One of the things that I enjoy as a member of the John Maxwell Team, is the intentional focus on developing students.  As a speaker with nearly three decades of experience working with and speaking to students, I am able to empower them to be strong leaders in a way that is both relevant and challenging.

Here are just a few of the ways I can add value to the students in your organization…



Drawing upon my years of experience as a speaker and a martial artist, I empower students to make positive choices in their lives.   I incorporate board breaking and/or concrete block breaking as a part of my message to help students see that even the most challenging obstacles in their lives can be overcome through making positive choices.  I can speak on one or more of my signature talks on bullying, fear, failure, self-esteem, or drugs.  Or, I can speak on a topic or topics that are customized to your local school needs.  My fees are as follows:

$800 for a 45-60 minute school assembly

$400 – for each additional 45-60 minute school assembly held in the same school district on the same day

 If you are interested in booking me to speak at a school assembly, please contact me.





Today’s youth often struggle with identity, fear of failure, bullying and a need for strong personal character.   YouthMAX is a youth leadership curriculum designed to give today’s young people practical tools and ideas to help them navigate life in these key areas.

“Bullying, failure, low self-image and poor character decisions are at the heart of many of the challenges facing young people today,” said Paul Martinelli, president of the John Maxwell Team. “We’ve decided to do something about it and we’re excited about this opportunity to give youth practical tools and ideas to help them succeed in today’s changing world.”  As a Certified John Maxwell Team speaker, I am able to bring this curriculum to your school.  Some of the topics covered in this curriculum are:

  • Stand Up & Be Counted (Stop Bullying)
  • Learning to Fail Forward to Success
  • Developing a Positive Self-Image
  • Developing Strong Personal Character.

The youth leadership training is available to any youth organization or school group.  For more information about YouthMAX, please contact me.



A customized training program is also available for students at your school.  This curriculum is especially appropriate for young entrepreneurs and student leadership groups.  I am able to work with your students through small group discussion and interaction on the topic of turning failures into learning experiences that help you win in life.  This program can be customized to the needs of your local school.  Please contact me for more information.