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AHMARD VITAL

Ahmard Vital is a sports media analyst who evolved into a keynote motivational speaker and author. After nearly a decade of studying the success habits of high achieving athletes, he developed principles that are shared in his keynotes for athletic departments, sports leagues, grade schools, companies and organizations across the country.

With his core concept of “Awaken the Baller,” Ahmard highlights the strategies used from the research of blue-chip level athletes’ mental attitudes, which is documented in his book Awaken the Baller Within. Dream building, goal setting and a relentless belief are the tools by which Ahmard teaches and equips athletes and individuals to become great in their chosen professions.

After graduating with a degree in Journalism Communications from Stephen F. Austin State University, Ahmard began with Houston Community Newspapers as a sports writer, covering schools in the Spring Branch and Katy districts. Soon after, he joined a startup sports media company as the Vice President and college football recruiting consultant, where he worked with more than 40 athletes helping them earn over $5 Million in scholarship money. In addition, Ahmard was one of the architects for one of Houston’s first online video news outlets, The Athlete’s Connection. It was at this time when he began the research for his first published book.

In 2009, he expanded his love for college football recruiting, joining Scout Media/Fox Sports as a national analyst, sports writer and magazine contributor. Ahmard became a staple on Fox’s High School Scoreboard Live as an expert on Houston area prep football and is still featured on several national and local radio broadcasts including Yahoo Sports Radio, Texas Sports Radio Network and KYND 1520. Ahmard has written articles and been quoted in publications like the Houston Chronicle, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, VYPE Magazine, Tulsa World and the Dallas Morning News.

Once his book was released in November 2011, Ahmard transitioned into a keynote motivational speaker. He started with high school football programs in the Houston area making rounds throughout locker rooms and sports camps. Today, Ahmard’s client list has expanded to include college and high school athletic departments: West Texas A&M University, Northeast Texas Community College, Groesbeck ISD, Houston ISD, Leander ISD; sports organizations: APEC Training Facility, All-American Games, East Texas Sports Network, Texas Girls Coaching Association; and companies including MD Anderson and the Association of Talent Development.

To take the things to the next level, Ahmard earned the title of Certified Mental Performance Coach in February 2013 through Extreme Focus, a program founded by Dave Austin and Roger Anthony. His teacher, Austin, continues this work with major league baseball, professional football players and tennis pros.

Ahmard also partners with the VIP Group, an organization dedicated to helping people reach maximum potential. With VIP, Ahmard published an inspirational blog titled, “Vital Thoughts for Life,” which was a must-read for progressive individuals seeking prosperity in all areas of their lives. With VIP founder Arthur J. Johnson II (who is his life coach and business consultant), Ahmard collaborated on three CDs– The Power of One (two-disc) and The Power of Faith: Time to Get a New Act.

When Ahmard is not writing or speaking, he is usually involved in some type of fitness activity. Currently, Ahmard is a certified group fitness instructor, and teaches indoor cycling and boot camp at several health clubs in North Houston.

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AHMARDVITAL

Ahmard Vital is a sports media analyst who evolved into a keynote motivational speaker and author. After nearly a decade of studying the success habits of high achieving athletes, he developed principles that are shared in his keynotes for athletic departments, sports leagues, grade schools, companies and organizations across the country.

With his core concept of “Awaken the Baller,” Ahmard highlights the strategies used from the research of blue-chip level athletes’ mental attitudes, which is documented in his book Awaken the Baller Within. Dream building, goal setting and a relentless belief are the tools by which Ahmard teaches and equips athletes and individuals to become great in their chosen professions.

After graduating with a degree in Journalism Communications from Stephen F. Austin State University, Ahmard began with Houston Community Newspapers as a sports writer, covering schools in the Spring Branch and Katy districts. Soon after, he joined a startup sports media company as the Vice President and college football recruiting consultant, where he worked with more than 40 athletes helping them earn over $5 Million in scholarship money. In addition, Ahmard was one of the architects for one of Houston’s first online video news outlets, The Athlete’s Connection. It was at this time when he began the research for his first published book.

In 2009, he expanded his love for college football recruiting, joining Scout Media/Fox Sports as a national analyst, sports writer and magazine contributor. Ahmard became a staple on Fox’s High School Scoreboard Live as an expert on Houston area prep football and is still featured on several national and local radio broadcasts including Yahoo Sports Radio, Texas Sports Radio Network and KYND 1520. Ahmard has written articles and been quoted in publications like the Houston Chronicle, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, VYPE Magazine, Tulsa World and the Dallas Morning News.

Once his book was released in November 2011, Ahmard transitioned into a keynote motivational speaker. He started with high school football programs in the Houston area making rounds throughout locker rooms and sports camps. Today, Ahmard’s client list has expanded to include college and high school athletic departments: West Texas A&M University, Northeast Texas Community College, Groesbeck ISD, Houston ISD, Leander ISD; sports organizations: APEC Training Facility, All-American Games, East Texas Sports Network, Texas Girls Coaching Association; and companies including MD Anderson and the Association of Talent Development.

To take the things to the next level, Ahmard earned the title of Certified Mental Performance Coach in February 2013 through Extreme Focus, a program founded by Dave Austin and Roger Anthony. His teacher, Austin, continues this work with major league baseball, professional football players and tennis pros.

Ahmard also partners with the VIP Group, an organization dedicated to helping people reach maximum potential. With VIP, Ahmard published an inspirational blog titled, “Vital Thoughts for Life,” which was a must-read for progressive individuals seeking prosperity in all areas of their lives. With VIP founder Arthur J. Johnson II (who is his life coach and business consultant), Ahmard collaborated on three CDs– The Power of One (two-disc) and The Power of Faith: Time to Get a New Act.

When Ahmard is not writing or speaking, he is usually involved in some type of fitness activity. Currently, Ahmard is a certified group fitness instructor, and teaches indoor cycling and boot camp at several health clubs in North Houston.

Applause For Awaken The Baller Within. Researched and Written By Ahmard Vital.

“Awaken the Baller Within is an easy
reading, practical insight into what it takes to be consistently successful in a day-to-day competitive athletic environment. The mental points are well written and easy to understand, things that any athlete can easily relate to.”

-Gary Joseph,

4-Time Texas State Football Champion Coach, Katy High School

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Awaken the Baller Within takes the reader on a personal journey that details what separates the elite from the talented and reminds us all that success is a mindset and a word that only we affirm and define.”

-Yogi Roth,

College Football Analyst,

New York Times best-selling author and award winning documentary filmmaker of Life in a Walk

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Applause For Awaken The Baller Within. Researched and Written By Ahmard Vital.

Keynotes Education And Programs.

WILL TO WIN

What are the reasons behind going through grueling 6 a.m. workouts? Did you realize that the opinion you have of you is the one that matters most? The most requested program digs deep into the driving force behind athlete’s successes and failures.
Program Focus: Self Esteem, Working with Urgency, Being a Positive Example, Belief in Abilities

WAKE UP A WINNER SESSIONS

Every morning, you perform actions that have become habits, like your hygiene and nutritional requirements. But one action that many of us don’t engage in is the act of gratitude. We focus on a three-step process that will empower you to start everyday feeling like a winner, despite whatever circumstances you are faced with daily.
Program Focus: Gratitude, Creating Winning Life Moments, Overcoming Negativity

TOP FOUR REASONS ATHLETES SABOTAGE THEIR SUCCESS

For years, athletes are told that they are privileged to have the opportunity to play sports. And while they embrace this, there are many occasions when this opportunity is taken for granted, and the athlete manages to jeopardize what they’ve worked their entire lives for.
Program Focus: Character Building, Leadership, Responsibility, Teamwork

Testimonials

SEE WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

“To say that Ahmard Vital’s impact on our team was powerful is an understatement. Ahmard possesses a gift. His ability to connect with the psychological level of the student-athlete is profound. His ability to see into the mind of the competitive athlete and dissect the moving parts to create meaningful strategies that unify team and strengthen their inner belief system is nothing short of remarkable.”

“To say that Ahmard Vital’s impact on our team was powerful is an understatement. Ahmard possesses a gift. His ability to connect with the psychological level of the student-athlete is profound. His ability to see into the mind of the competitive athlete and dissect the moving parts to create meaningful strategies that unify team and strengthen their inner belief system is nothing short of remarkable.”

Brandon Carpenter

Athletic Director/Football Coach, Tarkington High School

“Ahmard had a great presentation to the student athletes at John H. Reagan High School. His presentation was very motivational and on the students’ level. Some of the things he covered in his presentation would be helpful not just to student athletes but really to anyone trying to succeed in life, regardless of occupation.”

“Ahmard had a great presentation to the student athletes at John H. Reagan High School. His presentation was very motivational and on the students’ level. Some of the things he covered in his presentation would be helpful not just to student athletes but really to anyone trying to succeed in life, regardless of occupation.”

Stephen MacLauchlan

Magnet Assistant Principal, Reagan High School

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