Houston Kraft

Speaker, Leadership Consultant

I have been speaking professionally for 5 years and built the business from the ground up. No speakers bureaus or online gig generators - just hard work and word of mouth. In 2011, I worked with 13 schools. Last year, it was 135. In total, I've had the opportunity to work with nearly 400 schools across 24 different states and Canada.

My background is in leadership, experiential education, facilitation, and theater. Student Body President at Snohomish High School, Class President at Bowdoin College, and owner and operator (alongside my wife) of my speaking business and our photography business (H&H Photography) has kept my leadership & communication skills sharp for the past decade. My background on stage through improv and theater has shaped my ability to present and perform with a huge range of characters, audiences, and situations.

However, facilitation has always been my favorite avenue for creating change in groups because it is always organic and unique. Not a scripted keynote or production, but a live interaction that is open to happy accidents, dynamic conversations, and personalized growth. I've facilitated groups at the Cispus Learning Center for 10 years where I am certified on high and low rope courses. I have developed full day curriculums on the skill of facilitation and have facilitated groups of 20-1000 through 3, 6, 10, and 36 hour experiences that I have developed.

To get a sense of me onstage, here is both my latest speaking reel (left) and my previous one (right):

I'm grateful for you taking time to check out what I've been up to. Through your website and my time chatting with Blake, I think we could work together to do some amazing things in the education world and beyond.