Houston Kraft is a professional speaker, leadership consultant, and kindness advocate who speaks at schools, conferences, and events internationally. He has spoken to nearly a half a million people at 600 engagements and counting. He is the co-founder of CharacterStrong – trainings and curriculums that create more compassionate cultures in schools and communities. He has been featured on the Huffington Post and highlighted by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. His messages about character, leadership, compassion, and kindness resonate with audiences age 5-95.
Houston studied English and Theater at Bowdoin College through 2011.
Tyler lives in Southern California, with his wife Kristen and their family. He’s best known for his ability to offer wisdom through laughter and storytelling. He’s a former teacher and his live presentations reach more than 200,000 people each year on a large number of topics.
In his book Counterintuitive, What 4 Million Teenagers Wish We Knew, (for parents and teachers) he’s found a way to offer profound wisdom and tools while being intensely funny at the same time.
He’s spoken at more than 2,800 schools, conferences, and events and to more than 4,000,000 teenagers. He was born in Africa, grew up in the shadow of New York City and lived most of his adult life in Kauai, Hawaii.
He loves to surf and is so entertaining he’s been featured at Universal Studios in Hollywood. He is booked annually for school assemblies, parenting conferences, staff development, district-wide teacher conferences, student leadership, corporate events and keynotes.
Since the age of 12, Craig has been inspiring people to make a difference and helping them connect with their purpose.
His incredible life journey starts in his parents’ living room, and takes him to slums around the world, to Oprah’s couch, to building a global organization that has helped millions lift themselves out of poverty.
A powerful, internationally acclaimed speaker, social entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author and author of 12 books, including his newest book WEconomy: You can find meaning, make a living, and change the world, Craig will inspire your group to take steps toward making a meaningful impact right now.
Alison Springer is a Youth Communications Specialist based in Calgary, Alberta.
She has co-written curriculum used in Junior High Schools throughout Western
Canada, and has developed and facilitated programs used in Calgary’s Youth Judicial System.
A Professional Speaker and Trainer, Alison knows how to captivate and inspire teen audiences, keeping them engaged with her use of memorable sayings, innovative exercises and her own creative flair. With 20 years of experience working with youth; Alison brings a strong desire to do whatever it takes to keep students’ attention so that the main message gets through.
Alison works with many diverse audiences ranging from street kids, student leaders, faith based youth groups, students with high needs, aboriginal youth and ESL students. This broad scope enables her to speak not just to the masses, but to the individuals among the masses.
As the Founder of Young Woman of Power a non-profit organization that provides conferences, workshops and mentorship for young women ages 12 to 30, Alison is committed to seeing girl culture change in Canada. Alongside general assemblies, she provides talks specially geared towards girls. Alison has become a leading resource in developing and establishing change in girl culture.
Alison’s passion is helping youth discover leadership and the greatness that lies within. She wants to get them exchanging the status quo for a life of passion and purpose while placing high value on people.
Her MISSION is to build a generation of CONFIDENT youth who will make positive choices that will change and shape their world and the world around them.
“Confidence is the key to Inspiring Teen Greatness.”