It’s no surprise that coaching a team and leading a business have a lot in common. Just as we see every day in the business world, there are only a select few who have truly mastered the art of inspired coaching. These are the professionals who embody the values most critical to success, such as mentorship, preparation, and an entrepreneurial spirit, among others.

Inspired by its own partnership with USA TODAY Sports and the American Football College Association (AFCA), Amway launched a first-of-its-kind video series called Amway Overtime. This series features a collection of interviews with some of the most recognizable names in college football coaching.


In the final video of our series, former pro football player and Amway Independent Business Owner Tracey Eaton chats with national champion and head coach Les Miles about the critical role coaches play in helping teams overcome adversity. Coach Miles highlights his and his team’s experience in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and how he, his staff, and his players were able to rally around one another to overcome a monumental crisis.   

Highlights include:

  • How inspired coaching means empowering others to positions of leadership
  • How talent, attitude, integrity, and character are essential to teams that can weather storms
  • How crises can offer an opportunity to improve your team or business

And in case you missed them, click here to watch our interview with head coach Rick Neuheisel on developing a team’s identity and direction; click here to watch our interview with head coach Philip Fulmer on developing strong coaching relationships.

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Amway, the world’s No. 1 direct-selling business based in Ada, Michigan, has been a proud sponsor of the Amway™ Coaches’ Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports and the AFCA National Championship Trophy since 2014. For more information, visit or join the conversation on social media at #AmwayOvertime.