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Create Positive Change

The coffee bean message is the perfect message for any group, team or organization. Through Damon’s personal story of overcoming extreme adversity, he shows that no matter what the obstacles are in your life, you, too, can overcome them by choosing to be like the coffee bean and change your pot of boiling water into a pot of coffee.


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Lived experience with
overcoming adversity
Diversity and inclusion
Custom presentations
specific to your audience
Vastly relatable to a
multitude of audiences

Our players were very impressed. He did a great job of talking about servant leadership, did a great job of talking about choices and decisions, cause and effect of those decisions. I think his story is very compelling because of the sacrifices he had to make to get his life back to where it needed to be. The message about helping other people and the power of controlling yourself, what you do and what you say, is so important. I’ve never heard it said as well as what Damon did tonight.

– Nick Saban, Head Football Coach, University of Alabama

We just had a guy speak to our team tonight named Damon West. Easily one of the top most powerful messages I’ve ever heard. Unbelievable. A great story and very inspirational. A message all teams should hear.

– Dabo Swinney, Head Football Coach, Clemson University

The Damon West story is one of perseverance, faith, and recovery against great challenges. He has become a role model of servant leadership through his tireless efforts to inspire all walks of life with a stirring account of personal growth.

– Joe Tortorice, Jr., Jason’s Deli Founder and Chairman of the Board