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Lewis Howes

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Lewis Howes
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Born (1983-03-16) March 16, 1983 (age 38)
Delaware, Ohio
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
author, entrepreneur, social media expert
Author, Entrepreneur
🌐 Websitelewishowes.com

Lewis David Howes (born March 16, 1983[1]) is an American author, entrepreneur, and former professional Arena League football player.[2] He hosts The School of Greatness, a talk show distributed as a podcast.


Howes attended Principia College and Capital University and was an NCAA Division III All-American football player and decathlete.[3] He is the former NCAA Div. III record holder for the most receiving yards in a single game, having caught 17 passes for 418 yards in a 2002 game against Martin Luther College.[4][5] He left college early to pursue professional arena football.[6] However, two games into his first Arena League season he collided with a wall while diving to make a catch and snapped his wrist. He played the rest of the season with a broken wrist, and after the last game he underwent corrective surgery that ended his football career.[7]

In 2012, Howes moved to New York City to play team handball for the amateur New York Team Handball Club. He was in the selection pool for the USA Men's National team.[8] In August 2013, he had a 12-day trial with the Spanish handball team Ademar León.[9]


Howes has built several online businesses.[2][10] Howes founded SportsNetworker in 2008, a social media marketing consulting firm aimed at the sports industry.[11][12][13] He also started Sports Executives Association, a monthly membership website for sports executives, and Inspired Marketing, which creates educational materials based on social media.[14]

The School of Greatness[edit]

The School of Greatness
Hosted byLewis Howes
GenreBusiness, Personal Development
LengthApprox. 30-130 Minutes
Original releaseFebruary 1, 2013 – present

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The School of Greatness is a business, leadership, and personal development podcast hosted by Lewis Howes.[15][16][17][18]

Howes is host of “The School of Greatness,” a long form conversation with guests. It is a top rated leadership and personal development podcast on iTunes.[19] The show includes a wide range of guests such as authors, business leaders, actors, musicians, entrepreneurs, spoken word artists, nutritionists, and many others. Past guests have included Robert Greene,[20] Tim Ferriss, Timothy Sykes, Danica Patrick, John Romaniello, Marie Forleo, Gary Vaynerchuk and Bryan Clay.


Howes co-wrote the 2009 book, LinkedWorking: Generating Success on the World’s Largest Professional Networking Website.[11][21] The book is a guide to using the business oriented social networking site LinkedIn.[22][23][23][24] He is also the author of The Ultimate Webinar Marketing Guide, which was published in 2012.[25] Lewis released his first hard cover book in October 2015, titled The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy.[26] His latest book, titled The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships, and Live to Their Fullest Lives was released by end of October 2017.[27]


Howes is the brother of jazz musician Christian Howes.


  1. "FamilySearch: United States Public Records, 1970-2009".
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rich Brooks (November 22, 2010). "LinkedIn Power Tips for Growing Your Network: Lewis Howes Interview". Fast Company.
  3. Hastings, Carolyn (June 1, 2008). "The Whos and Whys of Lewis Howes". Cleveland Plain Dealer.
  4. "Faces In The Crowd". November 4, 2002.
  5. "2011 Football Division III Records" (PDF). NCAA.
  6. Miles, Scott (April 16, 2008). "NFL Draft: Players from Smaller Schools Not Giving Up Shot at Pro Ranks". Bleacher Report.
  7. Simon Dumenco (January 2010). "5 Internet Gurus Who Can Make You Rich". Details Magazine.
  8. Ben Teitelbaum and Monica Alba (September 1, 2012). "Unified, in America, by an International Sport". The New York Times.
  9. "El gurú tecnológico Lewis Howes se prepara en el Ademar". Marca. August 12, 2013.
  10. "How I Leveraged LinkedIn to Create a 7-Figure Business In Three Years". Forbes. May 25, 2012.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Dan Schawbel (October 13, 2009). "Expanding Your Professional Network". Bloomberg Businessweek.
  12. Barbara Kiviat (June 8, 2009). "Using Twitter and Facebook to Find a Job". TIME.
  13. Tim Schroeder (January 18, 2010). "An Interview with Lewis Howes of SportsNetworker.com". Business Week. Archived from the original on January 18, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
  14. Erika Dellatorre (April 1, 2011). "PowerSuit with Lewis Howes". 614 Magazine. Archived from the original on September 18, 2012.
  15. Lewis Howes (May 25, 2012). "How I Leveraged LinkedIn to Create a 7-Figure Business In Three Years". Forbes.
  16. Lewis Howes (December 3, 2003). "LISTEN: Gary Vaynerchuk on Social Media, Fear and What It Takes to Build a Successful Business". Entrepreneur.com.
  17. Cojourneo (October 17, 2013). "Today in the Mind of Lewis Howes". HuffingtonPost.com.
  18. iTunes (July 2, 2014). "School of Greatness Podcast on iTunes". iTunes.com.
  19. Phebe Telschow (May 25, 2012). "Taking networking to a new level". PrincipiaAlumni.org.
  20. "Robert Greene: How to Master Anything and Achieve Greatness". lewishowes.com. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  21. Michael Dunlop. "50 Most Influential People In Blogging 2010". Incomediary.
  22. "Ex-Football Player Makes Career Using Social Networking Site". Central Ohio News. February 27, 2009.
  23. 23.0 23.1 Kristin Burnham (June 4, 2010). "LinkedIn Etiquette: The Right Way to Request New Connections". Reuters.
  24. "Local Event Showcases Power Of Networking". March 4, 2009. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013.
  25. "The Ultimate Webinar Marketing Guide – with Lewis Howes". Mixergy. March 7, 2012.
  26. "The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy". Amazon. October 27, 2015.
  27. Schawbel, Dan. "Lewis Howes: How Men Can Be More Masculine And Vulnerable At Work". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-12-29.

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