Fans Respond: “I am a better … because of #TheWoodenEffect”

Coach John Wooden was such a positive influence in so many lives, SUCCESS magazine has brought that positivity to light in a special social media campaign. Athletes and coaches who praise Wooden’s message say the late UCLA coach made them better in many ways.

Bill Walton became a better player.

John C. Maxwell became a better leader.

Dick Vitale became a better father and husband, all because of Wooden.

We’ve highlighted “The Wooden Effect” on these individuals and asked to hear from YOU how John Wooden’s personal development teachings have helped you be better.

Related: Turn the impossible into your reality with lessons from a master mentor and teacher in Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, a course by SUCCESS Academy.

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Related: Coach John Wooden’s Legacy Lives on Through Numerous Awards


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