Jeff A.D. Martin is a youth communication specialist who focuses in on Self-Esteem, Depression and Teen Suicide. Although his goal wasn’t to take on this role, Jeff quickly saw the overwhelming need while working as a police officer. For 18 years (and counting) Jeff has worked in Law Enforcement, including spending five of those years as a Crimes Against Children investigator with the Special Victim’s Unit.
During Jeff’s time interviewing more than 1000 kids, whether they were a victim or suspect, all were found to be lacking in the same areas of life…Self-Worth! Jeff has seen this this lack of Self-Worth lead to other issues, such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, crime activity and unfortunately, suicide.
Tapping into his specialized skills, for the past 10 years Jeff has been very successful in presenting to schools, youth conferences and organizations throughout North America. In fact, Jeff is the number one booked school speaker in all of Canada on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion.
Jeff has presented in almost every Canadian province, a number of US states and has been interviewed internationally in Nepal and blogged about in Japan!
Jeff is an award-winning professional speaker, a certified coach, University of Guelph certified leadership professional, Harvard University certificate recipient for public speaking, Diversity and Inclusion Trainer from Ashton College and the curator of Inspire Legacy Company Online Academy, where he teaches the art of public speaking and student character development.
With his career and life experiences, coupled with his benevolence and passion to inspire, Jeff A.D. Martin shares his gift of purpose in efforts to help others find their true potential.
Jeff travels from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
“Too many of us aren’t reaching our highest potential because of self-doubt, lack of self-love and listening to the negative thoughts and opinions of others. I want people to see that they are created to do great things on this earth. To leave a mark and leave an impact that only you can leave. Your existence is greater that you might see and more necessary than you might realize.”
– Jeff A.D. Martin