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.
Houston was very relevant and current and the kids loved him. The mentors enjoyed the workshop and I, as the adult, really appreciated the message to carry their leadership work on throughout the year. This is something kids need to hear over and over. Our teachers who run the freshmen orientation program thought the message was fresh and important. I liked that the freshmen were engaged for the whole hour and respectful during the talk. I thought it was a little slow at times but the energy level came up and got the kids responding with smiles and laughs. Which really means it was a good flow, serious at times and entertaining throughout! I will recommend Houston to all the schools in our High School district and hope to see him coming back to Huntington Beach very soon! Thanks for a successful event!
Pamela Chylinski - Marina High School, CA - Advisor
Houston Kraft does an amazing job inspiring kids to dig deeper into the WHY of student activities. Student activities is always faced with a daunting to do list but he helps them see the WHY behind their to do list which will empower them to sustain their energy throughout the year. If you follow up on his dose of inspiration, you have a prescription for a great year. I'm so grateful he does the work he does to inspire both students and teachers to be their best self.
Sally Rusk - Inglewood Middle School, WA - Leadership Advisor
Houston did an amazing job working with all of our students! His message was not only delivered well, it was well received. I've heard many positive comments about Houston from a variety of students on campus. Houston also worked with our Student Government class. Our Activities Director said he provided the "perfect set-up" for his vision of where he wants to go with the group.
Houston did a workshop with our teachers at the end of the day. Teachers left feeling energized and ready to implement much of what he shared in their classrooms. Many asked for me to share the links to Houston's resources so they would be able to access them easier. All in all, Houston provide the perfect kick off to our school year, and I can't thank him enough. If you want to bring someone in to your school who is going to make all your stakeholders stop and rethink how they approach things, then Houston Kraft is your man.
Matt Pipitone - Roseville High School, CA - Vice Principal