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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 and projectart on WQED-TV

March 22, 2019

Charlie Batch recently came together with projectart to help local kids participate in free after-school art classes at public libraries. The projectart programs are now available at six area Carnegie libraries. To promote the organization, WQED-TV aired a three-minute video about the program. Watch the video here, and look for Charlie around the two minute mark!

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Saltsburg Faculty Take on Charlie Batch and Steelers in Charity Basketball Game

March 19, 2019

On Friday, Charlie Batch joined fellow Pittsburgh Steelers for a charity basketball game against the faculty at Saltsburg High School. The game included an autograph session during half time. The local Indiana Gazette was there to cover the big game. See the article and photos here. 

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Charlie Batch to be Inducted into WPIAL Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019

February 21, 2019

Today, WPIAL announced that Charlie Batch will be inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame! Other members of the class of 2019 inductees include Bruce Gradkowski and Paul Posluszny. A total of 16 individuals and two teams make up the 13th class, and no previous class had as many pro players. This class includes a current NFL player, three former NFL players and also former NBA and MLB […]

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2 days ago

Charlie Batch

I am officially on BREAK. ill be by the pool for some R&R. Please dont call or text me unless you are trying to get yo butt whooped in some SPADES. Yes, yall know who im talking to. For all others, have a wonderful holiday weekend. 😁😁😁😁 ... See MoreSee Less

I am officially on BREAK. ill be by the pool for some R&R. Please dont call or text me unless you are trying to get yo butt whooped in some SPADES. Yes, yall know who im talking to. For all others, have a wonderful holiday weekend. 😁😁😁😁


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Have a great weekend

Love it Charlie have a great Memorial Day weekend

Enjoy your weekend, Charlie.

Have fun Charlie

Lovely pool! Enjoy!!!!

Enjoy the weekend!!!

Looks beautiful! Have a great weekend!!

Enjoy your break! #steelers4ever

Have a wonderful holiday weekend, you and your beautiful wife. I just can’t imagine you just relaxing, but that is my wish for you. Luv you man. You are the best!

Have a great holiday weekend

You also enjoy the holiday weekend. Keep on smiling

Hey Charlie, love you man, have great holiday, miss you being with team, are you working with the team on any capacity?

My all time favorite!

Miss seeing ya around brother. You are the torch that lit a legacy. All heart! Have a great holiday weekend Charlie! 🥂🇺🇸

Enjoy your weekend

Enjoy Charlie!!!!!

Enjoy Charlie 😊👍🤗🧡

Too funny! Have a good weekend as well!

Nice pool! Enjoy!!!

On my way.... 🤣


I'm calling you all weekend!! Lol

U too enjoy itself and go for a dip it’s hot enough lol

Enjoy you deserve it!

Enjoy Mr. Batch! 🖤💛

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3 days ago

Charlie Batch

Early this morning, Team Batch road tripped to Blairsville High School to present the Coach Mike DeRubis Scholarship to 3 talented seniors and speak on the 5 P's (Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance). Thank you Blairsville High School and special thanks to Susan DeRubis for allowing us to share our morning with you! ... See MoreSee Less

Early this morning, Team Batch road tripped to Blairsville High School to present the Coach Mike DeRubis Scholarship to 3 talented seniors and speak on the 5 Ps (Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance). Thank you Blairsville High School and special thanks to Susan DeRubis for allowing us to share our morning with you!Image attachment


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Charlie is the best !

Charlie Batch....always doing something good!

Kara Groft

4 days ago

Charlie Batch

Best of the Batch Foundation had an awesome time throwing a party for the kids at the Barrett Awards last night. Congratulations to all the winners. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Charlie Batch

I still have alot of work to do but my touch is getting alot better with my putting game. ... See MoreSee Less


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Come on Charlie you can do it.

Charlie, you should come to our Pink Tie charity golf outing on June 8. We take ALL skill levels.

I think you might benefit from standing about 6" closer to the ball and about a 6-8" taller putter. Most people don't putt accurately hunched over.

Come on Charlie you can do it.

Man you’re far from the ball

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5 days ago

Charlie Batch

First day out this year swinging the clubs. Take a look at my swing and please send some much needed tips if you have 😁😁 ... See MoreSee Less


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Have a few beers, loosen up and play on! It's about enjoying yourself

I digs it Charlie get them swings down you'll be good..

Practice makes perfect !

flex your knees a bit more and relax your hips...keep your shoulders in the same plane, don't move around like that. Just have fun mostly tho..

Just say no to golf... atick to your snow blower :-)

Take your beautiful wife to distract the other golfers.

Great shot!! I knew you could do it. It was nice seeing you today😊

You're standing too close to the ball after you hit it! 🤣

I would recommend a 3 to 5 foot drop, look off the safety and hit your TE!

Keep your arms straight. Slow down your back swing. And what Matt Borris said.

Looks perfect to me. But then I don't golf!😅

Left shoulder opens to fast. Keep it closed as long as possible.

Your back swing might go too far back. I would maybe play around with a 3/4 back swing and I think you will see improvement in distance and accuracy.

Idk looks good to me 😎

Ping pong lol

Throw it!!

You're way better then Barkley!!

Go for a walk or take up hockey. To me, golf just looks dumb.

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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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