Meet Baylor Barbee

Award Winning SpeakerBest-Selling AuthorUltra-Endurance AthletePodcaster

Baylor Barbee is a dynamic mindset development speaker, bestselling author, and former Division 1 athlete. Renowned for his transformative insights on mindset, mental health, and self-leadership, Baylor has captivated audiences at Fortune 500 companies, major non-profits, universities, and conferences for over 15 years, delivering powerful messages that inspire peak performance and resilience.


  • Sought-After Speaker: Trusted by Fortune 500 companies, large non-profits, universities, and conferences

  • Amazon Best-Selling Author: Acclaimed books including “Opportunity Engineer” and “Wintality”

  • Global Podcaster: Host of “Shark Theory,” a top 3% worldwide podcast with listeners in 105+ countries

  • Former Division 1 Athlete: Transitioned from collegiate football to ultra-endurance sports

  • Non-Profit Leader: President of the Dreams Really Exist Foundation

Engaging Speaker

Recognized for his engaging and relatable speaking style, Baylor delivers keynote presentations that resonate deeply with diverse audiences. His ability to distill complex concepts into actionable steps makes him a sought-after speaker for organizations aiming to cultivate a growth-oriented mindset among their teams. He is listed by the DataBird Research Journal as one of the Top 100 Business Keynote Speakers and was recognized by the Dallas Convention and Visitor’s Bureau as one of the top 12 Most Influential African-Americans.

Acclaimed Author

As an Amazon Best-Selling Author, Baylor’s seven books, including “Opportunity Engineer,” “Wintality,” and “The Idea of Excellence,” are acclaimed for their practical strategies and accessible parable style. These works are highly valued by organizations seeking to enhance their teams’ mindset and drive sustained success.

Podcast Influence

In addition to his athletic and literary achievements, Baylor extends his influence through “Shark Theory,” a daily 10-minute podcast that reaches listeners in over 105 countries. Each episode offers tactical strategies for achieving peak performance, drawing on everyday lessons to provide valuable insights.

Athletic Journey

Baylor’s journey from excelling as a Division 1 Wide Receiver at Baylor University to becoming an ultra-endurance athlete is a testament to his philosophy of pushing boundaries and embracing challenges. Competing in marathons, ultra-trail races, triathlons, and Ironman 70.3 events, he leverages his experiences to advocate for cause-based racing, raising awareness and support for charitable causes through his extensive social media platform.

Commitment to Social Impact

Baylor’s commitment to social impact is further demonstrated through his role as President of the Dreams Really Exist Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Through this organization, he actively contributes to social-emotional programming for children in underserved communities, fostering resilience and hope.

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Let’s Win Together

Baylor’s ready to help your organization or team unlock hidden potential, perform at higher levels, and become better leaders.  Let’s connect and see which custom offering best benefits you.


Baylor is committed to peak-performance through his various companies and initiatives


Baylor Barbee Speaks

A Mindset development company offering mental health and leadership training to companies, organizations, and teams


A 501(c)3 non-profit foundation that provides social-emotional health and athletic programs for children in underserved areas


A cause-based racing initiative designed to bring awareness and resources to great causes and non-profit organizations