Joe Schmit

Joe Schmit

Joe Schmit is an award-winning broadcaster, community leader, author and popular keynote speaker. As a sports broadcaster he has covered every major sporting event in the past 4 decades and has interviewed many of the biggest names in sports. He joined KSTP-TV in 1985 and has won 18 Emmys from the National Television Academy. In 2020, Joe was awarded The Silver Circle designation by the Upper Midwest Chapter of the Emmys for extraordinary contributions to the broadcasting industry. He was also honored with a National Headliner Award in 2001.

Before joining KSTP-TV in 1985, he was Sports Director for WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His career also includes positions as weekend sports anchor for KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Joe earned his degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Joe is also an author of two books: “ Silent Impact ” and “ The Impact Blueprint.”

In 2019 Joe was also inducted into the Minnesota Speakers Hall of Fame and earned his CSP designation (Certified Speaking Professional) from the National Speakers Association. Less than 15 percent of NSA members worldwide have achieved the CSP designation.

Joe is a long time youth mentor committed to advocating for a number of community organizations with Big Brothers and Big Sisters is at the top of his list. He is a past president and board member of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Twin Cities. He has raised over $3 million for the organization through the Joe Schmit Celebrity Golf Tournament which had a 16-year run. In 2000, he was the winner of the Jim Kelly Distinguished Service Award from Big Brothers and Big Sisters and in 2001, a winner of the Odyssey Award for commitment to youth mentorship. He was also honored as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) Community Leader of the Year in 2005.

In 2018 Joe was honored with the Mike Givens Distinguished Service Award for The Mind over Matter Foundation. Joe and his wife Laura also chaired a $4.5 million dollar capital campaign for VEAP, the largest food shelf in Minnesota. He is past president and board member of the Fairway Foundation and has contributed time to many other charitable organizations.

Most Requested Programs

Impact Leadership
In this high energy, high-impact presentation loaded with humor Joe Schmit inspires and helps you discover how to ramp up the profound power of your influence. When you become more aware and
intentional with the impact you have as a leader, it will improve your bottom line and your R.O.I.– Return
on Impact. Through research, Joe has discovered that, “we make our biggest impressions when we are not trying to be impressive.” Impact Leadership is a blueprint to help you improve company culture,
help you develop a high-performance team and make you a leader of significance.

If there were a going away party today, who would the most people show up for? That person is having a "Silent Impact" on everyone around them, but what is their secret? Who would you place on your personal Mt. Rushmore of Influence and why would they be there? Explore what “Impact Resolutions” can you make to become a leader of leader of purpose, persistence and passion? These are some of the takeaways from Joe’s presentation.

Interactive IMPACT LEADERSHIP Seminar
This is a half-day (3 to 3 ½ hour) session that is part keynote, part interactive workshop and fully focused on engagement, connections and improving company culture. Joe will work with client to customize the content to meet specific, tangible takeaways that will be decided on prior to the event. Your team will perform activities that are proven to improve teamwork and communication. The team will discover strategies and techniques to be more aware and intentional with the impact they have in their personal and professional lives.

Monthly Impact Resolutions Videos:
To keep the momentum made at the presentation and to make it a 12-month Impact Plan, we will work on Impact Resolutions that your team will come up with during the session. These are custom-made videos that run 2 to 3 minutes specifically based on the results of the session. This is a positive way to make sure the work done at the meeting is carried on for an entire year. There is value in the team being part of the process because the buy in
is much more measurable.

There would be one-year of monthly videos (12) that could be shared with management and employees.


“I have seen Joe Schmit many times—both virtual and in-person, he has knocked it out of the park every time. He’s awesome!” - Dan Stoltz, President/CEO Spire Credit Union

You set the tone for a fantastic and impactful day, the engagement from your session alone topped all of Monday combined and set the bar higher for all of us!
I'm proud to say I was involved, it is something I will cherish and never forget! - Frank Wentz, Systems Director, RE/MAX Advantage Plus

Joe’s storytelling captivates audiences and motivates listeners to draw parallels to their own lives. - Kim Brustuen, CFA, Senior Vice President, US Bank

“Joe was energetic and enthusiastic... he did his homework on our group and customized his presentation. I would highly recommend him." - Ruby Geinosky, Regional Event Manager, Accelerant

"Joe Schmit! You are such a positive, fun speaker. So many good, inspiring stories. We were truly lucky to have you." - Dana J. Anderson, Securian Financial Group