Yogi Roth has been speaking in public since high school. Over the last decade he has spoken to a variety of corporations, teams, colleges and communities around the globe.

Yogi has spoken on the world stage at TEDx and around the globe at a multitude of events. Yogi has spoken on tour with brands such as Nike, World Surf League, Capital One, Dignity Health, PMK*BNC, IMG College and various universities. He has been a keynote speaker at college graduations providing inspirational messages around storytelling, motivation and creating culture in high performing communities.

He has also interviewed some of the most powerful names in sports and entertainment such as Joe Montana, Wayne Gretzky, Will Ferrell, Drake, Jerry Rice, Larry Fitzgerald, Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll, Elgin Baylor, Terrell Owens, Metta World Peace, Rob Riggle, Jared Goff, Gary Vaynerchuk, Melvin Gordon, Ray Rice, J.J. Redick, Robin Roberts and countless others.

His desire to mentor what he calls ‘the Next Generation of Dreamers’ has led him to speaking to athletic departments and football programs at USC, the University of Washington, San Jose State and more as well as the Gonzaga basketball team. An avid traveler, Yogi has also spoken internationally in Israel and at an all women’s school in Rwanda, as he is an executive producer of the ProtectHer project as an activist to end sexual violence on college campuses.

Speaking Reel

NFL Greats honored by host, Yogi Roth

Yogi Roth hosts Bart Starr Award & Russell Wilson wins

Dear college Freshman

Social Media Advice

Tedx Talk: 'Love Wins'

Commencement Speech

Larry Fitzgerald + Yogi Roth: being the best

University of Washington Football

Miss Valorie Kondos Field

Women's Gymnastics Coach of the Century

For the past four years, Yogi Roth has been a guest lecturer for a master’s course I teach at UCLA on Coaching and Leadership. The experiences and lessons he shares of his time spent growing up with his father, as a student-athlete at USC and later as a Coach are priceless practical illustrations of how to craft a masterful life by having a clear vision and bringing passion, industriousness and value to everything you do. Yogi not only speaks to the values and virtues which are the key ingredients to designing a masterful life, he also exudes these virtues from the moment he enters the room. His enthusiasm for the content and his ability to connect with his audience is on par with all great orators and leaders.

Bruce Feldman

award-winning college football writer/reporter / Fox Sports

"I've met a lot of interesting folks in 15 years of covering college sports. Yogi Roth is right near the top of that list. He is without a doubt the most optimistic, relentlessly positive person I've ever met. He's got the spirit to try anything and, in an uncanny, um, Yogi Roth-way, he usually makes it happen. He also has been blessed with the capacity to fit so effortlessly into any situation or group. Reading his story provided a great window into how he got to have such a unique view of the world."

Kevin Carroll

author, speaker and agent for social change

"Yogi = a rare mix of acute & courageous sojourner + human catalyst + MENSCH!"

Michael Nyman

Chairman & CEO / PMK*BNC

"Yogi Roth is a force of nature. Every time I sit with him by the end of the conversation I am ready to jump out of my seat and attack life. He is so special I insisted he address my company. I never looked so smart in front of my organization as I did after Yogi's presentation!"

Alexis Jones

Author/Activist/Founder of ProtectHer & I Am That Girl

“Yogi personifies what it means to live life without limits. As a hopeless optimist, profound documentarian, TV show Host, National Best Selling Author, Professional storytelling adventure-er; he refuses to be defined by any one of the incredible things he’s accomplished. And despite always being the most interesting person in the room, it’s his commitment to inspiring others to achieve their dreams, that ironically leaves everyone in the room thinking they are the most interesting person. It’s his humility, his insatiable curiosity about the human experience, his compassion and his enthusiasm for life that always evoke an unforgettable “Yogi Roth” contagiousness. Guys want to be him. Girls want to be with him. He’s the guy that takes your breath away. Every. Single. Time.”

Michael Lev

Arizona Daily Star

“Yogi Roth knows his stuff. The Pac-12 Networks football analyst can break down X’s and O’s with any commentator in the country.”

Jack Skalican

Dignity Health

“Yogi’s positive energy is evident the second he walks into a room. He fully engages an audience in his stories, in the questions he asks, and in the on-the-spot coaching he provides. He is a key part of one of our ongoing programs, and we get consistently positive feedback every time he works with us. Because he genuinely cares about helping people see their place in the world differently, I look for opportunities to bring him in as a speaker. Yogi is one of the most dynamic people I know.”

Ben Tanzer

/ Men's Health

“I’m not afraid to admit it, I cried when I talked to Yogi. I wasn’t really expecting to, but I guess he touched a nerve…It’s a film about fathers and sons, how we connect and how we sometimes don’t…If you haven’t alreay done so today, take a walk…Connect with loved ones. Call your dad. Seriously, call him.”

Erin Rode

/ Daily Trojan

“All of Roth’s different projects share one commonality: They’re primarily driven by his passion for storytelling…that originally motivated LIFE IN A WALK.”

Chris Strauss

/ USA Today

“Roth decided to turn his footage into a documentary project, aimed at creative a movement that encourages people to find opportunities to ask their loved ones the questions they’ve always wanted the answers to.”

Mark Sanchez


“The only thing I value more than Yogi’s energy and enthusiasm towards football is our friendship. He once asked me, ‘Mark–who are you?’ At first I thought it was rhetorical, but then he demanded an answer! That moment taught me a lot about myself. He was always there for me from red zone blitzes to life advice and for that, I am eternally grateful.”

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