Speakers Bureau

Heart of a Champion is pleased to offer dynamic line-up of world-class speakers. If your school or organization needs a dynamic speaker on Heart of a Champion topics as Teamwork, Leadership, Integrity, Perseverance and Commitment, or to address other school or youth related topics, we have the ideal speaker for you. Heart of a Champion speakers offer inspiring motivational messages that are relevant to youth and educators. Our team consists of world champions, Olympic medalists, executives, entertainers, and business and education leaders, who have spoken to thousands at events throughout the nation and beyond. If you would like to check the availability of a speaker featured here, please email us at and we will be pleased to assist you.

Ann Abernathy  

Anne Abernathy, known by her fans as "Grandma Luge" is the only 6-time female Winter Olympian. A holder of 5 Olympic records, in 2006 she became the first woman over the age of 50 to participate in the Winter Olympic Games. A competitor in over 250 International, World Cup and Olympic races, she has persevered through bouts of cancer, a severe crash with head injury, and multiple broken bones and surgeries. She is an International Olympic Committee - Women and Sports Achievement honoree, and an International Luge Association Medal of Honor recipient. Anne splits her time between her home in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and the continental US, and is a sought after speaker.

Keith Ereckson  

Keith Erickson is one of the few athletes ever to have won an Olympic Medal, an NCAA championship and an NBA championship. Keith starred on UCLA’s first two NCAA championship basketball teams under Coach John Wooden in 1964-65; was a member of the US Olympic Volleyball team at the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan; and played on Los Angeles Lakers 1972 NBA championship team. During Keith’s 12 seasons in the NBA, along with the Lakers, he played for the Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls and San Francisco Warriors. Following his NBA career, Keith served as a radio and television broadcaster for the Lakers and Suns for 15 years. Currently, he consults for several California companies

Victoria Karaman  

Veronica Karaman is a successful golfer, instructor, and personal coach. For the past 20 years, she has been a player and instructor on the women’s professional tour, and has mentored and coached students of all ages and abilities through her Academic Champions program. Veronica is a certified life coach with Transformational Leadership Coaching, Inc., and has taught leadership and performance classes in conjunction with Duke University. She has won numerous scholarships, honors, and awards including: Who’s Who in America, Regent University’s Most Outstanding Student Award, and Trinity College’s Genuine Hero Award.  She resides in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Clark Kellogg  

Clark Kellogg is in his 14th year as CBS Sports' NCAA Men's Basketball Championship analyst. He joined CBS full-time in 1997 as a studio/game analyst for college basketball coverage. Since 1997, he has co-hosted THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR for CBS. He is also now in his 17th season as a television analyst for the NBA's Indiana Pacers broadcasts.

A former All American at Ohio State, he earned All-Big Ten and Most Valuable Player honors in 1982, and was the No. 1 draft pick of the Indiana Pacers that same year. Clark played five seasons in the NBA before retiring with chronic knee problems. He received a marketing degree from Ohio State in 1996 and lives in Westerville, Ohio, with his wife and three children.

Randy MacDonald  

An Oshawa, Ontario native, Randy MacDonald is one of the few Canadians to compete as a NASCAR driver. He began his racing career on the local tracks of Ontario before making his NASCAR debut in 1994. After driving successfully in the Craftsman Truck, Busch, and Winston Cup circuits for 8 years, Randy cut back on his driving due in large part to neck injuries sustained in an accident at Daytona Motor Speedway in 2001. In 2006, Randy turned his focus to team ownership. As the owner of MacDonald Motorsports, Randy is responsible for leading his team in the highly competitive NASCAR Nationwide Series. He, his wife, and two daughters reside in North Carolina. 

Anthony Munoz  

Anthony Muñoz is considered by many as the greatest offensive lineman in NFL history.  An eleven-time NFL Pro Bowl selection, Muñoz was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998.  Selected to the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, he overcame numerous injuries in his career and was named NFL Man of the Year in 1991, and received the Bart Starr Award for leadership and character in 1990.  Since retiring, Anthony and his family have remained in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he has served as one of the community’s most accessible and involved advocates through his foundation.  He is also a popular speaker to schools and community groups.

Harold Reynolds  

For 12 seasons, Harold Reynolds was a standout Major League Baseball player for the Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles and Anaheim Angels. He was a two-time All-Star second baseman, won three Gold Glove Awards, and led the American League in stolen bases in 1987. He remains among the Mariners' career leaders in 10 offensive categories. Harold spent 11 years at ESPN, serving as a studio analyst for the award-winning program, Baseball Tonight, and providing analysis for the Little League Baseball World Series and College Baseball World Series for ESPN and ABC Sports. He won a Sports Emmy Award for his work at ESPN.  He currently works as a commentator for and SNY, and lives with his wife and daughter in Connecticut.

Larry Reynolds  

Larry Reynolds is the Founder and President of Reynolds Sports Management. With over 20 years of experience and an impeccable reputation, he is regarded as one of the top baseball agents in the country. Larry is certified with the Major League Baseball Players’ Association and has advised or represented numerous Major League players and draft picks including 8 first round selections since 2000 (12 first round picks overall). He has negotiated several lucrative multi-year contracts and prepared and presented numerous arbitration cases and player endorsement packages. Larry, and his wife and children reside in Southern California.

Steve Riach  

The founder and creator of the Heart of a Champion® program, Steve Riach is a pioneer in bringing virtuous content to people all over the world. As president and founder of SER Media, Steve oversees the Dallas, TX based media company. An award-winning producer, director and writer of films, videos, and television programs, he has become one of the leading character and ethics content creators in America, having developed more than 250 films, television specials, documentaries and home video properties. A best-selling author, Steve has written twelve books, with several others scheduled for release, and has created a series of inspiring educational products and properties under the Heart of a Champion® brand. A sought-after speaker, Steve, and his wife and 4 children reside in Colleyville, TX. 

Terek Saab  

Tarek Saab was a candidate on NBC's The Apprentice season 5. He is the President of T. Saab Media, Inc. and the co-founder of Lionheart Apparel, a men's clothing line he launched. He has been named Kipling's "Who's Who Among Executives and Business Professionals" for 2008. He is a popular speaker and his book, Gut Check: Confronting Love, Work and Manhood in Your Twenties, was released in 2008. Tarek and his wife live in Fort Worth, Texas.

MArk Schulze  

Mark Schulze is Vice President of Safety, Training and Operations for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company. He has previously served as vice president and chief sourcing officer, general manager of the company’s Texas Division, and assistant vice president, Consumer Products Marketing, which included responsibility in the company’s national accounts program. Mark joined BNSF in 1990, progressing steadily through the company and has held positions in nearly every aspect of the company since. Mark serves on the boards of a variety of nonprofit organizations. He and his wife and three children reside in Arglye, Texas.

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Dennis Spencer is a 25-year veteran of the television industry. He began his career in professional tennis with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He then became senior vice president for ProServ Television, where he developed the first wave of advertiser-supported sports television and was the executive in charge of production for numerous award-winning specials.  ProServ later joined Clear Channel Entertainment, where Dennis oversaw the television division as Senior Vice President. His international expertise has been employed with many top sporting events and leagues including the US Open Tennis Championships, NBA, Tour de France, NCAA Final Four, International Baseball Association, U.S. Olympic Committee and the Boston Marathon. Dennis and his wife and children live in the Washington DC area.

Ron Rhulin  

Veteran broadcaster Ron Thulin has over 33 years experience in sports and news. His career has taken him all over the world covering a variety of live sports events. In 1989, Ron joined Turner Broadcasting as a play-by-play announcer, where he has worked as a play-by-play announcer for the NBA on TNT. He has also worked on the Goodwill Games and the Pan Am Games for Turner and ABC, and announced all alpine events at the 1992 & ‘94 Winter Olympic games, as well as SEC football. In 1996, the San Antonio Spurs named Ron their television play-by-play announcer. Since ‘96, he has called Big 12 football for FSN, TBS, and VERSUS. And for the past 4 years Ron has also handled the call for ACC Sunday night basketball on FSN. Ron lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife and two daughters.