JJ Birden was a graduate and two sports star athlete from the University of Oregon. After college, he went on to the NFL where he played nine years with such teams as the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcons. The bulk of his career he was with the Chiefs where he played two years with Hall of Fame Quarterback Joe Montana.
JJ's hard work ethic and intensity carried over to his personal and professional life. Since leaving the NFL, JJ has owned and operated several profitable businesses in the Health and Wellness Industry. He is experienced as an entrepreneur, keynote motivational speaker, elite trainer and success coach and now a best-selling author with the release of his first book, “When Opportunity Knocks 8 Surefire Ways to Take Advantage!” He currently lives in Scottsdale Arizona with his lovely wife Raina and their children.
This year, he's been very busy on the speaking circuit. Speaking for such companies as Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Ivy Funds, Isagenix, Rise Athletics, West USA Realty and various high schools.