Leonard Wheeler has been a change agent for athletes, high-power executives, and major corporations for the last 15 years. His competitive spirit, power to persuade, and infectious personality have taken him all over the world. From serving ont he boards of prominent national organizations to addressing various groups in London, Barcelona, Seville and even the survivors of the Columbine tragedy, Leonard is highly sought after to speak, train, coach and lead. He also starred in the movie Radio, the TV show One Tree Hill, and has been featured on BET and the World Network for his powerful message. Leonard truly has a gift, as he gives people hope and inspires the masses to reach their full potential in every aspect of life.
Leonard is President of Wheeler Enterprises, Inc. and owner of the Athletes Institute. He is the Central South Regional Director for the NFL, a NFL Transitions Coach, an Ambassador for the NFL, a national speaker for the NFL's "Fuel Up To Play 60", and serves on the NFLPA Finance Committee. He holds a degree in Business Administration and another in Communications. Leonard is certified by ICF (International Coaching Federation), Coachville, the Robert Hartman Institute in Axiology, "Who Moved My Cheese, Change Essentials", "Managing Millennials", and in "The Human Element." Mr. Wheeler is also a Senior Communications Expert for Game on Nation.
Before evolving into the accomplished speaker he is today, Leonard attended Troy University and after being selected in the third round of the 1992 NFL Draft he completed eight years in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings, and the Carolina Panthers. He was elected to the Lees McRae Football Hall of Fame in 2011 and into the Stephens County High School Hall of Fame.