In Conversation with Matt Doherty moderated by Landis Wade

Come see Matt Doherty discuss ReBound From Pain to Passion with Charlotte Reader's Podcast host, Landis Wade via a free Zoom event!

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Book synopsis

Matt Doherty played and coached basketball at the University of North Carolina. He started on the 1982 National Championship team coached by the legendary Dean Smith while playing alongside NBA stars Michael Jordan and James Worthy. He went on to a successful career in coaching. In 2001, UNC won the ACC Regular Season Championship and Doherty was voted 2001 AP National Coach of the Year. Two short years later, he was forced to resign from his dream job.

What went wrong? Why did this happen? How do you go from reaching the top of the mountain to falling off the cliff? How do you prepare for your next opportunity? You Rebound! For Matt Doherty that meant recognizing the need to learn how to become a better leader. With the support and encouragement of family, friends, and respected colleagues he embarked on a leadership journey.

Now in a straightforward and authentic manner, he invites you to a front-row seat inside his life journey through engaging and riveting stories of both his successes––and failures.

"Not everyone is a born leader," says Doherty. "But EVERYONE can become a better leader." Whether coaching a sport, running a company, or leading your family there are skills that can be developed to put you and your organization in a position for success.

Author Bio:

Matt Doherty played and coached basketball at the University of North Carolina. He started on the 1982 National Championship team with NBA greats Michael Jordan and James Worthy. The program was led by legendary coach Dean Smith. After one year as the head coach at Notre Dame, Matt took over the UNC program and led them to the 2001 regular season ACC Championship while being named AP National Coach of the Year.

Since his time at UNC, Coach Doherty worked as the head coach at FAU and SMU in addition to working at ESPN, the Indiana Pacers and the Atlantic 10 Conference. He currently runs the Doherty Coaching Practice which includes executive coaching, seminars, and corporate talks. He continues to work in the media with weekly radio shows in Charlotte on WFNZ (sports talk) and WBT (news and current events), and the ACC Network where he is a color analyst for basketball games. Matt is married to Kelly and has two children, Tucker and Hattie. They reside in Mooresville, NC.

Host Bio:

Landis Wade is a recovering trial lawyer, dog and sports lover, host of Charlotte Readers Podcast, speaker, teacher, moderator, fly-fisherman and author of The Christmas Courtroom Trilogy, whose third book in that series—The Christmas Redemption—won the Holiday category of the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards. He won the 2016 North Carolina State Bar short story contest for The Deliberation and received awards for his non-fiction pieces, The Cape Fear Debacle and First Dance. His short work has appeared in, The Charlotte Observer, Flying South, Fiction on the Web and in various anthologies, including by Daniel Boone Footsteps. He is now 180 episodes into his life as a podcaster helping authors give voice to their written words. 


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Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Rebound: From Pain to Passion - Leadership Lessons Learned Cover Image
By Matt Doherty, Michael Jordan (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781734085013
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Sports Publishing Group - March 2nd, 2021