Warm greetings from sunny Florida!
I commend and salute you for taking the initiative to bring in a quality motivational speaker to inspire your youth graduating elementary schoolers preparing to make the leap into middle school.
As a worldwide speaker empowering youth throughout the globe and talking on academic success secrets for students and educators, it would be an honor to address your 5th graders and inspire and prepare them for that which is necessary to successfully transition and succeed as middle schoolers.
I particularly found going from elementary school (where I could do my homework in 10 minutes) to middle school (where I had to study for exams) somewhat challenging. Upon bringing home a D on my Science progress report, my father spanked me and communicated his desire to see me do better. Yet neither he nor my mother (a drug addict and alcoholic), nor my grandparents ever taught me how to study for exams and excel academically. They simply communicated their expectations.
Nevertheless somehow I figured it out and taught myself how to study, becoming a self-motivated student which turned that D in my Science class into an A (earning me the most improved student award that year). Thereafter I went on to graduate from University with honors at the age of 20, while many of my peers from high-school were still contemplating entering college.
That being said, inspiring students for academic success and personal greatness is my passion. Having been raised by my grandparents as a result of my parents’ divorce and mother’s substance abuse, I understand the plight of children / students in the inner city. Moreover my father and stepmother (a retired middle school educator) fought for the first 10 years of their marriage, which I had to endure on the homefront (and even was shipped back to live with my grandparents in 10th grade when falsely blamed for their marital woes). I say all of this to say, I understand kids’ struggles and deeply desire to inspire and empower them to excel and do well in life.
Here below are a few videos for review.
I look forward to serving you and wish you continued success throughout the academic year.
Paul F Davis
Paul F. Davis is the author of 17 books and a worldwide speaker who has touched over 55 countries & 6 continents building bridges cross-culturally by joyfully disarming and empowering people throughout the earth to live their dreams!
Paul’s incredible depth and powerful stories from around the world, entertain and inspire audiences making Paul a captivating speaker able to awaken the greatness within us all.
Paul speaks for Celebrity Cruises and has appeared on numerous international broadcasts from Investors Business Daily, Oprah & Friends to Fox News to talk about success, leadership, relational intricacies, conflict resolution, life balance, and living your dreams. By reason of his global travels, Paul is a highly sought after diversity and multicultural awareness speaker.
Afternoon Advice host Tiffany Granath calls Paul an awesome relational coach and recommends his books on love, dating, and sexuality.
Paul worked at Ground Zero in NYC during 9-11; helped rebuild a home at the tsunami epicenter; comforted victims of genocide in Rwanda; spoke to leaders in East Timor during the war; inspired students & monks in Myanmar; promoted peace & reconciliation in Pakistan; and has been so deep into the bush of rural Africa where villagers had never before seen a white man.
A breakthrough leader, Paul humorously and elegantly transforms individuals and organizations, while empowering people to love passionately and fearlessly live their dreams.
Dare Live Your Dreams!
Message to the Youth of the World
Diversity & Multiculturalism Speaker
Healthy Relationships Speaker at Fordham College
Overcoming Adversity – Be Empowered to Live Victoriously