John U. Bacon
Award-winning speaker, bestselling author, tv and radio commentator, teacher, and coach.
New Book Coming September 7, 2021
Let Them Lead
Unexpected Lessons in Leadership from America’s Worst High School Hockey Team
An uplifting leadership book about a coach who helped transform the nation’s worst high school hockey team into one of the best. Bacon’s strategy is straightforward: set high expectations, make them accountable to each other, and inspire them all to lead their team.
Bacon delivers tailor-made speeches around the world on leadership, creativity, diversity, and other subjects. He’s been named Michigan’s “Speaker of the Year.”
Bacon has authored eleven books on sports, business, health, and history, the last seven of which are national best sellers, including his newest title, Overtime: Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the Crossroads of College Football.
Bacon appears often on national TV and radio, including HBO, ESPN, and the Big Ten Network, and provides commentary for Michigan Radio and NPR, which awarded him the prize for nation’s best commentary.
What People Are Saying
“I’ve seen hundreds of speakers, and Bacon is the best. I wish he had accepted our offer to run our training department!”
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Bacon delivers tailor-made speeches to corporations, universities, and other organizations, drawing on themes and stories from three decades of writing, teaching, and coaching.