Monday, September 15, 2014

Ndaba Mandela Speaks on his Family Legacy and the Power One Person Can Have in Making Change

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” ~Ndaba Mandela

Be among the very first to see Ndaba Mandela, Nelson Mandela's grandson, who lived his first eight years under apartheid, deliver an inspiring presentation that echoes his grandfather's mission!

Now speaking at schools and to community groups, Mandela delivers first-hand accounts of life with his famous grandfather and speaks on how education is the key to empowerment.

Ndaba is the co-founder of the Mandela Project, which is devoted to encouraging positive social change across the world, as well as the Africa Rising Foundation, which helps increase growth in education, employment and international alliances.

Ndaba Mandela is also teaming up with Bob Marley's granddaughter (Donisha Rita-Claire Prendergast), and Trayvon Martin's family attorney (Jasmine Rand) to collaborate on "I Am the Change," an inspiring new social justice keynote that empowers college students to create meaningful change.

Your audience will hear the touching stories only Mandela can tell, and see how he empowers college students to "be the change" that the world needs!

Contact APB to learn how your organization can benefit from this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Jeffrey Tambor’s New Show, Transparent, Featured in TIME Magazine!

APB speaker Jeffrey Tambor has performed many memorable roles throughout his inspiring career. Recently, he transformed himself into the intriguing character of Maura on Amazon Prime’s new series, Transparent.

Upon the release of the pilot episode earlier this year, audiences and major news outlets have been buzzing over this unique and groundbreaking show. Now, just weeks before the September 26th series premiere on Amazon Prime Video, TIME magazine has featured an article on the show, naming it “the best new TV show not on TV.”

In the article, Tambor reflects on his experience of playing a transgender parent, saying, “I had everything to learn…I remember my first costume fitting. They asked, ‘What do you like?’ I thought, I have no idea what I like.”

Just like his character Maura, Tambor had to learn what it was like to transform into a woman, making his performance that much more remarkable. This highly anticipated comedy is not only about the transgender community, but about discovering oneself, family relationships and love.

Incorporating themes of creativity, authenticity and self-awareness into his speeches, Tambor is a gifted storyteller who captivates audiences with his empowering messages. Drawing from his own experiences within his long career, Tambor honestly provides a sense of meaning to each person by reconnecting them with their hopes and dreams.

Learn more about Jeffrey Tambor and his inspiring lectures.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

APB Speaker John Quiñones Named One of the Best Commencement Speakers of 2014 by NAACO!

As classes get under way, now is the perfect time to think about commencement speakers! Don’t think so? Imagine waiting until the last minute to book an inspiring speaker for your graduation, only to find out you have no options. Instead, look no further than APB speaker John Quiñones!

Members of the North American Association of Commencement Officers (NAACO) recently selected the most memorable speakers brought to colleges and universities to be included on their list of best commencement addresses of the season. APB speaker John Quiñones, who spoke at the University of Washington Bothell’s 23rd Annual Commencement, was named to the list because he always goes above and beyond to deliver inspiring messages!

In his recent speech, Quiñones shared his powerful story of growing up in a poor family of migrant workers to eventually become ABC’s first Latino correspondent. He encouraged students to pursue their dreams regardless of socio-economic barriers and emphasized the role that education played in his own success.

His words resonated with the young audience, for half of the scholars were first-generation students, more than 40% were students of color from diverse backgrounds and more than half of all the undergraduates received financial aid.

After overcoming barrier after barrier, Quiñones now offers audiences across the country words of wisdom to beating the odds, believing in yourself, the power of education, working hard to achieve goals and never taking "no" for an answer.

Learn more about John Quiñones and how to book him as your 2015 commencement speaker today!

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.