Molly Fletcher Profile

  • One of the first and only female sports agents, Fletcher represented greats like Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, broadcaster Erin Andrews, and basketball coach Tom Izzo.

  • Fletcher’s passion for her clients and skill at high-stakes negotiations earned her the nickname “the Female Jerry Maguire.”

  • Among corporate circles and trade associations, Fletcher is consistently one of the highest-rated speakers on performance improvement and achieving your full potential.
  • Known as “the female Jerry Maguire”, Molly Fletcher built a wildly successful career representing big-name sports figures such as Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, broadcaster Erin Andrews, and basketball coach Tom Izzo. As a corporate speaker and consultant, she
    shares the skills and fearlessness she learned from 20 years as a high-stakes negotiator and business woman.

    One of the first and only female sports agents, Fletcher secured over $500 million in deals throughout her career. Her ability to carve such a successful personal brand in a male-dominated ability got attention from ESPN, Fast Company, Forbes and Sports Illustrated, all of which profiled her fascinating career.

    In the corporate speaking circuit, her contagious energy and applicable advice has won her rave reviews at past engagements, which include AT&T, Bank of America, Carter’s, CVS, Dell EMC, Dun & Bradstreet, The Home Depot, Johnson & Johnson, Leadercast, Society for Human Resource Management, Taco Bell, and TED.

    Fletcher is the bestselling author of four value-packed books, the most recent of which is entitled Fearless at Work: Achieve Your Potential by Transforming Small Moments into Big Outcomes.

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      Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word– a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance and unwavering optimism. A popular keynote speaker, she shares the unconventional techniques that helped her thrive as one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports and now a successful entrepreneur.

      Formerly, as president of client representation for sports and entertainment agency CSE, Molly spent two decades as one of the world’s only female sports agents. She was hailed as the “female Jerry Maguire” by CNN as she recruited and represented hundreds of sport’s biggest names, including Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, PGA TOUR golfer Matt Kuchar, broadcaster Erin Andrews, and basketball championship coaches Tom Izzo and Doc Rivers.

      As she successfully negotiated over $500 million in contracts and built lasting relationships, she also observed and adopted the traits of those at the top of their game. Molly shares her proven approach to negotiating in her company’s Game Changer Negotiation Training workshops, teaching people how to close more deals faster, while strengthening the relationship.

      Molly has been featured in ESPN, Fast Company, Forbes and Sports Illustrated. A sought after motivational speaker, she delivers game changing messages to top companies, trade associations, and teams worldwide.

      Molly is the author of four books: Fearless At Work; A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating; The Business of Being the Best; and The 5 Best Tools to Find Your Dream Career.

      Molly currently serves as a National Trustee member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and on the board of directors for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and the national advisory board for the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).

      Molly earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Michigan State University while captaining the women’s tennis team. Molly’s energy and passion for life shines through everything she does. She finds her greatest joy at home in Atlanta with her husband Fred and their three daughters.

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    From team building to negotiations, Molly Fletcher provides you with the tips and tools to get more out of your job and your life. Fletcher tailors her high-energy presentations to meet your business’ goals and inspire everyone in your organization to achieve their maximum potential. Whether you want her to focus on leveraging change or negotiating nine-digit-figure deals, Fletcher’s content and delivery sticks with people and sets them into motion.

    Molly delivers 70+ customized keynotes annually on leadership, business development, and peak performance to rave reviews. She has spoken to more than 300 partner clients in over 110 markets to companies as diverse as AT&T, Bank of America, Carter’s, CVS, Dell EMC, Dun & Bradstreet, The Home Depot, Johnson & Johnson, Leadercast, Society for Human Resource Management, Taco Bell, TED Talks and hundreds of others.

    Unleash Your Potential
    It often takes a crisis to create change in our lives. How can we create transformational change in the absence of crisis and unleash our true potential? Molly shares stories from her experiences as a successful sports agent and lessons from top athletes and coaches in the game. She outlines the 5-step process to unleashing your potential and achieving peak performance.

    Fearless at Work
    Nothing extraordinary has ever happened by staying comfortable. What would happen if we traded comfort for courage? What if we traded obstacles for opportunity? What if we traded circumstances for vision? We would fear less and innovate more, and our fearlessness would influence the people we serve and the teams we lead. Molly’s message will have you ready to embrace change and break the mold.

    Negotiate Your Way to Success
    Effective negotiation is rooted in establishing trust and building relationships— one conversation at a time. Hailed as the “female Jerry Maguire” by CNN, Molly shares her proven approach to landing more than $500 million worth of deals throughout her career. Her tactical advice will teach you the skills to influence the conversation and give you the courage to ask for what you want— and get it!

    Women Winning in Business...and Beyond
    A trailblazer in the male-dominated sports industry, Molly empowers women to carve out their own path for success. Her message inspires, using humor and personal stories of her own experiences to connect. Molly shows how you can find fulfillment without sacrificing personal or professional goals.


    What People are Saying about Seeing Molly Speak

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    “You knocked it out of the park. Your energy and humor combined with your message was right on target. The team continued to speak to me about your talk the remainder of the day, during travel at airports yesterday and through emails today! In my entire career I have not seen this level of response.”
    -John Nosenzo, Chief Commercial Officer, Bioventus

    “If you’re after the BEST of the BEST…then Molly Fletcher is the answer. I know, I know—you’ve heard that before about speakers, but let me put this in perspective for you. We (Leadercast) host the World’s Largest One Day Leadership Event with 100K+ in attendance. From Nobel Peace Prize winners to giants of industry, the greatest speakers on the planet take our stage. So, the fact that Molly Fletcher was rated THE #1 SPEAKER at this year’s Leadercast Live event should confirm…she is the REAL DEAL! Molly skillfully wove incredible passion, humor, wisdom, personal experience and authenticity to provide countless, practical leadership lessons that have left people begging for more…and we’re going to accommodate their requests by inviting her back again and again! She was already in the Leadercast NOW library, now she’s on her way to the Hall of Fame.”
    -Duane Cummings, CEO, Leadercast

    “Molly is a rockstar on stage! She has a magical way of engaging and connecting with the audience even in a mixed crowd of business owners, spouses and kids. The rubber-meets-the-road concepts she wove through her amazing stories have been tickling my brain for months. She was rated 9.6 out of 10 by the toughest of graders — YPO members.”
    -Dan Balda, Chairman, YPO Florida

    “Molly was hands down one of the most popular speakers at our recent leadership conference. Her energy and real-life anecdotes that come from nearly two decades of representing professional athletes and others from the world of sports kept us all totally enthralled. Her talk is entertaining and so much more as she shares her real-life experiences while at the same time deconstructing a recipe for success. Molly offers a great presentation for any leader seeking to up their game.”
    -Pat Esser, President, Cox Communications

    “Molly’s keynote message really hit the bullseye at our annual sales conference. Never in the 28 year history had a keynote speaker scored greater than an overall 90+ rating on our participant survey – until now. Molly inspired and engaged our sales teams to “Unleash Their Potential” in a way each participant could relate with. It is safe to say – Valpak will see her again in the very near future!!”
    -Rick McElwain, EVP Revenue Development, Valpak Direct Marketing Systems

    “We were thrilled to have you be a part of our ERG conference this year. You were great and the attendees loved you. If you haven’t already heard from some of them I’m sure you will… lots of them would love to have you come speak at their events in the future. You were a big hit, thank you!”
    -Debbie Storey, Retired, EVP Mobility Customer Service at AT&T

    “Molly – You really hit it out of the park at Winning is Everything – your evaluations were off the charts! Thank you for investing so much time and energy in making our event a huge success.”

    -Jeannette Schwartz-Ruttan, Executive Director, The Advisory Board

    “Thank you so much for participating in EMC World last week! I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback and was truly impressed by the tips and advice that you shared with our audience. Several people (both men and women) have even said it was their favorite session. Your positive, go-getter attitude is truly an inspiration to us all. You had everyone captivated and laughing as you described how you have learned to “reframe” the way you think about yourself in the male-dominated sports industry and how you’ve used your more feminine qualities to your advantage instead of letting them hinder you. Please know you have made a lasting impact.”
    -Stella Low, VP Global Communications, EMC Corporation

    “I felt honored to be in your presentation today and left feeling compelled to get out there and drive for excellence with authentic execution. Your passion to bring out the best in people is contagious! You gave me 20 clear-cut action steps that I can take home with me and start implementing right away! Thanks again for you passion and for being a champion in helping others to succeed!!”
    -Laura Bernier, Kraft Foods

    “While Molly’s talk is entertaining, inspiring and motivating, it is also applicable. With wit and candor about her personal experiences, she gave our group practical ways to deepen relationships with their clients, grow their businesses and create ways into new opportunities – thank you Molly for your ‘fearless urgency.’”
    –Michael Lawrence, Merrill Lynch

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    Books by Molly Fletcher:

    Fearless at Work: Achieve Your Potential by Transforming Small Moments into Big Outcomes

    The winning game plan for channeling fear into world-class performance
    Fear comes in all forms, but one thing is always true: Fear is an obstacle to success. Every successful person has overcome fear.

    Hailed as “the female Jerry Maguire” by CNN, top sports agent-turned-entrepreneur Molly Fletcher knows all about performing under pressure. Talent, skill, and endurance may be necessary ingredients to athletic achievement, but Fletcher zeroes in on the one common trait that drives elite individuals and teams to unparalleled success: a winning, fearless mindset. Success isn’t built in a day, so she guides you to recognize, seize, and shape the small moments that will make the greatest difference.

    Filled with play-by-play insights and field-tested strategies―and anchored by inspiring stories from an all-star roster of sports and business leaders―Fearless at Work shows you how to:
    • trade your self-defeating attitudes and self-imposed hurdles for a new outlook rooted in a sense of mission and purpose
    • defeat toxic thinking, push beyond your comfort zone, embrace new challenges, and achieve your stretch goals
    • prepare yourself to seize the moment when opportunity presents itself
    • harness the heightened alertness that comes with fear to drive positive outcomes
    • shrug off the fear of failure and not worry so much about what other people think, while gaining the confidence that comes from achieving meaningful change

    It takes awareness, it takes work, and it takes determination―but in the end, conquering your fear is a choice. It’s your choice to become Fearless at Work.

    A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating: How Conversation Gets Deals Done
    The strategic guide to getting the most out of every negotiation from “the female Jerry Maguire” (CNN) Effective negotiation is rooted in establishing trust and building relationships–one conversation at a time. In this practical guide, trailblazing sports agent Molly Fletcher reveals her proven approach to landing more than $500 million worth of deals throughout her career. It all comes down to doing five things well:

    • Setting the Stage
    • Finding Common Ground
    • Asking with Confidence
    • Embracing the Pause
    • Knowing When to Leave

    Master these steps and you’ll not only close more deals–you’ll be setting yourself up for the next big one.

    The Business of Being the Best: Inside the World of Go-Getters and Game Changers

    How the very best get to—and stay at—the top
    From the arenas of professional sports to the boardrooms of major businesses, a thin slice of peak performers dominates every field. What is their secret to success? Few people know what drives these world-leaders like sports agent Molly Fletcher. Not only has Fletcher herself risen to the top of a tough, male-dominated field—CNN dubbed her “the female Jerry Maguire”—but she has also represented hundreds of successful athletes, coaches, and broadcasters in baseball, golf, basketball, and football. Her experience reveals exactly what it takes to play like “the best.”

    • Breaks success into accessible strategies like smart negotiation, likability, and personal brand-building
    • Features interviews with such notables as Home Depot cofounder and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, future Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, and football legend Roger Staubach
    • Connects high performance to values by showing how the best give back

    No matter what you do or what game you play, Fletcher’s authoritative and inspirational look at the top 1 percent will help you win.

    Your Dream Job Game Plan: Five Tools for Becoming Your Own Career Agent
    As America’s top female sports agent in a male-dominated industry, no one knows better than Molly Fletcher what it’s like to score a dream job when the odds are against you. In her book, Your Dream Job Game Plan, Fletcher offers practical, take-charge advice that will empower readers to discover and achieve their own ideal careers.

    Written for people planning their future, searching for their first job, or considering a career change, Fletcher’s book reveals the five tools one must develop to find their calling in the world of work. She gives a step-by-step guide for enhancing these tools and building a foundation for future success. Readers will also find engaging stories of other people who have done what’s right (and sometimes what’s wrong) in their job search and the working world.

    While other people spend decades in and out of jobs that simply “pay the bills,” Your Dream Job Game Plan is the guide that will motivate and teach people to go out and get a big-league job they’ll love.

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