Sam Bracken, who chronicles his story in My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change, was homeless at age 15. Sam managed to graduate #11 out of 700 students from hi Las Vegas High School and landed a full-ride football scholarship to The Georgia Institute of Technology. The title of his graphic mini-memoir self-help book comes from the fact that when he came to Georgia Tech in Atlanta, everything he owned fit in an orange duffel bag.
Sam was a Brian Piccolo award nominee for overcoming potentially career-ending injuries to re-earn a starting position on one of Georgia Tech's most successful football teams, under Coach Bill Curry. He also earned a spot on the All ACC Academic team for two years running. Sam graduated in 1986 from The Georgia Institute of Technology with honors and a degree in Industrial Management. In 1993 Sam received an MBA with an emphasis in Marketing from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management.
He and his wife, Kim, live in Kaysville, UT and have four children: Beau, Ben, Jacob, and Hannah. Sam serves as the VP of Business Development for Garff Enterprises.
A member of the National Speakers Association, Sam frequently speaks about how to implement radical change.
Sam has several life coaching videos he offers for free. Just go to his YouTube Channel: SamBracken67 and you will have access to some great additional personal development information for your own growth and development.
His Book, My Orange Duffel Bag, has won 9 national and international awards. Crown Archetype, part of Random House, purchased the worldwide rights in 2012.