Chiefs Hosting Nationally-Renowned Speaker Joe Ehrmann for an Insideout Coaching Seminar

Posted Feb 20, 2012

If you’ve ever wondered what makes coaches successful leaders beyond a top-notch playbook, then we’ve got an opportunity for you. In an effort to better equip coaches of various sports at all levels, the Kansas City Chiefs are pleased to announce that they will host Joe Ehrmann as he presents his informative “InSideOut” Coaching Seminar. A member of the National Speakers Association that’s in demand throughout the country, Ehrmann’s presentation will be held on Saturday, April 14 from the North Club at Arrowhead Stadium. An engaging affair that is sure to make its mark on all that attend, the seminar’s mission is to inform, inspire and initiate individual, communal and societal change through sports and coaching.

“Great coaching goes beyond the Xs and Os and focuses on the Ys,” notes Ehrmann. “Why isn’t your team more engaged and performing at its full capability? Why do you coach or lead the way you do? It’s the Ys that get you to the deeper question of purpose, preparation, and planning to win in business, on the field, and in life.”

This “InSideOut” seminar will run from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., with check-in opening at 7:30 a.m. Ehrmann, who has spoken to the Chiefs team on several occasions throughout the past couple of seasons, will be introduced by Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli. Chiefs Head Coach Romeo Crennel will also make a special appearance at the seminar. You can register by visiting It costs $30 to attend and registration closes on April 9. Early bird registration runs until March 23, allowing you to not only sign up at a reduced rate of $20, but also affords you the opportunity to purchase a copy of Ehrmann’s bestselling book, InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives. All proceeds from this seminar will go to benefit youth sport programming via the Chiefs Children’s Fund.

Ehrmann was an All-American football player at Syracuse University and has been named to the Syracuse All-Century Football Team. He is also a recipient of Syracuse University’s most distinguished alumni honor for his contributions to society. A professional football player for 13 years, Ehrmann was selected as the Colts Man of the Year and the NFL’s first Ed Block Courage Award Winner. During and following his football career, Ehrmann attended Dallas Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary, and was ordained in 1985.

Parade Magazine featured Ehrmann on its cover as The Most Important Coach in America because of his tireless efforts to transform the culture of sports by reframing and redefining the social responsibility of coaches, parents and players. He was also named Coach of the Year by the National Consortium for Academics & Sports. The Institute for International Sport named Ehrmann one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America. He is also the subject of the New York Times bestseller Season of Lifeby Jeffrey Marx, published by Simon and Schuster.

Ehrmann and his wife, Paula, a psychotherapist, collectively created the concept of the Coach for America movement, which the “InSideOut” Coaching Seminar is derived from. In addition, they co-founded Building Men and Women for Others. Its vision is to transform personal and public practices and community values to create a society where every man, woman and child can reach his or her greatest human potential. They also started The Door, an inner-city, community-based ministry that addresses issues of poverty, systemic racism and social justice.

If you are currently coaching or even if you wondered how good coaches shape the lives of those they come into contact with, this “InSideOut” Coaching Seminar promises to be an experience you won’t want to miss. Space is limited so we ask that you register as soon as possible to ensure you are able to take full advantage of this exceptional opportunity.

If you have questions about the InSideOut Coaching Seminar, please call the Kansas City Chiefs at 816 920-9300 and ask for the Community Relations Department.


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