MORE THAN MOTIVATION
If you are looking for a speaker who can connect through comedy, storytelling, and authenticity - Houston Kraft is your guy. Houston has worked with nearly 500 schools, events, conferences, and companies across the country and is passionate about helping people create lives filled with compassion, character, purpose, and love. But it's not just about motivation - it's about creating cultures through storytelling, experiences, and hands-on tools that leave lasting and sustainable change.
The day with Houston was fantastic. From his presentation to our high school students, assembly with middle school, and work with staff in the afternoon, all were engaged and left inspired. Our school is now experiencing a wave of R.A.O.A (Random Acts of Agape). Staff have been thrilled at the letters received from students written with specificity and the most genuine heartfelt gratitude I have ever seen. A few new letters appear each day and staff rush into my office to show me what was written. They are touched and then in turn seem to internalize the importance of spreading kindness and gratitude more intentionally back to their students and to each other. One of our classified staff members shared his letter with me yesterday and said that he had been at many jobs in the past and this is the first place where he really felt he belonged and was cared for. That letter spoke to him in so many deep ways that a student would take the time to recognize the importance of the guy who fixes the computers. When I received my letter, it was at a time I needed it most. The job of a principal is filled with incredible successes and challenges and on any given day one can feel that nothing is going as planned and there are more problems than time in the day to address. To get that little extra boost of gratitude from a student can really shift perspective back to all the progress and gifts that are right before our eyes everyday.
On this Thanksgiving eve, I wish to offer my immense gratitude to Houston and his entire team for personal and professional inspiration, for his authenticity and ability to connect with students and adults at all levels. The Character Strong curriculum has been well received and hopefully the benefits of his one day with us will continue for the weeks and months that follow. He possesses a rare gift.
Bethany Spinler - Bellevue Big Picture School, WA - Principal
Houston did a wonderful job of creating connections, identifying and building trust, and giving tangible ways to build kindness and love with 1200 student leaders in an all-day workshop. It was timed incredibly well spent and the kids left feeling energized and empowered to make a positive difference in their schools, lives and world.
Jaime Johnson - Monroe High School, WA - Leadership Advisor
Wow. Wow is all I can say. Having Houston be a part of the out Everyone Matters conference was just amazing. The students and I were in awe during his entire presentation and the day could not have gone better. I appreciate Houston's ability to mold what he is saying based on the group or event and I especially appreciate his sincere and kind demeanor. Thank you again for allowing me the opportunity to host such an incredible person! I think everyone should have the chance to hear Houston speak.
Madeline S. - Los Osos High School, CA - Student
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