"Barry and Tyler, Thank you! Thank you! Thank You! We had the pleasure of having DeMoine Adams speak at our Annual Nebraska Weed Control Association Conference and he was amazing! He had tailored his speech to our group and talked about Leadership and Teamwork. For the rest of the conference, I had members approaching me and talking about the number of points that DeMoine brought up in his speech that they could take home and use in their jobs, or just in life in general. If you have not heard DeMoine in person you are missing out on a great message. I would recommend him to any group. His points of view on leadership and teamwork would fit any business or organization. Thanks again for suggesting DeMoine Adams!”
~Todd Boller, President, NWCA
"For our first day of school we had DeMoine Adams speak to our 7th-12th grade students. He did an excellent job motivating them to put forth maximum effort in all their endeavors, stay focused on their goals and make good choices. He really got them excited for the new school year! We received lots of positive feedback from staff and students about how energized they were for the new year after hearing DeMoine speak. It was an honor to have him speak at our school, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a positive, motivating, and energetic speaker for their event."
~Dr. Stuart Lenz, Superintendent/K-12 Principal, Giltner Public Schools
Adams isn't just another speaker 'talking' about
the importance of having a solid game plan....He's
the epitome of his message! As a former stand-out
collegiate and professional athlete he understands
first-hand the importance of having a Solid Game
Plan both personally & professionally. More
impressive than his football credentials is his
dedication to education, having received his Masters
Degree and is now working on his PhD! I recommend
him without reservation!"
~Aaron Davis, President, Aaron Davis Presenations, Inc.
was great! His presentation resonated greatly
with our group and he does a fabulous job of engaging
the audience to make his presentation come to
life. DeMoine is a naturally inspiring speaker
who let's his personal and professional experience
teach and motivate you to achieve your best!"
~Tim Iverson, Heritage Financial Services
insightful ability to take the basic fundamentals
of the game of football and relate them to leadership
allows for him to connect with a wide range of
individuals. His charisma along with his strong
knowledge base captivates and inspires to grow
the leader in all of us.”
~Dr. Katie Kage, University of Northern Colorado
Adams is the man! His thought provoking talks
are incredible and should be heard by all. DeMo
is a must!"
~Jamar Banks, Director for Student, Involvement and Leadership, Appalachian State University
a true dynamo! Our students were at full attention
to the motivating messages of DeMoine Adams. His
personal stories of challenge and what it takes
to overcome them send an excellent message of
'NO Excuses!' and 'YOU Determine YOUR Destiny'."
~Cara Riggs, Principal, Omaha South High Magnet School, NE
captured our student’s attention with his powerful
and interactive message! He connected with us
in a way that few speakers have. His simple yet
powerful witness to do what’s right, be real,
and demonstrate respect is easily relatable to
our expectations at CCMS. We look forward to welcoming
Demoine back year after year!”
~Darron Arlt, Principal, Central City Middle School, Central City, NE
week we had the honor and pleasure of hosting
DeMoine Adams at Wahoo High School. DeMoine's
message was educational, engaging, and relevant.
He brought incredible life and energy into his
presentation which further fueled the engagement
and excitement within our student body. I would
not hesitate to bring DeMoine back to Wahoo High
~Jason Libal, Wahoo High School Principal
was impressed with the way DeMoine focused in
talking about each person's own potential and
the specific steps they need to maximize the chance
for success. DeMoine has a very sincere way of
speaking to students in such a way that they can
sense the trust being formed between him and them."
~Gary Klahn, Superintendent, Wheeler Central Schools, NE
Adams is not only a motivational speaker, but an artist
who inspires others to be greater, to be leaders,
and to be winners in the game of life. He was a three-year
starting Blackshirt Defensive End for the Nebraska
Cornhuskers who led the team in quarterback sacks
during his time on the team. DeMoine played an instrumental
role in helping the Huskers win a Big 12 conference
championship in 1999 and helped lead the Huskers to
the National Championship Rose Bowl in 2002.
Off the field, DeMoine received Academic All-American
honors, First-Team Academic All-Big 12 honors over
the course of three years, the Brook Berringer Citizenship
team award recipient over the course of three years,
the 2002 Lifter of the Year, and was named the Fellowship
of Christian Athletes (FCA) Nebraska Athlete of the
Year. DeMoine is originally from Pine Bluff, Arkansas
and has accelerated much of his life as an athlete,
both collegiately and professionally. As a first-generation
student, DeMoine received his Bachelor’s Degree
in Political Science with minors in English, History,
Communications, Ethnic Studies and African Studies
and went on to receive his Master’s degree in
Educational Psychology. DeMoine is currently pursuing
his Doctorate degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
and his research includes Leadership, Motivation,
Game Plan – A Student Handbook to score in
365 Days of Winning
- 12th Grade/College/Athletics
“Bone UP” is a bullying prevention
program that challenge students to play DEFENSE by TACKLING
bullying behaviors by Speaking up, Stepping up, and
Teaming up in order to create a safe, responsible, and
respectful school environment.
your 'A' Game” will motivate students
to have a MAXIMUM effort, a STRONG focus, and an UNDENIABLE
commitment in EVERYTHING they do in school in order
to produce greater results in the classroom, on standardized
tests, and in their attitude toward their education.
into LeaderSHAPE” Anyone can be a leader,
but it takes MUSCLE to have leadership! “Getting
into LeaderSHAPE” will challenge students to stop
being followers, be their best, build winning relationships,
and develop a strong character to have the MUSCLE they
need for real leadership.
in School ” If life was a game, you have
to SCORE to win! "Scoring in School" will
teach students how to score in the classroom, score
in the choices they make, score by following the RIGHT
directions, and score by NEVER giving up in order to
reach their TOUCHDOWN and WIN as students.
ALL-American” (diversity awareness) is
a program designed to teach & promote diversity,
cultural competence, and respectful behaviors in order
to eliminate unconscious biases and stereotypes. Students
will also learn how to be an ALL-around individual in
their academics, character, and leadership in order
to be successful in the real world. *Recommended
for the month of January and February.
Development and Corporate Training
“Defensive Leadership” The
side of leadership most professionals focus on is their
position, their title, their hard work, and their OFFENSE
toward the end goal. But leadership is about teamwork,
and in any work environment or community the ‘other’
side of leadership requires a personal and social responsibility.
“Defensive Leadership” will help professionals
and adults exercise their leadership by leading by example,
making each other better, and being responsible for
each other in order to achieve their collective goal
in a constructive, positive manner. *Defensive LeaderSHAPE
is available as a follow-up presentation to Defensive
Heroes give people in movies something
to believe in, but H.E.R.O. leaders give people in real
life the seeds of potential to believe in themselves.
"H.E.R.O. Leadership" will encourage professionals
and adults to lead by serving and become positive role
models to make a positive difference in the lives of
and Tyler, as my superintendent and I talked afterwards,
we were extremely impressed with DeMoine's presentation.
We heard many comments from our staff as to how much
they enjoyed it! DeMoine really provided us with some
great energy to start the year! He also caused us reflect
on the kind of educators we want to be and how we can
impact our students. DeMoine most definitely exceeded
my expectations and I would certainly recommend him
to others! Also, thanks to MSB for your work in getting
us a great match to kick off the new school year!"
~ Terry Zessin, Principal, Wood River Rural Schools, Wood River, NE
understands, firsthand, what it takes to be a
leader. He communicated well with the middle school
students and highlighted key points like positive
choices, self-reflection and dealing with adversity.
His LeaderSHAPE message has been instrumental
in building a positive culture in our building…a
culture that is student-centered and focuses on
the respect and inclusion of all.”
~ John Harris, Wahoo Middle School Principal
was an honor to host Demoine for his presentation
on Leadership and Bullying. The students and teachers
loved him and his presentation. Demoine was an
outstanding presenter. He is genuine and passionate
about what he has to share with students. He models
what he believes. He was the best presenter that
I have listened to for school programs. He connected
with the students and they connected with him.
He made the learning fun and engaging. Demoine
went over and above for students. I will recommend
Demoine to other schools!"
~Susan Stewart, K-6 Principal, Chase County
Schools, Imperial, NE
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