Alan Veingrad was a standout football player at East Texas State University, but he was not immediately drafted into the NFL. Several teams who tried him out dismissed him for being too small and not NFL material because Alan remembered what his college coach told him. Alan persevered, demonstrating an unbelievable determination to succeed. He was eventually signed as a free agent by the Green Bay Packers where he played for five seasons starting every game his rookie year. Alan later joined the Dallas Cowboys, who sought leadership and experience for their offensive line, and remained in Dallas for two seasons where he became a Super Bowl champion in 1993. Alan’s versatility and athletic proficiency as an offensive lineman resulted in his playing every position on the offensive line but center.
His performance on the field was celebrated when Emmitt Smith presented Alan with a Rolex watch after winning the NFL rushing title in 1991. He proudly wears this watch along with his Super Bowl ring, as a reminder of the obligations and the rewards that come with personal and professional accomplishment.
Alan has been in the business world since his retirement from the NFL. He has consistently exceeded the revenue expectations for his divisional responsibilities by three-digit percentages and exceeded the performance goals of his sales teams. He has partnered with the CEO at each of the companies he has served consistently contributing to bottom-line profitability in addition to driving client solutions.
Alan uses sports metaphors to illustrate his journey, and vividly relates the discipline of being a professional football player to succeeding in business and life. He shares these values and personal practices with audiences around the world, offering a highly motivational presentation guaranteed to recharge and refocus the intentions of people listening to him speak. Alan’s powerful story serves as a playbook for personal productivity and will enable your team to rally together bringing your entire organization through the goalposts. He personifies personal fulfillment and has arrived at a place that most people only aspire to.