Bobby Carpenter Speaking at OSU


Bobby Carpenter is motivational, entertaining, and a knowledgable speaker that never fails to deliver.  With his combination of years of education, professional sports, and media experience, he never fails to deliver on stage.  Bobby is a sure fire educator on stage, as he is empathetic towards young adults and sports professionals.  Hire Bobby for your next event.  Click here to contact


  • The Purposeful Day: Using the 4 E’s to elevate you mindset and performance daily
  • Incremental Changes: The small daily decisions that drive our behavior
  • Ability to Change: The Driver of Success
  • The Gift of Adversity: How Adversity can lead you toward excellence
  • Leading through Adversity: Crisis Control
  • Leading the Way: The ingredients to become a leader at any level
  • The Power of Goals: How setting goals can help you transcend your Potential
  • Passion & Purpose: The Culture Builders
  • Leadership Culture Creation
  • Coaching to Corporate: Coaching lessons that transcend sports
  • Stories from the Gridiron: From OSU to the NFL stories that are sure to entertain

“The three elements that I try to bring to any event. Inspiration provides the energy and direction of any message. Education provides the content and theme. Entertainment is often the most overlooked and possibly the most essential piece. Even the greatest content can be lost if it lacks passion behind it.

With these three points in mind I can customize any of my messages and topics to fit a variety of audiences. Since 2006 I have spoken to groups as small as 15 to as large as nearly 2,000. My audiences have ranged from school and educational events, to police chiefs and safety services personal from across Central Ohio, to large corporate events that focused on leadership and self-improvement.”

~ Bobby Carpenter

2023 Speaking & Events


  • KIRCHHOFF Automotive Business Development
  • BBI Logistics Senior Leadership Development
  • Buckeye Cruise Bowling w/ The Buckeyes
  • The 16th Annual Buckeye Cruise for Cancer
  • Armed Forced Entertainment Tour (Hawaii)
  • Northwest Ohio Coaches Association
  • Ohio State 4-Miler
  • St. Jude Discover A Dream
  • Hawks Locks for Tots MC
  • 97.1 The Fan Golf Classic
  • JR Memorial Boat Run
  • Second and Seven Football Camp
  • Second and Seven Book Bash
  • Cream Real Estate Keynote
  • Aesthetic Management Partners Corporate Event
  • Marion Chamber of Commerce Leadership Conference
  • Football for Females

*Bold Denotes Speaking Engagements


“I would highly recommend Bobby Carpenter for any event as he is comfortable with individuals, as well as a crowd. He is the ultimate professional and I thoroughly enjoyed work with before, during, and post event… His keynote was phenomenal! He had asked for a few topics we would be interesting in hearing and he covered them and more"

~ Becky Anyway, Client Communications Director McCarthy & Cox

“He spoke of how he would apply the techniques that he learn on the field to his personal life and vice versa… We loved the part of his speech where he reference the 4 E’s— Enthusiasm, Energy, Effort and Execution. He explained the topic then connect to the previous one so by the end it all flowed with continuity. Very well done and very professional”

~ Sharon Cassler, Ohio Municipal Clerk Association

"I truly appreciated how he was able to related his experience regarding Teamwork, Work and Family to everyday life, as opposed to just football.  Great Speaker— let’s do this again."

~ Becky Anyway, Client Communications Director McCarthy & Cox

"Bobby presented to the Upper Arlington Rotary Club - he was very inspiring and his material on point. I would highly recommend having Bobby speak to your organization."

~ R. Drake Sneed, Senior Vice President WHEELS UP