Coach Brendan Suhr is viewed as one of the most respected figures in basketball with nearly 30 years as a coach and executive in the NBA and 13 seasons as a coach at the collegiate level. He has been a part of some of the most historical basketball teams of all time while winning back-to-back NBA Championships with the Detroit Pistons “Bad Boys”, as well as the 1992 “Dream Team” who won the Gold Medal for the United States at the Barcelona Olympic Games. He developed his “Servant Leadership” mentality while working as an Assistant Coach under Hall of Fame coaches Chuck Daly, Hubie Brown and Lenny Wilkins.

A Message from Coach Brendan Suhr:

During my career I’ve been fortunate to coach some of the world’s best players and help them win championships at the highest level by developing their skills and knowledge to maximize their talent and potential.

Now, I want to do the same for your TEAM. Let me show you the skills I used throughout my career to build great teams by taking a diverse group of individuals, implementing a TEAM culture, demonstrating a strong leadership style and coaching them each day to get better.

My belief as a coach/leader is that you must be able to take your players/associates where they can’t take themselves. Allow me to give you an All-Access look at how I did this with the best players and teams in the world.

–       Coach Brendan Suhr

2-Time NBA Champion, 1989 & 1990 Detroit Pistons – “Bad Boys”
1992 Olympic Gold Medalist – “The Dream Team”


The X’s & O’s of Leadership

Strategy is an essential part of coaching, but Leadership is what drives your team to win games, achieve success and profitability. The concepts I share can be taught to all of your leaders and is designed to help take your team to the next level. These concepts include: how to motivate both individuals and your team on a daily basis, getting your team to buy-in to the role you have given each person, coaching individuals to their strengths and coaching each person differently.

Building Your Dream Team

I was fortunate enough to be on the coaching staff of the “Dream Team”, the historic United States Olympic Gold Medalist in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. Let me show you the principles that head coach Chuck Daly implemented with the greatest TEAM of all-time. I will discuss selection of talent, casting a vision, roles of your players, coaching talent and how to maintain greatness.

Developing Your Championship Game Plan

The ability to “Change” is one of the most critical aspects of Leadership. You must be able to adapt and pivot on a moment’s notice to enable your team to win. While it may be true that most people are not comfortable with change, leaders who understand the dynamics of change are proven to be far more successful. When your entire team has mastered leading change, you have created a competitive advantage that will allow your team to crush your competition.

What They're Saying About Coach...

Coach Suhr did a fantastic job with our team. Thanks so much for supporting our leadership journey and being a part of helping us achieve our goals!
- Senior Executive
Shell Oil Company

Thank you for your amazing presentation towards our senior manufacturing leaders in our ‘Inspire to Serve’ meeting. You were spot on and fully engaged our team.
- Senior Executive
Dow Chemical Talent Development