Empower your leaders and students today

Manny delivers keynotes, facilitates seminars, and leads assemblies.

Be Reminded of Your Why

The Power Of One

How Manny went from a 0.6 GPA and high school dropout to a Ph.D. student, husband, father, pilot, and public servant. 

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Be Equipped with the How


Proven practices and principles that engage, reach, and teach youth to excel in school and graduate prepared for work and life.

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Be Transformed by Your Students

Turn the Page

Prevent suicides, reduce bullying, create understanding across racial and social divides, inspire grit and raise student achievement.

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What can an individual teacher do to help even the most underperforming children believe in themselves, succeed in school, and graduate prepared for work and life? Here, you’ll find answers.

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Original Freedom Writer

His father was incarcerated, he missed 60-90 days of school annually from 4th to 9th grade, he dropped out of school at age 14, he lived in 26 places by age 16. Now he is an author, a Ph.D. student, a faithful husband, doting father, a pilot, and one of the most inspiring speakers you will hear in your life. 

What Others Are Saying

Your presentation is the best we ever had in Miller Place (as one of the sages here, I agree). One of our Board of Education member’s son (a senior at the high school) came home and raved about your presentation. She almost fell off her chair that her son wanted to talk to her about something from school. Your impact was quite prolific.

Seth Lipshie

Department Superintendent

What Others Are Saying

My class has changed forever! I am reading your book to my students and they love it. I also took your advice. I told my students that I really didn't know them, and that I was truly sorry for not acknowledging their cultures. We have become much closer and the behavioral problems have slipped away. You are a Rock Star! Your new pal Deac.

David Declemente

What Others Are Saying

Manny, thanks so much for coming to West Plains. The faculty and staff are still reeling over the experience. I continue to receive messages 'this was the best experience of my PD career!' You have inspired all of us.

Julie Williams

  • 1.25M

    Students Reached

  • 2.1K+

    Events Held

  • 750K

    Professionals Reached

  • 18

    Years of Experience

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One year ago, I had the pleasure of keynoting at ASCD. It was a wonderful experience!  … Read More