Yogi Roth

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Sports Broadcaster, Podcaster, Filmmaker, Author, Speaker and Moderator

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As a storyteller, Yogi Roth understands it’s clear that in any great story the main character eventually loses their way. Think about the show you love right now or the latest movie you watched. There is a point in the story where the character feels lost and the same can happen with us. Some of us may even be lost right now. You may not be living a great or IDEAL story with your life at this moment and that’s OK. It’s normal. In his career, Yogi has traveled to over 30 countries in pursuit of great stories from elite performers to high level leaders. He’s broadcasted major college football for 17 years seeking and uncovering the humanity within the sport and in every conversation, from East Africa to Easter Island to Pullman, WA it came down to whether or not the leaders, the coaches, the people, and the teams were Chasing What Matters. What does it all come down to? The best leaders, the most competitive and successful cultures, the best in class, build their clarity, confidence, and discipline to consistently CHASE WHAT MATTERS. When your organization is aligned with what matters most, you will experience teamwork, engagement, and collaboration at a winning level. Yogi Roth will reignite your passion and purpose in this transformational keynote.

In life, and specifically life on social media, we are often told who we are by other voices, tweets & many who do not know the essence underneath our ‘uniform.’ Once we get to know our ’story’ we can represent ourselves in our purest form and use various platforms to share who we are and what we want our impact on the world to be. Yogi Roth, who has worked in college football for over 20 years and won various storytelling awards, will guide you toward finding the starting point in your story and putting it together to support your dreams. 

The word ‘compete’ is often described as “striving against” an opponent but the Latin root of the word means to “strive together.” Where did we go wrong? How do we view our competitive world and our competitive story?

Yogi Roth learned from one of the world’s elite competitors, Pete Carroll, and with that foundation has helped countless companies, universities and high performing individuals explore their potential and maximize it in their competitive culture.


“Yogi’s positive energy is evident the second he walks into a room. He fully engages an audience in his stories, in the questions he asks, and in the on-the-spot coaching he provides. He is a key part of one of our ongoing programs, and we get consistently positive feedback every time he works with us. Because he genuinely cares about helping people see their place in the world differently, I look for opportunities to bring him in as a speaker. Yogi is one of the most dynamic people I know.”

— Dignity Health

Yogi Roth is a force of nature. Every time I sit with him by the end of the conversation I am ready to jump out of my seat and attack life. He is so special I insisted he address my company. I never looked so smart in front of my organization as I did after Yogi’s presentation!”

— Chairman & CEO PMK*BNC

I’ve met a lot of interesting folks in 15 years of covering college sports. Yogi Roth is right near the top of that list. He is without a doubt the most optimistic, relentlessly positive person I’ve ever met. He’s got the spirit to try anything and, in an uncanny, um, Yogi Roth-way, he usually makes it happen. He also has been blessed with the capacity to fit so effortlessly into any situation or group. Reading his story provided a great window into how he got to have such a unique view of the world.”

— Award-winning College Football Writer & Reporter, FOX Sports

“I’m not afraid to admit it, I cried when I talked to Yogi. I wasn’t really expecting to, but I guess he touched a nerve…It’s a film about fathers and sons, how we connect and how we sometimes don’t…If you haven’t alreay done so today, take a walk…Connect with loved ones. Call your dad. Seriously, call him.”


“The only thing I value more than Yogi’s energy and enthusiasm towards football is our friendship. He once asked me, ‘Mark–who are you?’ At first I thought it was rhetorical, but then he demanded an answer! That moment taught me a lot about myself. He was always there for me from red zone blitzes to life advice and for that, I am eternally grateful.”


For the past four years, Yogi Roth has been a guest lecturer for a master’s course I teach at UCLA on Coaching and Leadership. The experiences and lessons he shares of his time spent growing up with his father, as a student-athlete at USC and later as a Coach are priceless practical illustrations of how to craft a masterful life by having a clear vision and bringing passion, industriousness and value to everything you do. Yogi not only speaks to the values and virtues which are the key ingredients to designing a masterful life, he also exudes these virtues from the moment he enters the room. His enthusiasm for the content and his ability to connect with his audience is on par with all great orators and leaders.


“Yogi = a rare mix of acute & courageous sojourner + human catalyst + MENSCH!”


“Yogi personifies what it means to live life without limits. As a hopeless optimist, profound documentarian, TV show Host, National Best Selling Author, Professional storytelling adventure-er; he refuses to be defined by any one of the incredible things he’s accomplished. And despite always being the most interesting person in the room, it’s his commitment to inspiring others to achieve their dreams, that ironically leaves everyone in the room thinking they are the most interesting person. It’s his humility, his insatiable curiosity about the human experience, his compassion and his enthusiasm for life that always evoke an unforgettable “Yogi Roth” contagiousness. Guys want to be him. Girls want to be with him. He’s the guy that takes your breath away. Every. Single. Time.”


“All of Roth’s different projects share one commonality: They’re primarily driven by his passion for storytelling…that originally motivated LIFE IN A WALK.”

— Daily Trojan

“Roth decided to turn his footage into a documentary project, aimed at creative a movement that encourages people to find opportunities to ask their loved ones the questions they’ve always wanted the answers to.”

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