About Tracy

Tracy Spears is the Founder of the Exceptional Leaders Lab. She specializes in developing leaders, inspiring teamwork, and enhancing inter-office communications. Much of the innovative content in her keynote speeches and workshops are taken directly from her best-selling books, “What Exceptional Leaders Know” and “The Exceptional Leaders Playbook.” Her energetic and interactive approach has helped leaders and aspiring leaders all over the world improve their leadership skills, their communication, and their understanding of how people and organizations succeed.


Tracy is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and an accomplished athlete who was a member of the U.S. National Softball Team. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and one of the highest rated leadership, diversity & inclusion, and team development coaches today.


Very few times in your life do you come across someone like Tracy Spears. She is innovative, driven, forward-thinking, and caring. She knows what needs to get things done, and knows how to put the pieces and people in place to get it done. She is one of those rare people that makes everyone around them better.

T.G., VP of Sales, TSI

“Thank you so very much for a thought-provoking and heartfelt presentation for our employees at DePaul. You took a room of people with varied backgrounds and life experiences and left us all with usable, relatable tools to improve our brand, our consciousness – ourselves.”

Nancy McGovern, Director of Staff Development, DePaul 

Tracy Spears is a phenomenal speaker and executive coach.  Her materials, particularly on temperament type-casting, are innovative and engaging.  I have seen Tracy conduct her workshop three times and each time, I learn a new fact about myself and my colleagues.  Attending Tracy’s workshop should be a prerequisite for any professional or manager who works with teams.  Tracy will arm you with tools to help you manage up or down, and most importantly, manage yourself.

Jean K. 

Tracy’s presentation was thought provoking, fun, and entertaining.  Her message was clear and provided valuable take aways that members can use immediately. I would recommend Tracy to other groups.

Craig Addington, National Association of Graphic Product Identification