Six-Time WNBA All-Star and Olympic Medalist, WNBA Head Coach of the Las Vegas Aces, and ESPN NBA Analyst
Becky Hammon reflects on her inspiring journey to deliver perspective on effective teambuilding, nurturing a ‘can-do’ attitude, and the power of strong support systems as the foundations of organizational and team success.
After an outstanding college and professional basketball career, including two Olympic appearances, Becky made history in 2014 when she became the first woman to coach full-time in the NBA when the San Antonio Spurs brought her into a leadership role as an assistant coach. In December of 2020, Becky once again made NBA history when the Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was ejected in the second quarter of a game. Upon the ejection, he turned to Becky and said, “You got ’em.”
As she describes her fascinating journey as an NBA trailblazer, Becky reveals vital leadership lessons for building credibility and respect. Considered an underdog for most of her career, Becky’s enthralling tale features her rise from undrafted rookie in the WBNA to being named one of the league’s Top 15 Players of All-Time. The WNBA legend returned to the league to become the head coach of the Las Vegas Aces in 2022.
Women’s Basketball Keynote Speaker Becky Hammon’s presentations are uniquely personal, as she shares her perspective on what it means to be the first female coach in a men’s league. As she urges participants to pursue their dreams relentlessly and to stand up for what they believe, audiences embrace her forward-looking vision and learn to see every day as a gift with innumerable possibilities.
ASSIST: The Keys To Successful Leadership & Teamwork
- Acknowledge: To make meaningful change in our homes, workplaces, and communities we need to acknowledge our past and examine our current situation in order to make positive changes for our future. - Share: When we share knowledge, experiences, or our time, everyone in the group gets better individually, and thus we get better collectively—sharing leads to growth. - Support: Greatness and success is never accomplished alone—a good support system pulls, pushes, or prays you through difficulties. - Impact: We all want to make an impact whether in our work, homes, or communities—individuals must take responsibility seriously and recognize the impact of words and actions. - Stand Up: No matter the obstacles you face, you have to stand up for what you believe in and stay true to yourself—once you make that decision and are firm in your belief, others will stand by you. - Trust: Nothing matters if you don’t have trust—trust must be earned from consistency and is the backbone to make everything work when you are striving for a better workplace or community.
Persistence: How Individuals and Teams Can Succeed
Groundbreaker Becky Hammon has made history and been named “WNBA Coach of the Year” in a sprint to the top of her game. From growing up in South Dakota to leading the Las Vegas Aces to the 2022 WNBA Championship, Becky shares her journey, how she overcame obstacles through dedication, and insights into what individuals and teams need to succeed.
Career Inspiration: Coaching Yourself to Greatness
Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Becky Hammon reveals her meaningful approach to being a member of – and leading – a winning team. In this compelling talk, audiences are motivated by Becky’s leadership lessons which offer surprising inspiration not only about coaching a winning team, but also about coaching yourself to break barriers and build the career of your dreams.
Being a Game-Changer, in Sports and in Life
Two-time Olympian and Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Becky Hammon is no stranger to making history, becoming the first woman to coach full-time in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs. One of the most influential women in the sport of basketball, Hammon shares powerful takeaways about what it takes to be a game-changing leader, inspiring audiences to relentlessly pursue their dreams in this impactful moderated conversation.