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.

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John U Bacon at podium during speaking event

Award-Winning Speaker

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.” 

Best Selling Books by John Bacon

Best-Selling Books

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.

Award-Winning Commentary

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!”

Pat Kittle

Training Director, Chrysler Corporation

Book Bacon For Your Next Event

Bacon delivers tailor-made speeches to corporations, universities, and other organizations, drawing on themes and stories from three decades of writing, teaching, and coaching.

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