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Timeless Business & Life Advice from Former NFL Player Turned Professional Speaker Alex Molden

Timeless Business & Life Advice from Former NFL Player Turned Professional Speaker Alex Molden

Align. Assign. Adjust.

One of Alex Molden’s coaches in the NFL gave him this sage advice, which we dive into in this conversation.

Ever since, Alex has carried those principles into business (he’s an in-demand professional speaker and 1-on-1 coach for high achievers) and in life (he’s a father of 8!), as well as in practicing his faith.

If you’re working on a book, do any professional speaker, or run any coaching services, coaching programs, etc…we touch on how Alex has pivoted during the pandemic to stay in the game (and how you can as well while also balancing obligations to your family, health, and other projects that have come across your plate in the last 12 months during quarantine).

👇 Click below to watch our interview with Alex Molden 👇

🚀 You can also listen to the audio only at the top of this article. 🚀

Alex Molden was drafted in the 1st round (11th overall) of the 1996 NFL draft.

He played in the NFL for 8 years under 7 different head coaches for the Saints, Chargers, and Lions 8-years competing against some of the best athletes on Earth.

Because of injuries, he was forced to retire in 2005, and has since developed his platform as a Personal Development Coach and Leadership Speaker, helping his clients navigate change, culture, and the potential pitfall of having your identity intertwined with your platform and abilities.

Alex’s clients include Amazon, Nike, Converse, Microsoft, Bandier, the University of Oregon, the Atlanta Falcons, and others. Learn more at:

This interview is part of our new “Super-Connector Secrets” series where we introduce you to diverse entrepreneurs and subject matter experts.

Reach out and connect with these folks, and if you’d like to hear more of these conversations while also learning my top tips on relationship and community-building, order a copy of How To Build A World Class Network In Record Time.

Jared Kleinert is the founder of Meeting of the Minds (, as well as a TED speaker, 2x award-winning author, and USA Today's "Most Connected Millennial".

Meeting of the Minds curates "super-connectors" and subject matter experts as invite-only attendees to 3 day summits in places like Napa Valley, Bermuda, and elsewhere, as well as “deep dives” such as this Marketing and Biz Dev strategy & implementation workshop. Members of the MOTM network include CEOs of 7, 8, and 9-figure businesses, creators of globally-recognized brands and social movements, New York Times bestselling authors, founders of pre-IPO tech unicorns, c-suite execs from Fortune 500 companies, and others.

Jared's career began at 15 years old when he started his first company, and took off at 16 while working as the first intern, and then one of the first 10 employees, for an enterprise SaaS company called 15Five, which today has raised over $40M and has almost 2000 forward-thinking companies as monthly recurring clients.

Later, Jared would become a delegate to President Obama's 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Malaysia, write multiple books including the "#1 Entrepreneurship Book of 2015", and speak at TED@IBM the day before he turned 20. 

As a highly-sought after keynote speaker and consultant, Jared’s clients range from organizations like Facebook, Samsung, Bacardi, Estee Lauder, IBM, Cornell, Berkeley, AdAge, and the National Speakers Association. His insights on entrepreneurship, networking, marketing, and business development have been featured in Forbes, TIME, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, NPR, Entrepreneur, Mashable, Fox Business and more.

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