Ready. Set. Do It!
and other presentations that inspire hope and encouragement.
Rarely a speaker
comes along who inspires real change. Rarely can a speaker touch the hearts and minds of an audience with a personal story
about despair and devastation turned into hope and opportunity. Steve Harrington is one such speaker.
overcome two psychiatric disorders and has turned challenging experiences into a compelling story about recovery. His
message is meaningful to all audiences because it is a story about hope. Indeed, his listeners leave filled with that hope
and inspired to change their lives for the better.
Steve's story has touched audiences across the U.S. at conferences,
business meetings and rallies. His approach is personal, honest, and direct. He inspires listeners to challenge assumptions
and tackle even very difficult problems. He details steps everyone can use to lead more productive and positive lives.
The author of 12 books, Steve is most proud of The Depression Handbook, You Can Recover!, and his
newest book, Trees of Hope. His work has drawn critical acclaim from among the country's top leaders in business,
government and healthcare.
Audiences enjoy humorous anecdotes woven into a message of motivation and compassion.
Steve uses his experiences, such as drifting 1,700 miles down the Mississippi River on a log raft, photographing polar bears
in the Arctic and mountain climbing in the Rockies to keep listeners interested and enthralled. He uses costumes and a variety
of unusual visual aids to captivate audiences that leave inspired and talking and thinking for months.
Steve makes presentations on creating recovery cultures in mental health organizations, talking to the news media about mental
health issues, using nature as a therapeutic strategy, peer support and peer specialists program development. Steve earned
a bachelor of science degree at Michigan State University, a masters of public administration degree at Grand Valley State
University, and a juris doctor degree from Cooley Law School. He is the founder of the National Association of Peer
What People Are Saying:
a jewel in Steve Harrington. He is intelligent, articulate, and unafraid to address the difficult issues of mental illness."
Fred Frese, Ph.D.
"What a great presentation! I've never seen such an immediate and spontaneous standing
ovation at any other conference. You've touched us all!"
Cheri Sixbey, director, Assertive Community Treatment Association
"Your presentation was one of the conference highlights. Our participants left the conference feeling valued,
hopeful and more empowered to take an active role in improving mental health services in their communities." --NAMI North
Carolina State Conference
"Your name is quickly becoming synonymous with recovery--and for that you can be
--Paul Ippel, director Network180
complete speaker information package, contact Steve at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (616) 773-8866
What were YOU doing when you were 17 years old?
At age 17, Antonio Lambert was carrying the scars of nine bullets
and was sentenced to 22 years in prison. A
life of severe depression and substance abuse had taken their toll.
Now, Antonio is back on the streets to help others with psychiatric conditions. He has emerged as a respected
community leader. His most popular presentation: From Streets to Prison to Streets: Recovery Comes Full Circle, is an inspiring
story about his challenges and, most important, how and why he changed his life.
Antonio has presented keynote addresses for several large groups and his enthusiastic presentation style and honesty
make him an increasingly popular speaker. He is a trainer of peer specialists in North Carolina and is the author of a new
training curriculum for peer specialists working with persons with substance use disorders.
For more information, contact Antonio at: email@example.com
The founder and CEO of SZ Digest, Bill MacPhee is
recognized as a leading mental health advocate. His presentations change lives. Using his story of overcoming difficult challenges
to ultimate success leaves audiences long remembering his message of recovery.
Bill also has a series of videos and a long list of impressive testimonials regarding his presentations.
Contact Bill for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org