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Craig Impelman

Craig Impelman

Craig Impelman has developed customized professional, personal, and team development programs from his 33 years of learning from his grandfather-in-law, John Wooden. He has successfully implemented these programs through 30 years of coaching youth basketball, 12 years of coaching college basketball, 20 years of leadership training in the business sector, and 7 years of research and authoring of Wooden’s Wisdom.

Craig and the presentation team offer workshops virtually and in person:

  • "The Wooden's Wisdom Positive Attitude Success Program"
  • "Coach Wooden's Playbook for Life and Peak Performance"

This Program Will:

  • Establish a solid foundation of core values.
  • Improve personal and professional success by providing practical application modules.
  • Develop specific methods to achieve extraordinary team and leadership performance.
  • Ignite success by getting people excited about getting a little better every day. Use our self-paced workbook to align with our weekly Wooden's Wisdom issues. These tools promote continued improvement for years after our presentations are over.

My key question is: "What would you like to accomplish as a result of me speaking to and working with your group?"

Testimonials about Craig

Commentary on Craig Impelman from the daughter and son of John Wooden:

Nobody in our family has a better understanding of the ideas and philosophy of my father than Craig Impelman. - Nan Wooden

Craig---You're the best . I've always said that you were the one to pass on Dad's teaching, you know Dad's Pyramid better than anyone . You have that quality & spirit that makes people of all ages listen. So glad that you want to do this because you are the one that should. You are a TEACHER. - Jim Wooden

Comments from attendees of Craig Impelman's recent John Woodens Presentations.

Thank you very much for coming out and speaking with our students.

We cannot reinforce the Wooden traits enough. You were able to capture the student's attention and keep them engaged for a long time (which is hard with the little ones). I overheard teachers talking about how surprised they were that you were able to elicit responses from the students and how involved they were.

Again, thank you for coming out and making a difference in so many students' lives! - Jacque Galitski

Love the course and wish it was longer. Always great to get an inside peak to great minds and learn from them. - Meghan Pyle

The information was outstanding and very informative. - Amanda Goodwin

Coach Wooden is full of wisdom and what he has done and what he has to say are helpful for you personally as well as others you come into contact with. - Alexia Agamata

Very informational and educational and very, very encouraging and motivational. - John MacArthur

Provides an in depth look at one of the greatest teachers of our time. - Nick Law

Learned so much. It was amazing to get ideas from one of the best coaches of all time. - Juliet Casillas

Great way to learn to lead and affect others. - Collin Cusack

He gave us a lot of information to use in everyday life. - Callie Payetta

It's extremely useful material for everyone and anyone. - Kim Hill

Learned a lot from the course. It was very informational. - Lorne Jackson

Very motivational and applicable to daily life. - Isabel Oropeza

It was a great course that taught us a lot about Coach Wooden and how to lead a happy and successful life. - Brian McIlhenny

Interesting, intriguing, good and informational. - Caitlin Racich

I learned a lot of valuable information for life, not just coaching. Thank you for your time. - Allen Stevens

You learn a lot about yourself as well as learning a lot about how to coach. - Eric Karch

Valuable points to expand on and good quotes to help guide life. - Jordan Smith

The depth of content and explanation of each leadership principal is needed for people to hear. - Ron Brewer

One of the best seminars I've taken in years. - Cynthia Rypolf

Awesome! - Jill Cheviron

Fabulous, life changing - I will tell everybody how amazing it was. - Brooke Buzard

The wisdom is incredible. - Spryl Leonard

Mr. Impelman was very engaging. You can see that John Wooden's philosophies are truly instilled in his life. Learning the different aspects of the course allows you to re-evaluate yourself in all areas of your life - personal and professional. - Leslee Roper

Wish we had a full day - wonderful and inspirational. - D'Ann Keller

Such wonderful inspiration! Wish we could've had a whole day training! - Kristin Fasbender

See examples of Craig presenting:

Job #1 at Work

Create a Culture of Enthusiasm

My Fault Bad Pass

Tone of Voice

Craig Interview

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Let us help your current team improve and optimize its competitive capabilities with inclusive leadership based on John Wooden's Wisdom, Experience, and his famous Pyramid of Success.

Over the last twenty-five years, thousands of individuals from elementary school students to senior executives and a wide range of clients have benefitted from our virtual and in-person presentations. The length of the presentation is adjusted to your needs and capacity ranging from 45 minutes to multi-weekly workshops and everything in between. We present practical specific habits you and your team can immediately apply.

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