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Intro


 

 

 

 

 

Former Pro BMXer - Olympic Coach - Person In Recovery

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Intro


 

 

 

 

 

Former Pro BMXer - Olympic Coach - Person In Recovery

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Unforgettable Presentation


 

 

 

An Unforgettable Presentation

Unforgettable Presentation


 

 

 

An Unforgettable Presentation

"Tony Hoffman is the most remarkable story teller I’ve ever heard ” — Din Thomas- UFC Fighter & WEC Fighting Champion

It's a story filled with the highest of highs and lowest of lows - a story that keeps audiences engaged, and allows them to internally think about their own lives, to determine where they currently stand within the matrix Tony speaks on. With over 7 years of speaking experience, Tony's versatility of speaking makes him extremely unique and suitable for nearly every type of audience. 

"Tony, your performance today was nothing short of spectacular. 1,000 high school students listened to every word of your powerful story. I am thoroughly impressed that you gave out your social media contact and continued to answer questions from our audience both privately and publicly. It shows how much you really care, a class act. I truly believe you saved many lives today and look forward to having  you speak again soon. In my opinion, every 9-12th grade kid should hear your message."

--Todd Bowen Founder/CEO New Life Clinics, INC. 

Impact & relationships

No hideaway rooms, no clock watching... Tony's greatest commitment is to his client's and his audience. He genuinely cares, and you will feel his passionate message radiate through the room. He departs after the last person in the room gets a chance to spend time with him, and often times, Tony will spend hours replying to personal messages he receives via social media.  

   "We were lucky to have Tony join us for our Cyclone Speaker Series for all varsity student-athletes at Iowa State University. Tony's dynamic presentation style and engaging story kept all of our students on the edge of their seats. Our students have responded very positively to Tony's message and I would absolutely recommend his presentation to anyone looking to educate, inspire and motivate their students to make healthy choices"    --Joanna L. Beaton Students-Athlete Affairs Coordinator, Iowa State University

"We were lucky to have Tony join us for our Cyclone Speaker Series for all varsity student-athletes at Iowa State University. Tony's dynamic presentation style and engaging story kept all of our students on the edge of their seats. Our students have responded very positively to Tony's message and I would absolutely recommend his presentation to anyone looking to educate, inspire and motivate their students to make healthy choices"

--Joanna L. Beaton Students-Athlete Affairs Coordinator, Iowa State University

 

ideas & resources

With over 10 years of sobriety, Tony is no stranger to what it takes to get sober. Tony also sees the current issues surrounding substance use, prevention, and treatment and rehabilitation. Tony's own work through Freewheel Project, Intervention by connecting addicts to treatment, and work within communities across the country, leave you inspired and ready to help create change. Tony equips you with further resources to make that change possible. 

   "When Tony speaks, people listen... Although Tony's life story is about his struggle with substance abuse and recovery, his message is so much stronger, so much more. It's about making life choices; it's about handling trials, tribulations and success; it's about becoming the best you can be; it's invigorating, challenging, and even difficult to hear. Tony's level of energy is extraordinary. He connects with the audience and his passion for people is astonishingly real. Tony's devotion to giving back to communities is unparalleled"    --Myra Wilkey, HCCP Executive Director Mental Health America of West Central Indiana, INC.

"When Tony speaks, people listen... Although Tony's life story is about his struggle with substance abuse and recovery, his message is so much stronger, so much more. It's about making life choices; it's about handling trials, tribulations and success; it's about becoming the best you can be; it's invigorating, challenging, and even difficult to hear. Tony's level of energy is extraordinary. He connects with the audience and his passion for people is astonishingly real. Tony's devotion to giving back to communities is unparalleled"

--Myra Wilkey, HCCP Executive Director Mental Health America of West Central Indiana, INC.

 

Inspiration & Empowerment

From homelessness in 2006 to the 2016 Olympics as a coach, Tony is no stranger to the "Micro-Process" he created to reach his current day successes. He knows all about accountability, working with teams, setting goals, and most importantly - executing and hitting the targets necessary for success. 

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Keynotes


 

 

Keynote Speeches

Keynotes


 

 

Keynote Speeches

BREAKING THE STIGMA

All over addicts are facing stigma. Tony has faced a large number of these in his 11 years of sobriety. This keynote is extremely effective for government events, college events, corporate events and community events with the goal of breaking down these stigmas. Tony elaborates on his early childhood through his dark years of addiction and his many years in recovery. He speaks about his early teenage struggles with mental health which he holds as a key player in his active years of substance use. He truly believes that every addict has experienced a certain level or trauma or mental health issues that contribute to their substance use and our lack of acknowledgment and empathy for these issues are creating a struggle to effectively help the addict. If there is one thing Tony makes sure the audience understands during this keynote, it Is that addiction was beyond a choice and his listeners get a raw and in depth look from the addict’s state of mind. His doorway analogy that depicts the struggle of returning once you walk in, resonates with all of the audiences who take part. The greatest stigmas Tony faced were not so much in his active use but when he began to dream of something more for his life, something big and without substances. The judicial system, employers, community members and people on the internet have confronted Tony and judged him based on these stigmas, the same stigmas that made it hard for Tony’s parents to seek help or understand it was okay to have a child struggling with addiction. Tony has beaten the odds one day at a time and dedicated his life to bringing hope that recovery is possible and how critical it is to break down the stigmas and shift our thinking about addiction.

  "I would travel the country to see you speak again. I attend conferences (a lot) and have never been so moved and impacted by a keynote speaker. As a public defender I don’t always get to hear the depths of people’s journeys - thank you so much for your courage and willingness to share. Your talk alone made the conference worth it. I will be sharing the webcast with my judges, prosecutors, and community partners as soon as I get back!"    — Amanda Riek- Wisconsin State, Public Defender

"I would travel the country to see you speak again. I attend conferences (a lot) and have never been so moved and impacted by a keynote speaker. As a public defender I don’t always get to hear the depths of people’s journeys - thank you so much for your courage and willingness to share. Your talk alone made the conference worth it. I will be sharing the webcast with my judges, prosecutors, and community partners as soon as I get back!"

— Amanda Riek- Wisconsin State, Public Defender

THE CHOICE

In this speech, Tony reflects strongly on a specific “choice” that changed his life forever. Often times, individuals may think that small, and insignificant choices have no impact on their lives. Tony walks audiences through a candid set of choices, attitudes, and thought processes that lead him to his first drug. He details his mental health struggles and encourages his audience that it's okay to have anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts but we must take action and tell someone, he believes we find healing when we begin doing the work and not keeping it to ourselves. He recalls picking up marijuana for the first time, the small choice he made that opened up the door for prescription painkiller and heroin abuse. It was that choice, the small, and at that time insignificant decision that changed his life forever. As Tony reaches the climax of his life experiences, audiences learn how that choice ultimately left him hopeless, homeless, and in a state of despair, while he suffered with substance-abuse addiction. With all the twist and turns in Tony’s life, he is able to leave his audience with a new sense of hope and empowerment. Tony speaks of overcoming, and how his new way of thinking and choice-making allowed him to become a professional athlete, Olympic coach at the Rio Olympic Games, and a successful business owner who is dedicated to bettering his community. This speech is great for middle schools, high schools, colleges, sports programs, treatment centers and can be tailored for many different discussions.

"Tony was unlike any other speaker I have heard in my twenty five years in education.  He had the students’ attention from the very beginning.  Tony captured their hearts with his story.  He educated them on the lifelong impact of a single initial choice.  Tony communicated with students after the assembly as well to let them know they matter.  He left our school having brought tears to the eyes of some and smiles on the faces of others as they learned the struggles one can face in life.  Tony Hoffman was the most genuine speaker I have had the opportunity to meet and his passion to help people who face the demons of addiction was visible to everyone in attendance."

--Tom Messinger- Superintendant, Red Oak School District- Red Oak Iowa

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More Than A Speaker


 

"One choice can change the rest of your life"

More Than A Speaker


 

"One choice can change the rest of your life"

Not Just A Speaker

Every part of Tony's presentations are driven from his personal experiences. There are no cliche buzzwords or information given, without anything to back it up. Whether he speaks on his work in Fresno, CA with at-risk teens using action sports through his non-profit, Freewheel Project, or coaching world-class BMX racers to the Olympics, Tony only speaks from experience. His wisdom and information is truth.

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Non-profit Founder

One of Tony's "Great" visions while in prison was to start a program for youth, after he paroled. In 2012 the Freewheel Project became a reality. FWP mentors youth in Fresno County, the home-town Tony grew up in, through action sports. 

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World Class BMX coach

A knee injury sidelined Tony's BMX racing career, but not his involvement in the sport. Since 2012 Tony has coached world-class athletes from all over the world, leading them to National Championships, World Championships, and Olympic finals. 

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addiction interventionist 

His sobriety date is May 17, 2007. since then, Tony has led many others into their own sobriety. Today, Tony spends a great deal of time working with the addict who still suffers and assists with locating treatment centers for those who are ready to surrender. 

 

Past Clients

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Message Contents

  • Substance Abuse Awareness
  • Choice Making
  • Goal Setting
  • Comittment To Excellence
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Team-Work