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INNOVATIVE INSPIRATION


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INNOVATIVE INSPIRATION


BOOK YOUR EVENT / (641) 990-5019

Innovative Inspiration

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ABOUT MANNERS & MOTIVATION™


Manners & Motivation is a unique speaking event that is bursting on to the youth speaking scene. Students across the nation are clamoring to get a taste of the most impactful speaking event to date. With relevant and powerful messages, Manners & Motivation is innovating inspiration one school at a time by cultivating positive change for student’s to continue long after Manners & Motivation is gone. 

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ABOUT MANNERS & MOTIVATION™


Manners & Motivation is a unique speaking event that is bursting on to the youth speaking scene. Students across the nation are clamoring to get a taste of the most impactful speaking event to date. With relevant and powerful messages, Manners & Motivation is innovating inspiration one school at a time by cultivating positive change for student’s to continue long after Manners & Motivation is gone. 


"I had the honor to hear Josh speak to our local youth group last spring.  To be honest, when you see Josh it is hard not to pass judgement BUT…all you need to do is see his smile, hear him talk and really SEE him.  He is so open and honest about his journey and shares his strength, courage and guidance to become the positive, inspirational person he is.  Thanks, Josh, for teaching us to never give up and to look for the positive!" - Lori Schafbuch


BE THE CHANGE 

What really sets Manners & Motivation™ apart from other speaking events is the lasting impact it has on the students at the event and the community they are a part of as well.  Manners & Motivation™ encourages students to go out and be the change they want to see in the world.  As a result, we've seen students utilizing social media outlets as a platform for motivation and change on a much larger scale than just their immediate communities.

#IHELPEDCHANGEALIFE

#MANNERSANDMOTIVATION

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JOSHUA COBURN


Joshua Coburn is leading the path for Manners & Motivation.  Not only is he connecting to thousands of youth around the world through his speaking, but he is an author, life coach, and accomplished "corporate oddity."   To see him "LIVE" book your event now.

 

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JOSHUA COBURN


Joshua Coburn is leading the path for Manners & Motivation.  Not only is he connecting to thousands of youth around the world through his speaking, but he is an author, life coach, and accomplished "corporate oddity."   To see him "LIVE" book your event now.

 

Joshua Coburn, the author of AMAZON.COM Best Seller Inspiration on Demand, has been featured on VHI, FOX News, and MTV as well as a myriad of other local, national, and international media outlets.  A former ground-breaking body modification artist and small business owner in the Midwest, Joshua Coburn has defied the odds and made the drastic leap to corporate America as a promotional marketer before becoming the premier Youth Speaker in the U.S.  Coburn reaches millions as a guest writer for various blogs and business journals around the world.


Good Morning Motivation

SIGN UP to receive your daily dose of inspiration and motivation!  Good Morning Motivation provides a daily quote from Joshua Coburn that is ideal for kicking off your morning announcements, beginning your A.M., business meetings, or as a personal reminder to yourself to set your day in motion with a positive focus.  Sign up and begin each day with a smile.

NOW BOOKING 2014 & 2015 DATES

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THE EXPERIENCE


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THE EXPERIENCE

The Manners & Motivation™ Tour with lead speaker, Joshua Coburn, is described  as an inspirational and emotional roller coaster "unlike any assembly we've ever seen!" according to numerous students and staff after recent events!  The moment students enter the venue they are greeted with an unconventional rock concert-like atmosphere rather than the run-of -the-mill speaking engagement.  Coburn bursts into action the second he takes the floor bringing students to entertaining and cathartic heights right out of the gate.  Coburn's authentic life experiences and genuine message resonates with today's youth, often moving students and staff to tears before whipping them back into a rousing reminder that if you DREAM BIG and BELIEVE BIG, you most certainly will SUCCEED BIG!  In order to experience the full effect of this amazing campaign, it must be witnessed personally.

Read a review of the event by an attendee/staff member.

See how students are hitting the social media outlets with the DREAM BIG, BELIEVE BIG, and SUCCEED BIG.


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TOPICS ADDRESSED

Self-respect, teen depression, anxiety, suicide, peer pressure, alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, self-harm, actions and consequences, self-actualization, communication, positive attitudes, unity, and achieving dreams.

MANNERS & MOTIVATION IS PERFECT FOR

  • High School Assemblies
  • Middle School Assemblies
  • Leadership Conferences
  • Back to School Orientations
  • Teen Summit Programs
  • Student Leadership Trainings
  • Student Leadership Retreats
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Testimonials


"He was so inspirational and gave the BEST motivational speech!  It brought so many people to tears.  I didn't think I could love this school anymore until they brought in a heavily tattooed guy to share his struggles and how he overcame them and made them triumphs with all of us!"  - Taylor / Student DC-G

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Testimonials


"He was so inspirational and gave the BEST motivational speech!  It brought so many people to tears.  I didn't think I could love this school anymore until they brought in a heavily tattooed guy to share his struggles and how he overcame them and made them triumphs with all of us!"  - Taylor / Student DC-G

FROM A PRINCIPALS POINT OF VIEW

BY Todd Werner - Principal, Belle Plaine High School

On Tuesday afternoon Belle Plaine Jr./Sr. High School held an assembly for students in grades 6-12.  The featured speaker was Joshua Coburn, life coach, author, and former body modification artist, who is traveling the country speaking to various companies and schools on his Manners & Motivation Tour.  Coburn, who is a former BGM graduate has spoken at other area schools such as HLV and BGM came highly recommended from both staff and students from these schools.

His message focuses on the challenges many teens and even adults face everyday such as depression, anxiety, drug abuse, suicide, self esteem, and bullying.  These are all the same experiences he went through and he was able to share with the students how he changed his life around when he reached a low point and how he has continued to face his challenges everyday.  One of the keys to changing his life was HIS choice to change the course of his life and take control of his own life by making a conscious decision to be the person he truly wanted to be.  Another key to this was to "Be Nice".  He also added, "If you have something nice to say, say it".  The main pieces to the the whole philosophy are to DREAM BIG, BELIEVE BIG, and SUCCEED BIG.

His message was truly genuine and connected deeply with students.  His approach of speaking WITH the students and not necessarily to them caused students to feel the message more strongly and form a stronger emotional attachment to the message.  The reaction of students after the assembly was evident when nearly 80 students remained to speak, take pictures, and get autographs from Josh.  Students remained in the gym for over 40 minutes after he had finished his presentation.  Coburn shared that the reaction of students after he is finished demonstrates how well he connected.  I'd say he connected very well.  The last couple days I've also asked many students about his presentation and the their reactions have been 100% positive.  Many have said he was the best speaker they've ever heard at Belle Plaine.  Coburn continues to communicate with students through social media.  This back and forth interaction is different than other presenters and will keep the message alive for as long as students continue to follow the philosophy.

All types of students took something different from his talk and all connected with him in a way other speakers have failed to do.  Four days later I still hear students talking about Coburn and have even heard positive comments from parents whose kids came home talking about the great speaker they had at school.  I've even used his message to work with student to student problems that have come up since.  I can also say that I've noticed students speaking more positively toward one another in school and hopefully this approach can help raise everyone up to see that they can feel good about who they are and take the initiative to be who they want to be.

Thank you to Joshua Coburn for coming to Belle Plaine and being a part of making our school a better place to be! 

- TODD WERNER


FROM A PARENT

"My daughter is an 8th grade student at Johnston Middle School where you spoke last week.  I wanted to tell you that she talked about you all weekend, how inspiring you were and she said your speech was the best she's ever heard.  I think it's fabulous what you're doing, and please know that your words are having an impact on our kids!  Thank you so much for coming to our school."

- Melinda / Parent


FROM A TEACHER

Walking into the auditorium, the students were curious. Josh's promotional materials had piqued that curiosity but it was his message that kept our students captivated. He took them through his darkest days and pulled them through with humor, positivity, and insightfulness. His message has endurance; we even had several students include him as an example in their final semester project for English several months after his speaking engagement. Somehow Josh mixes in good old-fashioned manners yet still relates to today's teenager flawlessly. His willingness to stay after to meet with individual and groups of students cemented the rapport and drew students who sometimes have difficulty making connections at school. Josh destroys those walls that students put up which makes them open to his positive message.

- Jolie Morgan

Dallas Center-Grimes English Teacher

 
 

SEE HOW STUDENTS ARE CONNECTING AND SHARING MANNERS & MOTIVATION THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA.


STUDENT TESTIMONIALS


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Behind the Scenes


A team dedicated to making a difference.

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Behind the Scenes


A team dedicated to making a difference.

SUPPORTED BY MANY

Manners & Motivation is supported by many in not just one community, but many throughout the United States.  

We at Manners & Motivation and Joshua Coburn are very appreciative of the individuals and companies who have lent their time, effort, and support to help make Manners & Motivation happen.  Without all of these amazing people involved, we would have never been able to reach thousands of students as well as continue to look forward to reaching thousands more in the near future.

"THANK YOU"  to everyone who has shown their support and dedicated their time and efforts to this amazing journey.

Special Thanks to 

  • The Please Line
  • Curacy
  • Carlos Anaya, Host: FOX News Latino/My Lifestyle Extra
  • Carlos Mayorga, Host: FOX News Latino
  • Lauren Simonetti, Host: Career Accelerator, FOX News
  • Kevin Tracy, FOX News
  • Heather R. Huhman, Parade Magazine
  • Ed Sych, The Biz Journals
  • Ric Bratton, Host: This Week in America
  • Paula Burkes, The Oklahoman
  • Megan Reuther, Reporter: WHO 13 News
  • Bob Schmidt, Host: BS with Bob Schmidt
  • Tara Nickerson, Host: The Daily Wrap
  • Justin Sachs, CEO: Motivational Press

 

MAKING IT FUN

A lot of the ideas that fuel Manners & Motivation™ are brought to life by the Curacy team.  They stop at nothing to assure that Manners & Motivation™ continues to lead the way in finding the most innovative forms of inspiration.  Teamwork and unity are the most crucial part of their success, so they prefer to keep themselves as individuals out of the public eye by remaining anonymous.  With the work they put together as a team, its safe to say that these guys are ANIMALS when it comes to Motivation! 

 

 

BLOOPERS

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