Dontell Jefferson

Helping individuals beat the odds despite their circumstances.

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Dontell Jefferson

Years ago, Dontell faced many challenges such as having an absentee father and the belief in himself. He was able to use his past as fuel to now a powerful speaker that motivates and transforms the minds of students to reach their ultimate goals in life. Dontell is a Former NBA player and Best-Selling author who wants individuals to understand that “Circumstances don’t determine your future… YOU do.”

With only one Division 1 offer out of high school, he chose to attend a junior college with dreams of playing college basketball at a major university.

Living by his motto “Believe in Yourself” he would later attend the University of Arkansas, graduate with his bachelor’s degree, and grind his way to the NBA signing with the Charlotte Bobcats. Today, Dontell owns several successful businesses, and has authored 1 book and counting!

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What is your “NBA”

5 ways to block negativity, crossover adversity, and shoot your shot at your dreams!

Based on his #1 Amazon best-selling book, Dontell pulls from past experiences of only having one Division 1 basketball scholarship offer that he turned down, to ultimately reaching his goal of the NBA.

We all face negativity and adversity along our life journey.  This talk will help your audience develop a Championship mindset, visualize goals and learn how to accept and attack fear within their lives. Attendees will walk away feeling confident that no matter what life situations arise, they can still shoot their shot and reach their “NBA” in life.


The Triple "S" Theory

School, Sport, and Social Life

Dontell helps student athletes understand the everyday  demands of being a student athlete by giving them secrets to time management skills and having a positive image on and off campus. Having played Junior College and Division 1 basketball, Dontell shares personal experiences on how these secrets helped him become a better student athlete when the odds where stacked against him. When school, sport and social life are prioritized in such a manner, it breeds for a much easier Success from the classroom to sports and ultimately to life.

No Father No Problem

Gaining Emotional Freedom Through Forgiveness

Raised by a single mother, Dontell provides key steps on how to overcome the emotional effect of an absentee father. Attendees will learn the power of forgiveness and how that power can be used to fuel their success later in life. Dontell pulls from emotional stories throughout his life to show, you too can be successful despite the unfortunate situation of an absentee dad.


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