Brad Dempsey is a personal and leadership development coach, a motivational speaker, an author, and an entrepreneur. He’s spent his life learning to survive and thrive through challenges brought on by a traumatic brain injury he suffered in an accident at age 13. Brad is a teacher and facilitator of what he calls the “Power of 3 Relationships.” The spiritual relationship, the relationship with self and relationships with others.

Brad was born and raised in Hannibal, Mo. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology and a master’s of education degree in athletic administration. He spent 12 years in education as a teacher, coach, and administrator. In 2018, Brad received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from Hannibal LaGrange University for his work with young people and for his service to his community.

 In 2018, Brad started Stourney LLC, a company built on the foundation of sharing stories to improve journeys. In 2021, Brad launched Mindset Sports, a coaching company for athletes. In 2024, he founded The Leadership Commitment and rebranded Mindset Sports to the Leadership Sports Academy. Brad also contracts with other leadership companies throughout the United States.

 Brad married Gala in 2008. They have three children, Alice, Aubrie, and Quinn. His greatest joys are practicing his faith, loving his family, forming relationships that last a lifetime, and building strong sustainable communities.

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