Houston Kraft is speaker, facilitator, & kindness advocate.
Houston Kraft has spoken to over half a million people LIVE at over 600 engagements and counting. He is the co-founder of CharacterStrong - trainings and curricula that create more compassionate cultures in schools, organizations, and communities. He has been featured on the Huffington Post and highlighted by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. His messages about character, leadership, compassion, and kindness resonate with audiences age 5 to 95.
Keynote and Workshop Offerings
What Gets in the Way of Kindness?
We all know Kindness is a great thing. Perhaps the better question is, “What gets in the way?” A self-reflective and interactive keynote that focuses on closing the gap between beliefs and actions.
To Be Lists > To Do Lists
Convenience is the enemy of compassion. In this personal and heartfelt keynote, Houston talks about his mom’s battle with cancer, our cultural misunderstanding of Kindness, and how to refocus (in a very practical way) our daily pursuit of what’s most important.
An insightful workshop to approach the huge concept of Love in a simple, manageable, habit-forming way. Meaningful conversations with engaging partner activities, powerful paradigm shifts, and a unique way of thinking that takes big ideas and mobilizes them into real, consistent action.
Culture is Behavior: Creating A School No One Wants to Leave
A simple model that any school can use to build purposeful culture including the What, the Why, and the How for effectively teaching the Whole Child. Strengthen current practices (PBIS, MTSS plans) and take your culture to the next level with some of the best, research-based practices available today.
It IS the Plate: Weaving SEL & Character into the Daily Fabric of our Work
Social Emotional Learning and Character aren’t more things on the plate - they ARE the plate. In this resource-packed session, you will learn a simple framework for identifying & closing gaps in school culture, shifting student & staff behavior, and putting an intentional focus on relationships. You will walk away with practical tools like our signature “CharacterDare” for staff/students, a sortable video and activity library, and other relational strategies for sustainable change.
Great Educators S.E.R.V.E.
A 5-part framework that focuses on low-burden, high-impact strategies to weave social-emotional learning and character education into the daily fabric of classrooms and schools.