The Life-Changing Power of Dignity, Respect, and Compassion
- Character Education
- Dignity & Respect
- Drug Prevention
- Middle & High School
- College & University
- Educators & Staff
Fee Range: $2K-5KInvite David
David’s humorous and genuine speaking style empowers students with social and emotional skills while teaching them the lost arts of dignity, respect, and compassion.
David’s origin as a motivational speaker comes first hand. He grew up impacted by addiction in his family. He married and became a father of two children; his oldest is a special needs son. He is active in his church, is a hospice volunteer who visits terminally ill patients, and is on the board of K.I.D.S Plus, a non-profit organization that helps special needs children through sports. David attends meetings and participates in activities with The Anti-Bias Consortium Nassau County Schools. He is a member of The Northport-East Northport Drug and Alcohol Task Force.
David’s life teaches him every day about dignity, understanding, patience, forgiveness, and most of all, unconditional love. As a youth motivational speaker, David has spoken in 38 states and Canada to over 400,000 students, inspiring them to look at people and things differently. His online videos have received over 125 million views. He speaks with passion and conviction and, through his humility, leaves his audience with so much to think about in their formative years as they move into their future.
Mr. Flood will host a custom and engaging virtual presentation for your school or organization. Here’s a preview 👇
During David’s dignity and respect speech, he will share very personal stories from his life that will connect with your students on an emotional level. His talk is entertaining, engaging, and interactive.
- Look on the inside….we are more alike than different.
- Thank two adults…show respect and connect with adults.
- No One Eats Alone…how we must “show up” for others.
- Inclusion is paramount in schools and life.
Each of David’s personal stories holds within it a lesson to reinforce his challenges. He will also use cyclical learning as he goes on to remind the students of the challenges and how they are connected.
David grew up in addiction and understands what it is like to live in a very dysfunctional household. He also understands what it is like to be in and work with those in recovery for 30 years. He understands the pressure that kids feel every day and knows they will be exposed to substances inevitably. So what is their plan?
- Your decisions now WILL affect your future.
- Find someone you trust and talk to them, preferably an adult.
- Help yourself through helping others.
David will also teach students simple coping skills that they can practice daily to strengthen and improve their mental health.
After working with young people in recovery for 30 years and speaking in schools for ten years, David has seen the impact that strong connections can have on the life of a child. He also knows that he missed making these connections when he was younger. He will teach administrators, teachers, counselors, and parents how to form stronger bonds with their students and children.
- Look on the Inside
- Breakthrough with one kid
- Teach kids how to show up…by showing up.
David will give adults ten practical tools that they can use to make better and stronger connections with the young people in their lives.
“Thank you for bringing such a beautiful message with you today to share with our students and staff. As you spoke, I observed my students' faces light up, realizing that they were making personal connections to what you were saying. What a priceless feeling! You have a wonderful gift, and your passion for what you do is so evident. You are a true inspiration.”Kari Purdy, Strang Middle School
“I want to thank David Flood for helping our student body during this unprecedented time in our history. David personalized a video presentation for our students that gave tools for our kids to use to help them and inspire them to connect with their family, friends, and trusted adults in their lives. The students were visibly engaged throughout the entire virtual presentation, which is a feat in itself.”Gary Carkido, Principal
“David has a way of connecting the dots for us when it comes to dignity and respect in our schools.”Tim Hoss, Principal
“David Flood delivered a powerful and touching assembly for our students. ”Michael Caravello, High School Teacher
“The kids really connected with David’s message on an emotional level. ”Kelly McCorkle, Student Assistance Counselor