. In this riveting presentation, Randy Brown unpacks his personal life experiences as an NCAA college basketball coach, father, husband, and man. His raw, honest, and transparent talk unveils darkness, tragedy, success, addiction, and depression. It also allows the audience to learn rare "behind the scenes" details of the ultra-competitive world of college basketball at the highest level. "Rebound Forward" teaches you the right and wrong way to respond to adversity. This colorful, inspiring, and motivational presentation will prepare you for life’s difficulties before they occur.


The 15-minute college basketball half time can go by in a flash. As fans linger in concession lines, a well organized machine kicks in. Behind the curtain, teams are efficiently using precious time to prepare for the final 20 minutes of action.

In this presentation, learn from a coach who has been involved in hundreds of half times. Use half time to help increase your company’s potential for success by addressing efficiency, planning, adjustments, analysis, details, role and task definition, and hitting hard on one of the most important aspects - motivation. Whether it be a short or long range solution for business, going behind the scenes can provide a road map for your business.


We’ve all heard the mantra of “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” and adopt that advice as the gospel truth as we pursue our career.

This mantra is the biggest lie in networking. Randy Brown breaks down this fallacy and lays the foundational pillars used to create large, deep and impactful networks. Learn that who you know is only 1% of the solution. The remaining 99% lies in the ability to nurture others in a mutually beneficial way. This session teaches how to achieve the depth of relationship that is paramount to knowing the right people to help at the right time.


Coach Randy Brown has a clear message; everyone will experience adversity in their life and it isn’t fair—there’s no such thing as fair. Deciding how you deal with that adversity is a skill that takes work to develop and that’s where Coach Brown can help. He owns up to the mistakes he made in his life and encourages others to do the same, before those mistakes cost them the things they hold most dear. Coach Brown’s message is honest and thought provoking, his cautionary story will make you examine what choices you’ve made when faced with tough situations and encourage you to take the path that leads to redemption.

Jeff Kimball, West Des Moines, Iowa Rotary Club

Randy's core message strikes at the heart of us all. Everyone faces adversity. Some often seemingly insignificant, while some nearly insurmountable. Randy's message is clear, concise, and consistent with all challenges. The transparency he delivers of his own battles was almost therapeutic, and without the high cost associated with a per-hour shrink!

Mark Beardmore, Carroll Rotary Club

The men of our church were encouraged and challenged by Randy Brown’s message. His personal testimony and heartfelt admonition helped us all to become more transparent and vigilant in our battle for sexual purity. The subject is not easy to address, but the respected coach did so in a way that was honest and direct, compassionate, courageous, and Christ-centered.

Doug Corlew Senior Pastor - Summit Evangelical Free Church, Alta, Iowa

Randy captures the attention of his audience with his down-to-earth style, humor, and confident approach. His willingness to show vulnerability and speak about personal experiences that are often left out of the conversation on this important topic is commendable. He is an engaging speaker and challenges his audience to reflect on their own thoughts, beliefs and behaviors.

Amy Popillian, Ph.D. - Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University

Randy is a dynamic speaker. His message is engaging, motivational, thought provoking, and behavior changing.  Randy is making a positive difference in the lives of many people and his message will talked about for years to come.

Howard Gauthier, Ph.D. - CEO, The Positive Leader

Randy Brown delivers an amazing, life changing message: How to deal with lots of adversity and to grow and improve from it with a strong mind and a stout heart. Randy’s message can be applied to your family, your team or to your future path in life. In my 45 years in Division I football, I’ve experienced firsthand, Randy’s stories of the power of hope and that there are no great victories in athletics or life without experiencing heartache and adversity. Randy sent a beautiful, inspiring message to my Iowa State teams based on positive energy effecting everyone around you and that our greatest challenges an adversities can turn into our greatest blessings. 

Dan McCarney - Former Head Football Coach, Iowa State & North Texas State University



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A keynote speaker ties various messages and themes into one coherent concept that will end with the audience being moved. An exceptional keynote speaker can even change the way a person thinks about a particular topic and takes valuable tools away from the speech. Expect a transparent, to the point, and humorous experience that will challenge you and your life.


An effective way to add focus and value to a conference, and to re-energize attendees, is through the use of breakout sessions. I enjoy it because of its smaller, more intimate setting that attendees find valuable. Asking questions and engaging in discussion with both the speaker and fellow participants becomes much easier.


Limited to a much smaller group, you’ll be able to meet and connect with the featured speaker. The format is much more relaxed with an open dialogue amongst the entire group or participants. The speaker opens up the group discussion with a topic, and then everyone joins in. It’s interactive and engaging. Importantly, you’re able to make a personal connection.


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