Working alongside his dear friend and mentor John Norlin, Houston and his team have built curriculums and trainings to sustain the message well beyond the assembly or event. Learn more about CharacterStrong and how it can serve your school or community!

But if there is one thing you get your hands on, you gotta check out the CharacterStrong App - daily, simple ways to challenge your character development and build habits of Love in your life.

Every person wants to Be Good. we just don’t always know how to Do Good.

Think of the CharacterStrong App as a workout program for your heart. When we practice building our character, we are putting love into action. That's what it's is all about - choosing to love others and our community through tangible exercises in kindness, respect, honesty, and more. It's just one tool that Houston has created in his pursuit of being more than just motivation - he wants leave behind tools for real, lasting change.


In Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” Covey shares that the first (perhaps most important) habit is to “Be Proactive.” He believes that our choices are the primary determining factor of success and effectiveness in our lives.

It is hard to refute – each day we are surrounded by thousands of choices that drive our life forward for better or for worse. CharacterStrong is a suite of curriculums that provide opportunities to be proactive in our choices and our relationships.

Built around the ideas of Stephen Covey, alongside Robert Greenleaf & James Hunters’ model of “servant-leadership,” CharacterStrong is rooted in the belief that the most effective and influential people are those that are willing to serve the people and world around them and build habits of character in their life.

We shape our character – the skills that make us better people and more effective leaders – through consistent, intentional practice. Over time, our character becomes strong & our ability to make this world a more caring, loving place increases.


Character is built on the thousands of choices we make everyday. Sometimes, it is hard to think about all those choices and all the possibilities of what other choices COULD be made. We all want to be kinder, more patient, more honest people - but what choices do we need to make to build those skills in our life? We know what respect and humility are - but how do we actually get BETTER at them? CharacterStrong is a like a gym for your heart. The website has lots of great information, blog posts, and information about our full year curriculums.