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Jim Calhoun

Legendary Hall of Fame Head Men's Basketball Coach, University of Connecticut (1986-2012), Winner of Three National Championships (1999, 2004, 2011) and ESPN College Basketball Analyst

An exceptional leader and one of the most successful coaches in college basketball history with three national titles and 873 wins to his name, Jim Calhoun delivers a passionate and powerful message on leadership, building effective teams and establishing a winning culture that can put any organization on the road to success.


  • The Passion to Lead: Leadership Principles for Success in Business, Sports and Life

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    Using the lessons and principles he has learned over his storied career as one of the winningest coaches in college basketball history, Coach Jim Calhoun passionately shares the strategies and techniques that leaders must use to achieve both personal and professional success. By getting leaders to become master motivators who can push individuals to go that extra mile by putting team over their individual interests, Calhoun drives organizations to establish standards and a culture of excellence that can propel any team to win every day. Calhoun highlights the importance of planning, teamwork, overcoming adversity, flexibility, managing to win and having a capacity to learn from your mistakes so you can keep your team focused on winning every battle. Renowned for his ability to build run-of-the-mill teams into powerhouse forces, Calhoun’s passionate approach to leadership and his tangible techniques give leaders the tools necessary to pave their own way to success.