NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 8, 2019) – National Pro Fastpitch announced the addition of Exceptional Leaders Lab as a Championship Series partner for the 2019 Championship to be held in Rosemont, Illinois at the Park Bank Sports Complex August 15-19.

Tracy Spears is the Founder of the Exceptional Leaders Lab, which specializes in developing leaders, inspiring teamwork, and enhancing inter-office communications. The innovative content in Spears’ keynote speeches and workshops is taken directly from her best-selling books, “What Exceptional Leaders Know” and “The Exceptional Leaders Playbook”. 

“I am super excited to be partnering with the National Pro Fastpitch league as a way to give back to a sport that has given me so much,” commented Spears. “The leadership skills and friendships I have developed on and off the field, are things I treasure to this day.”

The Championship Series partnership will include a presence in the venue itself, along with an in-game feature that focuses on standout leadership on the playing field. 

“We are proud of this alliance with Tracy Spears and the Exceptional Leaders Lab,” said NPF Commissioner, Cheri Kempf. “It is always special to have former players support the professionals of today. Tracy has long focused on the aura of excellence and the characteristics of great leadership. That focus, alongside the elite athletes of the NPF, is certainly a winning combination.”

Spears’ energetic and interactive approach has helped leaders and aspiring leaders all over the world improve their leadership skills, their communication, and their understanding of how people and organizations succeed. 

Spears is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and an accomplished athlete who was a member of the U.S. National Softball Team. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and one of the highest rated leadership, diversity & inclusion, and team development coaches in America. 

The NPF Championship Series is a best-of-five series that begins on August 15th in Rosemont, Illinois, and will feature the league’s perennial powerhouse teams of the Chicago Bandits and the USSSA Pride. Tickets for the Championship can be purchased at profastpitch.com.  All games will be streamed live on FloSoftball through NPFTV. 

About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)

National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success.  The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Aussie Peppers of Minnesota, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets, and USSSA Pride. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, and Mexico, and represent the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.

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