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.
Houston is engaging and his message is powerful. He has a unique storytelling style with a balance of humor and sincerity. His break-out session challenged out students to consider taking his message and putting it into action. I look forward to seeing what they will do next after his presentation.
Annette Damien - Chaminade Middle School, California - Vice Principal
I remember the very first phone call in December of 2012. I was booking Houston Kraft for a Martin Luther King assembly, a year in advance, and I had no idea of the impact that was right around the corner at Sedro-Woolley High School because of that one single phone call. After that first amazing assembly and an opportunity to get acquainted with Houston I knew we had to tap in to his vision and his unique gift of sharing it. We have had Houston back every year since that first assembly and for the past 2 years he has developed a 3 day anti-bullying program that he presents to the entire freshmen class each October with a follow-up retreat in February.
Houston’s message of kindness, compassion and acceptance has truly changed the climate of our school…it is not so much a task that we “do”, but a way that we “live”. Learning about how to overcome our own personal fears in order to willingly stand in the gap for others has made us better students, friends and family members.
Substitute teachers that have experiences in many different school districts report back to us on a regular basis about how polite and considerate our students at Sedro-Woolley High School are. I believe our students, staff and community members are all better at remembering that “everyone has a battle they are fighting that we know nothing about” and to treat everyone with kindness…because of Houston Kraft. I am so thankful for that very first phone call.
Nita Hodgins - Sedro-Woolley High School, WA - Leadership Advisor
Houston's message was amazing! Everyone can make a difference and make the world a KINDER place. He has a great way of engaging students and adults in the stories he tells and driving the message home. Every day at our school, the morning announcements end with Be Kind, Be Respectful, Make it a great day. I think Houston was a great extension of this message and we hope to continue to build to make our high school a kinder place.
Leslie Pacher - Sealy High School, TX - Advisor
Stay in touch with Houston via his blog on CharacterStrong
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