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Jun 20

Against the Grain: A Coach’s Wisdom on Character, Faith, Family, and Love

In Against the Grain, Bill Courtney – the coach from the Oscar-winning documentary Undefeated – shares his convictions on the fundamental tenets of character, commitment, service, leadership, civility, and others that, in his decades of success as an entrepreneur and educator, have proven to be the keys to a winning and meaningful life and career. Each chapter tells the story of one of these tenets through compelling anecdotes of the colorful characters in Bill’s life, leading to a deeper understand of the meaning of each and how to employee these fundamentals in all aspects of one’s life. Against the Grain intertwines inspiring and thought-provoking lessons and offers amazing real life examples for everyone in reconsidering their personal approach to life and constantly improving upon it. 

Bill Courtney is a volunteer football coach and the owner and operator of Classic American Hardwoods, a $40 million lumber company, and a 2013 inductee into the prestigious Society of Entrepreneurs. He is a sought-after motivational speaker and consultant for organizations such as Nike, Pepsico, the USOC Paralympic Leadership Conference, the FedEx Leadership Live Conference, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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