Opening Keynote Speaker

Zack Sheets, Ph.D.

Zack Sheets has a unique background in education over the last 14 years where he has been a teacher, coach and administrator. As an alternative high school administrator, he is responsible for all school discipline and has a modern approach to restorative practices as he handles the below the line behavior from students. Zack also leads out the staff professional development where the staff climate score has had a 100% rating for the last 8 years.

Moreover, for several years, Zack has been with What Drives Winning, an organization that strives to enhance human performance through a multi-dimensional approach that focuses on: character development, behavior management, team dynamics, priority alignment and leadership development. He works hand-in hand with co-founders Brett Ledbetter and former University of Florida Women’s soccer coach, Becky Burleigh. Zack has been a featured speaker multiple times at What Drives Winning conferences and is a thought leader around motivating the unmotivated and reaching the hard-to-reach.

Zack holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and is a professor at the University of Florida in the College of Health and Human Performance. He is married and has 4 kids eight years old and under.