Considered one of the most dynamic, “high octane” speakers in America. Harvey Alston has been a full-time speaker since 1989. He has spoken to millions of people throughout the United States who have benefited not only from his knowledge, but also from the wisdom that Harvey Alston brings to the finish line.
Harvey Alston’s unforgettable words of individual responsibility for achievement have improved spirits, spurred growth, and changed lives. His powerful, soul-searching presentations uplift audiences to a higher standard, and to a level where they strive only for the best. Harvey Alston believes in solitary achievement, shared accomplishment and the dignity of human beings.
As one of the most in-demand speakers in America, Harvey Alston’s career has spanned positions from head football coach of Columbus East High School in Ohio in 1968, to assistant director of student financial aid at the university level. As an educator he’s taught English, biology, health, life sciences and math curricula. Over the years, Harvey Alston has received recognition and awards from such diverse groups and organizations as the Ohio House of Representatives as one of Ohio’s Finest Citizens, the City of Columbus declared a Harvey Alston Day, and he was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel, and has received numerous national recognitions and awards. However, none has more impact than the response from those individuals whose lives have been dramatically changed. People walk away from Harvey Alston’s presentations knowing they have just heard someone who “has been around the track a few times” and one who shares it in a way that people do not forget. Harvey Alston’s enterprise is called Best Inc., based on his philosophy and his book titled “Be the Best.” He is the Coordinator for the Ohio High School Athletic Association Student Leadership Conferences, a contributing writer and photographer for the Highland Lakes Monthly Magazine, member of the National Speakers Association and serves on the advisory board to the Olentangy School District, the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School and many civic boards, panels, and commissions.
Harvey’s powerful, soul-searching presentation uplifts people to a higher standard – to a level where people strive only for the BEST.
This program is a highly interactive firm and spirited search for solutions. To provide a variety of educational experiences through the delivery of subjects on the cutting edge of team leadership, and to impart practical skills that will enhance the quality of life by reshaping lost abilities, heighten expectations, rebuild hope, confidence, self-respect and desire.
This program will build your communication skills, enhancing skills for listening and identifying the obstacles to effective listening.
We will discuss ways to “Know Your Child’s Interests”, “Using TV Wisely”, “ABC’s of Parenting”, “Advice for Living with Pre-Teens”, “Parents Watch Your Language”, and “Discipline, a Preventive Force”.
In this exercise you will write your own “code of conduct.”
We first start by asking the following questions, discussing the responses and then sharing the answers with the group. How do you define integrity? What is honesty?
This session will focus on the ability to impact those around them using some of the skills they have learned today and their personal code of conduct.
“Harvey’s presentation was AWESOME!!” Here are a few comments from our 8th grade students:Harvey was my favorite not just because he was funny, but he made me see the value in things and that you should always follow your dreams! Heart, Attitude, Pride, People, You. If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space. Life is short and we might as well live it positively and to the fullest we can. Happiness and laughter is what we should try to spread everyday. I will never forget the way he impacted me. He was so funny, but his message was also super important. He made everyone feel appreciated and like they were the best! You get what you work for. Tone and expressions do matter
“Harvey was wonderful. The group really enjoyed him. This is the third time I have had the opportunity to hear him speak and have left all three times uplifted and ready to be more positive. I heard many positive comments about him throughout the day. Also, I have been impressed in working with your organization. Your group’s work on the front end allowed his appearance to be hassle free.”
“Harvey was a big hit and everyone seemed to enjoy his message very much. He brought much laughter and joy to our participants. He is a great presenter and we really enjoyed having him. Thank you for facilitating his appearance for us. We appreciate it!”
“Harvey was WELL received at the program yesterday. I have had many positive comments about his presentation! Thanks for helping out in bringing him to Sharon.”
“Harvey was outstanding!! Everyone enjoyed his presentation!”
“I have been in Education 29 years and have had the opportunity to be in many all school assemblies with motivational speakers. Harvey Alston is the best by far at keeping the attention of the student body and really connecting with them. The students and staff loved him.”
“Harvey Alston is a wise and entertaining presenter with a vast array of knowledge and experience he shared with GREAT ENERGY and compassion. Several members of the group commented that Harvey Alston was the best speaker that we have had in decades.”
“I would say that Harvey is delightful to work with and delivers a message that can resonate with any audience! Outstanding speaker and motivator! He delivers very powerful, inspiring words and encourages each of us to strive to be the best we can possibly be!”
“Book him!! Harvey took the time to get our team, identified where we needed help/inspiration, and then he nailed it. He is smart, witty, full of energy, and so entertaining. We hope to have him back again.”