Innovative, Insightful, High-Energy Storyteller…

Rod is not your typical coach. He has spent close to 20 years as a collegiate football and baseball coach, including holding the head coach position at three different universities. Rod has coached professionally at every level of collegiate sports, including stints at Oklahoma State University and three time NCAA National Champion Appalachian State University. Rod is married and the father of three children ages 22, 19, 17, and resides in Colorado..

Rod has trained thousands of leaders nationwide. His clients range from the U.S. Navy SEALs to the leaders of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Currently helps direct the Coaches Development program for the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball organization and many more. He has also mentored numerous CEOs of Fortune (100-500) companies and coaches at all levels of sport. Rod is also a certified speaker and coach for the John Maxwell Team.

ROD OLSON, or “Coach O,” is the founder and CEO of the Coaches of Excellence Institute and the Coach O Consulting Group. Rod is a national speaker, author, and advisor on 21st-century coaching, leadership, and parenting. Rod is also the author of “The Legacy Builder” at bookstores everywhere.