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.
The Idaho Youth Summit has had the privilege of hearing from many high quality speakers over the last 23 years. We know that each year we have the opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of youth through our motivational speakers. We carefully select individuals who we believe genuinely care about youth, speak from the heart, and have a polished motivational message.
Houston far exceeded our expectations. We believe Houston is the perfect fit for the Idaho Youth Summit. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect message to set the tone for the week.
I personally have never heard more positive feedback from our participants and our staff than I did about Houston. Thank you for your authentic message and genuinely caring about the happiness and success of students. Our camp embraced your message of "love" throughout the week, and I've not heard more "Agape" in my life than I did the weeks following camp. Thank you for sharing you joy with Idaho Drug Free Youth.
Kelsey Wood - The Idaho Youth Summit - Event Coordinator
Houston's message of love and kindness were inspiring to both the high school and intermediate school youth at Orono. It was a wonderful message and a great way to keep Jake's legacy alive and, encourage others to 'dance'. Several teachers & both Principals thanked us commenting to me that this was 'awesome', while a handful of seniors stated that this was the best speaker they'd seen at Orono in all their years!
Kristi Anderson - Orono High School, Minneapolis - Parent
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