“I really enjoyed the energy Ken brought to the presentation, his humor and engaging personality really kept me paying attention the whole time.  He had some great principles that will stick with me for a long time.”

Jacob Wiley

Communication Arts


“Since this semester is the last one at college, I sometimes get stressed out because of getting a job or figuring out my visa statistics.  I could just think of these things simply or lightly but sometime I just cannot, because it is reality.  This presentation reminded me of times I wasn’t stressed.  It reminded me of what I usually did to keep a peace in mind (Emotional wellness).”

Misun Won

Sport Administration


Leadership with a Balanced Lifestyle

Ken Briggs, Ed.D.

Professor Emeritus

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

About Ken:

Dr. Ken Briggs currently serves as department chair of the Physical Education, School of Public Health at Central Washington University.  A popular Keynote speaker and workshop presenter throughout the northwest on topics related to health, teaching, and coaching, Dr. Briggs was named most inspirational faculty member at CWU in 2006 and received the most inspirational educator award in 2003. He currently serves as the Director of CWU’s Wellness Hour for faculty and staff and he is the producer and host of “How About Wellness,” a television show for the CWU campus television station.


Dr. Briggs has an Ed.D. from the University of Northern Colorado in Health Education, a M.A.T. in Teaching Methods from the University of Massachusetts, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Health Education/PE.