Lewis Howes

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Lewis Howes
Lewis Howes.jpg
BornMarch 16, 1983
Delaware, OH
Occupationauthor, entrepreneur, social media expert
Known forAuthor, Entrepreneur

Lewis David Howes (born March 16, 1983[1]) is an American author, entrepreneur, and former professional Arena League football player.[2] He hosts The School of Greatness, a talk show distributed as a podcast.


Howes attended Principia College and Capital University and was an All-American football player and decathlete.[3] He is the former NCAA record holder for the most receiving yards in a single game, having caught 17 passes for 418 yards in a 2002 game against Martin Luther College.[4][5] He left college early to pursue professional football.[6] However, two games into his first Arena League season he collided with a wall while diving to make a catch and snapped his wrist. He played the rest of the season with a broken wrist, and after the last game he underwent corrective surgery that ended his football career.[7]

In 2012, Howes moved to New York City to play team handball for the amateur New York Team Handball Club. He was in the selection pool for the USA Men's National team.[8]

In August 2013 signed by the Spanish handball team Ademar León as a player to test for 15 days.[9]


Howes has built several online businesses.[2][10] Howes founded SportsNetworker in 2008, a social media marketing consulting firm aimed at the sports industry.[11][12][13] He also started Sports Executives Association, a monthly membership website for sports executives, and Inspired Marketing, which creates educational materials based on social media.[14]

The School of Greatness[edit]

The School of Greatness
Hosted byLewis Howes
GenreBusiness, Personal Development
LengthApprox. 30-130 Minutes
Original releaseFebruary 1, 2013 – present

The School of Greatness is a business, leadership, and personal development podcast hosted by Lewis Howes.[15][16][17][18]

Howes is host of “The School of Greatness,” a long form conversation with guests. It is a top rated leadership and personal development podcast on iTunes.[19] The show includes a wide range of guests such as authors, business leaders, actors, musicians, entrepreneurs, spoken word artists, nutritionists, and many others. Past guests have included Robert Greene,[20] Tim Ferriss, Timothy Sykes, Danica Patrick, John Romaniello, Gary Vaynerchuk and Bryan Clay.


Howes co-wrote the 2009 book, LinkedWorking: Generating Success on the World’s Largest Professional Networking Website.[11][21] The book is a guide to using the business oriented social networking site LinkedIn.[22][23][23][24] He is also the author of The Ultimate Webinar Marketing Guide, which was published in 2012.[25] Lewis released his first hard cover book in October 2015, titled The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy.[26] His latest book, titled The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships, and Live to Their Fullest Lives was released by end of October 2017.[27]


Howes is the brother of jazz musician Christian Howes.


  1. ^ "FamilySearch: United States Public Records, 1970-2009".
  2. ^ a b Rich Brooks (November 22, 2010). "LinkedIn Power Tips for Growing Your Network: Lewis Howes Interview". Fast Company.
  3. ^ Hastings, Carolyn (June 1, 2008). "The Whos and Whys of Lewis Howes". Cleveland Plain Dealer.
  4. ^ "Faces In The Crowd". November 4, 2002.
  5. ^ "2011 Football Division III Records" (PDF). NCAA.
  6. ^ Miles, Scott (April 16, 2008). "NFL Draft: Players from Smaller Schools Not Giving Up Shot at Pro Ranks". Bleacher Report.
  7. ^ Simon Dumenco (January 2010). "5 Internet Gurus Who Can Make You Rich". Details Magazine.
  8. ^ Ben Teitelbaum and Monica Alba (September 1, 2012). "Unified, in America, by an International Sport". The New York Times.
  9. ^ "El gurú tecnológico Lewis Howes se prepara en el Ademar". Marca. August 12, 2013.
  10. ^ "How I Leveraged LinkedIn to Create a 7-Figure Business In Three Years". Forbes. May 25, 2012.
  11. ^ a b Dan Schawbel (October 13, 2009). "Expanding Your Professional Network". Bloomberg Businessweek.
  12. ^ Barbara Kiviat (June 8, 2009). "Using Twitter and Facebook to Find a Job". TIME.
  13. ^ Tim Schroeder (January 18, 2010). "An Interview with Lewis Howes of SportsNetworker.com". Business Week.
  14. ^ Erika Dellatorre (April 1, 2011). "PowerSuit with Lewis Howes". 614 Magazine. Archived from the original on September 18, 2012.
  15. ^ Lewis Howes (May 25, 2012). "How I Leveraged LinkedIn to Create a 7-Figure Business In Three Years". Forbes.
  16. ^ Lewis Howes (December 3, 2003). "LISTEN: Gary Vaynerchuk on Social Media, Fear and What It Takes to Build a Successful Business". Entrepreneur.com.
  17. ^ Cojourneo (October 17, 2013). "Today in the Mind of Lewis Howes". HuffingtonPost.com.
  18. ^ iTunes (July 2, 2014). "School of Greatness Podcast on iTunes". iTunes.com.
  19. ^ Phebe Telschow (May 25, 2012). "Taking networking to a new level". PrincipiaAlumni.org.
  20. ^ "Robert Greene: How to Master Anything and Achieve Greatness". lewishowes.com. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  21. ^ Michael Dunlop. "50 Most Influential People In Blogging 2010". Incomediary.
  22. ^ "Ex-Football Player Makes Career Using Social Networking Site". Central Ohio News. February 27, 2009.
  23. ^ a b Kristin Burnham (June 4, 2010). "LinkedIn Etiquette: The Right Way to Request New Connections". Reuters.
  24. ^ "Local Event Showcases Power Of Networking". March 4, 2009. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013.
  25. ^ "The Ultimate Webinar Marketing Guide – with Lewis Howes". Mixergy. March 7, 2012.
  26. ^ "The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy". Amazon. October 27, 2015.
  27. ^ Schawbel, Dan. "Lewis Howes: How Men Can Be More Masculine And Vulnerable At Work". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-12-29.

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