|Born||March 16, 1983
|Occupation||author, entrepreneur, social media expert|
Lewis David Howes (born March 16, 1983) is an American author, entrepreneur, and former professional Arena League football player. He hosts The School of Greatness, a talk show distributed as a podcast.
He is on the advisory board of the non-profit Pencils of Promise.
Howes attended Principia College and Capital University and was an All-American football player and decathlete. 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. He left college early to pursue professional football. 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.
Howes has built several multimillion-dollar online businesses. Howes founded SportsNetworker in 2008, a social media marketing consulting firm aimed at the sports industry. He also started Sports Executives Association, a monthly membership website for sports executives, and Inspired Marketing, which creates educational materials based on social media.
The School of Greatness
|The School of Greatness|
|Hosted by||Lewis Howes|
|Genre||Business, Personal Development|
|Length||Approx. 30-130 Minutes|
|Original release||February 1, 2013 – present|
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. 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, Tim Ferriss, Timothy Sykes, John Romaniello, and Bryan Clay.
Howes co-wrote the 2009 book, LinkedWorking: Generating Success on the World’s Largest Professional Networking Website. The book is a guide to using the business oriented social networking site LinkedIn. He is also the author of The Ultimate Webinar Marketing Guide, which was published in 2012. 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. 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.
Howes is the brother of jazz musician Christian Howes.
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- "The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy". Amazon. October 27, 2015.
- Schawbel, Dan. "Lewis Howes: How Men Can Be More Masculine And Vulnerable At Work". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-12-29.