Courage, Conﬁdence, and Compassion allowed Antoinette, a school bookkeeper, to successfully talk down an armed gunman saving 870 lives at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy on August 20, 2013.
Audiences of all ages are inspired and motivated by this story of one woman’s faith and raw courage – the only school active shooter situation in the nation which occurred without fatalities or injuries.
Eugenie is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. After moving to the U.S., Eugenie began to publicly share her experiences with students across the country to educate them about the dangers of hatred, inflammatory language, violence, and lack of concern for others. She uses her life story to inspire others to rise above personal setbacks and tragedies. Eugenie is available for Student Assemblies, Parent Workshops, and Staff Development Programs.
A former gang member who became a school administrator for more than 25 years. He delivers motivational lectures that help students re-evaluate themselves and their interaction with peers. He also lectures to school and community groups on the topic of cognitive & behavioral trends exhibited by today’s youth.
Taking his own life experiences as lessons that empower him to help others, his motivating ideology is that success is determined by faith, positivity, hard work, and the belief that all things are possible. Dan is the founder of “Leaders of the 21st Century”, a global-aspiring nonprofit whose mission is to provide leadership and professional development for high school students in urban communities, in order to teach them how to positively impact their local community.
Cary Trivanovich from Southern California is both a comedic performer and a speaker. Cary has inspired audiences in over 4000 schools, colleges, conferences, corporate and faith-based events throughout virtually every state across America with his unique mix of keynote message and pantomime.
Roger was born with severe physical disabilities. Against all odds, he became a tennis champion who competed against able-bodied college athletes. Because of his remarkable accomplishments, he has been inducted into three distinguished halls of fame.
Billy has created and directed original plays in all kinds of venues, including homeless shelters, community centers, and public and private schools. He has created and mastered a technique he uses with children and adults called Improvisational Integrated Music & Drama (IIMD).
Kathy was born with a hearing loss that went undetected until she was eight and led to believe she was mentally retarded. She was sexually abused, run over by a car, and stricken with cancer all before the age of thirty. She went on to become a top female comedienne, an award-winning author of a one-woman show, a PBS special, and a book.
Rick, also known as “The Stress Doctor”, is a former Ringling Bros. clown, Vietnam veteran, comedy writer for television and stage. He offers educational, entertaining, and motivational programs. His presentations are developed to teach the importance of humor and the positive effect that laughter has on our lives.
The Ultimate Winner. From his days as a Gold medal track star to top speaker, Eddie’s elite training, dynamic style and interactive programs make for a fun and winning ride. Eddie speaks to students, teachers and business people with presentations that are customized to fit the needs of each audience.