Willie Brown is the president/CEO of Rockhead Synergy Inc. and an accomplished author. As a native Georgian that has become a sunshine-loving Floridian, Coach Willie Brown's path to success has been nothing short of amazing. Growing up in a small, rural, town located in the southwest corner of Georgia, Coach Brown has fought through many challenging sitiuations to become the leader that he is today. Situations such as:
1) the senseless murder of his father by one of his friend
2) the loss of his mother to alcohol-related complications
3) physical and mental abuse of a stepfather suffering from post traumatic stress disorder 4) growing up in a violent, alcohol and drug-infested environment
5) overcoming poverty and insurmountable obstacles to achieve academic success
6) losing a high-profile college baseball coaching job due to false allegations of hazing
None of these situations prevented Coach Brown from dreaming of better days and a brighter future. As a kid that entered school unable to read, write, and recognize numbers, Coach Brown managed to graduate both high school and college with honors. A kid that learned his murdered father played baseball well, made baseball his favorite sport. He also used baseball to flourish in high school and to pay for college. A two-time graduate of Florida A & M University (Elementary Education and Educational Leadership), Coach Brown has spent most of his professional life educating and motivating our youth. As a two-time draftee of Major League Baseball (Atlanta Braves and Florida Marlins), when not teaching, Coach Brown has provided strong leadership on the diamond as a baseball and softball coach. Since 1992, Coach Brown has been visiting schools, telling his story, and motivating both students and staff.