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 400 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.
It was amazing to have Houston! The hands-on activities that were done with our leadership class and staff were perfect for discussing character and how it can be built over time. The assembly was absolutely amazing; to keep a group of 565 11-14 year olds engaged for an hour is a huge task! Not only were students quiet and engaged, but they were strongly impacted by what Houston said. Many shared this on Instagram, to their teachers, and to Houston himself after the assembly. What a great foundation for our to build our student culture on!
Gretchen Oates - Kamiakin Middle School, Washington - Advisor
Thank you so much for coming and speaking at Southridge. Both the unity workshop and the assembly were very successful. We really enjoyed your stories and were touched by your message. Your speech was an amazing way to kick off unity week. It was very inspirational and it helped our school become a better, more welcoming community. You are such a great speaker and we really appreciate you devoting some of your time to our school.
Jessica B. - Southridge High School, Oregon - Student
Houston was awesome!! Very entertaining, funny, inspiring and delivered an important an impactful message regarding kindness! Both staff and students were very impressed. The presentation was about 1.20hr long and even at the very end of the presentation students were still engaged and listening to Houston - which is saying a LOT!!
Feedback from a staff member was that Houston's presentation was the best and most relevant presentation that she has ever been a part of during her 15 years of teaching at middle school!!
Our professional development committee is even inquiring on costs etc. as Houston has been proposed as the speaker / facilitator for an upcoming fall professional day that will involve the planning, creating, and implementation of our Belonging / Connectedness school goal.
Our student workshop on the second afternoon was very valuable - and Houston was able to bond with the students very quickly and well in a short amount of time - having a big influence on their thinking. I would have loved to have Houston here for a whole day workshop so that we could have went into more of the 8 descriptors for LOVE.
Jaci Guignard - Dr. Knox Middle School, Kelowna, Canada - Counselor