Tony responded to an immediate on line request from his website from a community group of 20 Dads in Mooresville, NC who wanted to have Tony share his profound life story and important message as a Father’s Day gift to our sons with the intent of showing them how much we want to continue to love, support and guide them as they progress in their teenage and young adult years and to help them understand first hand from Tony’s life story how “One choice can change the rest of your life”.
Tony’s courage to share his life story along with his dynamic ability to convey his message, coupled with his passion and caring demeanor, captivated not only our sons but all of us who were present that evening. Teenagers and young adults lives today are constantly faced with so many choices coming at them and consequences that could affect the rest of their lives. Every teen ager and young adult should hear Tony speak about his journey thru experimenting with marijuana and other illegal drugs, his drug addiction, but most importantly about how the Lord saved him the day before he was sent to prison at the age of 23 and shifted his entire thinking of life to his life meaning and purpose and the opportunity to inspire people to remind them that it’s not their struggles that define them , but the choices that they make do.
We want to thank Tony for his immediate reply to our request and making his busy schedule fit with our Father’s Day event to present a PRICELESS gift and message for our sons. Tony’s caring heart and social media information is truly available to those who are suffering and yes, he personally responds back as he did with us. Keep up the GOD work Tony, and may GOD continue to bless you and your message to other Dad’s, parents, and local communities like ours.
-Mooresville, North Carolina, Dad’s
Tony was able to address this terrible epidemic with a heartfelt message and delivery. The stigmatism tied to addiction is paralyzing in this country and Tony has the gift of shining a light on the fact the recovery is real and our struggles are real. Tony’s presentation skills are second to none and he gives hope to so many of us who struggle with this terrible disease. God bless you Tony and please keep airing our voice and releasing the shackles of shame and guilt.
— Griffin Goetz- Laborers Union International of North America
“Tony Hoffman is incredibly inspirational! He is a dynamic and engaging presenter. He captivates and connects with his audience by speaking from his heart, sharing his experiences, and shedding light into his journey of recovery. His ability to engage professionals and teenagers in his message is certain to have an impact on their lives. He is a kind person on and off the stage. Following Q&A he took pictures with teenagers who look up to him and professionals who learn from him. He genuinely cares about our youth and communities and strives to make it a better place. I am profoundly thankful for having him speak in our rural county of Arizona. We hope to have him back soon!”
— Kimberly Chappelear, Mohave County Superior Court, Court Team Director
“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 astonishing real. Tony’s devotion to, giving back to communities is unparalleled.”
— Myra Wilkey, HCCP Executive Director Mental Health America of West Central Indiana, Inc.
“The athletes, coaches, and parents of the Danville Oaks Rugby Football Club were fortunate to have Tony Hoffman with us on Friday, April 24, 2018. He was an excellent motivational speaker for our Club. Before Tony’s arrival, we were uncertain whether he would be able to effectively reach our players and educate them on the dangers of alcohol/drug use. We were apprehensive about the reaction Tony would get from players and parents. Our fears were unfounded. Tony captured the attention of the entire audience in the first five minutes of his presentation. Both players and parents felt connected to his story. Everyone could relate to the struggles he faced and the courage it took to fight back his addiction to drugs. He shared his “Micro Process” to help our audience establish better habits in their own life struggles. He made an impact on every person sitting in the room. Tony didn’t just speak and take off. He stayed for photos with the players and let them know he cared about them. He spoke to parents who wanted to get specific advice. By far, Tony Hoffman is one of the best speakers I have had the pleasure of meeting. We look forward to working with him in the future.”
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. Thanks again!”
— Todd Bowen Founder/CEO New Life Clinics, INC