For grades: teenagers, teaching staffs, parent groups
Requirements for live visit: overhead projector, CD player, microphone
Fees for live visit: School Assemblies $1000; Professional Development Seminar - $1000; Keynote $1250
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He was very in tune with what is going on in the lives of teenagers. I left feeling 100% better about myself and others. It was awesome! ... This is absolutely amazing! It touched me greatly! ---
POWERFUL WORKSHOPS ON MOTIVATING PEOPLE TO BRING OUT THE BEST IN THEMSELVES AND THEIR PEERS. Respect, resposibility, and believing in yourself are all topics covered in Tom's powerful message. His anti-drug and anti-violence message help address issues confronting our schools today. His heartwarming true stories have helped many school districts in their search to improve school climate. Tom's new book entitled, Touching Hearts - Teaching Greatness is a self-help motivational/inspirational book for teenagers and young adults. In the true spirit of the CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL series, Tom will touch your hearts and inspire your soul!
Tom has been teaching and coaching in the Missouri Public School System for 20 years. His poem Just Me was published in the NY Times Bestseller Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. Tom has also been published in Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul. He is the founder of Positive People Presentations, a speakers bureau of positive role models who have overcome adversities in their lives by taking a positive outlook.Many of Tom's presentations focus on helping people keep proper perspectives on their lives and staying positive. Most of his stories are drawn from his years of experience in the classroom which makes him a very popular speaker to teenagers, teaching staffs, and parent groups. Any organization dealing with teen issues will find his message beneficial.National Students Against Destructive Decisions Convention Speaker - Washington DC - 1998Missouri State Teachers Association Convention Speaker 1998 & 1999Jack Canfield Facilitating Skills Seminar - Santa Barbara CA - 1997M.S.Education - University of Missouri, Columbia MO - 1988B.S.Education - Central Missouri State University - Warrensburg MO - 1979(List of References Available)