Drew is a rare talent, he is a one of a kind speaker and extremely effective. Motivation is his gift and speaking is his talent. I can honestly say he is the best I've ever heard and his presentation is funny, true, and right on target. Everyone is touched in some way and changed for the better after hearing him.
His skills can stand alone, but he is a dynamic personality to boot! Here is the 30-second commercial on Drew. He is the son of Drew 'Bundini' Brown (Muhammad Ali's Trainer and spiritual adviser) who coined the world renown phrase 'Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee.'
Drew was the only Black Navy Jet Attack Carrier Pilot in the active US Naval fleet at one time. He grew up in Harlem, New York, and Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. The difference being that in Brooklyn, his Russian immigrant grandparents raised him. Being raised by these two different and diverse cultures makes him a true product and example of America's melting pot.
His father knew that education was the only thing that was a guarantee for a chance at success and gave his son no choice about getting a college degree. After growing up around the influences of Ali in his heyday, Drew left all of the glimmer (and the possibility for corruption) behind and got a college education at a Historically Black College. He then became a Harlem Globetrotter, a Navy Jet Pilot, a top motivational/educational speaker and an author. His bestselling autobiography You Gotta Believe! sold out after eight printings. Drew's been featured on NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, and hundreds of other national, local television and radio shows. His print media includes Fortune Magazine and the NY Times.
He has endorsements from Muhammad Ali, Colin Powell, and Bob Dole. His medals and awards are from the President, Congress, the Supreme Court and many others.
In short, Drew is quite experienced and extremely diverse both in his heritage and in his experiences. Drew Brown is a National Treasure. Enough said.
Owen Bradford Butler
Former CEO and Chairman, Procter & Gamble