Steve Fitzhugh speaks to thousands each year throughout the country and abroad. His expertise transcends age as he can be found in a variety of venues impacting young and old through his gift of communication. His talks help people make positive choices in life. Whether it's a high school or college campus, the corporate boardroom or an NFL locker room Steve's passion for success and change moves, motivates and empowers. Steve’s style is fresh and humorous as he tells about his life in the NFL (Denver Broncos) and his own personal journey. He identifies with his audiences. He sees what they see; he feels what they feel; and he understands life's challenges.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Steve graduated from Walsh Jesuit High School where he excelled as one of the top five hurdlers in the country. As a result of his success in track and football, he has been inducted into Walsh's Athletic Hall of Fame. He became a scholarship athlete at Miami University of Ohio where he captained both the track and football teams while earning his B.A. degree in Public Administration.
Steve accepted a contract offer from the Denver Broncos of the NFL immediately after graduation. Sidelined by a shoulder injury after only two years, Mr. Fitzhugh began his Master of Divinity graduate studies at Howard University in Washington D.C. in 1987. After Divinity School, he went to Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota, where he began drug & alcohol prevention education throughout the public and private school systems.
Upon returning to Washington, DC, he launched PowerMoves where he is the executive director, leading young and old into success and significance. His presentations have included but are not limited to audiences at The White house, Capitol Hill, State Department and to leaders across all socioeconomic divides. While in Washington, DC, Steve co-founded "The House", three renovated former crack houses now used as an after school teen drop-in center. The House serves as a safe place for the students of Southeast DC to learn life skills and discover their purpose. He is also the national spokesperson for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ "One Way 2 Play - Drug Free" program.
Today Steve is a certified NFL Engagement Coach, mentoring NFL rookies and retirees. And when not traveling you can find him at Covenant Village Retreat where he and his wife host groups and individuals of all demographics seeking rest, retreat and revitalization. Mr. Fitzhugh is an author, poet, lyricist and master motivator. He lives life by a personal mantra, "Create a moment for life-change and any life can be changed in a moment."