Sports Management Expert and Speaker Leigh Steinberg Signs Publishing Deal With CelebrityPress For New Book, “Change Agents”

Leigh Steinberg will team with CelebrityPress, a leading book publishing company, and several leading business professionals from around the world to release the book, “Change Agents.”

Orlando, Fla. – July 1, 2013 Leigh Steinberg, sports business expert, author and speaker, has joined a select group of the world’s leading experts to co-write the forthcoming book titled, Change Agents: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal Their Secrets for Successfully Changing the Status Quo to Help Their Clients Lead Better Lives and Run Better Businesses. Nick Nanton, Esq., along with business partner, JW Dicks, Esq., recently signed a publishing deal with each of these authors to contribute their expertise to the book, which will be released under their CelebrityPress imprint.

Leigh Steinberg, the world’s first “super agent,” founded his sports law practice in 1975 when he negotiated a then-record contract for the first overall pick in the NFL draft Steve Bartkowski. Since then, Leigh has solidified his name as one of the premiere player representatives in all of sports, and specifically the NFL where he represented a record eight different number-one NFL draft picks, over 60 first round draft picks, and consistently negotiated record-breaking contracts. His past clients include NFL stars and hall of famers Troy Aikman, Steve Young, Warren Moon, Drew Bledsoe, Ben Roethlisberger, Thurman Thomas, Eric Dickerson, Derrick Thomas, Edgerrin James, Jevon Kearse, and Bruce Smith, boxing legends Lennox Lewis and Oscar De La Hoya, and a plethora of NBA, MLB, and Olympic athletes. In all, Leigh has negotiated over a billion dollars in NFL contracts, and over two billion dollars in athlete contract and endorsement deals.

Descriptively known as Agents of Change, the Celebrity Experts® in Change Agents seek to make new inroads into the fields of expertise they represent. They have attained success by changing both themselves and the world around them to some degree. Never afraid of change, however difficult, they know that they will never enjoy the sweet taste of success only doing what everyone else does.

The royalties from this project will be given to Entrepreneur’s International Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique launch campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes. The book is expected to be published in September 2013.

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About Leigh Steinberg:

Driven by the philosophy that professional athletes possess the cultural influence to reach the masses and have a significant social impact, Leigh has helped his clients to become valuable members of their communities and to be models for imitative behavior. Specifically, Leigh has helped his clients develop over a hundred charitable foundations, which have raised over $700 million for innumerable causes. Leigh challenges his players to find a cause, which they feel passionate about and fight for it. For example, Rolf Benirschke’s “Kicks for Critters” helped fund protection of endangered species and Warrick Dunn’s “Homes for the Holidays” gives single parents the opportunity to own a home for the first time in their lives.

Leigh also contributes his time and efforts to a variety of humanitarian causes. He has actively been involved with the Human Relations Commission, Children Now, Children’s Miracle Network, CORO Fellows Program and the Starlight Foundation. He founded and underwrites the Steinberg Leadership Institute, a nationwide program run by the Anti-Defamation League. He created the Steinberg Leadership Program with the Human Relations Commission of Orange County to give leadership and tolerance training to high school and middle school leaders in a series of one-week camps.

Leigh has been named Man of the Year over a dozen times by a diverse group of organizations that include the March of Dimes, Cedars Sinai, the Southern California Boy Scouts, the Orange County and Los Angeles Human Relations Commissions, the Orange County and Los Angeles divisions of the Anti-Defamation League. Leigh has been awarded the “Keys to the City” of four cities: San Francisco, CA, Memphis, TN, Jacksonville, FL, and Concord, CA.

An accomplished speaker, Steinberg has traveled the world addressing topics ranging from sports and entertainment, to political and economic issues. In 1992, Steinberg helped lead a successful campaign to prevent the San Francisco Giants baseball club from relocating to Florida. For his efforts, then San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan honored him by declaring “Leigh Steinberg Day” in the city of SF soon after.

In 1994, then Oakland Mayor Elihu Harris utilized Steinberg as a consultant in his successful bid to prevent the Oakland Athletics baseball club from relocating to Sacramento or San Jose.

Steinberg has been active in pursuits to attract a new football franchise to locate in Los Angeles.

Leigh wrote a best-selling book in 1998, Winning with Integrity, providing readers insight on how to improve their life through non-confrontational negotiating.

About Celebrity Press™:

Celebrity Press™ is a business book publisher that publishes books from thought leaders around the world. Celebrity Press™ specializes in helping its authors grow their businesses through book publishing. Celebrity Press™ has published books alongside Brian Tracy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Ron Legrand, Mari Smith, Kelly O’Neil, Alexis Martin Neely and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields.

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