At 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, Ehrmann has a physically intimidating presence. However, he says that real strength isn’t about size, defeating your opponent, or winning. He believes that athletes and their mentors face a much tougher challenge—they have to look inside themselves and forge a meaningful moral purpose, and then apply that greater understanding to helping others thrive.
Ehrmann has been called “the most important coach in America” by Parade magazine.
“Joe is a special person who has dedicated his life to helping young people,” said Cal Ripken Jr., a member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. “His message is powerful and makes a true impact. It is a message we can all learn from.”
While on campus, Ehrmann will also conduct a workshop entitled “InsideOut Coaching” for business leaders, coaches, and educators from 8–11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 in the Fine Arts Center Lobby. To register for the workshop, contact Maureen Cooney at ext. 3082 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ehrmann’s presentation is part of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership’s fall lecture series. The event is free and open to the public. For a full schedule of D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership events, visit www.viterbo.edu/ethics.