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Former NFL player Joe Ehrmann to speak at Central

General Information | Oct. 2, 2011

PELLA—Coach Joe Ehrmann, professional speaker and former professional football player, will host a series of engagements at Central College on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Founder of Coach for America, Ehrmann presents keynotes, workshops and seminars around the country. He leads training for coaches, athletic teams, educators, corporate groups and community organizations.

Ehrmann’s instruction is guided by his theory of inside-out coaching. Based on researched techniques from neuroscience, Ehrmann and wife Paula have designed a life coaching program stemming from the understanding that meaningful change begins on the inside and works its way out.

Ehrmann’s schedule begins in the Graham Conference Center with a seminar for coaches titled “Inside-Out Coaching” from 8:30-11:30 a.m. All coaches from Central and the Pella community are welcome to attend. At noon, Ehrmann will host a luncheon at Pella Corp. for employees and guests. The final event, a presentation in Douwstra Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., is open to the public. Ehrmann’s message focuses on healthy relationships and the role of men and women in society.

“Joe has a special message,” football coach Jeff McMartin said. “He is a remarkable man and has lived a remarkable and dynamic life. He has a true passion for helping people grow. His time on campus will be a huge benefit for coaches, student-athletes and the Pella community.”

Ehrmann played 13 years of professional football and spent 10 seasons in the National Football League, eight with the Baltimore Colts and two with the Detroit Lions. He received the Colts’ Man of the Year Award and was the first Ed Block Courage Award winner, an NFL honor that recognizes community role models helping abused children and families in crisis. Ehrmann was an all-American football player at Syracuse University and also lettered in lacrosse.

Cost for the luncheon is six dollars, and guests should arrive early. Parking and seating will be limited. Other engagements are free of charge. For more information, contact Jeffy Schuring at schuringj@central.edu or 641-628-5226.


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