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The Power to Change is Inside You

Allow me to share with your company, team, school or organization, the incredible power within each person to positively change their environments and turn their pots of boiling water (LIFE) into a pot of coffee- just like the coffee bean!
-Damon West

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Servant Leadership:
The Secret To Life

Designed for any group, this presentation is focused and personalized for audiences who are working to positively change their culture. Before coming in to speak to your group, Damon will learn your most serious issues and address them as part of his presentation. Damon emphasizes the need to become servant leaders in their teams, schools, communities, organizations and families. Additionally, Damon will end with a Call To Action, to be like the coffee bean from his story. At the conclusion of the event, Damon will field questions from the audience on any and all topics he discussed.

*(A PowerPoint presentation can be created upon request, which plays behind him as he speaks to his audience.)

Overcoming Adversity:
The Damon West Story

In this intimate and personal presentation, Damon shares his cautionary tale and message of hope in a brutally honest presentation. Damon takes his audience on an emotional journey from childhood sexual abuse, adolescent addiction and living with ADHD, playing Division 1 football, working in the United States Congress and ultimately working for one of the biggest Wall Street banks, UBS, before being introduced to meth. His nightmare life of meth-addicted crime and receiving the maximum punishment (Life) is vividly described. The survival stories on the life-sentence building inside a Texas maximum security prison and the lessons he learned while incarcerated, which ultimately delivered him into recovery, are spell-binding and riveting. Additionally, Damon will end with a Call To Action, to be like the coffee bean from his story. At the conclusion of the event, Damon will field questions from the audience on any and all topics he discussed.

*(A PowerPoint presentation can be created upon request, which plays behind him as he speaks to his audience.)

Core Values of Your Team:
Inspire to Your Full Potential

This presentation is designed for businesses, corporations and teams to realize their full potential and stay ahead of the competition. For maximum effectiveness, Damon will personalize his story with your core values and goals, splicing valuable lessons and life-changing realizations he learned along the way with your organization’s story and mission statement. The themes of character, grit, goals, determination and winning the day are paramount in this presentation. Additionally, Damon will end with a Call To Action, to be like the coffee bean from his story. At the conclusion of the event, Damon will field questions from the audience on any and all topics he discussed.

*(A PowerPoint presentation can be created upon request, which plays behind him as he speaks to his audience.)

Convocations

Hear the message that school districts all over the country are implementing as their motto: Be A Coffee Bean! This presentation is designed for school districts and academic institutions wanting to both motivate their teachers and staff, as well as implement the vitally important message of the coffee bean, that the power to change any situation is within you, not in the outside forces around you. The culture of your district can be positively changed in one hour!

Damon’s message not only addresses the physical and mental well-being of students and staff, it also meets the criteria for social and emotional learning (SEL). The SEL aspects of the coffee bean message provide the audience with much needed leadership skills and tips for living a positive life.

Additionally, Damon will end with a Call To Action, to be like the coffee bean from his story. At the conclusion of the event, Damon will field questions from the audience on any and all topics he discussed and do book signings where requested.

*(A PowerPoint presentation can be created upon request, which plays behind him as he speaks to his audience.)

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OF A LIFETIME

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

DAMON’S AUDIENCE

Corporate

DETAILS

Our entire leadership team greatly enjoyed hearing Damon’s inspirational message! I’m thankful that our leaders have embraced Damon’s message, and we now have an entire team of leaders who are choosing to be a coffee bean each and every day! If you are an organization that really wants to inspire and motivate your workforce, then I would highly recommend having Damon speak to your team.

– Stephen Summers, Southwest Airlines, Asst. Mgr. Customer Relations/Rapid Rewards

During the pandemic, I felt like our people needed a real message around positivity & resilience. We found Damon West & his message, his story,  touched our people in a big way & gave them much needed perspective. Do yourself and the people in your organization a favor – if you’re a business leader or coach, get Damon West to speak to your group! Every day someone I work with mentions the lessons they learned from Damon & how they are making a difference in their life. He’s that good!

– John Terry, Executive Director & Complex Manager, Morgan Stanley

We are really pleased to be working with Damon to further AIG’s commitment to giving back and helping those most in need.

– Lucy Fato, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Global Head of Communications and Government Affairs for AIG.
  • Walmart
  • Southwest
  • Lennox
  • Stryker
  • Wendy’s
  • Raymond James
  • Bard
  • Altar’d State
  • Heartland Financial
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Forbes
  • CHRISTUS Health System
  • Exxon Mobil
  • PURE
  • Jason’s Deli
  • Homevestors
  • National Agents Alliance
  • Edison Partners
  • Sage Flooring and Surfaces
  • Shaw Commercial Flooring
  • Walk Ons
  • Integra Insurance
  • Dabo’s All In Foundation
  • Forever Lawn
  • AIG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Leads Online

Groups and Associations

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With his personal story as a backdrop, Damon proves that there is always opportunity in adversity. The coffee bean message is the perfect message for any team or organization to positively improve their culture.

– Joe Martin, President of Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA)

We’ve never had a speaker grab and hold the attention of the room like Damon. His story (and the lessons within) is one that every group needs to hear.

– US Department of Justice Reentry Summit

Damon worked out so great! He was the absolute nicest, and I have received so many compliments about his presentation.

– Missouri Institute of Mental Health
  • US Department of Justice Reentry Summit
  • Call Me MiSter
  • American Correctional Association
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • US Probation Agency
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • Texas Association of Specialty Courts
  • Mississippi Coaches Association
  • Texas Drug Impact Courts
  • Texas Corrections Association
  • Association of State Correctional Administrators
  • Missouri Institute of Mental Health
  • Last Resort Recovery Center
  • Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA)
  • Entrepreneur Organization of Dallas
  • Arkansas Sheriff Association
  • Florida Clerks Association
  • Kolbe Prison Ministries
  • American Society of Criminology
  • Texas High School Athletic Directors Assoc. (THSADA)
  • Juvenile Justice Association of Texas
  • Texas Behavioral Health Institute
  • Rotary

Athletics

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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

Loved having Damon West in the building today, talking to our group about what it takes to be a coffee bean

– Scott Drew, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Baylor University
  • NBA
  • NFL
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • University of Florida Football
  • University of Georgia Athletics Dept.
  • Clemson University Football
  • University of Alabama Football
  • Texas A&M University Athletics Dept.
  • Michigan State University Football
  • Florida State University  Football
  • University of Texas Football
  • Texas Tech University Athletics Dept.
  • University of Tennessee Football
  • Oklahoma State University Athletics
  • University of Arkansas Athletics Dept.
  • Mississippi State University
  • Ole’ Miss Athletics Dept.
  • University of Oklahoma Athletics Dept.
  • Texas Christian University Athletics Dept
  • Brigham Young University
  • University of Oregon Football
  • UCLA Football
  • University of North Carolina Football
  • NC State University Athletics Dept.
  • University of South Carolina Football
  • Ohio State Football

Education and Convocations

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He was great! The audience interacted with him and asked several questions. Many staff members interacted with him one on one in the lobby after his presentation. He held the audience from start to finish, which is hard to do. Exit comments and emails stated he was the best speaker we have ever had for an opening day.

– Dr. Christopher Tully, Superintendent of Schools, Bergenfield (NJ) Schools

It was an incredible morning. Damon ‘knocked it out of the park’. Our staff was so inspired. I was so blessed to bring Damon to Huntington. It was the best opening convocation I have ever been a part of. Our staff were truly inspired, motivated and touched by Damon.

– Dr. David Flowers, Superintendent of Huntington (TX) School District
  • Talbot County (MD) Public Schools
  • Bergenfield (NJ) Board of Education
  • Lyons (KS) Unified School District
  • North Kansas City Schools
  • Nixa (MO) ISD
  • Quitman (Mississippi) ISD
  • Richardson (TX) ISD
  • Sherman (TX) ISD
  • Prosper (TX) ISD
  • Huntington (TX) ISD
  • Washington County (MD) ISD
  • Harris County (Houston, TX) Dept. Of Education
  • McKinney (TX) ISD
  • Pampa (TX) ISD
  • Brazosport (TX) ISD
  • Napavine (WA) ISD
  • Laurens 55 (SC) School District
  • LCM (TX) ISD
  • Idalou (TX) ISD
  • Algona (IA) ISD
  • Olentangy (OH) ISD
  • Logan County School Dist (WV)
  • Petal (MS) ISD
  • Bridge City (TX) ISD
  • Decatur County Schools (TN)
  • Piedmont Schools (OK) ISD

Military

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  • US Army
  • US Marine Corps