Limeade Engage 2022 is gearing up for action on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. The sixth annual edition of our conference highlights the latest news, knowledge and trends in employee well-being — and it’s shaping up to be bigger and stronger than ever.
Featuring a lineup of inspirational and influential keynote speakers, industry pioneers, authors and researchers, Limeade Engage 2022 is the only conference tackling the biggest challenges facing employee leaders today.
Ahead of the highly anticipated virtual conference that helps you put well-being at the heart of the employee experience, we’re spending some quality time getting to know each of the featured speakers. As the road to Super Bowl LVI gets underway, it’s only fitting to kick off the series with Emmanuel Acho, the New York Times bestselling author, host of Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man and Emmy Award-winning Fox Sports analyst.
Who is Emmanuel Acho?
Emmanuel Acho is a Fox Sports analyst and co-host of FS1’s “Speak for Yourself.” He’s also the host, producer and author of Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, a web series focused on driving open and difficult, but ultimately productive conversations on race in America. Last year, Acho received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality — Emerging On-Air Talent for his work on “Speak for Yourself.”
In partnership with Oprah Winfrey, Acho released the “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” book on November 10, 2020. It’s the third title published as An Oprah Book and debuted at No. 3 on the New York Times Best Seller List.
After earning his undergraduate degree in sports management in 2012, Acho was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. He was then traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, where he spent most of his playing career. While in the NFL, Acho spent off-seasons at the University of Texas earning his master’s degree in sports psychology. In 2016, he left football to begin his broadcast career. In 2018, Acho was promoted at ESPN, where he served as the youngest national football analyst and was named a 2018 Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ selection. In 2017, he and his family’s nonprofit organization, Living Hope Christian Ministries, raised enough funds to build a hospital in rural Nigeria.
His forthcoming book, “Illogical: Saying Yes to a Life Without Limits,” will be published on March 22, 2022.
Reality-Based Leader Cy Wakeman kicked off our quarterly LimeTime virtual event with a dynamic and enlightening keynote presentation challenging leaders to interrupt their thinking of traditional approaches to well-being. According to Cy Wakeman, it starts with modern leadership.