Meet Joe

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Joe's Book

"Joe is a special person who has dedicated his life to helping young people. His message is powerful and makes a true impact. It is a message that we can all learn from."

Cal Ripken, Jr., Baseball Hall of Fame

  • Why do I coach?
  • Why do I coach the way I do?
  • How does it feel to be coached by me?
  • Buy the book

Ehrmann shares his personal history in his own words, and explains why and how he developed his groundbreaking coaching philosophy—and what other coaches and leaders can do to incorporate it into their programs. It is a must-read, not only for coaches, but also for players, parents, mentors, teachers, and social activists.

A Message from Joe. Watch the video.

  • "This is a must read for all coaches, athletic directors, and parents."

    Dr. Janette Boxill, Director, Parr Center for Ethics, University of North Carolina

  • "Joe Ehrmann has a great message that coaches and young people really need to hear. He had a tremendous impact on our team, helping us to develop championship men on and off the field."

    Tony Dungy, former NFL coach, Author of Quiet Strength

  • "Joe Ehrmann's message is inspiring, educational and eye-opening. He is an inspiration to me!"

    Jay Wright, Men's Head Basketball Coach, Villanova University

  • "I highly encourage you to seize the opportunity to listen to these important values and concepts, which need to be applied to our society's most important resource—our youth."

    Joseph Castiglione, Director of Athletics, University of Oklahoma

About the Authors

"If you want to be a better mentor-coach-leader, you have to be a better you!"

Joe and Paula Ehrmann have combined decades of experience in sports and psychology to formulate a new and revolutionary approach to the world of athletics and coaching. Together they created the InSideOut Process to help coaches, organizations, parents, teachers, and everyone who is in a position of influence to begin effectively using sports as a virtue building, co-curricular activity.


Where's Joe?

To locate book signings and other events, visit Joe's calendar. You may also book Joe to speak to your organization or business or contact us for more information.

If You Liked 'Season of Life'…

In the 2004 best-seller Season of Life, Jeffrey Marx told the story of Joe Ehrmann’s groundbreaking coaching program. Now, Joe shares his personal history in his own words, explaining why and how he developed his transformational coaching philosophy and how coaches and leaders can incorporate it into their programs. Season of Life tells the story of a new kind of coaching. InSideOut Coaching explains the process of how Joe became a transformational coach and how every coach can change and create an InSideOut program of their own. Read InSideOut Coaching and find out why Parade Magazine called Joe, "The Most Important Coach in America."