Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Consultant
Since October, 2001 Skip has been working with the owners and C-Level executives of small-to-medium sized companies and not-for-profit agencies to improve their ability to lead their organizations.
Skip’s work focuses on helping organizational leaders improve leadership communication and interpersonal communication throughout their work environments in a way that transforms teamwork, employee engagement, employee morale and motivation to generate high-performance “championship” caliber results.
Skip Weisman: Public Speaking
Keynotes, Seminars, Workshops, and Podcasts
Since 2005 Skip has been a member of the National Speakers Association and is a Past President of the New York State National Speakers Association.
He is passionate about being a thought leader on leadership, teamwork and workplace communication and has published one white paper per year since 2009 that have become the foundation of his most requested speaking topics.
He is committed to constant and never-ending improvement and continues to practice his speaking skills weekly in a local Toastmasters Club, for which he serves as the club’s treasurer.
Skip Weisman’s Professional Baseball Management Career
The foundation for Skip’s work with Championship Companies, Championship Communication, and Championship Speaking
In his first career Skip fulfilled his childhood dream of a career in professional sports. After receiving his Bachelors Degree in Communication & a Masters Degree in Sports Administration from Ohio University, Skip spent 20-years creating high-performing, high morale work environments for professional baseball franchises in the United States.
Skip was CEO for 5 different franchises, including one, the Hudson Valley Renegades in Fishkill, NY, that he started from scratch, helped the community build a new multi-use stadium, and within 3 years built into a $3 million business. During those initial years, the team attracted record fan attendance and during one stretch sold out 92 consecutive home games.
On two other occasions during his baseball career, Skip transformed two financially struggling franchises into profitable businesses within one year of taking over as CEO. Twice his teams were recognized as “Organization of the Year” by major baseball industry publications (The Sporting News & Baseball America), and in 1999 his Hudson Valley Renegades won the New York-Penn League Championship.
Skip’s proudest accomplishment during his career is the legacy he left the Hudson Valley, New York community with the “Pitch for Kids” Charitable Fund he started in 1996 as a way to give back to the community that so overwhelmingly supported the region’s minor league baseball franchise. The fund has donated more than $250,000 to not-for-profit organizations that serve family and children in the region that the team serves.