Sean Tuohy

Entrepreneur, NBA Broadcaster & Subject of The Blind Side

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Sean is one of the most sought after motivational speakers and has given lectures to a broad spectrum of audiences from religious groups and town halls to some of the country’s largest corporations.  At the podium, Sean invites audiences to go behind-the-scenes of the Tuohy household with a heartwarming message: “In our house, we believe in miracles.”  Sharing personal anecdotes with his signature southern charm, Sean brings The Blind Side to life. From the perspective of a dedicated father and inspirational coach, Sean asks all of us to consider a simple question: how many other kids just like Michael Oher are falling through the cracks every day?  And how can we make an impact big enough to change a broken system?

Sean was such a hit – he wore purple, he had a great story, he related to the office staff, the faculty, the community leaders, the athletes and coaches and the students.

- Texas Christian University

About Sean Tuohy

“When Sean Tuohy saw the new kid sitting in the high school gym, he saw a boy with nowhere to go but up. The question was how to take him there.” —from The Blind Side

“Sean was an American success story: he had come from nothing and made himself rich,” wrote Michael Lewis in The Blind Side, the best-selling book that inspired the major motion picture starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw. The Blind Side tells the story of Michael Oher, a homeless teenager turned first round draft pick NFL football player, with the support and love of an unlikely adoptive family: the Tuohys. Sean Tuohy, Michael’s adoptive father, was a record-breaking basketball player before becoming a successful entrepreneur and NBA broadcaster. In February 2013, Sean and the whole Tuohy family were on the sidelines cheering Michael and the Baltimore Ravens on to his first Super bowl victory. Oher then went on to play as Offensive Tackle for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.

Speech Topics

  • Behind The Blind Side: Overcoming Obstacles in the Face of Adversity
  • In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving
  • Solving the Failure Epidemic: How Often Do We Let Unrealized Potential Slip Through the Cracks?
  • The Value of People

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The Examiner: 'Blind Side' family cheering on Michael Oher in NOLA


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The Hollywood Reporter: Real-Life 'Blind Side' Couple Blasts Christian Store for Yanking DVD (Exclusive)


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Minot Daily: ‘Turn around’: ‘Blind Side’ parents say anyone can make a difference


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