Jeff A.D. Martin is a soul-stirring, thought provoking, highly requested Professional Speaker, who has been using his platform to inspire people from around the world. Because of his passion for giving back and serving others, Jeff often stands in his own vulnerability and shares personal stories of perseverance and resilience. As a result of his reliability and willingness to be open, people from around the world have experienced life changing breakthroughs and discovered untapped greatness all because of Jeff.
Much of Jeff’s love for people can be attributed to his years of involvement as a community advocate, a mentor and also to his 15 years of experience in Law Enforcement. Jeff has worked as a police officer and in various detective roles investigating criminal offences that range from homicides to sexual assaults. Jeff is a youth communication specialist, with over 1000 forensic interviews with children.
Jeff is an author of a critically acclaimed children’s book, “Brothers from the 6/ Sisters from the 6: Role Models in my Community”. 100% of the book’s proceeds go towards Jeff’s Toronto based, non-profit organization “Brothas from the 6”, Jeff is also the co-author of “KNew Me”, a personal development book geared toward men’s issues.
Jeff is also the host of the “Motivating from the 6” podcast. A globally downloaded personal development series that has received praise from blog sights from around the world, including as far as Japan.
Jeff is also an award-winning professional speaker. In 2019, he came in third in a well known, international speaking competition. One round shy of competing in the global championship round.
With his career and life experiences, coupled with his benevolence and passion to inspire, Jeff A.D. Martin shares his gift of purpose in efforts to help others find their true potential.
*NOTE: All of Jeff’s presentations have the available option to add an additional interactive workshop, focusing on the themes and messages throughout his keynote presentations.
You Are Worth It!
Some studies show that 1 in 5 students suffer from depression and/or anxiety. One of Jeff’s favorite keynote topics is about finding your self-worth and believing in who you are. Jeff helps to combat against depression and anxiety by teaching on the positive effects of self affirmations.
Diversity & Inclusion
Many people do not recognize that although we are all different in gender, skin complexion, religion etc, as human beings, the only difference between any one of us, on a microscopic level is 0.01%. This means we are more alike than not. The sad part is people are being bullied, discriminated against and even killed over the difference of 0.01%. Jeff focuses in on the power of inclusion and embracing diversity.
Turning Adversities Into Advantages
Jeff shares intimate stories of obstacles he faced in his own life, but more importantly, how he was able to take these adversities and turn them into his advantages.
For the many teachers who put their heart and soul into their students, as time goes on, you can sometimes experience fatigue and burn out. Jeff reminds you of why you got into the profession of teaching to begin with. Your job is greater than teaching 1+1, your job is shaping the future leaders of tomorrow. Jeff wants to remind you about your importance.
The Next World Leader is Sitting in Your Classroom
What if you knew that the next Prime Minister of Canada or President of the United States was sitting in your classroom? Did you know that it would be you who plants the seed towards their greatness?
Whether it’s building a teacher-parent relationship or last years homeroom teacher with this year’s homeroom teacher, Its through this kind of teamwork that creates the necessary partnerships needed for our students success.