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Monthly Meeting – Bill Lamb – UNC wrestling coach (FENG)

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Monthly Meeting – Bill Lamb – UNC wrestling coach (FENG)

I know that you will enjoy talking with this man as much as I have.  If you listen to what the has to say you will learn a lot about life and even yourself.  Coach Bill Lam will share an inspirational message that he learned as a national champion collegiate wrestler, National Coach of the Year, and National Man of the Year.  You don’t want to miss this meeting.   


For lasting success, set goals for all areas of life.  Become a successful, positive person using positive leadership for career success.  Find your higher purpose and passion in life. 



Topic: Wrestling With Life


UNC wrestling coach of 30 years will share his life’s experiences in guiding wrestlers for 30 years and now applying some of those same principles to everyday life for business leaders.  He will tie these lessons to business and leadership with a thankful, give back attitude.  Here are some of the key concepts that Coach Bill will share.

·      Choices

·      Priority

·      Core Values

·      Attitude

·      Vision

·      Goals – short-term, mid-term and long-term

·      Believing with confidence

·      Plan of Action – Motivational Myths

·      Thankful

·      Give back


Speaker: Coach Bill Lam


Coach Bill Lam is a husband, father, grandfather, brother, and mentor. But he may best be known for the 30 years he spent as head coach of wrestling at the University of North Carolina. Bill Lam, the winningest wrestling coach in the history of the University of North Carolina, is a nationally recognized mentor, author and speaker.


Under Coach Lam’s guidance, UNC wrestlers won 15 ACC team championships, 14 top-20 finishes nationally, and produced five NCAA national champions, 37 all-Americans, and 97 ACC individual champions.


The UNC wrestling program had an all-time winning percentage of .390 before he arrived in Chapel Hill in 1974.  By the time he retired from varsity coaching in 2003, he had attained the program’s most wins (378) and highest winning percentage (.741).


He was recognized in the sport as National Coach of the Year and National Man of the Year.  Lam was also named ACC Coach of the Year 10 times, and many of his team members have gone on to become strong and successful leaders in their own right – from CEOs, to surgeons, lawyers, city managers, and head wrestling coaches.


While coaching at UNC, Lam founded Wrestling With Life, a non-profit business and coaching consultancy he has used to take fundamental lessons learned in athletics — like discipline, planning and a tireless work ethic — to teach timeless principles of success. In 2011, he contributed the chapter “*Choices*” to Bill Tracy’s book “*Pushing To The Front: Front Line Strategies From The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs.*”


A native and multi-sport star from Boulder, Colo., Lam received his bachelor’s degree in 1966 from the University of Oklahoma, later earning his master’s degree in counseling and guidance and a master’s in psychology.  He was a member of OU’s 1963 national championship team and set a team record for most career victories.


Since retiring from UNC, Lam has continued to share his 40+ years of leadership experience through his Impact & Legacy Summit, speaking engagements, public appearances, and writing. He is also a Governor’s Associate for the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, providing advice and counsel to the organization’s Board of Governors in betterment of the sport. Coaching Caregivers is his newest passion – one that comes from personal experience.


About our Host: John M. O’Connor, President of CareerPro, Inc.   


John M. O’Connor is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina with clients worldwide since 1991. CareerPro Inc. serves clients in North Carolina and globally. Mr. O’Connor addresses issues crucial to career development and talent. He offers career services, corporate and individual outplacement as well as talent/HR consulting through www.careerproinc.com. You can find him on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/johnmartinoconnor.


His writings, quotes and publications are featured in numerous career books, national publications, and numerous Forbes Coaches Council contributions, including 53 feature articles in less than two years.


  • 6:00 to 6:30 pm – Open Networking
  • 6:30 to 6:45 pm – Welcome, thank our host, up-coming events, and general comments.
  • 6:45 to 7:45 pm – The speakers will talk for about 45 minutes to an hour saving some time for questions.
  • 7:45 to 8:00 pm – Open networking


Apr 12 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 12 2023
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm




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