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Martin Rooney      

Founder of Training For Warriors & Author

Martin Rooney is an internationally-recognized entrepreneur, fitness expert, sought-after presenter and best-selling author. Rooney has his Master of Health Science and Bachelor of Physical Therapy degrees from the Medical University of South Carolina and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from Furman University. Rooney is the former COO of the Parisi Speed School, a youth sports performance franchise with over 80 locations nationwide and is the founder of the Training for Warriors system. The TFW System has been operated in over 300 facilities in 25 countries worldwide and Rooney’s programs have been used by over one million youth athletes and adults. A former US bobsledder, Division I track athlete, Judo black belt, record-setting powerlifter and two-time Guinness World Record holder, Rooney not only has the academic and athletic background, but also first-hand business experience of what it takes to run global organizations.

As a presenter, Rooney is regularly in front of over 10,000 people per year and has consulted Fortune 500 companies such as Marriott International, Nike, Prudential and Hasbro as well as major organizations like Prudential Financial and Weichert Realtors. Rooney has also conducted training and development programs for Military Organizations including the Army Rangers, Army Airborne and Navy SEALs, and has coached at and advised professional teams such as the NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers and NY Giants. His university consulting clientele has included Notre Dame, University of Texas, Arizona State University, Brown University, University of Alabama, Oregon State University, Auburn University, Rutgers University, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Montana State University, Furman University and West Point. Rooney has also been a training representative for Adidas and Perform Better.

Over the last 15 years, Rooney has traveled to over 35 countries to help train world-class athletes and teach trainers and leaders about coaching and culture. As a coach, Rooney has been listed in the top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness over 5 different years and in 2015 Rooney was inducted into the Personal trainer Hall of Fame. Rooney has trained hundreds of athletes from the NFL, MLB, UFC, NBA, WNBA. He has also had the honor to work with numerous Olympic medalists, All-Americans and World Champions. In addition to professional athletes, he has also coached 100’s of high school athletes that have gone on to compete at numerous top Division I colleges across the United States including high school national champions.

Rooney’s two newest books, "High Ten" and "Coach to Coach" are helping to create better leaders and business and team cultures around the world. He has also written three best-selling books printed in 5 different languages for Harper Collins publishers (Warrior Cardio, Ultimate Warrior Workouts and Training For Warriors) and his 12 books and DVD series overall which have sold over a combined 200,000 copies. His work has been featured on ESPN, Spike TV, Fox Sports, the NFL Network, and in the New York Times, USA Today, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, The Sporting News, Runner's World, SELF, Outside and Sports Illustrated for Kids.

Originally from New Jersey, Rooney now lives in North Carolina with his wife Amanda and their four daughters Sofia, Kristina, Keira and Sasha.

Speech Topics

Coaching Magic - 5 Leadership Tricks To Bring Out The Best In Others

Would you like to be better able to inspire your people and build a stronger culture and community? Do you need to reignite your own “fire” for your career and business? During this presentation, world-renown coach and author Martin Rooney will share the “magic” coaching tools he has used with Olympians and business leaders to help you get the best out of both your people and yourself. If you want others to have more confidence in your ability to produce consistent results, let this high-energy presentation based on the lessons from his book Coach to Coach show you the practical techniques to take your leadership game to the next level.

How to Create A Winning Culture

Have you been “grinding” with your staff and customers and wondering why you aren’t as successful as some other businesses? That’s because today your biggest competitive advantage isn’t just providing a new technology or service. It’s your culture!

After building multiple companies and helping hundreds of businesses build their own contagious cultures, Martin Rooney shares the three pillars of culture from his book High Ten about how to develop an environment that not only reignites your business, but rekindles your fire for it too. During this practical and inspirational talk, you’ll learn the backbone of his culture-building system and how you can apply it to create a magnetic team-like atmosphere.

Coaching Greatness - The 5 Indispensable Skills of a Master Motivator

Trainers TRAIN people. Coaches CHANGE people. Like it or not, if you are in a business or lead people, you are also a coach. Although the supply of business or technical information is huge, there is little to transform an educated manager who knows what to do into an exceptional coach who gets people to do it. In this lecture, Martin will share the coaching strategies have have helped him produce some of the top athletes and leaders in the world.

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