Jen Welter

Jen Welter, PhD, is the first female to coach in the NFL. In 2015, she served as a linebackers coach for the Arizona Cardinals, breaking a nearly impossible barrier in the history of modern-day sports. Jen is also the first female running back on a men’s professional football team. Prior to joining the world of men’s professional football, Jen had a highly decorated 14-year career in women’s professional football. Jen holds a master’s in sport psychology and a PhD in psychology from Capella University. She provides expert advice in fitness and sports as it relates to business and life.

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  • Play Big: Lessons in Being Limitless

    When Jen Welter first started playing football, she knew she was stepping into her destiny. What she didn’t know was exactly what that would mean.