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Vera Jo Bustos: Author, Speaker, and Renown Teacher of Confidence



20 seconds of insane courage. 


That’s all it takes sometimes to be able to accomplish the things you want in life.


I reached out to Vera Jo on a whim. I’d heard about her teaching and speaking ability from some mutual friends, and when I read more on her background… I knew she was the perfect fit.


Vera Jo Bustos is a professional speaker for her business, ‘Mentality Solutions’, where she specializes in teaching players and coaches how to discover their confidence.


Vera Jo had an extremely successful playing career–she was a record-setter at Adam’s State.  During her time in Alamosa, Colorado, VJ not only became the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,859 points, but she also became the school’s all-time leader in minutes played (3,805) and games started (105). After Adam’s State, she went on to play professionally overseas in Greece.  


After her playing career, Vera Jo went on to coach college basketball, working two years at Western Colorado, followed by five years as an assistant at New Mexico State University.


After leaving college coaching, VJ pursued a career in public speaking, where it did not take her long to shine. Now, Vera Jo is considered one of the top keynote speakers in the country, with an unparalleled ability to teach, to motivate, and to inspire.


What sets Vera Jo Bustos apart is her ability to transcend the confines of the playbook. 


Her insights go beyond tactical maneuvers; they delve into the realms of leadership, mental resilience, and coaching confidence. Expect a speaker who not only imparts basketball wisdom but leaves a lasting impact on personal and professional growth. 


Vera Jo is more than a speaker; she's a relatable force. Her authenticity shines through, creating a genuine connection with the audience.  


Vera Jo is more than a professional speaker—she's a catalyst for change, a beacon of empowerment, and a living testament to the transformative power of basketball. As she takes the stage at 'Changing The Game', attendees can anticipate not just a speech but an experience—a journey fueled by passion, resilience, and the unwavering belief that everyone is capable of discovering their most confident self.

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