Below you will find various testimonials from clients who have worked with Desmond over the years on endorsements, appearances, and speaking engagements.



"Desmond is great to work with. Strategically we were looking for a college football expert who could connect with attendees at the event and communicate the brands role within the context of the season kickoff. We were able to work with Desmond to accomplish our goal for the promotion, not only effectively reaching consumers on site during his appearance, but also leveraging his social media presence to create some scale. As we all have become accustomed to in watching him on ESPN, he was great with consumers and was an even better partner for us to work with on the promotion."

Coke-Zero Brand Manager

N.C. State

Desmond is a stud! What a guy...I really like him, he is so easy going and genuine. He did a great job presenting. He stayed for an extra hour talking to the student-athletes. He was perfect for our event and I would highly recommend him as a motivational speaker.

Sherard Clinkscales - Associate AD

Hibbett Sports

"Desmond Howard was a guest speaker at our Hibbett Sports company managers meeting in the spring of 2009. We have held these meetings for the past 18 years. I would rate Desmond at the top of the list on his presentation and motivational speech to our group of over 400 attendees. He was very professional, genuine, and more than willing to speak with attendees who wanted to meet him. He also took special note of our meeting theme which was taken from the "212 Degree Difference" book in encouraging our team to go the extra degree in making a difference on service in our stores. He did a great job taking that and incorporating it into his talk that evening. We were very pleased to have him speak with our group and would highly recommend him to others who wanted someone who spoke well and could give a motivational message."

CEO - Mickey Newsome

Mitsubishi Electric USA

"Desmond is truly a class individual. He is charming and delivers his message with humor and a real understanding of the world of professional and college football. Our staff enjoyed his presentation and were inspired by his message. I would highly recommend Desmond to any organization looking for a speaker that motivates and inspires his audience."

Vice President - Bud Nardello

Athlon Sports Communications

"Above and Beyond are the words I would use to describe Desmond Howard for the excellent speaking engagement he conducted for our client at a national corporate sales event. He tied his unique sports achievements to business in a very compelling way by telling vivid stories, answering questions, and connecting well with everyone in attendance. Not only did he carry himself with professionalism and a great attitude, but he was willing to interact with everyone in attendance. I highly recommend Desmond for any event!"

Manager - Wesley Greer

Accelerent Ventures

Accelerent has booked hundreds of speakers over the years and Desmond was one of the best! He spoke at our CEO breakfast meeting in Washington, DC and attended our reception the night before. He was a terrific guest... attentive and sincere, and made everyone he spoke with feel like he took a genuine interest in them. The next morning at breakfast, Desmond talked frankly about his own personal experiences as both a college and professional player, and how great leadership made the difference not only in the success of his teams, but also in his individual career and personal life. Our audience came away with useful ways to apply those principles to their lives, their companies and their communities. We look forward to working with him in ALL of our other Accelerent markets.

President - Troy Peple

Mid-American Conference

“"Desmond did a tremendous job of connecting with our student-athletes and sharing real-life experiences at our 2010 MAC Kickoff Luncheon. He spoke from the heart and was genuine and sincere with his message. He was natural in his delivery and the entire address came off unrehearsed and fresh."

Senior Associate Commisioner - Bob Gennarelli

Fightin Gator Touchdown Club

"As President of the Fightin Gator Touchdown Club in 2010 I was very excited to be bringing in Desmond Howard to speak to our 600 plus member club. He did a great job all the way through, from staying in contact with me leading up to his speaking engagement, to entertaining us and providing us with some great insight to behind the scene actions of Gameday. One of the highlights of our meetings was the question and answer segment. Desmond did a great job answering all our questions for over 30 minutes. I would highly recommend having him come speak to your club or organization."

President - Greg Ahrens

Meadowbrook Country Club

“Desmond was the perfect choice as our sports celebrity for our annual men’s day event as evidenced by our stellar turn-out and the positive reviews we received from our membership body. We were looking for a memorable experience for our membership and Desmond’s keynote speech delivered!”

Joe Marini - GM

Maverick Buisness Ventures

"As the founder of an exclusive group for top achieving entrepreneurs we are pretty careful about who we bring in to present to our group. We were thrilled to have Desmond come to Mexico for our exclusive Super Bowl viewing session. Desmond provided an incredible candid glimpse into what really happens on and off the field. What's more, he shared insights into success principles that extended beyond athletics."

Founder - Yanik Silver

Own The Room

"Desmond Howard is a terrific keynote speaker.  Wow.  He is not just famous and charismatic, he's a wonderful communicator.  Audience's really like him because he inspires with stories and knows how to involve the whole audience in creative ways.  When you hear him, you see why he's in demand as a keynote or conference speaker on a range of topics."

Bill Hoogterp - CEO

Michigan Credit Union Leagues and Affiliates

"Desmond's presentation on leadership was the highlight of the Michigan Credit Union League's annual convention with over 1,000 attendees. His insights on leadership from his legendary success in College football and the NFL as well as his personal leadership thoughts as a parent - gave everyone in our audience something they could relate to and benefit from. As an organization that caters to a diverse audience of volunteer board members, skilled executives and team members who work in all facets of credit unions, the MCUL would highly recommend Desmond Howard as a keynote speaker for any event."

Dave Adams, CEO

Kent State University

Kent State University held a Male Initiative Conference and was host to Desmond Howard as a keynote speaker.  Mr. Howard did an outstanding job and really spoke to the heart our students. He had a personal touch that was very impactful as he shared his personal story and the obstacles he had to overcome to be successful. It was a very inspiring speech and helped all to envision a future that he is now actualizing in his own life!

Oscar Ramos, Director of Student Multicultural Center

University of Toronto Football Alumni Dinner

Desmond was the guest speaker at the 2016 University of Toronto Football Alumni Dinner. What a pleasure to listen to this fine individual talk about the importance of football, team mates and teamwork. I would be happy to listen to him speak about his experiences - especially the feelings he has towards his alma mater - anytime. A warm and engaging speaker.  Thank you Desmond.

Duo Security

Desmond Howard spoke at our Sales Kickoff Event and was amazing. He was extremely engaging, sincere, and funny! Desmond was very easy to work with prior to, and day of the event. I would highly recommend him for any event where you want to motive and inspire your employees, but also have a little fun.

Katie Ryan, Manager Global Sales Programs