Andre Norman

Ambassador of Hope

  • Andre Norman`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Andre Norman`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Massachusetts, USA

  • Andre Norman`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Andre Norman`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Massachusetts, USA

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Choices From the prison yard to the Harvard yard

He is engaging, honest, he will challenge your thinking. Not trying to move your heart or your wallet …he wants to move your mind. Change happens through thinking.

Lessons from the Street: Finding Motivation, Inspiration, Dedication

Professor John Kotter of the Harvard Business School wrote that, “for leadership, achieving a vision requires motivating and inspiring—keeping people moving in the right direction . . . by appealing to basic but often untapped human needs, values, and emotions.” Andre ...

Professor John Kotter of the Harvard Business School wrote that, “for leadership, achieving a vision requires motivating and inspiring—keeping people moving in the right direction . . . by appealing to basic but often untapped human needs, values, and emotions.” Andre had to abandon his old value system in order to take control of his life and, once released, stay out of prison. But he did find that some of what he learned in the world of prison gangs—about those untapped needs and emotions—has relevance for leaders in the world of legitimate business. Andre provides fresh perspectives on the leader’s role and a new appreciation for what is possible.

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Lessons in Humanity From an Invisible People

Participants step out of their comfort zones and visit a homeless shelter, prison, youth detention center, or half-way house to gain new insights into the human condition. Participants say that this workshop (along with Program 2, which includes a prison visit) shakes their ...

Participants step out of their comfort zones and visit a homeless shelter, prison, youth detention center, or half-way house to gain new insights into the human condition. Participants say that this workshop (along with Program 2, which includes a prison visit) shakes their assumptions about people who do not share their advantages and—most importantly—teaches the participants new truths about themselves. This new understanding allows them to answer the fundamental dictum of leadership, “Lead yourself first.”

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Prisoner to professor: Life & Leadership Lessons from an Incredible Odyssey

Andre often presents this program to business audiences that want to help their community. Sponsors also engage Andre to present this program directly to at-risk youth programs. The story of Andre’s personal journey from prison to university lecturer and international ...

Andre often presents this program to business audiences that want to help their community. Sponsors also engage Andre to present this program directly to at-risk youth programs. The story of Andre’s personal journey from prison to university lecturer and international speaker is not a Cinderella story. It is a tale of extremely hard work, numerous setbacks and an uphill struggle against tremendous odds. It is also a story that has inspired numerous audiences and encouraged people to think differently about what a determined individual can achieve.

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Second Chances: The Courage to Change the Things I Can

Andre developed a keen understanding of people on his incredible journey. In this workshop he uses that knowledge to help participants explore family dynamics, whether it’s their family at home or their family at work. Andre shows that many of the things that frustrate, ...

Andre developed a keen understanding of people on his incredible journey. In this workshop he uses that knowledge to help participants explore family dynamics, whether it’s their family at home or their family at work. Andre shows that many of the things that frustrate, puzzle and limit us are within our control.

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Survival of the Fittest: Teach Your Team to Expect the Unexpected

In the world of prison gangs, there are harsh consequences for failure. Andre survived prison and became an outstanding coach by paying close attention to the world as it was, not as he wanted it to be. Pilots call this quality situational awareness, and it’s a critical ...

In the world of prison gangs, there are harsh consequences for failure. Andre survived prison and became an outstanding coach by paying close attention to the world as it was, not as he wanted it to be. Pilots call this quality situational awareness, and it’s a critical quality in any successful business venture. In this program Andre shows how great teams also learn to believe in themselves, and how resiliency and determination help when the world surprises them.

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About Keynote Speaker Andre Norman

About Speaker Andre Norman…

Known to many as “The Ambassador Of Hope”, Andre Norman’s experience and expertise is what empowers him to speak about and create training programs for families in crisis, substance abuse and teen drinking, re-entry, ex-offender, gangs, prison reform, and mentoring. Andre travels to schools, churches, and community centers around the world to serve as a mentor and friend to youth and community members alike.

From illiteracy to gang activity, Andre’s childhood prepared him for nothing less than a life of crime and violence. This behavior eventually led Andre to be sentenced to over 100 years in prison, with no sign of parole. A natural-born leader, he quickly rose to the top of the prison gang where he managed criminal and gang activities from within the confines of the correctional facility. His notoriety grew and Andre found himself in solitary confinement. There, a light turned on inside of Andre and he made the decision to turn his life around. He did just that and was paroled after serving a 15-year sentence. From that moment on, Andre has never looked back.

Having been exposed to both sides of the fence, Andre pulled from his life experiences and launched Project Footprints, an organization designed to connect individuals and corporations who want to make a difference with those who need a helping hand.

Testimonials

Our past events have featured some of the world’s most respected visionaries including Sir Richard Branson, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dr. Stephen R. Covey and many others – so being one of the top rated speakers at one of our events is a significant accomplishment. What amazes me about Andre’s incredible presentations at our programs is that he has consistently ranked at the very top of the feedback from attendees. I believe it’s because Andre is one of the most powerful and mission-driven speakers in the world, and I’m grateful to have met him and to call him a friend.

Greg Habstrit

Founder, SimpleWealth, Inc.

Andre recently spoke at GOT – our annual entrepreneurial summit at MIT. His message was inspiring and he was one of our highest rated speakers. It’s no surprise that Andre left our gathering with many new friends and admirers.

G. Michael Maddock

Gathering of the Titans CEO & Founding Partner at Agency of Innovation

Andre Norman was truly inspirational speaking to Correctional Educators at the 22nd Annual MA Correctional Education Association conference in April 2012. His life story – disappointments, failures, accomplishments, and ultimate success served as a true motivation for the teachers, counselors, and administrators in attendance. He is the reason that we do what we do on a daily basis; we believe an “Andre” exists within each of our students.

Dr. Steven Ultrino

Director of Education, MA Middlesex Sheriffs Department

Andre’s matter-of-fact and honest message forces the audience to challenge their current values and beliefs in an attempt to align them to a life of integrity, dignity, and selflessness. Andre’s words are a must for every high school student.

Richard Allen

 

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