He uses his blend and passion and humor to share how he overcame adversity early on in life having grown up in a home of substance and alcohol abuse without ever having met his father. He connects with kids in only the way that all of his 6’3” and solid 250lbs can!
The presentations usually kick off with beachballs flying in the crowd, exploding bags of candy (we can explain!), and upbeat music as the students enter in. As soon as the students are in the room and seated, a very short introduction is provided for your MC to share, and John gets straight to work. “Motivational, inspiring, courageous, and riveting,” are usual comments that he receives from faculty and administrators after the presentation.
We always ask for event planners to allow time at the end for students who want to speak with John, one-on-one. This is why John says he does school assemblies and its amazing the power of life change that can happen after one of his talks.
With close to 20 years serving students, John leads Life that Counts, a Positive Youth Development and maximum impact 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization based in Alabama that is committed to helping students make the best possible decisions for achieving the greatest possible outcomes.
John Williams is a dynamic speaker filled with humor and interaction!
This encourages me to do things for others.
Thanks a lot for coming in to talk to us, it really means a lot to me and i hope to the others. You really opened my eyes to a lot of things just by what you said. Thanks for sharing all that you had to say, it really makes me want to make a difference in my community and even my own life. Thanks a ton.
To be honest, your speech today at Johnstown really got to me. I appreciate that you came to our school. I already had a future planned for me and I've gone through a lot of things, but I chose the path of not turning out like everyone in my family. I chose the better path. That speech put me in my bag, but it also lifted my spirits because if you of all people could do what you did, then my goals can be achieved. Thanks a lot for that.