Brandon Williams

Brandon Williams

Bachelors of Science
Transformation Leader

Brandon Williams is on the front lines when it comes to motivating, educating and empowering athletes, entrepreneurs and executives on the importance of creating a winning culture. Through his experiences as a NFL player, Entrepreneur, Author and Sports Commentator he has learned how to succeed and thrive despite the interceptions that life often deals unexpectedly. His purpose in life is to share the principles that have helped him build a successful post-NFL career. He brings an inspiring perspective on leadership and life to the InitiativeOne team. Distinctive excellence defines all Brandon sets out to do. Excelling as a high school athlete, he earned a scholarship to the University of Wisconsin in where he was a consistent star performer. He ended his college career in the top ten in all-purpose yards gained and was one of two people in NCAA history with 2,000 yards receiving and over 2,000 yards in returns. He currently holds the Wisconsin record for most receptions in a career with 202. Brandon earned a communications degree and an entrepreneurship certificate from the University of Wisconsin. In the NFL, he played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, and St. Louis Rams. Upon leaving the NFL in 2010 Brandon began a broadcasting career with the Big Ten Network and ESPN radio. Brandon has worked with and interviewed 100’s of Athletes and Entrepreneurs to find out what it takes to build transformational leadership qualities. As an entrepreneur himself he successfully runs Madison Noteworthy a video based website that captures the stories of noteworthy Entrepreneurs in Madison His book, Millionaire Mindset – 7 Principles Athletes Need to Gain Financial Freedom, is enhanced with essential principles to give aspiring professional athletes, and current professional athletes, the tools to create a blueprint for financial freedom. Brandon’s success formula? Passion + Purpose = Success.

What is your educational background?

Bachelors in Communications with a minor in Entrepreneurship from University of Wisconsin.

What is your professional background?

Former NFL Player, Author, Speaker, Commentator for the Big Ten Network and ESPN Radio.

What is your greatest passion?

Helping people identify the purpose they are destined for in life.

What are the best books that you have read?

The Bible & Rich Dad Poor Dad

What is your family information?

Wife - Marcell and they have four children, Jaydn, Peter, Brielle, and Blake

What is your favorite hobby?

Reading, Writing, and Watching Movies

Who is your favorite superhero?


If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be?

Malcolm X or Jesus

What is your favorite movie?

Bad Boys