Nathan Harmon

#1 Booked School Speaker Nationwide 2017, 2018 & 2019, Speaking in Over 750 Schools

He shares directly from his own personal experiences in a profound way that truly reaches students of all ages.
Nathan has overcome drug addiction, suicidal thoughts, self destructive lifestyle and so much more.

Nathan Harmon is an international speaker and the founder of Your Life Speaks. Nathan speaks at Universities, public and private schools, conferences, retreats and many other venues coast to coast. He has been recognized as the Top Booked School Speaker in 2017, 2018 & currently is on pace to speak in 200+ schools in 2019.

Nathan is married to his amazing wife Alexis and is blessed with two children Ashton and Juilianna. Your Life Speaks was born from Nathan's desire to see every person recognize their potential and realize they are more than their difficult past. His energetic and powerful messages resonate with all age groups and he is beyond passionate about people and encouraging lifelong change.

Nathan's message comes from a combination of a troubled past and a great desire to help others overcome many of his same struggles. In his younger years Nathan battled divorced parents, suicidal thoughts, self harm, alcohol and drug addictions, bulimia and eventually jail.

On July 17th, 2009 Nathan was the driver in a drinking and driving accident and from that experience his life was changed forever. Nathan is now over 10 years sober and wants to share hope and a successful future with others.

Nathan has a weekly podcast Real Life, is writing his first book and will be working with a documentary this year about the world wide issue of suicide. You can find him on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, and Twitter.

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Powerfully Addresses Peer Pressures, Addiction, Bullying, Mental Health, Overcoming Adversity, The Power of Good Choices, Leadership and Character Development.

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Grabbed their attention and was impactful.
Never have we had a presenter where every student was more engaged and attentive to what was being said. The 6th through 9th graders took part in a give-and-take with him because of the interactive format for that age group. Administrators reported that the more serious and mature tone with the older students grabbed their attention and was impactful.

After the presentation, the student body improved their behavior and the way that they treated each other. Use of disparaging remarks and the off-the-cuff “Go kill yourself” as a simple throwaway insult declined. We were very impressed. We look forward to their return and recommend Nathan’s presentation to any school needing a shift in the way students think about themselves and one another.

- Steve Thalheimer, Superintendent

Give Nathan our deepest thanks for Friday. The day could not have been better. At the end of the day we asked students to rate the program - Nathan rec'd rating of 9.58 from his audience!!!!

He spoke to their heart and I feel humbled to witness that connection. Kids were filling up their program booklets with notes - talk about ENGAGEMENT. I am counting that as a huge win.

-Donna Kreiling

I have sat through numerous school convocations regarding drugs/alcohol, bullying, peer pressure, etc. and never have I seen ONE speaker have an entire student body’s attention the way Nathan did. Nathan was able to reach students who we have tried to reach in months, even years. Students came forward wanting to open up about their issues and get help. Following Nathan’s presentation, we saw a change in student behavior. For example, we witnessed students conduct meetings with other students who they had bullied for months, wanting to apologize and make up. We witnessed students helping and sitting with other students who needed a friend. We had students come forward wanting help for drug addictions. Nathan’s story is heartbreaking, however the message he delivers and gets across to these young people is truly amazing.

I highly recommend Nathan Harmon for any school looking for a change in behavior, whether it be drugs/alcohol abuse, bullying, suicide, etc. We are looking forward to having Nathan return to Shoals High School in September of 2017.

-Kindra Hovis, Principal

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