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Heather  Abbott
Heather Abbott

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor

Abbott’s life changed forever when she was struck by bomb shrapnel and lost her left leg. She captivates audiences with her inspirational story of pain, anger, optimism and resilience.

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Geoffrey  Canada
Geoffrey Canada

Inner-City Youth & Education Advocate

Founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone, Canada addresses inner city poverty and violence. His model was featured in Waiting for Superman and has been replicated across the U.S.

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Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch
Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch

US Army Lieutenant Colonel / Education Advocate

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field in the US Army. She is recognized for her work on teen pregnancy, gang violence and parenting education.

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Robert  Jackson
Robert Jackson

National/International Education Consultant & Author

Robert Jackson began his teaching career over 20 years ago in Indianapolis Public Schools with a No More Excuses teaching approach with all of his students. As an educator, he didn’t allow his students to feel sorry for themselves.

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Chris  Herren
Chris Herren

Former NBA Player / Addiction Recovery Advocate

A hometown basketball legend, Chris Herren realized his dream of playing for the Celtics only to lose it all to addiction. He shares his story in Basketball Junkie & the ESPN documentary Unguarded.

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Michael  Thompson
Michael Thompson

Child & Family Psychologist

Speaker Michael Thompson has worked in over 200 schools nationwide. He co-wrote the bestseller Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys.

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Ruby  Payne
Ruby Payne

Founder, aha! Process, Author & Career Educator

Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. is the founder of aha! Process and an author, publisher, and career educator. She is recognized internationally for A Framework for Understanding Poverty, her foundational book and workshop.

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Scott  Poland
Scott Poland

Recognized Expert on School Crisis

Dr. Poland is an expert in school suicide prevention. He was president of the National Association of School Psychologists, and the former Prevention Division Director for the American Association of Suicidology.

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