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Charlie Batch is a keynote speaker who brings the excitement of his careers as an NFL quarterback, broadcaster, community advocate and tech entrepreneur to every presentation. Charlie will motivate and challenge your group as he shares leadership insights and emotional stories from his life both on and off the field.


Charlie Batch is a former Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback whose career spanned 15 seasons and two NFL Super Bowls. Now in retirement, Charlie’s passions for sports, technology and his Best of the Batch Foundation have propelled him to new careers in entrepreneurialism, philanthropy, sports broadcasting, leadership and motivational speaking.


Excitement. Enthusiasm. Engagement. These are just a few of the things you’ll get with a Charlie Batch keynote address or appearance. Check out these videos to watch Charlie in action.


We can’t wait to work with you! Tell us a little about your event, and we’ll work to make your presentation plans a reality.


First National Bank

"Charlie spoke at First National Bank’s 2018 Wealth Management event. Charlie’s presentation was exactly what we were looking for. His stories about his life on and off the football field were truly motivating. There were a number of thoughtful questions from the audience which showed their interest in Charlie’s discussion. Lastly, many people who attended the event approached employees of First National Bank with numerous compliments surrounding the event."

-- Ronald A. Donatelli, President, Pittsburgh Region, First National Bank

Women In Cable Telecommunications (WICT)

"Charlie’s passion and connection to the audience was inspiring. His message was relatable and his real life experiences kept the group’s attention. He was a perfect keynote speaker for our event. . . . He definitely scored a touchdown!"

-- Mary LaSota, Program Director, WICT

Bethany College

"Thank you for your profound and fitting Commencement Address at Bethany College. You were the perfect speaker for our students . . . [and] for all of us in attendance!"

-- Dr. Tamara Nichols Rodenberg, President & M.M. Cochran Professor of Leadership Studies, Bethany College

Eastern Michigan University

"The personal stories you shared with the audience underlined the trials that must be confronted in the need to protect and maintain one’s integrity and personal honor. We so appreciate you sharing your expertise with us . . . "

-- Devika Dibya Choudhuri, PhD., 2018 Morris Chair, Department of Leadership & Counseling

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

"Thank you for arranging such an inspirational day. This was the best year yet . . . Charlie Batch was such an inspiration!"

-- Manager, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Construction Specification Institute

"Charlie Batch’s speech to our group was engaging, and very interesting.  His story telling of Steelers football insider information was well received.  Charlie was able to use these Steelers and childhood stories to provide an excellent background as to why he is working so hard to help underprivileged children in his hometown.  We all felt the passion of his presentation."

-- Rich Strayer, May 2017 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference

Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

"Charlie's presentation to our Bank management staff was an excellent addition to our leadership development program. His three themes of preparedness, resilience and being a pro painted an inspiring picture of an impressive pathway to success and personal satisfaction. Charlie was energetic, relatable and, as quoted by our CEO 'a marvelous speaker'."

-- Carolyn B. McKinney, Chief Human Resources Officer, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

The Salvation Army

"Charlie was wonderful! We really appreciated how he referred to the fact that he was helped by The Salvation Army when he was young, and how he encouraged volunteerism. His speech was heartfelt and delivered with passion. I received many positive comments from attendees."

-- Donna L. Fencik, Divisional Director of Marketing & PR, The Salvation Army

Eastern Michigan University

"Charlie Batch has been a great role model for our students with his commitment to serving others and to excel on the field and in his home community. His commencement speech was funny, heartwarming and inspirational to our students."

-- Dr. Sue Martin, President, Eastern Michigan University

Society of Carbide & Tool Engineers

"On behalf of our membership, please convey our thanks to Mr. Batch for speaking last Thursday. By far, Mr. Batch was the best speaker we have had in the last 20 years since I have been on the board!"

-- Craig A. Judy, Society of Carbide & Tool Engineers

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

"Charlie Batch captivated the audience at our Leaders for Literacy Luncheon with his message of perseverance in the face of adversity. Like our students, Charlie encountered many challenges and setbacks in life, and yet he has achieved greatness both on and off the field. Batch inspired guests with a glimpse into his personal tragedy and lessons learned that turned his life around."

-- Don Block, Executive Director, Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

United Way of Allegheny County

“Compassionate, intelligent, genuine. Charlie has a compelling personal story that led him to a life of giving back to the youth in his hometown. Charlie brings his status as a professional NFL Quarterback to focus employers and their employees on the pressing and urgent needs of disadvantaged youth. He has been a great spokesperson for United Way of Allegheny County.”

-- Bob Nelkin, President & Chief Professional Officer United Way of Allegheny County

Carmeuse Lime and Stone

“Charlie’s presentation was engaging, personal and inspiring. Charlie is a grounded and passionate individual whose life has been touched by tragedy and good fortune. . . . His presentation style and candor make him believable as he motivates others to take action.”

-- Tom Buck, President & CEO, Carmeuse Lime and Stone

LaRoche College

“I do not believe I have heard a finer Commencement address than the one you delivered to our graduates. It was touching, it was heartfelt, and looking down at the faces of our graduates, I hope you saw how much your words meant to them. You had them from your first word to your last.”

-- Sister Candace, President of LaRoche College


Charlie Batch Helps to Unveil Butter Sculpture at 103rd PA Farm Show

January 4, 2019

On January 3, Charlie Batch joined PA Governor Tom Wolf , Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding, and other special guests to unveil the Butter Sculpture at the 103rd PA Farm Show in Harrisburg. The theme of this year’s butter sculpture is “Find Your Power,” and the carvings made from a half-ton of butter depict doctors, athletes, soldiers, firefighters and dairy farmers in superhero capes. See photos of […]

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UPMC Community Provider Services Lends a Hand to Batch-A-Toys

December 15, 2018

As part of their CMS RAVEN initiative, UPMC Community Provider Services is helping children and families have a brighter holiday season with Batch-A-Toys. Their group partnered with the Charlie Batch and the Best of the Batch Foundation to donate gifts and spread Christmas cheer! To learn more about Batch-A-Toys, click here.

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Batch-A-Toys “Runs on Dunkin”

December 13, 2018

Special thanks to the Dunkin Donuts Pittsburgh Team who came out to the Best of the Batch Foundation to support our Batch-A-Toys event! This group worked with Charlie Batch and the foundation team to wrap dozens of presents for children and families this holiday season. For more information about Batch-A-Toys, click here. 

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Charlie Batch

Go Dukes! Thank you Duquesne University for inviting our kids to the Men's Basketball game this afternoon and for the question and answer with your awesome student athletes! ... See MoreSee Less

Go Dukes! Thank you Duquesne University for inviting our kids to the Mens Basketball game this afternoon and for the question and answer with your awesome student athletes!Image attachmentImage attachment


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Go Dukes!! Great to see DU giving back to the community!!

Hi Charlie. How do you become a kid member to be able to participate in fun things like this event?

1 day ago

Charlie Batch

Check me out at the Pittsburgh Auto Show as I join Gerry Dulac and Bob Labriola! ... See MoreSee Less

Check me out at the Pittsburgh Auto Show as I join Gerry Dulac and Bob Labriola!


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You do know that SNR are my INITIALS

2 days ago

Charlie Batch

Great seeing everyone at Shear Da Beard with Brett Keisel and Cam Heyward benefiting Childrens Hospital. ... See MoreSee Less

Great seeing everyone at Shear Da Beard with Brett Keisel and Cam Heyward benefiting Childrens Hospital.Image attachment


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Glad to see hes still doing it!

Love you guys!

Always a great event. You are all wonderful! 🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛 love ya guys!!!

2 days ago

Charlie Batch

Not everyone is meant to be in your future. Some people are just passing through to teach you lessons in life. ... See MoreSee Less


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Sure wish I would have learned that years ago

Yep very true

Very true

Yep, there's no I in team!

Say that again cousin facts

Was that madea!!! Lol so true

Truth right there

Everyone Can't be in your front row - this is a special poem with the same sentiment.

Say it!

What a great lesson! I will be sharing this with my kids after school!

I tell my daughter this all the time.

Well said my friend! Well said!


Yes indeed

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4 days ago

Charlie Batch

Had a great time hanging out with Jeff Hartings at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for their Project Art Program. The kids were AWESOME!
#kidsart #freeart #projectart
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It's always great to see you Charlie!

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Charlie has some of the most active social media pages in all of sports! Find information about his keynotes and appearances, read his NFL insights and see the latest Best of the Batch Foundation news. You might even catch Charlie and his wife, Latasha, sharing their famous mac and cheese recipe or posting Charlie’s latest adventures in snow blowing. Follow Charlie today!


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