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Bringing the “Life Teammates – Love Ya Man” Message To You!
The Will To Live Foundation’s President and Co-Founder, John Trautwein, has given over 500 speeches to teams, families, students of middle schools and high schools, Church groups, youth groups, coaches, parents and counselors alike, since the Foundation began in late 2010. His message of love, hope and the importance of recognizing the Life Teammates that exist in your life today, has been extremely well received.
“I have had the pleasure of seeing John speak on three occasions. WOW what a message! As a coach and financial services professional for over 30 plus years I have seen hundreds of prominent CEO’s, Keynote Speakers and College and Professional Coaches speak. John is hands down one of my top three speakers I have had the pleasure to witness. His thoughtful and moving presentation is incredible and he hits all the positive notes you want to aspire to as a coach and mentor of young people. Go and see him as soon as you can!”
– Lou Corsetti, Coaching Coordinator, Atlanta Youth Lacrosse, US Lacrosse Convention Committee Chair 2011, 12, Georgia Lacrosse Hall of Fame Member
Watch John Trautwein’s acclaimed keynote speech for LifeACT’s “Into The Light Walk” – Cleveland, OH April 22, 2018
Contact the Will To Live Foundation today to arrange for John to speak to your organization.
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Even during the pandemic, through the use of technology and virtual presentations, John Trautwein was able to give over 20 speeches to and estimated audience of 6700 people
A Positive Message About The Power We Have To Deliver Hope To Each Other!
“At my son’s funeral, when I saw the love and support from my own “high school” friends, I realized right then what this foundation would be about. We would work hard to get the teens and young adults of our communities to realize that the greatest friends that we meet in our lives, are those that we “learn about life with.” Those that we experience our ‘firsts’ with. Those friends that we meet as teenagers – let’s understand that – let’s recognize that – let’s rejoice in that – and let’s use that fact to always reach out to each other and not be afraid to say “I love ya man” to each other. Teammates who understand each other have the ability to create a culture where “It’s OK to not be OK”
Equally and perhaps even more importantly, to not be afraid to say “Hey Man, I’m hurting. That’s what my speeches are all about. They are always honest, positive, motivating and full of hope – with a goal to teach kids (and adults) to recognize we have the power to Deliver Hope to each other!”
– John Trautwein, President and Co-Founder of The Will To Live Foundation
View The Life Teammates Speech to Wake Forest University Student Athletes
See John’s Speech at The Acclaimed Nantucket Project Event -September 2019
Spreading a message of Love, Hope & The Will To Live to kids, teams, schools, churches, Bands, Scouting, Youth Groups, Universities, and Major Corporations either live or virtual, John’s message of Love and Hope have inspired people of all ages to be better teammates!