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Paul Epstein

Paul Epstein

    • Former NFL and NBA Business Executive
    • Founder of Purpose Labs
    • Author of The Power of Playing Offense: A Leader's Playbook for Personal and Team Transformation
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Paul Epstein Speaker Biography

Paul Epstein became the go-to fixer for NBA teams, NFL franchises, and league executive offices because he’s mastered the come-from-behind win. He recognizes that victory comes from the inside, and requires an All-In culture empowered by a growth mindset and a belief that we all have unlimited potential – when we double down on our strengths, gifts, talents, and passions.

Today, people and organizations everywhere are struggling. Maybe you’ve lost sight of the fuel that motivates, inspires, and pushes you forward— or maybe you never found it. It’s purpose, and the feeling of leading with purpose is more thrilling than you can imagine.

Maybe your lack of purpose is manifesting in terms of traditional achievement— you’ve fallen behind in sales, your culture is a mess, or your growth has stalled out. Maybe you just can’t seem to turn your vision and goals into momentum and purpose. You know the What, but you just can’t seem to find the Why.

Or maybe you’re excelling, but success has let complacency creep into your work or your organization. So you start playing defense— reactive, on your heels, the market dictating terms - and once you start playing defense, it’s difficult to stop.

Paul’s background in cultural transformation and helping organizations find their Why can help you discover and amplify the power of purpose within your company, culture, and personal game plan.


To evolve yourself or your team from paycheck-driven to purpose-driven, from adversity to achievement, from disengaged and lost to inspired and focused, you have to start with a playbook for transformation.

Paul Epstein has led these personal and cultural transformations within the professional sports industry, coaching business teams in the NFL, NBA, a global sports agency, and the NFL league office - leading revenue operations for multiple Super Bowls - and has since had the opportunity to coach, consult, train, and collaborate with high performance leaders across industry, including professional sports organizations, Fortune 500 leadership teams, Chief People Officers, MBAs, and professional athletes. 

From these insights, Paul developed a proven set of five critical pillars that will inspire purpose, performance, and impact everywhere you turn.

Paul calls it… Playing Offense.

Over a fifteen-year career in the business of professional sports, Paul has seen firsthand the mindsets, habits, and daily practices that lead true achievers to show up and perform at their best day after day. He’s discovered what sets the elite from the rest of the pack, and their secrets may surprise you. It’s not about relentless competitiveness, it’s about something even deeper.

It’s about purpose. Playing with purpose is the difference between playing offense and playing defense.

Playing defense is playing from your heels. Playing offense is playing on your toes.
Playing defense is playing not to lose. Playing offense is playing to win.
Playing defense is letting the market dictate the terms. Playing offense is operating on your terms.

Are you ready to learn how to stop playing defense and start Playing Offense?

Audience outcomes include:

  1. Learn the proven, five-part Playing Offense system to inspire greater purpose, resilience, inclusion, fulfillment, and impact

  2. Discover the dynamics of a people-first culture to attract, develop, engage, and retain your top talent

  3. Activate lessons in building high-performance business teams from the NFL and NBA to level up leadership of both yourself and your team 

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