DeMoine Adams is originally from Pine Bluff, Arkansas and is a former University of Nebraska standout football player. He played an instrumental role in helping the Huskers win a Big 12 Conference Championship in 1999 and helped lead the Huskers to the National Championship Rose Bowl in January 2002. He also spent time in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers, Tennessee Titans, and San Francisco 49ers. As a first-generation student, DeMoine received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nebraska in Political Science with minors in English, History, Communications, Ethnic Studies, and African Studies. He went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and is currently pursuing his Doctorate degree at the University of Nebraska.
DeMoine is currently serving as the CEO for TeamMates Mentoring, which was started by co-founder and former Nebraska Football Head Coach Tom Osborne. DeMoine also speaks numerous times each year across the country as a motivational speaker inspiring others to be winners and leaders in life. He currently resides in Lincoln, NE, and his motto in life is: “Once you see where you’re going, then everything you do must correspond with where you’re going.”
Heart Over Hype
“Heart Over Hype” will motivate students to be role models instead of role followers by choosing to do what’s right instead of what’s popular, and demonstrate unconditional kindness to all students every single day.
Stand UP (Bullying/Drug Prevention)
“Stand UP” is a bullying and drug prevention program that challenges students to play DEFENSE by TACKLING bullying and drug behaviors by Speaking up, Stepping up, and Teaming up in order to create a safe, responsible, and respectful school environment.
Exercise Your Leadership
Everyone has leadership, but it must be developed and EXERCISED! “Exercise Your Leadership” will challenge students to stop being followers and use their influence through the choices they make, the influence they have on others, and the way they respond to adversity by developing a strong character and the MUSCLE they need to create more leaders, not followers.
Heroes give people in movies something to believe in, but H.E.R.O. leaders give people in real life the seeds of potential to believe in themselves. “H.E.R.O. Leadership” will encourage students to lead by serving, be unique with their strengths and talents, and become positive role models to make a positive difference at their school, in their community, and in the lives of others.
Scoring in School
If life was a game, you have to SCORE to win! “Scoring in School” will teach students how to score in the classroom by making the RIGHT choices, following the RIGHT directions, hanging with the RIGHT people, and NEVER giving up in order to reach their TOUCHDOWN and WIN as students.
The ‘I’ in WIN
You win or lose by how you choose. This heart to heart talk will help students understand their responsibility in school, and that life’s daily choices determine their character, who they will become, and how far they will go in life.
“The ALL-American” will teach students how to be an ALL-around winner in the classroom, outside the classroom, on their social media, and with their leadership in order to be successful in the real world.
Strategic Planning, Professional Development, Corporate Training, Keynotes
Exercise Your Leadership
This presentation/training will encourage professionals to build their leadership by making stronger choices, by nurturing their relationships, and by responding to adversity in order to build the TEAM MUSCLE they need for STRONGER results. Key takeaways include:
1. Proactive decision making
2. Co-working vs. team-working
3. Resilient character
Defensive Leadership – the ‘other’ side of leadership
The side of leadership most professionals focus on is their position, their title, their hard work, and their OFFENSE toward the end goal. But leadership is about teamwork, and in any work environment or community the ‘other’ side of leadership requires a personal and social responsibility. This presentation/training will motivate professionals to execute their DEFENSE by defending each other, making each other better, and achieving the end goal as a team in a constructive, positive manner. Key takeaways include:
1. Setting aside personal differences to achieve common goals
2. Modeling leadership standards for others to follow
3. Demonstrating ethical respect
This presentation/training will empower professionals to lead by serving, become positive examples, and create an atmosphere of inclusion, common principles, and optimistic beliefs. Key takeaways include:
1. Prioritizing well-being over well-doing
2. Promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion
3. Embracing the role of a ROLE model
This presentation/training will teach individuals the profit of hard work and the reward of “heart” work. Key takeaways include:
1. Engaged commitment
2. Maximizing your performance
3. Relentless attitude
This presentation/training will promote diversity, cultural competence, and respect in the workplace to eliminate unconscious biases and stereotypes. Key takeaways include:
1. Increasing one’s cultural capital
2. Promoting community mobility beyond economic means
3. Fostering a high level of achievement and well-being
“Barry and Tyler, first and foremost thank you for helping us get DeMoine Adams to Perkins County Schools. He presented three times (K-2, 3-6, and 7-12) and he was amazing! He shared his message about being leaders, making the right choices, and overall being kind to everyone. His presentation, entitled “Heart Over Hype”, was exactly what we needed. I have had staff, students, and community members stop me multiple times already saying how much they enjoyed DeMoine and his message. He is a very personable individual who brings real passion to his presentations. I would highly recommend him to any group! Thanks again!”
Ben Jones, 7-12 Principal, Perkins County Schools
“DeMoine Adams is amazing! He spoke at Northeast Community College to a large group of TRIO-SSS students at a Fall Semester Kick-Off event. Every moment of his time speaking with our students was delivered in a dynamic and inspirational manner. He has the uncanny ability to make every person in the room feel as though he is speaking directly to them. DeMoine tailored his dialogue seamlessly to speak directly to the challenges and struggles that this population of students will face in post-secondary education. With his background being vastly similar to theirs, he was able to speak genuinely and deliver a message of how he has overcome difficulties and experienced success in higher education, and how they can too. Our students and staff left his speech excited, full of positivity, and motivated to be successful. I would sincerely recommend DeMoine to anyone looking for a passionate, energetic, and inspirational speaker!”
Josh Becker, Director of TRIO Student Support Services, Northeast Community College
“Barry and Tyler, Thank you! Thank you! Thank You! We had the pleasure of having DeMoine Adams speak at our Annual Nebraska Weed Control Association Conference and he was amazing! He had tailored his speech to our group and talked about Leadership and Teamwork. For the rest of the conference, I had members approaching me and talking about the number of points that DeMoine brought up in his speech that they could take home and use in their jobs, or just in life in general. If you have not heard DeMoine in person you are missing out on a great message. I would recommend him to any group. His points of view on leadership and teamwork would fit any business or organization. Thanks again for suggesting DeMoine Adams!”
Todd Boller, President, NWCA
“For our first day of school, we had DeMoine Adams speak to our 7th-12th grade students. He did an excellent job motivating them to put forth maximum effort in all their endeavors, stay focused on their goals and make good choices. He really got them excited for the new school year! We received lots of positive feedback from staff and students about how energized they were for the new year after hearing DeMoine speak. It was an honor to have him speak at our school, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a positive, motivating, and energetic speaker for their event.”
Dr. Stuart Lenz, K-12 Principal/Superintendent, Giltner Public Schools
“DeMoine Adams isn’t just another speaker ‘talking’ about the importance of having a solid game plan…he’s the epitome of his message! As a former stand-out collegiate and professional athlete, he understands first-hand the importance of having a Solid Game Plan both personally & professionally. More impressive than his football credentials is his dedication to education, having received his Master’s degree and is now working on his PhD! I recommend him without reservation!”
Aaron Davis, President, Aaron Davis Presentations, Inc.
“DeMoine was great! His presentation resonated greatly with our group and he does a fabulous job of engaging the audience to make his presentation come to life. DeMoine is a naturally inspiring speaker who let’s his personal and professional experience teach and motivate you to achieve your best!”
Tim Iverson, Heritage Financial Services
“DeMoine’s insightful ability to take the basic fundamentals of the game of football and relate them to leadership allows him to connect with a wide range of individuals. His charisma along with his strong knowledge base captivates and inspires to grow the leader in all of us.”
Dr. Katie Kage, University of Northern Colorado
“DeMoine Adams is the man! His thought-provoking talks are incredible and should be heard by all. DeMo is a must!”
Jamar Banks, Director for Student Involvement and Leadership, Appalachian State University
“What a true dynamo! Our students were at full attention to the motivating messages of DeMoine Adams. His personal stories of challenge and what it takes to overcome them send an excellent message of ‘NO Excuses!’ and ‘YOU Determine YOUR Destiny’.”
Cara Riggs, Principal, Omaha South High Magnet School, Nebraska
“DeMoine captured our students’ attention with his powerful and interactive message! He connected with us in a way that few speakers have. His simple yet powerful witness to do what’s right, be real, and demonstrate respect is easily relatable to our expectations at CCMS. We look forward to welcoming DeMoine back year after year!”
Darron Arlt, Principal, Central City Middle School, Central City, Nebraska
“This week we had the honor and pleasure of hosting DeMoine Adams at Wahoo High School. DeMoine’s message was educational, engaging, and relevant. He brought incredible life and energy into his presentation which further fueled the engagement and excitement within our student body. I would not hesitate to bring DeMoine back to Wahoo High School.”
Jason Libal, Principal, Wahoo High School
“I was impressed with the way DeMoine focused on talking about each person’s own potential and the specific steps he or she needs to maximize the chance for success. DeMoine has a very sincere way of speaking to students in such a way that they can sense the trust being formed between him and them.”
Gary Klahn, Superintendent, Wheeler Central Schools, Nebraska