John PUSH Gaines

"Start Every Day with a Great Thought"

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John Gaines aka “John PUSH Gaines” is a former at-risk kid turned youth advocate.

 

Dr. John “Push” Gaines is a professional speaker, author, leadership consultant, and mentorship expert. He has devoted himself to the world community. He has proudly appeared as a guest speaker at Universities, Corporations, nonprofit events, NBA skill camps, school assemblies, and youth camps across the country. As a graduate of East Central University, where he was named Outstanding Student in Business and won a football championship as captain of the football team, he is the picture of success. With a Master’s degree in Business Leadership and a Doctorate in Business Administration, he demonstrates great dedication and personal achievement. His goal, however, goes beyond personal accomplishment. He is driven to give hope to others because his own story grew from hopelessness. John earned his nickname “PUSH” because he believes in the power of perseverance and teaches others to “keep pushing” through life’s obstacles to become the best version of themselves. John’s childhood was one of extreme adversity. Growing up surrounded by drugs and violence, facing personal struggles, and being bullied for his differences, he had every reason to give up, but he pushed through. Now, as a professional speaker and author, John strives to help & teach people to overcome and to rise.

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John Gaines continues to PUSH and inspire by USA Today

ECU Graduate, Former Football Player Gaines to Deliver Parker Ethics Lecture by East Central University

https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article228045039.html by The News Tribune

https://www.theadanews.com/news/local_news/former-ecu-football-player-wants-to-give-back-to-community/article_3132f0e9-db52-59e1-b67c-380f18d9c6cd.html by The Ada News

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PUSH: Persevere Until Something Happens

For Students

In this speech, Dr. Gaines shares his drive to give hope to others because his own story grew from hopelessness. John earned his nickname “PUSH” (Persevere Until Something Happens) because he believes in the power of perseverance and teaches others to “keep pushing” and LOVE through life’s obstacles to become the best version of themselves. John’s childhood was one of extreme adversity. Growing up surrounded by drugs and violence, facing personal struggles, and being bullied for his differences, he had every reason to give up, but he pushed through. Now, as a professional speaker and author, John strives to help & teach people to overcome and to rise.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Equip youth to form/build character by aligning values, THOUGHTS, feelings, and actions to help ensure victories in their lives, both now and in the future
  • It will reinforce the thought process that developing good character traits is the best insurance for handling difficult day’s in the future through perseverance rather than discouragement
  • Will encourage students to love themselves and love others

I am a CHAMPION: Teaching students how to win in the classroom and in life

For Students

In this engaging talk, Dr. Gaines John covers his tough road to doctoral academia, a career with a Fortune 500 company, winning a college football championship and his cameo on Wall Street during the New York Stock Exchange. He provides practical tips to the audience about perseverance, and a step-by-step guide to achieving one’s goal or dream. As a graduate of East Central University, where he was named Outstanding Student in Business and won a football championship as captain of the football team, he is the picture of success. With a Master’s degree in Business Leadership and a Doctorate in Business Administration, he demonstrates great dedication and personal achievement.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Help people learn how to achieve lasting personal success
  • The audience will understand how to learn from failure, change, and grow to become the championship person we all have the potential to become
  • The audience will learn what it takes to develop a strong and effective personal championship character traits

Just one, “I Believe in YOU” can change someone’s life

For parents, educators and caring adults

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Why educating the WHOLE CHILD matters
  • How to integrate practical relational tools
  • How to connect with empathy

PUSH for DREAMS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (PDLA)

For small groups, breakout sessions, & workshops.

Dr. Gaines using one lesson from the PDLA curriculm for breakout sessions, workshops, and small group sessions. Of the 10-lessons covered in the PDLA curriculum, learning to develop a positive self-image is the most critical because it is integral to all the other lessons – to our development of Personal Character, to how we handle individuals and complex relationships. Self-image becomes the greatest determining factor to our success in life.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Your self-image is the biggest determining factor in your success
  • How you see yourself determines how you see others and how they see you
  • You can change your self-image
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