Our Presenters

Kinetic Affect

Kinetic Affect is a nationally-renowned, award winning duo.

These highly dynamic keynote speakers and spoken word artists have made a career out of inspiring youth and adults to follow their passions and live life for today. Gabriel Giron, a survivor of cancer and former soldier in the US Army, and Kirk Latimer, a survivor of his own destructive past, and former high school English teacher combine their voices to give audiences a truly one-of-a-kind motivational experience that they will NEVER forget. From high school auditoriums to fortune 500 companies, Kinetic Affect combines dynamic spoken word messages with motivational speaking that is described as both life changing and captivating.

Chase Mielke

Chase Mielke

Chase Mielke is an award-winning, full-time educator, educational writer, and nationally recognized speaker.

He has been awarded multiple honors, including being a 2014 Michigan Teacher of the Year nominee and a 2014 Allegan County “Outstanding People for Education” recipient. His writing has been featured on Huffington Post, WeAreTeachers, Edutopia, and EdPost, including his viral video “What Students Really Need to Hear.” His passion is using education to help individuals develop their purpose, their perspective, and their perseverance.

Kevin Kush

Kevin Kush, M.A., has been a teacher and coach for over 30 years and is widely recognized as an outstanding motivational speaker.

He is the author of 3 books (The 100 Yard Classroom, Competing with Character, and A Piece of the Puzzle), and was honored as ABC News “Person of the Week” for leading his Boys Town High School football team of at-risk youth to an undefeated regular season. Coach Kush shares keys to motivation and success, while sharing his energy and passion.


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