Jennifer A. Garrett, MBA ’03

move-the-ballJennifer recently released her motivational book, Move the Ball: How the Game of American Football Can Help You Achieve Your Life Goals. This book draws parallels between football and life and shows readers how the principles used to win football games are the same principles you need to win the game of life. Aside from the benefits of teamwork, football also teaches players to recognize the blitz, beware of the blindside, get the next first down, and to think before the team punts. This book covers these lessons and more, as well as shows the reader how the eight elements of MAD PRIDE can help them overcome any obstacle and achieve their goals.

jennifer.garrettJennifer is an author, life coach, and motivational speaker who has a passion for writing and for helping others. She enjoys showing others how they can achieve their dreams and reach greatness. Jennifer’s persistent drive allowed her to overcome teenage pregnancy and single parenthood. She played the game of life hard and completed five college degrees: B.S. in Electrical Engineering, B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Masters of Business Administration, M.A. in Communications and Leadership Studies, and a Juris Doctor. She completed her graduate degrees while working full-time and raising four children.

In addition to her writing and motivational speaking, Jennifer currently works as a marketing director for General Electric where she is responsible for strategy development and military strategic marketing for the Avionics product lines. Additionally, she is a JAG officer in the Michigan Army National Guard where she advises soldiers on a variety of legal issues and provides them with services such as drafting wills, powers of attorney, and legal representation.

Jennifer’s book is now available on and at You can also sign up for her newsletter, Between the Cleats, at

Jennifer A. Garrett, MBA ’03
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