International speaker and American Ninja Warrior competitor Alex Weber to deliver Carleton convocation on ‘unstoppable leadership’

Weber’s talk will pull from his experience helping leaders, individuals, and organizations be relentless, gain their competitive edge, and unlock new levels of peak performance.

Erica Helgerud ’20 10 April 2024 Posted In:
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Alex Weber — international keynote speaker, award-winning host for NBC, and competitor on American Ninja Warrior — will deliver the Carleton convocation address on Friday, April 12 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in Skinner Chapel. His address, “Unstoppable Leadership,” will pull from his experience helping leaders, individuals, and organizations be relentless, gain their competitive edge, and unlock new levels of peak performance.

With his riveting storytelling, uplifting humor, and captivating energy, Weber empowers people to be positive leaders, propel past challenges, and accomplish goals in their careers, relationships, and lives. He connects so well with audiences because of his genuine openness about the challenges, self-doubt, and uncertainty that everyone faces — and how they can overcome it all. As a professional entertainer, one of the youngest U.S. Lacrosse Coaches of the Year, and an acclaimed author, Weber is highly sought after for his unique ability to engage, transform, and empower his audiences with his three pillars of thought: Your Self Belief Matters, Other People Matter, and Your Energy Matters. He has positively inspired over 3.5 million people worldwide and worked with major companies such as ABC, Apple, Amazon, Under Armour, LinkedIn, the Los Angeles Lakers, Stanford Business, and many more. Weber is also the only person ever to host and compete on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior.


This convocation will also be live streamed — please register in advance to receive information on how to attend via Zoom. Carleton convocations are free and open to the public. Find upcoming events and archived recordings (including in podcast form) on the convocations website. For more information, including disability accommodations, call 507-222-5461 or email nponder@carleton.edu.

After each convocation address, Carleton hosts a luncheon with the speaker. Convocation luncheon is held in the Alumni Guest House Meeting Room (unless otherwise noted) from noon to 1 p.m. and is generally limited to 35 people. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP on the convocations website.


Erica Helgerud ’20 is the news and social media manager for Carleton College.