Last Chance U star Brittany Wagner shows readers that even when they think they have failed and all hope is lost, every day offers a new chance to get up, start over, and seize the opportunities that come their way.
In the Netflix hit docuseries Last Chance U, athletic academic counselor Brittany Wagner helped student-athletes who found themselves at a crossroads dig deep and move beyond personal failure to find success. Wagner’s core mission—empowering others to bring their A-game into every interaction—is offered to readers here in Next Chance You, a motivational guide to personal success. Delivering practical strategies to help readers overcome obstacles, develop a growth mindset, and get out of their own damn way, she shares personal stories and lessons learned— from her own life and those she has counseled—with the same tough love and no-nonsense attitude that made her a fan favorite.
Next Chance You applies Brittany’s experiential wisdom to everyday situations, giving readers a motivational shot in the arm to view every day as an opportunity to be better than before and put in the hard work necessary to make their dreams come true. She shares stories from her own life and those she has counseled with distilled, actionable advice that will embolden everyone from college students to CEOs to step away from their excuses and fearlessly pursue their goals, whether finding a new job, leaving a relationship, or simply having more compassion for themselves and others.
Brittany Wagner, star of Netflix’s Last Chance U, uses her now famous line, “Do you have a pencil?” to motivate individuals everywhere. You can work with Brittany to inspire and motivate your top talent to regain their passion and reach a higher level of performance, bringing success to your organization.
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Brittany Wagner is now speaking at virtual events for a lower fee. Contact for more information.
Whether it’s an event or consulting, Brittany will bring proven principles to inspire and empower you and your team to perform at their highest level.
Watch your team regain their passion and create a strong and maintainable future for your organization.
Brittany Wagner can bring inspiration and motivation to your event! Using her now famous line, “Do you have a pencil?” Brittany will spark a strong desire in your audience to put forth actual effort in becoming the best they can be, while also realizing their impact on others.
She is currently speaking across the nation helping people overcome obstacles and become the best on and off the field of life. She incorporates the characters, scenes and experiences of Last Chance U into her points – using herself as examples at times – humanizing herself and the other characters of the show.
The majority of consulting engagements with Brittany Wagner are highly customized programs. We are happy to discuss your needs for a fully customized program.
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“Smith didn’t begin playing football until his senior year of high school and started his college career at East Mississippi Community College, a junior college that has risen to national prominence thanks to “Last Chance U” on Netflix. Smith credits academic adviser Brittany Wagner as someone who kept him on the right path. Wagner became one of the central figures on the show, though she left the college in 2017.”
Brittany Wagner is a nationally respected athletic academic counselor and motivational speaker best known for her role as the breakout star of the hit Netflix documentary series, Last Chance U. Recognized for her compassion, encouragement, and no-nonsense attitude, Brittany has served as mentor, mother, and disciplinarian to the individuals behind some of college football’s most inspiring success stories.
Throughout her career, Brittany has guided many young men to academic and professional success despite run-ins with the law, extreme poverty, abandonment, and often a complete lack of academic preparedness. Brittany’s inadvertent stardom led to feature interviews with ABC’s Nightline, The Dan Patrick Show, GQ, The New York Times, The LA Times and Sports Illustrated — to name just a few.
Prior to filming the documentary series, Brittany spent over fifteen years working with college athletes. During her eight years at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Mississippi, she helped over 200 football players academically qualify for nationally respected NCAA Division I schools. All of the students Brittany previously advised who made it to the NFL also hold college degrees.
Over the past two years, Brittany has traveled all over the United States as a motivational speaker. In the fall of 2017, she launched her own company, Ten Thousand Pencils (10KP). Through 10KP, Brittany is able to aid at-risk youth by working individually with high school and college-level administrators, counselors, and teachers to help them build relationships with these students and better understand and support their emotional, social, and academic needs.
Charter Communications will begin production in 2020 on a new, scripted television series based on Brittany’s personal and professional life. Michael Strahan and Courteney Cox are executive producers on the project. Courteney will also star in the show, portraying Brittany.
Brittany earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Sports Communication and Administration from Mississippi State University. She currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with her daughter, Kennedy.