If Frank Luntz is correct, Washington lawmakers are about to get the pep talk of their lives.
Pete Carroll, head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, is coming to Olympia this week to meet with Gov. Jay Inslee and members of the state House and Senate, TVW reported this morning. Carroll's schedule includes a speech on the Senate floor at 11:15 a.m.
Luntz, who is best known for his work in politics, thinks Carroll is a master motivator and the best in the business.
"He's the best communicator in pro football," Luntz told Washington Business magazine for a Q&A published last fall. "Nobody holds a candle to Pete Carroll when it comes to relating to people and motivating them, and getting them excited and passionate about what they do. Carroll is the best."
In addition to his work in politics, Luntz advises corporate clients -- including pro sports teams -- about communication. His client list last year included 17 pro sports teams.