ATLANTA, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary former NFL player, NCAA coach and ESPN analyst Bill Curry today announces the launch of Curry, Wellborn & Battcher, LLC ("CWB"), an Atlanta-based company providing leadership training and communications services to corporations, athletes and NCAA institutions. During his five-decade career in sports and broadcasting, Curry has helped professional and college sports teams, Fortune 500 companies and other corporate leaders maximize performance and develop winning leadership skills. Curry's past and present clients include The Coca-Cola Company, the National Football League (NFL) and many of its teams – the New York Jets, the Detroit Lions, the Green Bay Packers – Boston Scientific, Hendrick Motorsports, Unum, CraftWorks, Texas Roadhouse, Jim Ellis Automotive Group, Card-Monroe, The Wharton and Kellogg Alumni Clubs of Atlanta, the London Business School Atlanta Alumni Club and many other leaders in their respective industries.
"Bill Curry was sensational in his delivery to my national sales force; his comments and insights resonated with each member," said Jim Terry, former vice president of national sales, Coca-Cola North America. "Bill related real-life stories and experiences to demonstrate the qualities of leaders and what it takes to win."
Curry will team with global corporate communications leader Jeff Battcher and Pete Wellborn, who was named one of the top ten U.S. attorneys by Lawyers Weekly. The trio brings an extensive resume of sports, legal and corporate communications experience, and will offer services that include leadership training and keynote addresses, best practices training for social media communications, crisis and reputation management, and media training. Battcher will take the lead on all communications-related services, including media training and crisis management, while Wellborn will oversee legal advice and services for CWB's clients. Wellborn will also continue to contribute to all creative aspects of CWB's programs and services, including co-authorship of Curry's "A Coach's Guide to Sanity and Survival" and the course book for Curry's "Wonder of You" multi-part leadership and success curriculum.
"Throughout his life, Coach Curry has been a mentor, advisor, role model, philanthropist, and, in short, pretty much every other descriptive term one can think of that describes a person who improves and enriches the lives of everyone he touches," said Wellborn. "He makes you a better person just by being around him; to partner with Coach will be a life-changing experience," added Battcher.
Like Curry, Wellborn and Battcher both have extensive sports-related backgrounds. Wellborn played football at Georgia Tech during Curry's tenure and, for more than 30 years, has been a prolific youth sports coach and philanthropist. Battcher was a two-sport letterman (football and baseball) at the University of Utah. Prior to joining BellSouth, Battcher was the sports anchor for WXGA-TV in Macon, Ga., and also ran his own sports marketing firm.
About Curry, Wellborn & Batcher
Curry, Wellborn & Battcher, LLC ("CWB") provides leadership and success coaching, keynote addresses, media training, social media education, crisis communications, and other communications-related services to a variety of corporate, educational, and sports-affiliated clients. CWB is led by the legendary Bill Curry, who reached the pinnacles of his professions as an NFL player, NCAA football coach and ESPN commentator. Communications expert Jeff Battcher and Atlanta attorney Pete Wellborn round out the CWB team. With every appearance, Bill entertains, educates, and inspires, while communicating personalized messages about perseverance, teamwork, and other "Great Trait" qualities. More information about CWB, including booking details, is available at www.billcurry.net.
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