Sports fans and writers won't want to miss this event!
Join us to meet Florida Author Nathan Whitaker, a motivational speaker and the co-author of eight New York Times (NYT) bestsellers including Tony Dungy’s memoir, Quiet Strength (2007) which reached #1.
Nathan Whitaker, a lawyer turned writer who worked with legal, salary cap, and scouting matters with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has also written:
- Through My Eyes, with Tim Tebow (2011, #6 NYT Bestseller Non-fiction List)
- Uncommon, with Tony Dungy (2009, #2 NYT Bestseller Advice/How-To List)
- Role of a Lifetime, with James Brown of CBS Sports (2009)
- The Mentor Leader, with Tony Dungy (2010, #2 NYT Bestseller Advice/How-To List)
- Uncommon Marriage, with Tony and Lauren Dungy (2015)
- The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge, with Tony Dungy (2011)
- The One Year Impact for Living Men’s Devotional, with Scott Whitaker (2016)
- Snap Decision (2014, his parents bought a copy)
- And more!
Nathan Whitaker is also a co-writer with Tony Dungy on their newest release:
The Soul of a Team (2019) a modern-day fable to teach leaders how to put S.O.U.L in their teams.
More information about this best-selling author is available at www.nathanwhitaker.com.
Saturday, February 9, at 1 p.m.
Tower Road Branch
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Brief Biography on Nathan Whitaker
As a motivational speaker and author, Nathan has spoken to the Miami Dolphins, at Duke Business School’s Leadership Symposium, and to corporations, sports teams and trade associations across the country, and he has delivered commencement addresses.
A two-sport athlete in baseball and football at Duke University, he played for Steve Spurrier on Duke’s most recent ACC Championship football team and graduated cum laude with a degree in English and Political Science in 1991. (He also played baseball on a team that finished 10-37.) Following Duke, he graduated cum laude from the Harvard Law School in 1994, at which point he began his varied professional journey. He initially spent two years as a law clerk for William Terrell Hodges, a United States District Judge, and then practiced in general business litigation and employment law with Smith, Helms, Mulliss & Moore, LLP in Greensboro, NC.
Whitaker left the firm in 1998 to join the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he was responsible for the club’s football operations and budgeting, as well as working with the salary cap and player contract negotiations. After two seasons with the Jaguars, he switched conferences and Florida coasts to work for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was in Tampa, while working on legal, salary cap and scouting matters that he worked alongside Tony Dungy.
A three-year book-writing journey finally culminated with the July 2007 release of Quiet Strength, Tony Dungy’s memoir. Since its release, it has become one of the best-selling hardcover sports autobiographies ever, is the longest-tenured sports-related book in the top ten of the NYT hardcover, nonfiction list, and has over two million copies in print. He has now written other books, including: Role of a Lifetime, with James Brown of CBS Sports (2009), Uncommon, with Tony Dungy (2009, #2 NYT Bestseller Advice/How-To List), The Mentor Leader, with Tony Dungy (2010, #2 NYT Bestseller Advice/How-To List), Through My Eyes, with Tim Tebow (2011, #6 NYT Bestseller Non-fiction List), and Snap Decision, (2014, his parents bought a copy).
He is the co-founder of a ministry, Impact for Living, that helps people live with Godgiven purpose, making use of their platform while following their passion and reaching their potential. In short, using their platform to impact lives around them – for good.
Whitaker currently lives in the Gainesville, Florida, area with his wife, Amy, and two daughters, Hannah and Ellie, a sophomore at the University of Florida, and a 9th grader, respectively. He added a Masters in Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida in 2009.
More information can be found at www.nathanwhitaker.com.