The future world leaders in Ms Bartholomew's 5th Grade Class at Richland Elementary simplify hope for those of us who have allowed growing up to get in the way of hope. Simple and powerful!
Courtney goes against the grain of today’s me-first culture, while explaining why these time-tested principles are needed now more than ever. He shows that winning isn’t just about the score at the end of the game, or the profit margin. Ultimately, it’s about the impact you make on your fellow human beings and the legacy you leave behind.
Heralded by Bryan Burkhart of The New York Times as “a real leader who draws out the true character of his players,” Bill Courtney is a familiar name to those who saw him in Undefeated, the Oscar-winning movie about the high school football team he coached in a downtrodden section of North Memphis. The documentary, which The New York Times called “an irresistible story,” follows the indefatigable coach as he tirelessly works to turn around a troubled inner-city football team, meanwhile putting out fires at his day job: a highly successful lumber company.
Now, in his first book, Courtney, Esquire magazine’s Coach of the Year in 2012, describes the key principles—including service, civility, leadership, character, commitment, and forgiveness—that have helped young people and adults to live better and more fulfilled lives.
Paul Truong shares his amazing story of escape and survival. His contagious hope and life of action inspire many every day.
Award winning and best selling chess author, journalist, and promoter. Director or Marketing & PR for Webster University / SPICE. FIDE Master and 11-time National Chess Champion (South Vietnam and USA). One of the most prolific coaches in the United States. Coach of the Webster University #1 ranked Chess Team which captured 2 world and 28 national titles – 2012 to now. The team has been ranked #1 in the nation since inception in the summer of 2012 until now, which is a record in college chess. In addition, this Webster national championship team has never lost a match.)
David Hancock shares his story of hope and how he uses hope everyday!
David Hancock is the Founder of Morgan James Publishing and Chairman of Guerrilla Marketing international, and has co-authored twelve books including Guerrilla Marketing for Writers, The Entrepreneurial Author and “Performance Driven Thinking”.Cited as one of the world’s most prestigious business leaders and is reported to be the future of publishing.As Founder of Morgan James Publishing he was named a Finalist in the Best Chairman category in The American Business Awards. Hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars” by the New York Post.David was also selected for Fast Company Magazine’s Fast 50 for his leadership, creative thinking, significant accomplishments and his significant impact on the industry over the next ten years. David has revolutionized book publishing from the author’s standpoint. His Entrepreneurial Publishing™ model enriches authors as well as the company.David also serves as President of the Executive Board for Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg. And is Chairman of the Board of The National Center for the Prevention of Community
Deborah Northcross shares her story of education and hope in the midst of racial discrimination.
Ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro shares his story of hope and how he shares hope every day.
Jake Shimabukuro has already redefined a heretofore under-the-radar instrument, been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, won accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder, Perez Hilton and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, wowed audiences on TV (Jimmy Kimmel, Conan), earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and even played in front of the Queen of England.
Greg Hickman shares his story of hope and practical ways to start using hope now!
Greg is the founder of MobileMixed.com. He teaches businesses and entrepreneurs how to use mobile marketing, from strategy, websites, app development and text message marketing to improve their digital marketing efforts (list building, sales conversion, loyalty and retention etc).
He is the author of The SMS Marketing Handbook and creator of Convert From Anywhere, a training program teaching you how to build your audience and drive sales with text message marketing.