Aaron Davis

Customer Service, Motivational, Overcoming Adversity, Keynote, Sports, Emcee, Leadership, Personal Growth, Team Building

As a keynote speaker, author, businessman, former national champion football player, and cancer survivor Aaron has made it his mission to help others change their lives by changing their attitudes!

Over the last 20 years, more than a million people have experienced the power of Aaron Davis’s presentations. The “Expert on Attitude,” Aaron delivers keynotes, workshops, and group sessions that teach and encourage others about the positive impact they can have in their work and personal life. His contagious presentation style, coupled with actionable advice, emotional insights, and tangible takeaways, make Aaron one of the most sought-after speakers in the United States.

He’s helped countless individuals and organizations improve their bottom line by improving their attitudes, and he can help yours too!

Aaron was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska and from the age of 8 he was helping his Dad work in the evenings as a janitor in two of the town’s most prominent businesses. Through mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms and emptying out hundreds of trashcans nightly, Aaron learned that it’s not WHAT you do rather it’s HOW you do it! It’s this personal mantra that has elevated Aaron’s life, and that’s why he’s passionate about teaching his clients how to commit to the same mindset.

Through this experience, Aaron learned the importance of having a Champion Attitude no matter what your role or title is. As a professional speaker, coach, and trainer, Aaron doesn’t believe in just making audiences “feel” better. Rather, he seeks to encourage and help them “do” better, both professionally and personally, by stressing the importance of an Attitude Over Everything mindset.


“Attitude of a Champion”

“The Power of YOUR Choices!”
Aaron’s most requested keynote for teenagers and college students!

“Leadership is SIMPLE, but it’s Not Always EASY!”
This presentation shares with young leaders the key factors of being an AWESOME leader!

“Perform Like a Champion” (Attitude / Achievement / Motivation)
Perform under pressure and experience amazing professional and personal results.

“Championship Teams have NO “BENCHWARMERS” (Teamwork)
How championship teams dominate the competition every day.


"Attitude of a Champion" 
Perform under pressure and experience amazing professional and personal results.

"Attitude of Championship Teams" 
How championship teams dominate the competition every day.

"Attitude of a Champion Leader"
How championship leaders lead with passion, purpose and love for their people.

"Attitude of a Champion Sales Professional”

Individuals will be reminded of the importance of not “selling” to their prospects but more importantly; give the customer an opportunity to “buy”.

“Attitude of a Championship Customer Service”  

Individuals will be reminded of how a Caring attitude is the first step to championship customer service.


“Attitude of a Champion Educator/Administrator”

Be GREAT at School but Save Your BEST for HOME! This presentation is for everyone in your building from the cafeteria team to the counselors office.

“Teaching is Great Except for the Students, Their Parents and Some of My Teammates” (How to deal with difficult people)-
Ever find yourself struggling to keep your sanity and temper when dealing with some of your students and their parents (occasionally one of your teammates/co-workers)?

“Attitude of Champion High school teams/teammates”

Athletes will learn the importance of that sacred room “The Locker Room” and how it plays a crucial role in long-term success!

 “Attitude of Champion Coaches”

 This presentation is full of insight; tips & ideas that can help you create a Championship culture in your program as well!

The Power of YOUR Choices!
This is Aaron's most requested keynote for teenagers and college students!

Leadership is SIMPLE, but it's Not Always EASY!
This presentation shares with young leaders the key factors of being an AWESOME leader!

The Price of Being a Student Athlete (How to avoid embarrassing your school, family & yourself)
This presentation is a must for every athlete in your school.

Don't Go and Look for a Job. Search for Your Passion!
This session is one that encourages students to passionately pursue the careers they love!

Lincoln, Nebraska


10 Minute Truths: Quick Inspiration to Rejuvenate, Refuel and Refocus Your Life

Do you ever find yourself saying, "I just don't have the time to sit down and read any of those books on attitude, motivation or success?" Well here is the book that you've been waiting for. Just 10 minutes is all the time it takes to read a passage from this book, but the benefits have the power to carry you throughout your busy day with a renewed appreciation towards life itself! Entertaining and refreshing, this book will equip you to live life with passion and purpose!


“Aaron’s energetic keynote presentation on how to achieve extraordinary success was highly praised. What a show!”
Eric Hensley

American Bankers' Association

“Aaron is a model for the benefits of personal initiative. His presentations for the University of Nebraska’s Management certification programs have received some of the highest evaluations in the program’s twenty-four year history.”

Dr. Terry Sebora

Nebraska Center For Entrepreneurship

“The experiences that Aaron shared touched everyone in the room. Aaron Davis has the ability to make people feel as if he is talking directly to them. We appreciate the effort he made to make this a memorable homecoming for Stanton.”

Chris Stogdill

Stanton Community Schools

“Aaron has the unique ability to make you think while making you laugh at the same time.”

Ivan Benson

Pepsi Bottling Group

"Not only did the attendees rank Aaron NUMBER ONE of all convention speakers, they also stated on the surveys that one of the best things abou this convention was Aaron Davis"

Cathy Kelly

Iowa Independent Bankers

“Addiction to Redemption
Ricky’s speech resonates beautifully with all audiences from middle school students to corporate executives. Ricky customizes his presentation to perfectly match the audience he is addressing. His presentation is a powerful testimonial centered around faith, support, the undying commitment to never, ever, ever giving up, and to living each day like the blessing it is!


“Ricky Simmons, a starting wide receiver in 1982 and 1983, has become an informal mentee of mine in recent years. Although he came from an excellent family, he struggled with drug addiction and spent several years in prison. During his last stay in jail, I wrote him a simple letter letting him know I still believed in him. Even though the letter was brief, it apparently arrived at a critical time in Ricky’s life. He had lost hope that his situation would ever improve. He says that when he received my note he got down on his knees and made a spiritual commitment which was life-changing. Once he got out of prison, Ricky came to see me and has continued to do so each week without fail. He has turned his life around, becoming a substance abuse counselor and speaking to youth about his experiences. I believe these weekly check-ins are a measure of accountability for him, providing him with a reminder of the changes he has made in his life. I am proud of what he is doing and thankful that I can remain a part of his life.”
Tom Osborne, Former Head Football Coach, Nebraska Cornhuskers

Ricky was very professional, funny, and the dancing was my favorite part. He acted out what he was saying which captivated the audience, and he interacted well with them. He also left plenty of time for questions and answers, and was relatable on so many levels. I loved that Ricky met with me beforehand, I loved that he called me both before and after. It was just wonderful.
Nikki Peterson, Unit Administrator, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

“A big shout out to my friend Ricky C. Simmons for another great experience at NSP! You are able to inspire and encourage our inmates like no other. Your service to others is unparalleled. Thanks for teaching us how to live another day in paradise.”
Marv Chauza, Nebraska State Penitentiary

“I am honored to provide a positive reference regarding Ricky C. Simmons as a motivational speaker. Ricky is a former Husker teammate of mine, who’s journey exemplifies a true “road to redemption. He’s lived the ultimate test of incarceration, which is why he has a tangible testimony. Having spent time in the belly of the beast, Ricky used his ‘athletic ability of recovery’ to successfully turn past flaws into a positive story that motivates others. In an age where the media is omnipresent, the student-athlete’s transgression has become broadcast and print fodder. Their negative exposure in today’s public arena often leads to broken dreams and potential unfulfilled. As an athletic administrator, I see Ricky’s message as a proactive way to save young people from themselves. I highly recommend him as a realistic, authentic and effective speaker against the perils of drug and alcohol abuse for youth of all ages.”
Dr. Jamie Williams

“Tonight, it is a tremendous honor for me to meet and listen to Ricky C. Simmons. His personal story of redemption is inspiring. He has experienced the absolute best of life and made decisions that showed him the worst of life, only to turn it all around to become a fascinating motivational speaker. The cream rises to the top. Take a few minutes and look up his story. I’m proud to now call him a friend.”
Lonny Schonfeld, The Texan Theater

“He’s brutally honest and extremely charismatic. A natural. He tells a story that is at once painful and inspirational.”
Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star

“Today I have reached another milestone. I will be 40 years old in less than two weeks. Thank God — today marks the 96th day of sobriety and I feel extremely blessed. My inspiration is no one other than Ricky C. Simmons. You rock dude. Thank you for all the help you have given me. Your support will forever be appreciated.”
Terrell Farley, Former Nebraska Cornhusker

“We were very blessed to have former Husker wide receiver Ricky C. Simmons come share his story with our youth group. We had the third largest Wednesday night attendance ever and we were all treated to an awesome story of the grace of God in Ricky’s life. I highly recommend him as a gifted, entertaining and inspiring speaker to youth groups.”
Steven William Davenport

“I couldn’t wait to get home to email you. I listen to the Ticket 93.7 on the daily. It has never made me cry like a baby like it did today with you being on the air. Addiction has plagued me most of my life. I have quit drugs but drinking is a developing problem. I put together three years of total sobriety after treatment, but since that time I started to think that I could handle drinking. WRONG!!! Anyway, GOD BLESS YOU. Your vibe and inspiration hit me within 10 minutes of listening to the show…both laughing and crying at the same time. THANK YOU.”

Lincoln, Nebraska