"Anthony is truly a transformational leader in our education ecosystem and we are so thankful for the privilege of learning from his powerful voice. Anthony is deeply knowledgeable about our students, schools, and the education system as a whole as a result of the time he spends connecting with students and educators, and the far reach of his services across school systems. He brings this knowledge and insight to every professional development experience, resulting in a learning experience that is more relevant, responsive, and grounded in reality than educators typically experience. It is a joy to partner with Anthony in planning – he is open to customization, listens deeply to our needs for the targeted learning, and extremely communicative about his progress and plans so that we enter into execution without any surprises. We consistently receive top satisfaction from educators when Anthony leads professional development for them, both due to the content and his motivating and empowering message while facilitating. Anthony is a thoughtful, knowledgeable, and inspiring leader, a powerhouse to add to any professional learning experience."-Director, Teacher Leadership Development
"I have been a teacher and now counselor. I have seen firsthand how much Mr. Butler's message resonates with students. He is able to make connections with students and his message is clear and powerful. He listens and guides students into learning a new way of thinking and behaving that will provide them the opportunity to be successful in their lives. It has been my honor to work with Mr. Butler."-School Counselor Serving Grades K-12
"Mr. Butler has a genuine heart for all people! I have watched him use creativity and passion to engage students, getting them to think outside the box, providing them with practical tools for self-awareness, self-respect, and for success...It’s amazing to watch students AND their classroom teacher thoroughly engaged when Mr. Butler is presenting!- Educator
"Anthony is one of the most engaging, genuine, authentic, passionate and empowering speakers that we have used for professional development. Anthony weaves his personal story in a way that grabs the attention of other educators because he has been in their shoes. His connection to his own childhood and the profound impact educators have had on his life is also relevant for anyone working in education, community development or in any kind of helping profession. You will NOT be disappointed in using Anthony to inspire your team!"-Early Childhood Chief Executive Officer
"I encourage you to join Mr. Butler for an in-person and/or virtual session...these presentations are thought provoking, soul searching, and inspiring! Mr. Butler is an Educator, Poet, and Author...he's the best! I promise that you will be engaged!!"-Student & Family Relations Coordinator
"Our students enjoy Anthony's (school assembly) visits as he provides them with positivity, hope and a sense of cultural awareness to what they are experiencing. He helps us find ways to shape a positive future for our youth while engaging them in discussions about non-violent resolution! Our kids love hearing Anthony speak."-Secondary School Principal
"The ability Anthony has to grab an audience's attention is like Magic! Anthony possesses talents that bring out talent in others they never recognized before and that's what I called Anointed!!"-Community Engagement Manager
"Anthony goes above and beyond on every presentation he gives. He is an excellent writer, presenter and facilitator. He is a pleasure to work with and makes the process so easy and enjoyable. The sessions he leads always leaves participants feeling inspired and thinking about how they can be better educators."-Director, External Affairs
"I could listen to Anthony all day. His experience, intelligence, creativity, and ability to captivate an audience are unmatched."
"Your motivational presentation was EXACTLY what I needed! God sent you..."
"I would like to thank you again for speaking...what you had to say truly touched my heart and your sincerity and joy was a breath of fresh air."
"I absolutely loved your closing presentation...You were inspiring and uplifting with your words."
"Great job on (your book) Root Reasons For Violence. So current and relevant."
WHAT ANTHONY IS SAYING
"Our dreams will drive our decisions!"
"Put that ego on a keto plan!"
“SOME OF US ARE DONE JUMPING THROUGH HOOPS, PLAYING GAMES, DANCING TO TUNES, SINGING THEIR PRAISES, LAUGHING AT JOKES THAT AIN’T FUNNY, PUTTING UP WITH HALL OF FAME FAKENESS & FOOLERY, BEING IGNORED BY FOLK WHO KEEP BRUSHING US OFF WITH BUSYNESS, TRYING TO GET GATEKEEPERS TO LET US IN, RUBBING ELBOWS WITH THOSE WHO WANT US TO STROKE THEIR EGOS, NETWORKING WITH NARCISSISTS...ENOUGH!!! WILL WE TRUST GOD OR NOT?! HE WILL MAKE A WAY AT THE APPOINTED TIME. KEEP PRAYING AND OBEYING. COMMIT YOUR PLANS TO HIM...NOT THEM!”
"When we open our mouths and speak, we let others know who we really are."
"People will know our names and often bypass that. They begin to call us by our character and actions...Honest, Liar, Hateful, Loving, Bold, Afraid...What do they call you outside of your name?"
"Don't tell me you want to go to another level and when I begin to challenge you to level up, you get in your feelings and stop the process. Do you want to confront and overcome obstacles that are blocking you or not!?"
"We help you and others STOP violence BEFORE it Starts! Think about it. When violence is prevented, it rarely makes the headlines, but it is well worth it!"
"Conflicts will come. What I choose to do will make things better or worse. Who I am to the core typically comes out in the middle of my conflicts."
"You are the only YOU you have...take care of you!"
"Show me who you are connected with and I can predict your future with great accuracy."
"We don't stumble into being excellent, just happen to be successful, slip into being a caring, fall into being a great person, friend, spouse, parent...These things are done on purpose, intentionally, and deliberately!"
"The greatest battle in life is Me vs Me! I have to fight myself daily and do what God is directing me to do!"
"What do you say to yourself during the best of times and the worst of times? Think about what you are thinking about and speak life into your life! Compliment yourself in a healthy way all day...everyday!"
"Hurting people are everywhere. When hurting individuals mismanage their hurt, we will eventually have violence."
"We didn't pick our biological parents, decide what neighborhoods we would live in when we were birthed, select the schools we would first attend as children...However, no matter what circumstances and environments we were born in, we can leverage those situations and become a more powerful person!"
"If the shoe fits...Put it on and own it!"
"My circumstances will not take my peace, steal my joy, cause me to consistently behave out of character...Right in the midst of my greatest battles, watch what God will do in my life because I made up my mind to pray, obey, and enjoy EACH day!"
"Don't let your public, professional, private, and personal haters distract you from your destiny. WHEN, not if your haters strike, stay focused and you will get stronger."
"Sometimes we just gotta take the L! There are so many lessons in the losses and if we leverage our losses well, we will win more."