Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ICYMI: Legendary Football Coach Bob Ladouceur, Subject of When the Game Stands Tall, is Now Exclusive with APB!

Did you see the movie When the Game Stands Tall last weekend? If not, once you go, you will be inspired by “Coach Lad” and his motivating lessons. You can also hear them for yourself, because Bob Ladouceur, the winningest football coach in high school history, is now an exclusive speaker with American Program Bureau!

The embodiment of teamwork, Ladouceur shares his record-breaking wisdoms on what it takes for employees, students and organizations of any kind to always bring their “A” game with heart.

Ladouceur’s 399–25–3 record at De La Salle High School is the longest winning streak in high school sports and the inspiration for When the Game Stands Tall, a major motion picture based on his unprecedented and phenomenal career. Bringing clarity to corporations and students with tools and teachings for the boardroom and classroom, his speeches draw parallels to success on the field with success in life. His leadership philosophies on teamwork apply to any endeavor, benefitting all audiences and their specific goals.

“Coach Lad” stresses the values of superior preparation, mastery of teamwork, total commitment to success and the importance of working hard in all aspects of life. Listen to a legend and learn from one of the world’s foremost teamwork teachers to ensure every individual in your organization is unified and headed towards one common goal.

Learn more about Bob Ladouceur.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

APB Speaker Sybrina Fulton Writes an Open Letter for TIME to the Family of Michael Brown

Keeping her important message of hope in the forefront of national conversation, Sybrina Fulton is dedicating her life to transforming family tragedy into social change. Recently, the mother of Trayvon Martin reached out to the family of Michael Brown to offer condolences and advice.

In her open letter, exclusively published in TIME, Fulton touches on the issue of gun violence in America as well as how to deal with being thrust into the media spotlight after losing a child under controversial circumstances.

Fulton writes,“I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence."

She explains how emotions will run high long after the tragedy due to the media, moving from anger to sorrow to fear and back. However, she shares that by having proven and trusted support as well as putting energy into something positive, it is possible to survive the aftermath.

Sybrina Fulton and her family’s lives have forever changed. However, with those changes come new challenges and opportunities. Her mission is to support families that have lost young children to gun violence regardless of race, ethnicity or gender. In addition, her message is one of optimism and transformation, exemplified by her personal experiences and endeavors. As a mother, she inspires audiences to continuously educate youth about civil rights and to help them feel accepted as part of an evolving society.

Learn more about Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, parents of Trayvon Martin.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

American Program Bureau Welcomes I Am The Change World Tour!

Are YOU the change?

We are excited to introduce our brand new, transformative program, I Am The Change, where you can interact with today’s prominent human rights leaders, offered only through APB!

I Am The Change is an exciting program that exemplifies how “the power of one” can transform the world. Presented by an esteemed trio of human rights luminaries and legends - Ndaba Mandela, the grandson of Nelson Mandela, Donisha Rita Claire Prendergast, Bob and Rita Marley’s granddaughter and Jasmine Rand, the family attorney for Trayvon Martin – this once-in-a-lifetime event inspires audiences to pursue meaningful change in their own lives and in the lives of others.

In this unique presentation, audiences will learn not only how to take action, but how to realize the vision of their own philanthropic dreams. Together, Ndaba, Donisha and Jasmine will show you how to launch your own ideas, explaining how every individual – young or old – rich or poor – has the power to play their own part in improving society.

Discover how to harness your energies and those around you to begin a movement of your own by booking I Am The Change World Tour today.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

American Program Bureau, Inc. Has A New Address!

At the beginning of July, American Program Bureau, Inc. moved to One Gateway Center! We are excited about our new space and have already welcomed some new and inspiring speakers. Stay tuned for more updates as we get settled in!

Headquarters Address

American Program Bureau, Inc.
One Gateway Center, Suite 751
Newton, Massachusetts 02458

Learn more about our roster of inspiring speakers here.

Monday, July 21, 2014

APB Speaker Alyssa Mastromonaco Shows Support for a New Generation of Ambitious Women

Can you imagine being one of the closest confidants to the sitting President of the United States?

APB speaker Alyssa Mastromonaco was the youngest woman ever to be the White House Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations, a job that was both tremendously rewarding and incalculably demanding.

After resigning from her position two months ago, Mastromonaco became a contributing editor for Marie Claire, one of the top women’s magazines in the country.

In her recent Op-Ed featured in the Washington Post, Mastromonaco shares how her new role can be used to pay it forward to others who are passionate about women’s issues. Mastromonaco also explains that when critics say women’s magazines publish superficial content, such dated arguments assume that women are incapable of being both informed and fashionable.

Mastromonaco hopes to change this stereotype by publishing stories about issues that are not covered elsewhere in mainstream media such as finding a healthy work-life balance, healthcare concerns and more.

Mastromonaco is proud to align herself with a magazine that speaks directly to a new generation of young, ambitious women who refuse to be held back by double standards. Now, Alyssa Mastromonaco is sharing her remarkable experiences from the White House and beyond through her speaking engagements with APB. As an empowered woman, she proudly speaks about the choices that have led to her success, showing others how they can create their own paths to greatness.

Learn more about Alyssa Mastromonaco.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The True American by APB Speaker Anand Giridharadas Featured on Oprah’s List of Books to Read This Summer

APB speaker and New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas, the author of the intriguing new book The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas, has been selected by Oprah Winfrey to be on her “21 Books You Must Read Before Summer Ends” list.

What does being American mean to you?

The True American is a deeply moving exploration of the American dream and its many dimensions, making us all question whether Americans can still achieve their dreams.

In the book, Giridharadas tells the true story of APB speaker Raisuddin Bhuiyan – a former Bangladeshi air force pilot – who was working at a Dallas convenience store when he was shot point-blank by self-described terrorist Mark Stroman. That fateful day would not only lead to Bhuiyan’s journey to rebuild his own life, but also his personal endeavors to build a better world and learn the power of forgiveness.

A riveting speaker, Giridharadas often touches upon the themes of racism, immigration and learning what it means to be a “true American.” He tailors his lectures to each audience, shedding light on topics such as the nature of the present Western predicament and how technology is changing what it means to be human.

Learn more about speaker Anand Giridharadas.

APB Speaker Kelly Corrigan’s Glitter and Glue Makes Oprah Winfrey's Top 15 List of Books to Read!

APB speaker Kelly Corrigan, the bestselling author of The Middle Place and Lift, released her third memoir, Glitter and Glue, in February 2014. It received high praise from audiences and most recently, Oprah Winfrey named Glitter and Glue to her list of fifteen books every joy-seeking woman needs to read.

Are you close with your mother? Whether you are a daughter or son, this book helps readers understand their own personal connection to this important family figure. Glitter and Glue illustrates Corrigan’s relationship with her mother, who has a conservative view on life. Through Corrigan’s own experience of caring for children and growing up, she begins to gain an appreciation for her mother and her commonly used phrase, "Your father's the glitter, but I'm the glue."

Speaking with humor and compassion, Corrigan shares with audiences the heartfelt stories behind her books. She also reveals how she has dealt with her own health issues, fearlessly tackling subjects as wide ranging as caregiving, death, childhood and motherhood.
Learn more about speaker Kelly Corrigan.