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Shawn Harper        

Former NFL Football Player, Successful Businessman & Life Coach

Shawn Harper is a former NFL player, business owner, and powerful international motivational and inspirational speaker. A former college and seven-year professional football player, Harper uses wit, humor, feats of strength, and his NFL experiences to draw and captivate his audience.

He then delivers an earth-shaking message of motivation, encouragement, and hope. A classic rags-to-riches story, Shawn was born and raised in an impoverished area of Columbus, Ohio. Faced with insurmountable odds such as four learning disabilities, poverty, speech challenges, and the lowest GPA in his senior class, Harper rose from an average football player to graduating from college and winning several national achievement awards.

From 1992 until 1998, Harper played offensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams, Huston Oilers, Indianapolis Colts, Amsterdam Admirals and Frankfurt Galaxy.

In 2018, Harper published his first book titled The Winning Edge. Harper shares the important lessons he learned from the football field and beyond and how he not only succeeded, but also won.

Harper is also an investor, CEO and founder of American Services and Protection in Columbus, Ohio, and Bridge Builders International. He serves on the board of King’s Ransom Foundation.

Speech Topics

Just Who Do You think You Are?

How do your beliefs about yourself influence your thoughts, actions and reactions?

How can you truly know yourself and consistently outperform and reach your goals?

How does your culture, your upbringing, and your family values shape your sense of self?

What is the secret to self-confidence?


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