Karl Mecklenburg | Top Motivational Speaker
Keynote NFL Speaker Karl Mecklenburg Delivers For Your Team... Karl will help your organization by delivering a message of teamwork, courage, dedication, desire, honesty and forgiveness, and goal setting. As an NFL speaker he will tell football stories of perserverence and leadership along with family stories that are every bit as motivational. His message of universal, unchanging keys to success is tailored to your organization to inspire the best qualities in your team members. As a former NFL team captain and current professional speaker, Karl understands what it takes for a team to work together for the good of all. But, the message doesn’t stop there. Karl addresses what it takes to be successful in all aspects of life; at work, in relationships, at home, and personally. Karl is a respected professional speaker as well as a NFL celebrity whose name recognition helps drive attendance. He is a member of the National Speakers Association and approaches speaking in the same way he approached football in the NFL; with effort, intelligence, and passion. MEET KARL: Former Denver Broncos Captain and All-Pro Linebacker Karl Mecklenburg rose from being a college walk-on and a 12th round draft pick to a pro career that included six Pro Bowl and three Super Bowl appearances. Considered the NFL’s most versatile player, Karl played all seven defensive front positions. Bronco coaches wanted him at the point of attack and would move him throughout the game. There were many games where Mecklenburg played all seven positions in the course of a single game. In 2001, Karl was inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame and the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. Karl has been a semi finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame each of the last five years. Karl Mecklenburg, CSP, has earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speaker’s Association. Less than 10% of the speakers who belong to the International Federation for Professional Speakers hold this professional designation. A much smaller percentage of celebrity speakers are CSPs, and Karl is presently the only football legend to have achieved Certified Speaking Professional designation. He enjoys speaking to a variety of groups, and his story is both humorous and inspirational. The lessons life in the NFL taught him about teamwork, courage, dedication, desire, honesty and forgiveness, and goal setting are his “Six Keys to Success”. As a highly regarded speaker, Karl tailors his presentations to the needs of the group while teaching and inspiring his audience. His legendary NFL career draws many attendees to events, and the content and delivery of his presentation sends his audience home with a renewed commitment to their goals. SPEAKING: Success is overcoming obstacles on the way to your dreams. It doesn’t happen by accident. There is a pattern, a template that these accomplishments have in common. Karl’s speeches give you the Six Keys to Success that he used to rise from a college walk-on to the most versatile player in the NFL. His presentation will be tailored to the needs of your group, and is full of humor and the life lessons that the rigors of the NFL taught him. Teamwork – leadership is the ultimate form of teamwork, “think we not me”; Courage to try new things and the courage to be decisive; Dedication – hard work, constant learning, and refusing to quit; Desire – your dreams, your passion, your mission; Honesty and Forgiveness, with others and in self evaluation; and Goal Setting – the short term, reasonable, specific steps that take you to your desires. These are the keys that you can apply at work, in your relationships, in your personal life, and anywhere that is important to you. Karl’s presentation has inspired numerous groups in the past including; Cochlear Inc., Piper Electric, Gallo, Progressive Insurance, Coors, The CIT Group, Honeywell, ProLogis, and many more.
Karl’s speech the next day to our leaders was exceptional.
“From the moment we picked him up at the airport, Karl fit in with our team. It felt like an old friend was back in town….. Karl’s speech the next day to our leaders was exceptional. He had personalized his comments with examples from our conversations and his tour of the facility. Karl’s presentation challenged our leaders to learn and explore their own leadership through his Six Keys to Success.”
We received very positive feedback on his message from everyone who attended.
“We received very positive feedback on his message from everyone who attended. He is a great storyteller and his presentation is motivating, inspiring, and entertaining. Karl’s message resonates in sports, business and life in general. He is very engaging and relatable — a pleasure to be around.”
Karl was by far the best he’d heard in a long time.
“I continue to receive great feedback from members of the five state telecom associations and the convention sponsors that make up MATSS. One person stated that Karl was the reason he cancelled other engagements to attend the event. Another told us that he attends seven or eight conferences with keynote speakers every year, and Karl was by far the best he’d heard in a long time.”