Looking for a motivating and inspiring speaker? Do you want to challenge your employees, volunteers, church or students to stop making excuses and live a life filled with purpose? You should book Impact 52 co-founder Aaron M. Brown for your event!
“Aaron Brown is one of my favorite TEDxFortWayne faculty members! Through poignant humor and emotional appeal, his story inspires and challenges people both personally and professionally. I continue to ask him to speak in front our various C Level communities, as he highlights the value of corporate & community responsibility from firsthand experience. Be careful though, he may challenge you to become a better you!” Craig D. Crook, Local Founder and Organizer of TEDxFortWayne
“Aaron not only brings a great message but an abundance of energy that will captivate and inspire your students! My students look forward to his presentation every year. This interactive performance pushes students to be their best and to not let excuses get in the way. Aaron has a dynamic presence that pulls the students right in. My students walked away feeling ready to tackle their goals! You do not miss out on this opportunity to engage and inspire your students, your church and your community.” Danielle Carmichael, Principal, Knightstown Elementary
Aaron Brown is a community advocate and the co-founder of Impact 52. He has been inspiring people for many years as a mentor, coach, business leader, and friend. He believes and teaches that creating moments of positive impact each and every day can change someone’s life. He shares stories of how volunteerism, giving, and the creation of Impact 52 has changed his life, the life of his family, and the communities around him. He wants to start an epidemic of giving that spreads from community to community infecting everyone it touches. He believes, and knows, that he can change the world and he will inspire you to embrace the same belief.
Aaron has spoken to a variety of audiences, including schools, fundraising professionals, business executives, non-profit organizations, and volunteer groups. Aaron adapts each presentation to meet the needs of each organization and audience. He can give the following presentations or create something new that works for your particular audience.
- Creating an Epidemic of Giving: The Impact 52 story and how it has changed lives
- I Want to be IN– A Volunteer’s Message to Non-Profits: how non-profit organizations can better engage volunteers
- Don’t Kid Yourself, You Have Time
- Give and Become a Better Parent: how volunteerism and giving can make you a better parent
- Everything Starts with Outstanding: positively impacting others starts with you. Preparing your mind and your attitude so that you can impact others.
- Don’t Live Live with A Big But
- Be A Superhero without A Cape
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“I invited Aaron to speak to our students for a reading celebration. His message was well-received. This kids loved him! Aaron taught the students to avoid the big “buts” in life and encouraged them to try different things. He is also a living testimony that an ‘ordinary’ person can accomplish the extra-ordinary when he puts his mind to it!” Kent Martz, Principal, Weisser Park Arts Magnet School
“Aaron’s talk to students was extremely engaging. Students were very attentive and Aaron did a great job of keeping things light and funny all while driving home the message of no excuses!” Amanda Pyle, Principal, Eastern Hancock Elementary
“Aaron is so much more than a big man with a loud voice. He is a valued volunteer, an outstanding advocate for youth mentor programs, and one of the most engaging and interesting speakers we have ever experienced! Aaron’s long standing commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters has been enormously important to the organization. Always eager to flex his motivational muscle, Aaron continues to lend his talents to events and speaking engagements, including the recent Real Men Read luncheon. Humor, imagination, and the perfect blend of relevant information helps him captivate all types of audiences- from 3rd graders to million-dollar corporate partners. His unique ability to appeal to corporate sponsors and non-profit staff in the same breath puts a sharp, and often witty, edge on his polished speaking style. With energetic delivery and clear passion for progressive change, Aaron inspires far-reaching community impact. Big Brothers Big Sisters owes a great deal to this shining example of community leadership. You inspire us, Aaron!” Josette Rider, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana
“After reading Aaron’s story in the newspaper, I immediately contacted him to schedule a visit to our organization. His family was prompt, willing to help, and had great ideas. I then asked Aaron to speak to a group of volunteer coordinators, school leaders, and fundraising professionals. His story of moving from casual participant, to donor, to board member, to board chair is what all non-profit leaders strive to achieve. His talk, what I called ‘the good, the bad, and the not too ugly’ of volunteering was more than I had hoped for. It was encouraging, enlightening, and I am confident that many of the attendees left that day with ways to improve the volunteer experience. His homespun Southern-style made the presentation all-the-more enjoyable. I wish Aaron and Impact 52 well and I know his movement will ‘take off’ nationally and internationally. I look forward to watching the blog grow from 52, 104, 156, and beyond! When the movie is made I can say ‘I knew it when is was only in its 20th week.” JD, The Burn Council of Northern Indiana
“Aaron gave an outstanding program to the Northeast Indiana Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals this year. His topic ‘Impact 52: Lessons Learned by a Volunteer’ was not only insightful, but also entertaining! He is a natural speaker and leader. He gave useful information about non-profits and their relationships with volunteers.” Sarah Nichter, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation and the Northeast Indiana Chapter of Fundraising Professionals
“A big thank you to you for your inspirational speech. I have been in several meetings this week and your words have been brought up in the conversation. T.I.M.E. is a big one. You made a huge impact on my co-worker and good friend, Emily. She has committed to run a marathon to get others to find their passion and make a contribution in the community. She’s not sure what it is going to look like yet, but she is excited about it. When I’ve asked people how they are doing, I get a response of “outstanding! Thank you again for making such a big impact and helping to support Study Connection.” Sharon Callender, Coordinator of Community Programs, Fort Wayne Community Schools
“Thank you so much for coming to Wes-Del Elementary and sharing about Impact 52 and Linnie Mae’s New Friends. Students were very attentive and your stories touched their hearts. They were still talking about you days after your visit. Teachers have come to me and asked about sharing with people in our community. You have started the ball rolling in our little community. These students will take the ball and run with it. Such little things of cards, letters, or even singing can have such a big impact on others. Thank you so much for all your hard work. The announcements this morning ended with . . . “Have an outstanding day at Wes-Del Elementary.” Shirley Thacker, NBCT, Wes Del Elementary School
“Mr. Brown delivered a powerful message that all students should hear. He was able to connect with kids in a way that will motivate them to find a way to make a positive difference in our world. We look forward to having Aaron back to speak with our students soon!” Jediah Behny, Superintendent, Charles A. Beard School Corporation
“Aaron delivered a great program at our library. We are excited to have him back this summer.” Kim Scott, Children’s Librarian, Cambridge City Public Library
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