On August 20, 2013, Antoinette's extraordinary human drama of a school under siege, grabbed headlines around the world. "Everything I had done in my life up to this point, prepared me for this moment. Being alone with a gunman, his 500 rounds of ammunition and an angry promise to kill everyone, including himself, with his automatic weapon, an AK-47; seemed unbelievable." An inspirational woman who speaks with head, heart and energy, Antoinette will share with your audience the specific tools and techniques she used to talk the gunman off the ledge of despair and violence. She'll outline for your audience the critical steps she took that saved hundreds of lives. The tools Antoinette used that day are some of the same tools we all are called to use in the corporate world and when dealing with disturbed employees, angry customers, or business pressures that drive people to the brink. Antoinette shares how she "chose" to use judgment, not pass judgment, when confronted with a life-threatening situation and how everyone of us must stand to be prepared to meet our purpose when the time comes. Since talking the gunman into surrendering that day, Antoinette has appeared with CNN's Anderson Cooper numerous times and was featured on CNN's annual Heroes special. She has visited with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, she has met with global business and political leaders to tell her story and share her wisdom on how to use judgment in crisis and not just pass judgment in a heated moment. She also has started a non-profit organization, called "Kids on the Move for Success." Antoinette's much-anticipated book, "Prepared for a Purpose: The Inspiring True Story of How One Woman Saved an Atlanta School Under Siege," is available for purchase on our website www.antoinettetuff.com No matter what your business struggles, financial worries, or leadership hurdles, invite Antoinette Tuff to your organization today to share her inspirational and practical message on why and how, as she told the gunman on that fateful day, "everything will be all right!" To book Antoinette for your next event, or for additional information, contact email@example.com or call (877) 895-9695.
WHAT WE DO: We teach ordinary people how to take life challenges when you least expect them and turn them around for your good. My inspiring true story of how I grabbed headlines around the world and saved an Atlanta school under siege.
HOW WE DO IT: Our company, Antoinette Tuff LLC, provides motivational and inspirational speaking through schools and businesses national and international. We also created a nonprofit organization called Kids On the Move for Success, which provides scholarships to students from PreK to College including Graduate students and mentoring program.
WHAT OTHERS SAY "Here is somebody who is not just courageous, not just cool under pressure, but also had enough heart that somehow she could convince somebody that was really troubled that she cared about him." – Past President Barack Obama
Just getting over our CIW hangover, thank you Antoinette! You were lovely to work with, amazing on stage and terrific with the YOU(th)! We appreciate your passion and support of CIW. We're grateful you were a part of it this year."- Chicago Idea Week
WHO WE WORK WITH: We worked with businesses that range from start-up ventures to Fortune 100 companies.
OUR BACKGROUND: We have spoken to audience of hundreds to thousands of people in businesses, schools, television and radio interview national and international. On August 20, 2013, Antoinette's extraordinary human drama of a school under siege, grabbed headlines around the world. Being alone with a gunman, his 500 rounds of ammunition and an angry promise to kill everyone, including himself, with his automatic weapon, an AK-47; seemed unbelievable."
SPECIALTIES: Showing our audience through my book called “Prepared for a Purpose” that no matter what your business struggles, financial worries, or leadership hurdles are you are prepared for a purpose in life and in your business.