Molly Fletcher


Molly FletcherMolly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word. She is a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance and unwavering optimism. As a CEO, she shares her unconventional and unique techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports and now a successful entrepreneur.

 

Formerly, as president of client representation for sports and entertainment agency CSE, Molly spent two decades as one of the world’s only female sports agents. She was hailed as the “female Jerry Maguire” by CNN as she recruited and represented hundreds of sport’s biggest names, including Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, PGA TOUR golfer Matt Kuchar, broadcaster Erin Andrews, and basketball championship coaches Tom Izzo and Doc Rivers. As she successfully negotiated over $500 million in contracts and built lasting relationships, she also observed and adopted the traits of those at the top of their game.

She has been featured in ESPN, Fast Company, Forbes and Sports Illustrated, and has energized organizations as diverse as AT&T, Bank of America, Michigan State University, Georgia Tech, the PGA TOUR and Home Depot.

Molly is the author of three books: A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating; The Business of Being the Best; and The 5 Best Tools to Find Your Dream Career.  She’s also the founder of The Betterment Institute, a series of online coaching courses for corporations and individuals.

Molly has been recognized by Michigan State University with the Outstanding Alumni award and has received numerous other awards.  She currently serves as a National Trustee member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, after serving on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta board and as a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

Molly earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Michigan State University while competing in tennis as an elite college athlete. Molly’s energy and passion for life shines through everything she does. She finds her greatest joy at home in Atlanta with her husband Fred and their three daughters.

 

Why Molly

Molly is a high-energy, motivational speaker with an incredibly unique background who inspires fearless growth in individuals, teams and companies.  Molly’s keynotes have received comments like “a world-class speaker and businessperson” who is “true-to-life, uplifting and entertaining” and great at “connecting and delivering unique tools that captivate audiences.”  As a keynote speaker, she has been honored to serve hundreds of Fortune 500 companies, national associations, corporations, sports teams and start-up organizations.

 

Keynote Topics

Unleash Your Potential: It often takes a crisis to create change in our lives. How can we create transformational change in the absence of crisis and unleash our true potential? In this inspiring keynote, Molly shares stories from her experiences as one of the only female sports agents in the industry as well as lessons from some of the top athletes and coaches in the game. She outlines the 5-step process to unleashing your potential and achieving peak performance.

Learn how to:

  • Move forward purposefully towards goals of your own making
  • Create lasting change and recover from adversity faster
  • Maximize your energy and execute against key priorities

Fearless: We are all born fearless, but often don’t stay fearless.  Molly re-ignites your authentic fearless self to inspire you to define and reach your new level of greatness. Molly’s fearless message will have you ready to dream, live and grow fearlessly.

Learn how:

  • The best in their field face challenges fearlessly
  • Asking for what you need and want drives breakthroughs
  • Living authentically is the key to success

Negotiate Your Way to Success: Effective negotiation is rooted in establishing trust and building relationships—one conversation at a time.  Hailed as the “female Jerry Maguire” by CNN, Molly shares her proven approach to landing more than $500 million worth of deals throughout her career.  Her tactical advice will give you the courage to ask for what you want in life—and get it!

Learn how to:

  • Avoid common negotiating pitfalls and set the stage for a deal
  • Negotiate with all types of people and in any situation
  • Overcome fear of negotiating and ask with confidence
  • Approach gender roles within a negotiation

Leading the Way: Inspiring Go Getters and Game Changers: In order to lead, you have to inspire people to want to follow. A true leader knows that leadership extends beyond self. From the arenas of professional sports to the boardrooms of major companies, Molly shares what drives top leaders and how they inspire collective success.

Learn how the best leaders:

  • Connect versus communicate and create a culture of feedback
  • Lead through change and adversity
  • Hire and retain talent with a focus on growth mindset
  • Inspire self-accountability and a culture of success

Transform Your Business Relationships: Successful business development is rooted in relationships, and those who learn how to effectively cultivate relationships rise to the top.  Working in an industry where there are actually more sports agents than athletes to represent, Molly used the power of relationships as her differentiator. She shares her unique tactics that will help you build better and more productive relationships and transform the way you do business.

Learn how to:

  • Take creative approaches towards new business opportunities
  • Differentiate yourself from the competition
  • Grow your business by tapping into existing relationships
  • Close the deal in any business development cycle

Women Winning in Business… and Beyond: A trailblazer in the male-dominated sports industry, Molly empowers women to carve out their own path for success. Her message inspires, using humor and personal stories of her own experiences to connect. Molly shows how you can find fulfillment without sacrificing personal or professional goals.

“A great negotiator and a great storyteller has mined her deep experience in one of the most pressurized arenas of American business. Molly immediately connects with her audience, delivering a message that is both motivational and highly practical.” –Larry Kramer President and Publisher of USA Today

“Molly Fletcher is a force. She left our audience laughing, inspired, and simply wanting more. Molly is a world-class speaker and had our audience ready to take on the world!” –Joni Doolin, CEO of TDN2K, Founder of Global Best Practices Conference

“Molly served as the Keynote Speaker for a meeting with our top sales professionals across the country.  What stands out for me is the time and effort Molly took in advance to understand our business, and understand what is important to our clients and our associates and then customize her presentation to address those specifics.  Her style immediately draws people in and then she delivers a message that is both inspirational and highly practical.  We are excited to include Molly in a number of future meetings and to continue to find opportunities to work with her and her team.” -Aron Levine, Bank of America

“Molly is ‘the complete package.’  She is authentic, inspirational and entertaining.  She knows how to connect to an audience and deliver unique tools that can captivate as well as motivate.  It is an honor to introduce Molly as our keynote speaker during our Executive Women’s Day programming and her passion and devotion to each and every event is a testament to her wonderful character.  Our follow up surveys rank her 9 or 10 out of a possible 10 on all occasions.  Thank you Molly for an amazing year and we look forward to your presence at even more events next year!” -Donna Fiedorowicz, PGA TOUR

“We were thrilled to have you be a part of our ERG conference this year. You were great and the attendees loved you. If you haven’t already heard from some of them I’m sure you will… lots of them would love to have you come speak at their events in the future. You were a big hit, thank you!” -Debbie Storey, AT&T

“Just a quick note to say thank you. I felt honored to be in your presentation today and left feeling compelled to get out there and drive for excellence with authentic execution. Your passion to bring out the best in people is contagious! You gave me 20 clear cut action steps that I can take home with me and start implementing right away! Thanks again for you passion and for being a champion in helping others to succeed!!” -Laura Bernier, Kraft Foods

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Unleashing Your Potential: Molly Fletcher at TEDxEmory

 
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