Kristi is a frequent speaker in athletic departments, law schools, sports management and journalism programs and even for professional sports teams. She’s spoken before a U.S. Congressional Committee, the American Association of Universities and advised state legislative committees.

From speaking to athletic department administrators and staff about topics such as the finances of college athletics to educating student athletes on personal branding and life after graduation, Kristi has been speaking in college athletic departments for more than a decade.

Corporations and academic departments alike frequently book Kristi to talk about her career transition from attorney to becoming ESPN’s sports business reporter and how she’s leveraged blogging, speaking and more to grow her personal brand.

Kristi can customize a speech or workshop for any audience, but some of her most-requested topics include:

  • The Business of College Sports
  • Personal Branding for Student Athletes
  • Leveraging NIL for Life Beyond Graduation
  • Resumes and Cover Letters for Student Athletes

For more NIL-specific speaking and consulting, see more offerings here.

If you’re looking to book Kristi as a corporate speaker, check out her corporate keynotes and workshops

Praise for Kristi as a Speaker

Kristi Dosh is one of the most knowledgeable people in college athletes today. She has a thorough knowledge and insight on NIL across a multitude of spectrums, and it is willing to bend over backwards to assist D2 schools, who may not have the resources to provide this type of knowledge to their student-athlete population. She recently spoke to our conference compliance officers and provided detailed knowledge of the NIL marketplace with extensive examples to help simplify this overarching concept. I have already asked our conference office how we can get her interacting with our student-athletes as she is a tremendous asset who can provide unlimited value to our student-athletes as we navigate these unchartered territories. I highly recommend that you reach out to Kristi for anything NIL questions and/or education. You will not be disappointed.
Christie Ward
Senior Associate AD, Colorado State University Pueblo
Kristi is an excellent resource for name, image, likeness education. She provided engaging content, interesting insights, and the latest trends. She went above and beyond to answer students’ questions. Her passion and desire to help students is outstanding. She couples a genuine presence with expertise. I would recommend her services to any university or organization.
Shelley Lyle
Career Engagement and Outreach Coordinator, University of Florida
Kristi presented at the NC SHAPE Sport Management Association Symposium on Name, Image, and Likeness. Our Athletic Director sat in on her session and asked me for the recording to share with the coaches and compliance director. Additionally, her session let me brainstorm about the possibilities for our DII student-athletes and the ability of our sport management faculty to assist in building relationships between the sport industry and our athletic department. I know Catawba Sport Management students, as well as students from across the state, gained valuable insights from your session and participation in the symposium.
Duane Aagaard
Associate Professor of Sport Management, Catawba College
Kristi is one of the few people who has remained on the cutting edge of the rapidly-changing NIL landscape. Her depth of knowledge gives her the unique ability to discuss the nuances of law and business for NIL industry insiders, to provide easily-digestible explanations for the more casual observer, and everything in between. When I was putting together an NIL-related panel for sports industry lawyers through the American Bar Association, Kristi was my first call and she did not disappoint.
Adam Dale
Attorney Winston & Strawn
Kristi was a featured speaker in this year’s University of South Florida MBA Speakers Series. In a word she was outstanding. The breadth and depth of her knowledge of the business of college athletics is very worthwhile – but her insights are priceless. She is an excellent communicator and had my graduate students completely engaged throughout her presentation. I hope she considers Tampa a place to spend some time every year.
Dr. William "Bill" Sutton
University of South Florida
Kristi found out about our Women in Sports group at the University of Tennessee and offered to speak to us. Having been limited to speakers who had an affiliation with Tennessee, we were thrilled about Kristi’s visit. From the moment we walked into the room, we could feel Kristi’s energy and genuine excitement. During both the presentation and Q&A portions of the meeting, Kristi shared industry-wide information and experiences, as well as anecdotes and advice specific to women in sports. She stayed until everyone had all of their questions answered, and she even offered her contact information in the event anyone in the group had questions or needed professional advice.
Sarah Rodts
University of Tennessee
Wanting to stress to our student body the importance of networking and the use of social media in pursuing a career in athletics, I reached out to Kristi so she could share her experience with our students. Kristi was wonderful to work with and her conversation with our students was engaging, topical, and provided all our participants with a strategy for utilizing the aforementioned tools in the sports business industry. Shortly after Kristi’s speaking engagement, I put her advice to work and found a great job within the industry in a matter of weeks! I highly recommend Kristi as an engaging and knowledgeable speaker in the realm of sports business.
Kent Richard
Northwestern University, Student Board, Masters in Sports Administration
We invited Kristi to campus this past spring to be part of our sport management symposium, an event geared toward college students aspiring to break into the business of sports. We could not have had a better person as part of our event; she was absolutely fantastic. Kristi has a great story to tell about what it takes to break into the tough sport industry and she shares it with great enthusiasm. She is a terrific example of the hard work, determination, networking, and self-marketing it takes to succeed in the business of sports, which is exactly what we encourage our students to do in their personal career hunt. Kristi was definitely willing to go above and beyond in meeting with students before and after the event, including continued follow-up dialogue weeks and months afterward. She is really a superb person with which to work and has captivating stories about working on the front lines as a sport business reporter for ESPN’s multiple platforms. I would recommend her without hesitation for any sport business-related speaking engagement.
Nels Popp
Professor in Sport Management, Illinois State University
Kristi Dosh visited our campus to speak to Redhawks student-athletes about career advice and planning. She emphasized the importance of networking, internships and utilizing social media to promote your brand. Her presentation was not only insightful but resonated well with our student-athletes. We would gladly welcome her back to Southeast Missouri State University.
Rachel Blunt
Senior Associate AD, Southwest Missouri State University
“Kristi came and spoke with some of our female athletes and she was phenomenal! The ladies were very engaged and asked her a lot of different types of questions that she answered openly and honestly. The feedback that I have gotten from the ladies was that her information was exactly what they needed to hear as they begin to embark on their career seeking journey. To hear her story of how she got to where she is made it more real that the path to your dream job is not a straight line.”
Cassaundra Thorpe
Assistant Director of Career & Leadership, University of Wisconsin
Kristi was the keynote speaker at our recent Peach Belt Conference Women in Athletics Seminar and she was outstanding. Her message was right on target with what young women wanting a career in athletics need to hear, plus she was very accessible to all our participants. In fact, I believe Kristi went above and beyond to connect with the student-athletes who had questions or who wanted to network with her in the future. If you are looking for an impactful, intelligent and impressive speaker for your event, I highly recommend Kristi Dosh.
David Brunk
Commissioner, Peach Belt Conference
Kristi delivered a powerful message to our 2016 Miami Dolphins Rookie class about the importance of having a "WHY" behind their social media brand. Kristi challenged the rookies to be intentional in building their social media brand in order to maximize the NFL shield and platform while it exists!
Kaleb Thornhill
Miami Dolphins, Director of Player Engagement