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Mitch Holthus

Mitch Holthus

Sportscaster for the K. C. Chiefs, presenter of life-living issues programs

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Fee Range: 5000-9999
  • Sportscaster, presenter of life-living issues programs.
  • Mitch’s programs are very motivational and include a great deal of humor.
  • All of his messages are designed to have impact on the “total person” experience of our lives.

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Mitch Holthus (hole-tus) is the voice of the Kansas City Chiefs and is the longest tenured and most decorated play-by-play “voice” in franchise history. He was on the call of Super Bowls 54 & 57 when the Chiefs won their second and third Super Bowl championships. He also was on the call of Super Bowl 55 in February, 2021. 

Holthus is also the host of the Hy-Vee Chiefs Insider television show and the Chiefs rewind post game show featured on several digital platforms. In addition, he originates the “Minute with Mitch” radio and television series which is seen and heard in five states. His work is also featured on chiefs.com 

Holthus is a member of the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, the Kansas State University Athletics Hall of Fame and in June 2022 was inducted into the Missouri Broadcasters Association Hall Of Fame. As a result, he will be only one of three individuals in both the KAB and MBA Halls of Fame joining his former broadcast partner Len Dawson and the late Fred White. 

Holthus has won five Emmys for his video and on-line work by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 

In addition, Holthus is a past recipient of the Kansas City Sports Journalist of the Year. In 2018, he was listed with the Voice of the Royals Denny Matthews as one of the top 13 “one-two” play by play pairs in America by the Sports Broadcast Journal. He was also named the 2020 Missouri Sportscaster of the Year and has been the Kansas Sportscaster of the Year eight times. 

He has served on the board of directors of the National Sports Media Association and is a past president of the organization. Holthus has two degrees from Kansas State University, one in journalism and another in business administration. 

He and his wife Tami who is originally from Mcpherson, KS, have a son and daughter and two granddaughters. 

Holthus is a native of Smith Center, Kansas.

 

Power From Unexpected Sources

This presentation explores the “secret sauce” of the unprecedented 11 years of winning by the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs have made NFL history and shattered NFL and team records with consistent winning in an ultra-competitive environment. The Chiefs have done so in the fifth smallest market in the NFL. The strategies that have been employed to survive “flashpoints” and maintain a winning culture will be examined in detail. It is a practical “deep dive” that resonates with any company or association. Even if you’re not a football fan or sports fan, you will see practical approaches that reveal the energy and power that comes from sources that are always available but rarely resourced.

POWER from Unexpected Sources

Some traits of the “secret sauce” that has made the Kansas City Chiefs the winningest team in the NFL since 2013…This presentation explores concepts AND practical exercises to create a WINNING and PRODUCTIVE culture in a COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT!

Sailing the Seven “C’s”

A cruise to navigate what is needed to succeed personally and professionally in an ever changing environment. This is an exploration into what characteristics that are winning in today’s competitive and challenging circumstances. Also, exploring what has proven to be highly successful in the Chiefs Kingdom in a very competitive environment!

Excelling at "C" Level: traits of successful leadership that I've observed in just the past three years

1 – COMMUNICATION-“THE POWER OF SAYING NOTHING”

The past 36 months have shown me the power of listening to be effective both as a leader and a follower. I’ve seen this unusual trait lead to remarkable results in both the sports and business world. The retraining of the mind to “understand” before striving to be “understood” sets one apart.

2 – COMMUNICATION 2.O-“THE POWER OF ABSORPTION-ASCERTAINING-ACTING

The ability to process information after actively listening is vital. The key here is to properly ascertain and then act with wisdom and discernment. Again, I have seen this manifested with unusual success the past three years. I will give numerous examples.

3 – CONNECT-“THE POWER OF TEAMWORK”

A much-discussed topic, but rare to see it utilized at a high level. I explore the impact of intended generational integration within an organization and why some of the highest performing teams and companies use it as a direct and sublime strategy.

4 – CREATIVE-“THE POWER OF IMAGINATION”

The future belongs to the creative. Mostly, I explore the dangers of misidentifying creativity. Again, I have seen true creativity win in the sports world and business world.

5 – COURAGE- “THE POWER OF RESILIENCE”

It is best in this category to give examples of unusual strength and courage, physical, mental and emotional that produces success at an elite level. Who can train/retrain themselves to find and develop this trait?

6 – CONVICTION-“THE POWER OF TRUTH”

This becomes the sum of the first five points. As a highly effective leader and a highly effective follower, the continued pursuit of balanced information leads to powerful and impactful decisions that benefit others.

7 – CONDUIT-“THE POWER OF PURPOSE”

This is rarely discussed, but we will explore “how we fit” with our past and with our future. How highly successful people who both lead and follow explore this necessary but largely ignored topic.

Heart of a Champion

This cliche takes on a new meaning when it describes self-healing heart surgery. This presentation has changed professional and personal lives with a unique procedure of cardiac care.

Going Back to School...and Getting all F's

When does achieving all F’s on your report card put you on the honor roll? This inspiring presentation takes a ‘total person’ approach to success. You could be magna cum laude and have all F’s instead of all A’s!

36 Inches

This is your opportunity to rearrange your focus, professionally and personally. This presentation will how you how success is enhanced by ’embracing the process’ instead of being fixated on the result or the reward.

Let's Play Pac-Man

…The most famous video game of all time! It can impact your life and business when it’s an acronym for something else.

It's Time to Go Back to "The Farm" (used with agricultural groups)

Will go back 3 or 4 generations and deal with starting all over again on the farm…a renaissance of sorts, checking out what Grandma and Grandpa did.

Cross the Line

This life-changing presentation will take you back to one of the most famous moments of the 19th century. You will be encouraged to go back in time to positively affect your life. This presentation has been used by many sports teams as a ‘battle cry” to new found success.

Winning & Losing...A Different Perspective

This presentation will ask you to examine your life using an interesting matrix and a different perspective of winning and losing and dealing with expectation.

Recent testimonial from a socially distanced, in-person, event
As I knew, Mitch was amazing!!! I only wish we could have had 700 people there to hear what he had to say. What an amazing individual he is. Please pass along that we are so grateful he was able to attend in person and that he was so motivating! AWESOME!!! Thank you,
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