I was on the internet in search of a great guest speaker. I was so tired of boring assemblies that are about important stuff but never really address the help our kids today need. As a teacher I am pained by the fact that so many of my 9th graders are open users of substance on a daily basis. They are overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, and social and academic pressure. I many students with ankle bracelets on house arrest. I have AP students willing to do whatever it takes to stay up all night to study. Why is this happening? I’m overwhelmed by prescription drugs all my students are on. How can I help them?
I came across Tony’s website and of course noticed the level of professionalism and reached out. Immediately the communication began and within a month Tony was at our school. Score for Ukiah High. Tony told his story to all students at once in the gym. I would say minimum 95% were listening and attentive the entire time. The students didn’t want to leave the gym when it was over. Tony extended his kindness and care for the students taking as many photos as they wanted, connecting with them on social media immediately. I didn’t hear one bad response to the assembly. 100’s of students thanked me for bringing Tony to our school. The student that inspired me to find Tony took the story so serious. The first thing he said is, “man he made me really think, inspires me to want to quit smoking”.
If you want to reach the kids that struggle with stress, anxiety, social pressures of this modern time, really reach them to their soul and make them questions the decisions they have yet to make, call Tony Hoffman. Let your work as a school begin here. Let it be your platform for addressing the true stress, pressure, and anxiety this generation feels. I don’t think you can find a better speak. He is gold. ”
— Jessica Pearson- Ukiah High School- Student Success Coordinator
Tony delivers an inspiring and important message that all adolescents need to hear. This is not a “don’t do drugs speech.” Tony’s inspiring and raw story is about life lessons and deciding who you are and who you want to be. Passionate, honest and impactful. This is a home run for any high school age audience, especially boys!”
— Mike Neller Commandant/Dean of Boys, Culver Academies
The students were riveted by Tony's speech and many of the students parents told me their kids felt Tony was the best speaker they have ever heard
Tony Hoffman's passion about changing peoples' lives is unrivaled, I've never seen anyone connect with an audience like he does.
You don't just hear his message, you feel his pain and then you cross the finish line with him.
If you are looking for someone who will make an emotional connection with your audience and impact the future of your community, Tony is the one.
Last night, the San Diego State University Greek community had the opportunity to listen to Tony Hoffman speak on his life story. Tony articulated his experience with drug and alcohol abuse, as well as his path back to sobriety and success.
Last night was a truly life changing experience for myself, as well as many of the community members who attended. Listening to Tony speak with such raw emotion created an atmosphere that captivated all of the attendants (which is extremely difficult to achieve with college students). The opportunity to listen to Tony speak is priceless. The empathy felt through the vivid depiction of Tony's life was overwhelming.
Without a doubt, I can say that I will never forget my experience with Tony. He is a man of character, kindness, wisdom, and empathy, and I have nothing but positive things to say about the man or his speaking ability.
I strongly recommend that if you are looking for a guest speaker to reach out for Tony's services, you will not regret it.
I honestly can't think of a better way to start my year off than with a D1 sports program. It also happens to be in a state that I've not been to previously. So I was doubly excited to kick off the year with all of the Cyclone athletes. This is a market that I've been slowing inching my way into and i've had some pretty exciting leads that i'm hoping transpire later this year because I feel strongly about my message with athletes, especially those at the top of the heap!