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Over the years, I have watched hundreds of character presentations and I thoroughly enjoy watching Brian share his story because he weaves numerous life lessons right from the pitching mound. Audiences of all ages are captivated and inspired as he shares on how to really live life to the fullest.
— Rod Handley, Character that Counts
 
Coming within just one final out of pitching a perfect game for the Seattle Mariners during his long Major League career, Brian Holman has experienced both success and fame.  Yet, Brian’s strength and faith has also been tested when his bright future was cut short by injury, his son’s brain surgery which led to a period of paralysis, his own heart surgery, and most tragically, the death of his young daughter, Kassidy, after a long battle with leukemia. Today, Brian is a highly successful and trusted financial advisor to many high-end clients, and he is a highly sought after motivational speaker who uses his various life experiences to bring courage and hope to all his listeners.
— Coach Les Steckel, President, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Brian Holman

Involved with many charitable and non-profit organizations, Brian actively supports The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Character that Counts, and Keepers of the Sandlot.  He’s also involved in Young Life, Pro Athletes Outreach, Children’s Hospital, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and The National Christian Foundation.  

Brian is a highly respected and sought after motivational speaker.  

From the tragic loss of his daughter Kassidy to leukemia, to his son David’s heroic battle with a brain tumor and subsequent journey into professional baseball, he and his family know the pain of personal loss and have overcome great adversity.  Brian uses his life experiences to encourage and inspire a host of audiences.  His inspirational messages combined with stories from his professional playing days have had a tremendous impact when shared at churches, youth-family and men’s outreach conferences, sports awards banquets, and corporate events across the United States and Canada.      

Brian enjoys public speaking, coaching baseball, upland bird hunting, fishing, weight lifting, and collecting vintage baseball memorabilia.  He is a member of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and in 2007 was inducted into the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame along with Joe Carter, Bill James, and Phil Stephenson.  He and his wife, Jami, live in Spring Hill, KS, and have four children Scott, David, Jennifer, and Kassidy.

Message Topics . . .

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  • Motivation
  • Coaching
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Endurance & Perseverance
  • Championship Living
  • Integrity
  • Overcoming Setbacks & Failure
  • From Success to Significance
  • Being a Man of Impact
  • Fatherhood
  • Hope
  • Suffering

References . . .

"Brian Holman has a wonderful personal story that will touch your heart.  His story will provide evidence that you can overcome any adversity in your life."

-Mark Whitacre (The Informant)

 “Authentic real life kind of stuff with poignant emotion, yet mixed with graceful humor—Brian Holman is an engaging, captivating speaker who combines his former professional baseball background to reach audiences of all kinds. I wish we could have him speak at all our events.”

-William High, President, National Christian Foundation Heartland

"Brian Holman is first class. He was a winner as a Major League baseball pitcher, but he is a champion in spreading a message of hope, love, and faith. Brian is someone who inspires, encourages, and entertains every person listening to him speak. You will laugh and you will cry, and you will leave wanting to be a better person."

-Scott Kruse, 18forelife

“Everything about Brian is big league. Having heard him speak and spent time with him "one on one" I can honestly say he is someone everyone must hear and experience. Whether it is on the field, talking to kids or in business, we all benefit from the experience of a leader and encourager like Brian. We are called in Hebrews to "run the race set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith". That is what Brian is doing and what he has encouraged me to do. Brian has dealt with the fast balls and curve balls in life with grace and perseverance and hearing him will help you do the same. Sign him up!!!”

-Bill Severns, Author, Keepers of the Sandlot

 “Brian Holman is a unique motivational speaker that consistently finds the sweet spot just between entertainment and inspiration. Brian shares his on field experiences as a professional athlete as well as life lessons learned as a successful business man, loving husband, devoted father and committed coach. This combination produces a MVP performance each and every outing that is sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages and genders.”
-Paul W. Springman, Retired President & COO Markel Corporation

 “Brian Holman tells a riveting story that touches on pain and difficulty in life as we all face it.  His life and his message are fascinating, but because of his humility and compassion, they impact people deeply for the good.”

-Jeff Kemp, Family Life, NFL Quarterback, Retired

 “Brian’s message of faith and courage inspires us to look beyond ourselves and our circumstances to find hope in God’s faithfulness as we face the challenges of life.”

-Joseph Helms, CFP®, Managing Director, Principal Ronald Blue & Co., LLC

“I have heard many of the best speakers in the country from Armstrong to Ziglar--Brian Holman communicates as effectively as any of them, with tremendous impact. Even at 7:30 a.m., Brian held the attention of the audience (over 500) so tightly they roared with laughter at times but you could hear a pin drop when he dealt with the serious issues of life. I can’t wait for another opportunity to hear him!”

-Ronald C. Finke, JD, ChFC, President, Chief Investment Officer, Stewardship Capital, Ltd.

 “Brian Holman was a dynamic speaker at our 11th Annual Omaha Baseball Breakfast delivering a message of hope and faith for many of the College World Series players and fans. I have received several comments from our breakfast sponsors that were very positive such as- “Brian was one of the best speakers that you have had at the breakfast"; "Brian captured the audience with his baseball experience, his life experience and delivered hope through his personal setbacks in life and faith in Jesus Christ"; "Brian was the best speaker that I have heard in years... what a great event."

-Jay A. Dess, President & CEO, Business Care Consulting - Omaha, NE