Craig Jackson, the Umpqua Community College athletic director, introduced motivational speaker Jamy Bechler as probably the only John Maxwell leadership coach to ever speak in Douglas County.
Bechler came to Oregon and spoke at Sutherlin High School and Umpqua CC students and coaches on February 23-24.
Bechler is a certified John Maxwell Leadership coach that travels the country working with businesses and teams to maximize potential and develop leadership skills. John Maxwell, author of more than 100 books, is widely considered the top leadership expert in the world.
“Our kids came away really impressed with Jamy’s enthusiasm and his ability to relate his message to their lives and present day issues”, said Josh Grotting, Sutherlin High School A.D. and Girls Basketball Coach. “Our coaches were also impressed as he presented many ideas that are simple to apply and establish in each of their programs with an emphasis on successful outcomes.”
Coach Grotting and his Sutherlin team just recently won their 4th straight Class 4A Oregon Girls Basketball State Championship.
“We are constantly trying to promote positive thinking, decision making, and strategies of successful people”, added Grotting. “The quote that had the most influence on me as an was when Jamy quoted Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean when he said ‘The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.’ This really hit home in dealing with kids that come from disadvantaged families and situations on a daily basis.”
Bechler spoke to Umpqua and Sutherlin’s student-athletes on February 23 about making championship choices. The next day, he worked with the coaches from both schools on creating a championship culture.
UCC’s Jackson was instrumental in bringing Bechler to Oregon.
“Jamy’s presentation to our coaches and staff helped build upon a solid foundation”, said Jackson. “We were fortunate to be able to schedule Jamy for a couple of sessions. He has great insights that are valuable for our teams to continue having a championship culture and at the same time he reinforced making good decisions in student’s lives.”
To contact Jamy Bechler about speaking to your group or scheduling team building experience for your organization, please contact visit his website at JamyBechler.com