Johnny has been at the forefront of youth development in Canada for the last four years. Having spoken to more than 150,000 students from coast to coast, and keynoting at various youth events, (including the Canadian Student Leadership Conference), Johnny has developed the craft of captivating a youth audience.

Each and every time Johnny speaks to students he brings an incredible amount of passion, energy, and humour. In addition, his vulnerability and relatability in sharing his own personal story reaches to the core of what many students are experiencing themselves. He has a genuine desire to motivate and inspire young people that comes from his own personal struggles as he journeyed towards finding his purpose in life, and his goal is to see Canadian youth realize their own potential in much the same way.

To inquire about pricing and/or book a keynote, please contact our office at:
(866) 432 4464
bookings@livedifferent.com

Available Keynotes

OWN YOUR STORY

Own Your Story focuses on helping each student to embrace their life story, find hope within it, and recognize the power they have to change it’s direction. By steering students’ inner dialogue to a hope based outlook, we are addressing many of the underlying factors of mental health, bullying, and identity.

*Johnny’s keynote ranges from 50 to 60 minutes in length, and he is willing to work within your desired time-frame. As a reminder, this session is designed for grades 7-12.

COURAGE TO CONNECT

There is a quote from Aristotle that says “Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible.” This keynote hopes to take this virtue and connect what it means to live courageously in three aspects of our lives: 1) how we view ourselves, 2) how we deal with social pressures, and 3) how we relate to and care for the people around us. This keynote aims to help students discover and embrace their ability to overcome negative mindsets, pressures and group norms, and start to connect in meaningful ways with those around them.

*Johnny’s keynote ranges from 50 to 60 minutes in length, and he is willing to work within your desired time-frame. As a reminder, this session is designed for grades 7-12.

KINDNESS CHANGES EVERYTHING

This keynote is about getting students to see how one simple act of kindness can change someone’s life. This session will challenge your students to see how almost every circumstance can be changed for the better by each individual student making the choice to be kind to those around them. Your students will recognize their responsibility to be more than bystanders, and see the incredible ability that they have to impact their peers in a positive way.

The goal of this session is to engage students both practically and emotionally with the idea that they have the power to change someone’s life. Students have the incredible ability to make an impact on the world around them, and when they realize this, it creates a shift in the culture of your school where you see more students engaged, involved, and acting out a lifestyle that cares for others.

*Johnny’s keynote ranges from 50 to 60 minutes in length, and he is willing to work within your desired time-frame. As a reminder, this session is designed for grades 7-12.

I have personally seen the incredible impact that Johnny has made in his communication. He has never failed to impress me, with his ability to connect with students as well as challenge them to think. His communications are always creative, engaging and full of humour. He is a pleasure to have and we look to book him every year as he connects so well with the audience. I would and have recommended Johnny to any organization that is looking for a passionate, talented and committed communicator for this next generation.

Alex SmethurstYouth Worker, St. Catharines, ON

The Live Different presentation was a powerful experience for both staff and students. The message of kindness was empowering and the connection that was made with the audience was phenomenal and students remained actively engaged throughout. I would like to thank Johnny and the crew for an inspired morning!

Mary JacquartPrincipal, Georges P. Vanier Junior High, Fall River, NS

Live Different’s message caused us all to reflect upon our own lives and inquire as to how we can all do something to ‘live different’ and help improve the lives of others. I can say with certainty that the presentation touched the lives of everyone present and that each one of us will undertake some action to change not only our own lives, but the lives of someone else. I also want to comment that Johnny Henderson’s performance was the funniest thing we have ever seen, he had both teachers and students bursting at the seams with laughter!

Ruby PenneyGuidance Counselor, Burgeo Academy, Burgeo, NL

To book Johnny, contact our office at:
(866) 432 4464
bookings@livedifferent.com