Dr. Jen Welter’s Topics:
Jen Welter changed the game when she became the first female to coach an NFL team. Not only did she successfully help lead the Arizona Cardinals to win the 2015 NFC West division title, she also earned their respect and trust by forming a strong bond and believing in them—with many of those she guided on the field years ago still calling her “coach” to this day. Illustrating the importance of devotion to one’s team and being a team player, Welter outlines for audiences how authenticity is critical to effective leadership with her on- and off-the-field strategies for anyone who wants to coach their own team to the end zone.
The Psychology of Winning: Cultivating A Champion’s Mindset
With a master’s in sports psychology and a doctorate in psychology, trailblazing NFL coach, Dr. Jen Welter truly knows what it takes to develop a winning mindset. Drawing on her academic and professional experiences, including on the field training the Arizona Cardinals, Dr. Welter reveals her proven techniques for identifying certain mental characteristics, attitudes and behaviors to effectively train your own team to achieve success. Take away new perspective on what it really takes to effectively motivate and improve the performance of individuals and groups in the most competitive environments and applicable tactics for cultivating winning mindsets within your organization.
About Dr. Jen Welter:
Dr. Jen Welter is the first female to coach in the NFL. In 2015, she served as a linebackers coach for the Arizona Cardinals, a period of time defined by the bond she has formed with the players. Widely known as a trailblazer and pioneer in professional football, becoming the first woman to coach in the NFL was only her most recent first. In 2014, Welter became the first woman to play running back in a men’s professional football league. In early 2015, Welter was hired as the first female coach in men’s professional football, helping coach the most successful Revolution season in franchise history.
Prior to joining the world of men’s professional football, Welter had a highly decorated 14-year career in Women’s professional football which included 4 National Championships and 2 Gold medals as a member of Team USA in the 2010 and 2013 International Federation of American Football’s (IFAF) Women’s World Championship (WWC). In 2017, Welter will return to the IFAF WWC, but this time, not as a player, Welter will serve as the Head Coach of the Australian Women’s National Team.
Coach Jen is committed to increasing access and opportunities in football. In the summer of 2016, Coach Jen was the spokesperson and mentor for the launch of Play 60 in Canada. To empower women through football, Coach Jen designed her signature program, “A day in the life of a football player” Working with the Women of Washington (WOW) Redskins female fan club, this experience launched on December 3, 2016. Welter envisions this as the first event to kick off a movement bringing women into the game, by getting them out on the field.
As an individual credited with breaking one of the toughest barriers in sports, Dr. Jen’s impact has transcended the football. Beyond the sidelines, Dr Jen is the ultimate student athlete who holds a doctorate degree in Psychology, a Master’s in Sports Psychology, and a Bachelors degree from Boston College. She is best known for bringing fresh insight resulting from her unique perspective as an athlete and scholar, as a sport consultant, speaker, and most recently, an author.
To complement her work on the field and share insight through her remarkable journey, Coach Jen’s first book “Play Big” was published in the Fall of 2017.