Phil Andrews

This CEO Led USA Fencing to Historic Growth.

Phil Andrews is CEO of USA Fencing (and former CEO of USA Weightlifting)… and is also the only person to lead two sporting organizations in the Olympic & Paralympic movement at the same time.

Yes, we talk plenty about swords...

...and why it's become THE sport for every Ivy League School.

BUT there's so much more!

Fencing is the fastest sport on earth and is a lot like "combat chess".

Phil shares the keys to success and how to use them "sharpen" your team.

By the end of his interview you’ll appreciate Fencing and the powerful leadership lessons from the sport.

Plus you’ll discover his incredible story of becoming the CEO of USA Weightlifting for a decade and the playbook he used to transform it into a women's majority sport, including an historic funding agreement for women. He instituted new governance reform, attracted record participation, and secured unprecedented sponsorship and fundraising levels.

What a story!

Phil's LinkedIn profile

USA Fencing's website


  • How Fencing Makes You a Better Leader.
  • A BIG Leadership Lesson from USA Fencing.
  • Why Fencing is “Combat Chess”.
  • The Strategy He Used to Build USA Fencing and Weightlifting to Historic Levels.
  • What He Did that Shifted USA Weightlifting into a Women’s Majority Sport.
  • A Tip for Leaders Facing Burnout.
  • His Journey from Weightlifting to USA Fencing.


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