Marc Trestman

Author and Leadership Expert.
Head Coach of the Toronto Argonauts & 2017 CFL Coach of the Year



Marc Trestman

Living to Lead

2017 CFL Coach of the Year

2017 CFL Grey Cup Champion

Author of Perseverance: Life Lessons on Leadership and Teamwork 
Head Coach of the Toronto Argonauts

Marc Trestman is the head coach of the Toronto Argonauts and one of the most successful coaches in CFL history. The author of Perseverance: Life Lessons on Leadership and Teamwork, Marc’s talks on leadership, teamwork, and motivation inspire audiences in the way only a leader of his calibre can. 

For more than three decades now, Marc Trestman has been on a football odyssey. He has coached with eight NFL franchises, two NCAA Division I programs, and another in the Canadian Football League, where he won a Grey Cup championship in 2009 as the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes. Marc was recently named the 2017 CFL Coach of the Year and led the Toronto Argonauts to their 17th Grey Cup Championship. Along the way, Marc has seen the best and worst of times as it relates to winning and losing at the highest levels of the game. Through his associations and friendships with countless coaches and players, he has amassed a travelogue of life lessons that will not only capture your imagination, they will change your perspective and outlook on life. Marc has compiled his stories and lessons into a memoir, Perseverance: Life Lessons on Leadership and Teamwork.


Perseverance: Life Lessons on Leadership and Teamwork

The ability to change quickly can mean the difference between an organization thriving or dying. Moreover, change requires a committed, cohesive workforce.  But most of all, change requires leadership. Mixed in between Marc Trestman’s unique ideologies and philosophies on team-building, trust, and leadership, are anecdotes, quotes, funny stories, and nuggets of wisdom which provide a unique insight into the secrets of his success. Marc’s passion for helping others to be the best that they can be is a message that resonates in the locker room as well as in the board room. With it, he shows that through hard work, commitment and a positive attitude, you can overcome any obstacle or adversity in life and truly persevere. As one of the CFL’s most successful coaches, Marc shares his insights on how organizations can take advantage of opportunities, avoid looming hazards, and thrive as a team to win. 

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What I do for myself stays within me, but what I do for others lasts a lifetime.
— Marc Trestman