John Brubaker

John Brubaker

"Turning Potential Into Performance", Consultant, Speaker & Award-Winning Author

Portland, Maine Area
Management Consulting

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John Brubaker's Overview

  • Board Member (volunteer): Vice President at National Cued Speech Association
  • Minority Partner/Vice President at Turf Dawg U.S.A.
  • Consultant at Multiple Sporting Goods Manufacturers
  • On Air Host & Sales Manager at ESPN Radio & Fox Sports
  • Mercersburg Academy

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John Brubaker's Summary

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•Winner of 2013 Business Book of the year at the Hollywood Book Festival
•Winner of 2013 Business Book of the year at the Southern California Book Festival
•Honorable Mention 2013 Business Book of the year at the New England Book Festival

Contact Info:

Phone: (207) 576-9853
Located near Portland, Maine
Email: john AT

•Former Championship coach and 3 time coach of the year.

Specialties: Professional Speaking, Executive Coaching, Performance Consulting, Teambuilding and Leadership Development.

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John Brubaker's Experience

On-Air Host

Maximum Success: The Coach Bru Show

May 2012Present (2 years 5 months) Greater Boston Area

Maximum Success: The Coach Bru Show. Tune in to Maximum Success with Coach Bru Saturdays 3-4 p.m. on NBC Sports Radio in Boston. The show examines why winners win and discusses the pursuit of excellence in sports, business and life. We reveal the secrets to help you take your game to the next level.

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2010Present (4 years 2 months)

Teaching Undergraduate courses in Business Management, Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication.

Chief Performance Officer

The Sport of Business, LLC

Self-Employed; Myself Only; Management Consulting industry

February 2010Present (4 years 8 months)

An Organizational Development Consultancy

Board Member (volunteer): Vice President

National Cued Speech Association

2009Present (5 years)

Minority Partner/Vice President

Turf Dawg U.S.A.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Sporting Goods industry

November 2008December 2012 (4 years 2 months)


Multiple Sporting Goods Manufacturers

20072009 (2 years)

On Air Host & Sales Manager

ESPN Radio & Fox Sports

20042007 (3 years)

Faculty member & Head Lacrosse Coach

St. Andrews Presbyterian College

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Higher Education industry

20012004 (3 years)

Adjunct Faculty Member & Head Lacrosse Coach

Maine Maritime Academy

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Higher Education industry

19992001 (2 years)

John Brubaker's Skills & Expertise

  1. Public Speaking
  2. Team Building
  3. Leadership Development
  4. Executive Coaching
  5. Performance Management
  6. Teaching
  7. Coaching
  8. Leadership
  9. Training
  10. Public Relations
  11. Organizational Development
  12. Fundraising
  13. Nonprofits
  14. Recruiting
  15. Personal Development
  16. Management
  17. Career Development
  18. Team Leadership
  19. Community Outreach
  20. Talent Management
  21. Motivational Speaking
  22. Workshop Facilitation
  23. Time Management
  24. Staff Development
  25. Interviews
  26. Career Counseling
  27. Research
  28. Instructional Design
  29. Change Management
  30. Social Media
  31. Program Development
  32. Conflict Resolution
  33. Organizational Effectiveness
  34. Entrepreneurship
  35. Consulting
  36. Employee Training
  37. Higher Education
  38. E-Learning
  39. Culture Change
  40. Strategic Planning
  41. Employee Relations
  42. Strategy
  43. Event Management
  44. Succession Planning
  45. Event Planning
  46. Employee Engagement
  47. Resume Writing
  48. Management Consulting
  49. Social Networking
  50. Emotional Intelligence

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John Brubaker's Publications

  • Seeds of Success: A Leader, His Legacy, and The Lessons Learned

    • Sport of Business Publishing; $19.95; 978-0-9850671-1-3
    • May 8, 2013
    Authors: John Brubaker

    John Brubaker, the award-winning author of The Coach Approach, takes readers on an enlightening and transformational journey to find their purpose and develop their leadership performance personally and professionally.

    Seeds of Success introduces readers to mentor, coaching legend Morgan Randall and his protégé a young, emerging leader Jack Burton. The book takes you on a yearlong journey where Coach Randall introduces Jack to a Marine Corps recruiter, a CEO and a minister whom he refers to as the three wise men. These unlikely mentors teach Jack how to become a more authentic leader and show him that life is the curriculum, you are the student and everyone you meet has a lesson to teach.

  • The Coach Approach: Success Strategies From The Locker Room To The Board Room

    • ISBN# 978-0-9850671-0-6
    • April 1, 2012
    Authors: John Brubaker

    The Coach Approach is a book designed to help business leaders and their teams achieve peak performance. John Brubaker shares his coaching experience and knowledge by applying it to the sport of business. Additionally, he shares techniques and strategies from some of the nation's elite coaches, executives and athletes.

    The Coach Approach will help you focus on the process not the product. You will learn how to obtain better results in business with straightforward tools that turbocharge performance. Coaching in the workplace is even more important than on the athletic field, because in the sport of business every day is gameday!

    This book will be your coach to guide you through all four quarters of the fiscal year. It incorporates a combination of motivation, accountability and practical leadership skills to help you lead your team to victory.

  • Leadership: Helping Others To Succeed

    • Insight Publishing Co.
    • February 1, 2012
    Authors: John Brubaker

    John Brubaker joins Senator George Mitchell, Dr. Warren Bennis, and Rep. Pat Schroeder in Leadership: Helping Others To Succeed. The book presents new ideas and ambitious ways to approach the challenge of being an example and leading others in the right direction.

    Do you desire to be a leader? Whether or not you have that conscious desire, you are a leader. You are a leader if you're a parent. You are a leader if you work with others in any capacity. We all have influence on those around us. Whether you desire to increase your ability to lead in a business setting or you want to be an effective leader at home or in your social circles, Leadership: Helping Others To Succeed will help you achieve your objective.

  • 3 by 5 The Success Journal

    • The Sport of Business, LLC
    • October 2010
    Authors: John Brubaker

    A success journal to focus individuals on long term goals and objectives through short term reflection and self-examination.

  • Play It Their Way

    • Maine Ahead Magazine
    • September 2010
    Authors: John Brubaker

    Motivating and training and millennials by taking advances from other industries and applying them to yours.

  • The Top Things To Never Micro-Manage

    • The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur
    • September 30, 2010
    Authors: John Brubaker

    The single worst thing to micro-manage. (featured in #26)

  • How To Create An Energetic Work Environment

    • The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur
    • September 21, 2010
    Authors: John Brubaker

    #1 Teambuilding Rule For Organizations

  • How To Increase Productivity By 30 Minutes A Day

    • The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur
    • September 15, 2010
    Authors: John Brubaker

    Clock's on...

  • How To Build A Prospect List.... Fast

    • The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur
    • October 28, 2010
    Authors: John Brubaker

    #3 Prospecting Right Under Your Nose

  • Places In Business To Never Cut Corners

    • The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur
    • November 9, 2010
    Authors: John Brubaker

    Culture: The Uncuttable Corner

  • The Biggest Benefit Of Being An Entrepreneur

    • The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur
    • November 30, 2010
    Authors: John Brubaker

    Absolute Professional Freedom

  • Your Entrepreneurial G.P.S.

    • The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur
    • December 2, 2010
    Authors: John Brubaker

    The best don't need a coach, they WANT a coach.

  • Things Not To Do On Social Media Sites

    • The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur
    • December 16, 2010
    Authors: John Brubaker

    Social Media Is Just Like Vegas...

  • How To Generate Last Minute Holiday Sales

    • The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur
    • December 21, 2010
    Authors: John Brubaker

    12. Gifts For The Greater Good

  • Eight Tips For Peak Performance

    • Teleworkers Digest
    • December 2010
    Authors: John Brubaker

    (Volume I, Issue #6)

  • Tips For More Effective Meetings

    • The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur
    • February 1, 2011
    Authors: John Brubaker

    3 Non-Negotiables Of Meetings

  • Playing The Field

    • Maine Biz
    • February 21, 2011
    Authors: John Brubaker

    Think like a coach when building your startup team.

  • Making Hay Out Of March Madness

    • Portland Press Herald
    • March 22, 2011
    Authors: John Brubaker

    March madness costs employers an estimated $3.8 billion annually in disengaged employees. Smart employers can turn this negative into a positive by leveraging the NCAA basketball tournament so that it has a positive impact on morale.

John Brubaker's Education

Temple University

Doctoral Coursework Completed, Sport Psychology


Fairleigh Dickinson University – Vancouver

M.A., Personnel Psychology


Activities and Societies: Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant

Fairleigh Dickinson University – Vancouver

B.A., Psychology


Graduated with honors.

Activities and Societies: 4 yr. Member Varsity Lacrosse Team, Omicron Delta Kappa, Psi Chi

Mercersburg Academy


John Brubaker's Additional Information


Coaching, Speaking, Consulting, Leadership Development & Deaf Education.

Groups and Associations:

Positive Coaching Alliance, Board Member: National Cued Speech Association, Board Member: Cued Speech Association of Maine

Honors and Awards:

Cited as one of Forbes Magazine's Top 10 Consultants Who Avoid The B.S.
Honorable Mention Business Book of 2013 - New England Book Festival

Coach of the year 1998, 2002, 2009
USILA All-American Committee: 2003, 2004
NCAA Championship Committee: 2003, 2004
NCAA National Ranking Committee: 1998, 2002-2004

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