Former NFL Pro Turned Motivational Keynote Speaker

Tips, Strategies, and Insights That Move the Bottom Line

Inspire your team with JJ Birden, former NFL Pro turned motivational speaker, through his journey from unlikely contender to professional athlete. His message of determination, resilience, perseverance, and positivity will inspire your team to success, and his tailored keynote presentations will give them tools and strategies to reach the highest levels in business and in life.

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JJ is available to speak to your group. Learn more about JJ’s engaging keynote presentations and how he helps businesses and organizations unlock their greatest assets—their people.

10 Reasons to Book JJ Birden


In my 16 years in sales leadership, I have heard from some of the best motivational speakers in the world. JJ Birden was by far one of the best motivational speakers I have ever heard. His passion, content, and stories were relevant to any salesperson or leader. His passion and storytelling had my team of 300 Aflac associates and managers laser-focused on every word. JJ is a true professional who took the time to speak to me the week before my meeting to understand our company and culture.

I would recommend any sales organization to bring JJ into your next meeting if you are looking for a lift. A week later, I still have Aflac associates talking about his motivational speech!!!

Michael T. Reyes | Market Director
Aflac CT/RI/NY- South
Market Office

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JJ Birden: From Underdog to Alpha Dog


The average NFL career is less than two years. The average NFL player is 6’2, 245 pounds. JJ Birden played nine seasons at 5’10, 157 pounds. Talk about beating the odds.

In spite of everything stacked against him and everyone who thought otherwise, JJ Birden, the undersized wide receiver with unimpressive college stats, became one of just 20,000 men to ever play a game in the NFL’s 100-year history. His unexpected and unlikely rise to the top of the football world is a testament to his winning principles and strategies, which he now shares to help professionals in other fields achieve similar levels of success.

JJ’s engaging keynote presentations tell the story behind his success on the field, and explain how the mental skills and strategies that propelled him to the top of his game can help others succeed in business and in life—no matter how unlikely or unexpected success may seem. He skillfully explains how the lessons in his life apply to all arenas of life and demonstrates how achievable success really is for those who are hungry to win. JJ provides actionable insights that empower leaders to solve some of the biggest organizational problems, including:

  • Low team morale
  • High employee turnover
  • Work environment and company culture
  • Lack of strategic planning
  • Poor strategy execution
  • Decreasing or stagnant productivity
  • Shrinking margins and increasing competition

Inspire your team, elevate their performance, and motivate the workers of today to become the leaders of tomorrow. Book JJ Birden and unlock the full potential of human performance within your organization.

JJ’s Motivational Keynote Presentations


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