MEET RENNIE CURRAN
Rennie Curran is a former professional athlete who currently serves as an active Keynote Speaker, Author, and the CEO of Game Changer Coaching. Recently Inducted into the Gwinnett County Sports Hall Of Fame, Georgia vs. Florida Hall of Fame, and UGA 40 Under 40, he uses his platform to inspire students, athletes, and business professionals to reach their fullest potential.
Born in Atlanta, GA and the son of Liberian immigrants, Rennie and Josie Curran, he has a diverse background with humble beginnings. He began his football career at Brookwood High School in Snellville, GA becoming the all-time leading tackler in Gwinnett County history. He was initially considered undersized according to various critics, but quickly silenced the doubters by exploding onto the field as a true freshman at the University of Georgia.
His experiences of overcoming many circumstances to reach his childhood dream of becoming a 3-time All American, Butkus Award Finalist, permanent team Captain, a 3rd round draft pick in the 2010 NFL Draft (Tennessee Titans) and transitioning into becoming a successful entrepreneur has given him a unique perspective on what it takes to handle adversity and maximize opportunities while having a positive impact on others.
Through his innovative presentations he teaches individuals, teams, and organizations how to transform their personal and professional lives through leadership, teamwork, and personal development. Rennie has been counseling and inspiring people for many years. He is the CEO of Game Changer Coaching whose mission is to help business executives and entrepreneurs become influential leaders by improving performance and building their brand.
In 2013, he published a motivational self-help book entitled ‘Free Agent’ The Intangibles for Overcoming Adversity and Times of Transition. This motivational self-help book discusses how to overcome adversity during the times of transition that we all face along our journey to achieve our dreams. He also has a children’s book entitled “What Does It Take to Be a Star” which was co-written with his daughter, Eleana Curran. The book taps into every child’s curiosity to find their own personal greatness by helping them to realize that being a Star has less to do with your title and more to do with who you are as a person. Rennie obtained a Bachelors of Business Administration from University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and a certification in Life and Business coaching from the Life Purpose Institute. He has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Fox Sports, ESPN College GameDay, The Huffington Post, and much more.
When Rennie is not speaking, coaching, or writing he is usually spending time with his daughter or catching up on one his favorite hobbies: music. He grew up playing the piano, drums, and viola. He is also a public servant who spends lots of time giving back through several organizations including: The Boys and Girls Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and his foundation – The Game Changers Foundation, which provides resources to student athletes to help them become leaders in sports, business, and life through mentorship and leadership development. Curran is a man of faith, humility, integrity, and resilience.
As a successful author, former athlete, and dynamic CEO, Rennie Curran is able to speak to high performers across the board. That’s because Rennie understands the key components that create an effective leader, a successful business person, and an unstoppable athlete despite life’s challenges. He understands that many principles and practices of elite performers translate to any environment and works to accelerate and maximize results.
Throughout his life, Rennie has experienced his fair share of ups and downs. The son of Liberian immigrants, Rennie dedicated the first half of his life to excelling at high school, college, and eventually professional football. Even though he was considered undersized for his position, Rennie was able to utilize his mindset and dedication to exceed beyond what anybody expected. After stepping aside from the NFL, Rennie built his current brand and business, Game Changer Coaching, completely from scratch. Rennie credits his supportive family and community as a primary source of his motivation, and enjoys teaching others how they too can create a system that works for them.
Now, Rennie empowers elite performers to achieve beyond what they thought was possible. His workshops, keynote presentations, and personal coaching covers a range of topics including leadership, team-building, overcoming adversity, and physical ability.
Rennie has worked with clients such as Coca Cola, The University of Georgia, Arizona Cardinals, Chick-Fil-A, and many more.