Speakers Profile - Lance Allred

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Leadership. Perseverance. Grit.

Lance Allred is proud to announce his partnership with "Rudy" Ruettiger and their national, "Underdog Tour."

Lance Allred, with his Principles of Perseverance, is the first legally deaf player in NBA history. Known as "The Lion," he is a Best-Selling Author of Basketball Gods and Longshot and is an expert on Leadership, Perseverance and Grit.

Born with 80% hearing-loss, within a polygamist commune in rural Montana, Lance grew up weaving through oppressive and abusive religious confines that saw him develop Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in his formative years. Basketball became his haven. His family broke away from the religious sect when he was 14. Even though he's a towering 6'11, his size didn't keep people around him from trying to tell him what he could or couldn't do. While most everyone in his life thought his hearing-loss would prevent him from playing collegiately, he succeeded, going on to play professionally, becoming the first deaf player in NBA history.

Today, after more than 10 years as a pro, Lance shares his first hand experience dealing with the pitfalls of teams and leadership across all cultures, sharing a background that allows him to bring a fresh perspective to achieving success and effective teamwork to any culture.

In his presentations, Lance shares memorable anecdotes of his jaw-dropping life experiences, the foundation for his teachings that help audiences gain honest and applicable skills in three areas of expertise: Leadership. Perseverance. Grit.

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