About Don Akers

Don AkersBusiness Speaker, Trainer, Author

Golden Gloves Champion Boxer and Fortune 100 Sales Expert

Don Akers is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, trainer, and business coach who creates original programs that improve mindset, resilience, and interpersonal influence.

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A former middleweight boxer turned Fortune 100 sales professional, Don reveals the secrets to mental toughness and the communication strategies that top performers use to eliminate fear and build the confidence they need to perform at their best, even under pressure.

“Excellent speaker! Outstanding program! Don is enthusiastic, understands motivation, and he relates well to the audience. His program deals with sales in a very earthy, basic way. It’s authentic and has real ideas that help you deal with difficulty. We all get down and Don helps you find your way to get up again.”
Larry Lipton—Allstate

Don combined fifteen years of negotiating multi-million dollar contracts for billion dollar companies with the lessons he learned fighting world-class opponents. Then he added his expertise at hypnosis and ground-breaking NLP training to create entertaining, one-of-a-kind experiences that leave people excited and ready to get back in the fight.

A respected speaker since 1998, Don’s client list includes UBS Paine Webber, Shell Oil, State Farm Insurance, and a long list of businesses and associations. He gets “buy in” from beginners and seasoned pros with insights and skills they can apply immediately.

In his personal time, Don can be found photographing birds, riding mountain bikes, doing yoga on the beach, playing tennis, and entertaining his fiancée, Christine.

“Excellent presentation! Don Akers had me so pumped up after our morning session that I didn’t even have to drink coffee! Don is on target, very funny and brings real world experience in a way that makes you think about how you can overcome obstacles and achieve your goals. I got more business done in the next three days than in the whole month before!”
Bob Hancock —Omni Bank