"Dan is a remarkable person who has dedicated his life to helping others to be the best person they can be. I have attended many of Dan’s speaking engagements. I have seen his audience laugh until their sides hurt, leave with a genuine appreciation of his message, and be moved to the point of tears. Dan never disappoints. Dan manages to weave humor, pathos, and inspiration into his moving talks. I have seen him in large venues where his gifts make each individual feel that he is talking just to them. He manages to reach his audience viscerally. There is always an appreciative buzz emanating from the audience at the conclusion of his talks. While his gifts as a speaker are well known, it is his passion that sets him apart from others. He motivates others, prompts personal reflection, offers the gift of laughter, and elevates through his message."
- Kevin Campbell, Middle School Principal
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL TOPICS
"Dan Duddy is the epitome of what a coach should be. He motivates, inspires and challenges those in his charge to be better. Dan has the great ability to to take his coaching gifts and bring them to his speaking audiences. Whether it is a school, retreat or conference, Dan delivers on game day. I have watched with great admiration his ability to bring the “locker room,” as he calls it, to those he is tasked with sharing his witness. As with any great coach and speaker, Dan shares his many experiences with sports, people, and his faith to the enjoyment and encouragement of all in his hearing. I highly recommend Dan for your next speaker series, guest lecturer, retreat or conference keynote address."
- Mark Houck, Founder of The King’s Men, Inc.
CATHOLIC AND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TOPICS
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"I first saw Dan Duddy while attending a men’s rally some years ago. After our two circles connected, I quickly learned of his very ardent desire to shape and mentor Catholic young men. His passionate presentation keeps you on the edge of your seat as a powerful and authentic witness! His patriarchal viewpoints are very much relatable to me as a father of two sons. Whenever I invite my oldest son to men’s retreats he always asks, “Will Mr. Duddy be there?” This is followed up by a very enthusiastic, “I’m there!” As a lacrosse player and Catholic teen, he admires Mr. Duddy’s qualities and looks up to him as a role model. When it comes to teaching men from the trenches of real-life fatherhood and the Catholic Faith, Dan Duddy is at the forefront! Thanks Coach!"
- Dan Donlon, Director of Communications St. Mary’s Barnegat,
That Man Is You! Core Team Leader, and Retired Police Officer
SPIRITUAL EVENT TOPICS
"As a high school football player in the early 1990s, I had the great fortune of being coached by Dan Duddy. In the summer of 1994, Coach Duddy painted the words “We Will” on a piece of plywood and hung it in our locker room. Unbeknownst to him at the time, those two words would have a profound impact far reaching beyond the players that he coached. Each player tapped that sign every time they entered and exited the locker room, which became a tradition that lasted for over two decades.
The “We Will” mantra is simple, cogent and powerful. It’s phonetical, easily digestible, and easily repeatable. It represents teamwork and resolve. “We Will” perfectly summarizes Aristotle’s quote; “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” I was personally deeply influenced by the depths of the mantra as a high school football player, as was our team, which the year it was introduced to us, our team succeeded in becoming the runner-up in the state championship game.
Nearly 20 years later, I introduced the “We Will” mantra to a tech company that I founded and later sold for $33 million. The “We Will” mantra was introduced and fully adopted by our employees. They had created custom shirts, stickers, signs, and more with the words “We Will” written on them. As a tech company, for many of our employees, this was their first introduction to being on a “team” and working towards a common goal. For others, it was nostalgic and a reminder of their playing days with teammates.
The “We Will” concept especially when presented by Dan himself, is explosive and draws people back to the fundamentals that everyone should give to something greater than themselves, with the knowledge that by doing so with trust in each other, there is no ceiling to our potential together. Dan speaks to this in a unique, passionate and penetrating way. I encourage you to invite Dan to your business to pass on the “We Will” mantra to your team!"
- Jay Gould, Entrepreneur and Investor
"Dan Duddy was my high school football coach and made a major impact on me at an early age. To this day I still remember his teachings both on and off the field which helped me evolve into an accountable young man through college, in the professional world, and ultimately into starting and growing my own small business. He instilled in me the importance of a strong work ethic, showing resiliency in the face of fear and doubt, and always following through on my word no matter what. I attribute much of what I teach my own students to what I learned from Coach Duddy.
One thing I’ll always remember is that every day jogging out to practice Coach Duddy would yell ‘Let’s go to Work, Let’s get Better!’ It makes total sense… no matter what you’re involved in - coaching, sales, marketing, leadership, etc; strive to be better today than you were yesterday. Without hesitation I’d recommend Coach Dan Duddy as his actions and words still inspire me to this day to live with passion and positively impact others around me."
- Brent Grablachoff, Owner & Head Coach of Kicking World