“Rod not only helped our program reach new heights, but he has been a blessing to me and my staff.”
Fisher DeBerryUnited States Air Force, Coaching Legend
“The impact Rod has made on myself and my staff is immeasurable. We continue to work with Rod to have all our educators reach excellence.”
J. ClausenPrincipal, Lutheran Parker High School
“I would encourage anyone who wants to take their program or organization to the next level to talk to Rod.”
K. McGregorPast President, Colorado Rockies
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Innovative, Insightful, High-Energy Storyteller…

Rod is a speaker, author, coach, and consultant. He is characterized by friends, colleagues, and clients as an insightful, dynamic teacher, and a compelling speaker. Rod, or “Coach O” as he is usually called, engages, equips and empowers leaders and groups by giving them powerful coaching tools to lead and maximize performance in the 21st century.

Rod is not your typical coach. He has spent close to 20 years as a collegiate football coach, including holding the head coach position at three different universities. Rod has coached professionally at every level of collegiate sports, including stints at Oklahoma State University and three time NCAA National Champion Appalachian State University. Rod is married and the father of three children ages 21, 18, 15, and resides in Colorado.

Rod has trained thousands of leaders nationwide. He has taught leadership at Quantico for the U.S. DEA Leadership Academy, motivation at the USA Olympic Coaching Schools, and currently helps direct the Coaches Development program for the record breaking Pittsburgh Pirates major league baseball club and many more. He has also mentored numerous CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and coaches at all levels of sport. Rod is also a certified speaker and coach for the John Maxwell Team.

ROD OLSON, or “Coach O,” is the founder and CEO of the Coaches of Excellence Institute and the Coach O Consulting Group. Rod is a national speaker, author, and advisor on 21st-century coaching, leadership, and parenting. Rod is also the author of “The Legacy Builder” at bookstores everywhere.

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