motivational speaker Archives | Allan Kehler
Kindness Matters

Kindness Matters

As I was getting settled into my seat I began reflecting on some wise words I once heard. On every flight there is a good chance that someone is on their way to a funeral or perhaps saying goodbye to a loved one. You never know what people are going through, and for...
The Sun Will Rise

The Sun Will Rise

The sunrise has always played a pivotal role in my life. On too many nights, I wondered whether or not I would make it to the morning. I used to always say, “One day I am not going to have to fight so hard.” Today, I stopped, and took the time to recognize...
We All Need Support

We All Need Support

We all have those moments when we need someone to believe in us more than we believe in ourselves. For me, that was Tanya, and last night her halo was on full display. Tanya and her two boys opened their doors for me when I was three months sober. My resume was not...
A TEDx Moment

A TEDx Moment

This was the highlight of my day. Due to a hotel room being unavailable, a mother asked the event coordinator if her children could attend the keynote. Her children didn’t know who the speaker was, but as soon as I started sharing my story about mental health, one of...
Men DO Talk About Mental Health

Men DO Talk About Mental Health

Following my events, it used to always be women who approached me. The men, meanwhile, would typically be standing off in the distance observing these conversations from a safe distance away. For many of those men who did approach me, more often than not, they would...

“What’s stronger than a broken man who has the courage to rebuild himself? It’s time to redefine what it means to be strong.”

- Allan Kehler