About our Guest

On this episode of the Jon Gordon Podcast uncover the transformative power of adversity and how it can lead to incredible personal growth and achievement with my guest, Eddie George.
From the football field to the board room, Broadway musicals to graduate business schools, Eddie George personifies what we think of when we hear the term Renaissance Man.
His football accomplishments are legendary. A Heisman trophy winner (1995) and first round draft choice out of Ohio State University, earning NFL Rookie of the Year honors in 1996, it only got better.
Starting running back for the Tennessee Titans until 2003, he was selected to four consecutive Pro Bowls, and led his team to Super Bowl XXXIV before retiring after a final campaign in 2004 with the Dallas Cowboys.
Business success soon followed. He prepared by first earning an MBA at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. A series of entrepreneurial triumphs included development of a number of successful businesses that benefit people. Most noteworthy, the Edward George Wealth Management Group where his financial acumen and a people- first approach to clients are redefining investment advisory.
A love of acting added still another career dimension. Acclaimed as Billy Flynn in Chicago on Broadway, and in many theatrical productions; Whipping Man, A Raisin in the Sun to Othello to Julius Caesar; feature films including The Best Man Holiday, 7-10, and television roles in Shooters, NCSI: Los Angeles and HBO’s Ballers. His authentic, heartfelt performances have delighted audiences and earned him rave reviews.
As Professor Eddie George, he gives back through higher education, developing The Business of Professional Sports, a game-changing course at the Fisher School of Business at The Ohio State University. Complemented by industry thought leader presentations, Eddie brings rare insight, holistic perspective, and a Blueprint for Success to meet the challenges and opportunities for aspiring professional athletes and future business executives.
Adding to all the roles he has played, Coach Eddie George is now an apt title, as he was announced as the 22nd head football coach at Tennessee State University on April 13, 2021.
Anchored by family, Eddie with wife Tamara ‘Taj’ Johnson-George, Grammy® nominated singer with SWV (Sisters with Voices) and their sons, Eriq and Jaire, make Nashville, TN home. Eddie and Taj live a life balanced by commitment to family, community and public service. All anchored by Eddie’s Four Pillars of mental, physical, social and spiritual wellness. We’d expect nothing less from a Renaissance Man.

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