Paul Epstein has spent nearly 15 years as a pro sports executive for multiple NFL and NBA teams, a global sports agency, and the NFL league office. He’s transformed numerous NBA teams from the absolute bottom in league revenue to top-two in financial performance. He’s broken every premium revenue metric in Super Bowl history as the NFL’s sales leader. He’s also opened a billion-dollar stadium, helped save the New Orleans NBA franchise, and founded the San Francisco 49ers Talent Academy—where he became known as the “Why Coach”.

To amplify this impact, Paul has since installed his leadership and high-performance playbook with Fortune 500 leaders, Founders and CEOs, MBAs, and professional athletes.

As a global keynote speaker, #1 bestselling author of “The Power of Playing Offense”, and host of the “Playmakers: ON PURPOSE” podcast, Paul explores how living and working with a focus on leadership, culture, and purpose can transform organizations and individuals anywhere to unleash their full potential. When he’s not on stage, he’s putting his insights to daily practice, serving as Chief Impact Officer for PurposePoint (host of the world’s largest Purpose Summit) and Chief Purpose Advisor for the Why Institute (the world’s fastest way to discover your purpose)—on a mission to inspire leaders and lives to meet the unique challenges of our era.


Paul’s keynote exceeded all my expectations and my team was profoundly moved by Paul's authenticity, and by the leadership principles he taught us using amazing storytelling skills. Paul helped Amazon understand the core values at the center of leadership such as Compassion, Character, and Trust.
– Oumar Diagne, Former Amazon Sr. Manager, Honeywell, Sr. Director Global Operations Finance
What makes a great leader? Mountains of books have been written on the traits, skills, and qualities that provide this answer. In my mind, one easily rises to the top: The Power of Playing Offense.
– Eric Yuan, Founder & CEO, ZOOM Video Communications
Playing Offense delivers a tactical blueprint for how to unleash the full potential of talent in yourself and others, detailing where the performance of people can be maximized, allowing our superpowers to be on full display.
– Gail Stoltze, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, AEG
If you are looking to transform your business and life, look no further. Knowing Paul for years, I have watched all his expertise and thought leadership culminate into Playing Offense. Finally, here’s a message filled with coaching tips and tools that feels as if it were crafted just for me.
– Rob Sine, Chief Revenue Officer, AXS
Paul’s work with our hotel’s management team has been invaluable, inspiring individuals of all different tenures and experience levels to find their purpose and become more fulfilled leaders. The impact on our organizational culture has been tremendous and the fundamental lessons from his workshops have become a core part of our organizational DNA.
– Matthew Lehman, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Former General Manager
Playing Offense challenges us all to lead with purpose, authenticity, and courage—characteristics that make Paul the ideal coach for this transformational journey to know who we are and why we serve. Paul was able to plant deep-rooted seeds that blossomed into self-awareness and change for my team.
– Michele Kajiwara, Senior Vice President, Sales & Service, AEG / Staples Center
Many of us have been promoted from player to coach and were never provided a playbook on how to lead. Playing Offense was curated to solve this problem. The impact it will create for your team, career, culture, and life, is infinite.
– Santor Nishizaki, Award-Winning Chief Executive Officer, Formerly With NASA And Disney Imagineering
Working in the NFL, there is no bigger believer in the value of a “go-to” playbook than me. If you are a leader who is inspired to build the leaders of tomorrow, build high-performance teams, and build gold jacket culture, you’ve found your “go-to” playbook when you join Paul in the journey of Playing Offense.
– Robert Gallo, Senior Vice President, Club Business Development, NFL

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