“Rob was very strong, powerful, and motivating speaker.  He got his point across and made you want to listen.  I really enjoyed listening to him and enjoyed how passionate he was about being a great leader and person.”

Tyler Randall, Kinesiology

“After attending this lecture I find myself studying leadership roles and practicing them, since I am one or our leaders on the baseball team.”

Jacob Shirley, Kinesiology


Are You Ready to Impact Your Culture

or Just Go with the Flow

Rob Miller

Commissioner, Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference

Presenter, Proactive Coaching, LLC

About Rob:

Currently serving as Commissioner of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference, Rob Miller is national presenter for Proactive Coaching, an organization dedicated to helping coaches achieve excellence and significance by building character-based team cultures and developing tough-minded fearless competitors.


Rob is an established leader in sport governance, having served as the Executive Director of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), the Director of Champions of Character Initiatives for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and the Commissioner of the Sun Conference.  In addition, Rob served as Director of Athletic Facilities at Spring Arbor College and has coaching experience at the youth, high school, and collegiate level.


Rob received the Coach Mike Krzyzewski Leadership Award from the College of Ozarks in 2006.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Spring Arbor College and a master’s degree in sport administration from Michigan State University. 

Three Keys to Developing as a Leader

  1. Be intentional about being a leader.   Think about all the things you might have come your way and be ready for them.

  2. Be a learner.  Read, studying others who are effective leaders and have a mentor.

  3. Understand others have been in the position you are in now and have succeeded.   So do not give up even when it looks lost.

"Have clear standards for yourself.  Not long and not many but a few standards that guide you.  That way when issues arise, your decision process will be simpler because you will follow those standards."

- Rob Miller