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Our Story

Who We Are:

We are group of motivational speakers bringing a message of Sweethearts and Heroes to educate society about the impact bullying has on all of our schools, our neighborhoods, and individuals. Our unique perspective, action plan (for every member of the bullying cycle), and unmatched ignition to make change puts Sweethearts and Heroes at the top of the list when it comes to changing schools’ climates. We also deliver messages of bystander empowerment, empathy and leadership to all audiences, including K-12 students, colleges and universities, teaching professionals and corporations. Children, teachers, parents and all members of society need to know that we all have the potential to be someone’s Sweetheart and the power to be a Hero.

Where We Have Been:

We have traveled near and far, working to share our message with everyone we meet. Many of the places we’ve traveled to have been so gracious as to invite us back for a second, even third time. However, we are always excited when we get to visit a new place and share our messages of H.O.P.E, empathy, leadership and more.

Our Message

Sweethearts and Heroes is a message that believes in educating society about the impact that bullying has on all of our schools, our neighborhoods, and individuals. Through knowledge and communication, we are committed to bringing our message to individual communities -- not only to help the victims, but especially to empower bystanders to make a difference. We all have the potential to be someone’s hero. The message is so universal that it can help create climates of empathy, kindness and leadership in all settings including schools, colleges, and corporations.

Elementary Grade Levels

The elemetary presentations are designed to bring an awareness of what bullying is and how students can recognize it. It focusess on simple role playing scenarios to train students what to do in certain situations when they witness bullying happening. The fun interactive type activities keep the audence entertained, while allowing Tom's words to make a lasting impression on the students. Students learn how to be a "Sweetheart"-carrier of hope and "Hero"- someone willing to jump into action to help another in need.

class of young children participating during a presentation
the bully buttons presentation in front of an audience

Middle/High School Level

At the Middle and High School levels, Tom and Rick provide an energetic and interactive presentation focusing on the bystanders and empowering them to make a difference. The crux of the Sweethearts and Heroes presentation are five specific “Bully Buttons” that combine to form a call to action against bullying. Also, at many Sweethearts and Heroes presentations, Rick a retired sergeant with the U.S. Army injured in Iraq with burns over most of his body, gives a message about overcoming adversity and turning a negative situation into a positive one. Rick is our h.o.p.e expert.

Professional Teacher and Administrator Development Seminar