About Molly Fletcher
Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word. She is a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance and unwavering optimism. As a CEO, she shares her unconventional and unique techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high-stakes, big-ego world of professional sports and now a successful entrepreneur.
As president of client representation for sports and entertainment agency CSE, Fletcher 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 sports’ 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.
She has been featured in ESPN, The Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes and Sports Illustrated, and has energized organizations as diverse as AT&T, Bank of America, Michigan State, Georgia Tech, the PGA TOUR and Home Depot.
Fletcher is the author of three books: A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating; The Business of Being the Best; and The 5 Best Tools to Find Your Dream Career. She’s also the founder of The Betterment Institute, a series of online coaching courses for corporations and individuals.
She has been recognized by Michigan State University with the Outstanding Alumni Award and numerous other awards. She currently serves as a national trustee member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, after serving on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta board and as a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
Fletcher earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Michigan State University while competing in tennis as an elite college athlete. Her energy and passion for life shines through everything she does, most of all when she is home in Atlanta with her husband Fred and their three daughters.
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.
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. Molly’s aspirational yet tactical 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 give you the courage to ask for what you want in life– and get it!
Leading the Way: Inspiring Go Getters and Game Changers
In order to lead, you have to inspire people to want to follow. A true leader knows that leadership extends beyond self. From the arenas of professional sports to the boardrooms of major companies, Molly shares what drives top leaders and how they inspire collective success.
Transform Your Business Relationships
Success in business is rooted in relationships, and those who cultivate relationships rise to the top. Working in an industry with more agents than athletes to represent, Molly used the power of relationships as her differentiator. Her stories will transform the way you do business.
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.
“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
“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
“There’s only one word to describe the great Molly Fletcher – phenomenal. Her presentation to our employees was true-to-life, uplifting and powerful. When it was time to leave, most employees seemed not to want to leave the room, as if Molly’s energy and strength would somehow rub off on them. If your organization is ever in need of a speaker whose words motivate and inspire at every turn, give Molly a call.”
– Angie Reevers, Corporate Communications, Porsche Cars North America, Inc
“Molly Fletcher is a force. She left our Summer Camp audience laughing, inspired, and simply wanting more. Molly is a world-class speaker, businessperson, talent manager, and coach. Her message of pay it forward investment in your career and your team had our audience ready to take on the world.”
– Joni Doolin, CEO & Founder, TDn2K