Cofounder and Education Director for Praxis
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T.K. Coleman has been an instrumental factor in many of our students developing a passion for asking the right questions. He commands respect through his ability to communicate in a clear and powerful way with students from different backgrounds which is such a rare gift. Liberty minded thought has been so behind in having a mouthpiece that could convey the message in a way that is relevant to the current state while also leaving room for students to develop their own opinions about those idea. T.K. is a master at this. T.K.’s understanding of the power of choice is so rare, and it comes through completely when he speaks. He doesn’t seek to change every mind, he wants to provide the students with more knowledge so that they can make a better decision for themselves, and that is something that I tremendously appreciate.
It is so rare to find a speaker like T.K. Few speakers can pull the crowd in and retain their interest for an entire talk, while still having substance. TK does both consistently. For each event we have had him speak, he engages the crowd. He relates to the crowd. And he talks about our ideas and principles in a way that anyone can relate to. Every time we’ve had him speak, our crowd leaves excited and inspired about liberty. Plus, he’s a pretty cool guy.
The first time I ever heard TK speak, I was attending an academic conference with my little brother who had fallen asleep during the previous 2 speakers. TK finally got up to speak, and mid-talk, my brother turned to me and with fully present eyes and ears, mouthed the words: “This guy is so awesome!” He was right. Shortly after that event I reached out to TK to serve as the moderator for an important debate on the NSA featuring two high profile debaters. TK was the perfect person to guide this conversation as he paved the way for an entertaining, provocative and serious debate that captivated both the auditorium and our YouTube audience alike. I’m greatly looking forward to the next opportunity to work with TK as a public speaker and highly recommend him.
TK made a huge impact on my life through Praxis by helping me to believe in my own creative potential and have confidence in my inner guidance. As a coach, he has a unique ability to empathize with whatever I’m struggling with and help me find solutions within myself. His contagious passion for creativity and curiosity continually challenge me to work on becoming the best person I can be.
T.K. is a body of wisdom that any person would be a fool not to take advantage of. He gets you to think outside the box and take action towards your goals to build the life you want.
Since the very beginning of the program, my advisor, TK, has been instrumental to my success. Straight out of the gate, he was challenging me to make ambitious goals and helping me gain the tools to meet them. When I'm having trouble with a particular task, he's always available to help me strategize ways to overcome the obstacle. He has an excellent gage for how much he should push me based on how busy I am at my business parter and what else is going on in my life.
We are incredibly meticulous about who we choose to speak at our conference. TK was speaking among some of the best, and his talk rated among the highest from our attendees. TK's powerful storytelling abilities are evident in his natural, fluid and authentic communication. More important than being just articulate, TK is real, and everyone in the audience can feel it. TK is a phenomenal storyteller and speaker. He's a guaranteed win for your conference or event.
I've had T.K. Coleman come and speak to student groups on multiple occasions, and my only regret is that I was not able to arrange for more students to attend. He is, by far, the single most well-received guest speaker I have ever had. He is the only guest speaker I have ever had for whom I would rearrange my curriculum so that he could address my students. I had one graduating senior tell me that in her four years as a high school student, T.K. was the only speaker who made her feel like he wasn't talking down to her.
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