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On August 20, 2013, Antoinette's extraordinary human drama of a school under siege, grabbed headlines around the world. "Everything I had done in my life up to this point, prepared me for this moment. Being alone with a gunman, his 500 rounds of ammunition and an angry promise to kill everyone, including himself, with his automatic weapon, an AK-47, seemed unbelievable."

"Here is somebody who is not just courage, not just cool under pressure, but also had enough heart that somehow she could convince somebody that was really troubled that she cared about him."

– President Barack Obama


An inspirational woman who speaks with head, heart and energy, Antoinette will share with your audience the specific tools and techniques she used to talk the gunman off the edge of despair and violence. She'll outline for your audience the critical steps she took that saved hundreds of lives. The tools Antoinette used that day are some of the same tools we all are called to use in the corporate world and when dealing with disturbed employees, angry customers, or business pressures that drive people to the brink. Antoinette shares how she "chose" to use judgment, not pass judgment, when confronted with a life-threatening situation and how everyone of us must stand to be prepared to meet our purpose when the time comes.

Since talking the gunman into surrendering that day, Antoinette has appeared with CNN's Anderson Cooper numerous times and was featured on CNN's annual Heroes special. She has visited with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, she has met with global business and political leaders to tell her story and share her wisdom on how to use judgment in crisis and not just pass judgment in a heated moment. She also has started a non-profit organization, called Kids On the Move for Success.

Antoinette's much anticipated book, "Prepared for a Purpose: The Inspiring True Story of How One Woman Saved an Atlanta School Under Siege," is available for purchase. You can obtain your autographed copy by purchasing below or you can find a copy at your local book retailers such as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and Christianbook.com.

No matter what your business struggles, financial worries, or leadership hurdles, invite Antoinette Tuff to your organization today to share her inspirational and practical message on why and how, as she told the gunman on that fateful day, "Everything is going to be all right!"

To book Antoinette for your next event, or for additional information, contact booking@antoinettetuff.com or call (877) 895-9695.




"SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO PUSH PAST THE PAIN!"
- ANTOINETTE TUFF



NEWS & MEDIA


As seen on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Good Morning America, Nightly News with Diane Sawyer, MSNBC Live, Politics nation with Al Sharpton, The View, The Arsenio Hall Show, The Steve Harvey Show, The Morning Joe Show and CNN Heroes All Star Tribute and various other news outlets, the world has embraced Antoinette Tuff and deemed her to be their new hero. Stay tuned as the world embraces a woman who changed the life of one and saved the lives of many.

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GUIDEPOSTS

Close Calls | Nobody's Going to Die
April 2014

WOMAN'S WORLD

Everyday Hero
March 2014

PEOPLE MAGAZINE

Prepared For A Purpose
February 2014  |  Page 56

COSTCO CONNECTION

Tuff Love
February 2014  |  Page 90

EBONY MAGAZINE

Power 100 2013: Community Crusaders
December 2013  |  January 2014

ATLANTA MAGAZINE

Atlantan of the Year
December 2013

ESSENCE MAGAZINE

Our Shining Memories of 2013
December 2013  |  Page 129

ESSENCE MAGAZINE

10 Things We're Talking About
November 2013  |  Page 78






"You have given me so many things to write down, that I am going to just tell myself in the years ahead!"
- Anderson Cooper



SPEAKING



WHY HIRE ANTOINETTE TUFF TO BE YOUR NEXT SPEAKER?

In the midst of another school shooting, this Atlanta crisis did not have the tragic ending it could have. One faith based woman found the inner strength and confidence to confront her captor and gunman "in the moment," saving more than 1,000 lives.

YOUR AUDIENCE WILL BE ON THE EDGE OF THEIR SEATS

Antoinette will recount the sheer terror she experienced. With 870 children, faculty and staff under siege, one woman, a school bookkeeper, met her moment, forcing her to rewrite her own life history, while rewriting the possible tragic ending so common in school shootings, as well as other random shootings, taking place in America today.

WHAT ANTOINETTE SAID TO HER CAPTOR

"Everything is going to be all right. Push pass the pain. I know what you are feeling. I've been there too." It was her mindfulness in the moment that shifted an unstable, violent gunman to see, in the midst of his own mental crisis, the possibilities of life and courage, and the compassion, and faith of one woman who believed in him to do the right thing, surrender.

ABOUT ANTOINETTE TUFF

On August 20, 2013, Antoinette's extraordinary human drama of a school under siege, grabbed headlines around the world. "Everything I had done in my life up to this point, prepared me for this moment—being alone with Michael Hill, his 500 rounds of ammunition and an angry promise to kill everyone, including himself, with his automatic weapon, an AK-47."

Believing in her faith, but without disconnecting from her brain, Antoinette was consumed with grace and the voice of reason, strategy, and collaboration with police. An inspirational woman who speaks with head, heart and energy, Antoinette will share with your audience the specific tools and techniques she used to talk the gunman off the edge of despair and violence. She'll outline for your audience the critical steps she took that saved hundreds of lives. The tools Antoinette used that day are some of the same tools we all are called to use in the corporate world and when dealing with disturbed employees, angry customers, or business pressures that drive people to the brink. Antoinette shares how she "chose" to use judgment not pass judgment, when confronted with a life-threatening situation and how everyone of us must stand to be prepared to meet our purpose when the time comes.

Since talking the gunman into surrendering that day, Antoinette has appeared with CNN's Anderson Cooper numerous times and was featured on CNN's annual Heroes special. She has visited with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, she has met with global business and political leaders to tell her story and share her wisdom on how to use judgment in crisis and not just pass judgment in a heated moment. She also has launched a non-profit organization, called Kids on the Move for Success.

"Here is somebody who is not just courage, not just cool under pressure, but also had enough heart that somehow she could convince somebody that was really troubled that she cared about him."

– President Barack Obama


Antoinette's much anticipated book, "Prepared For a Purpose: The Inspiring True Story of How One Woman Saved an Atlanta School Under Siege," is available for purchase online and at retail stores all around the world.

No matter what your business struggles, financial worries, or leadership hurdles, invite Antoinette Tuff to your organization today to share her inspirational and practical message on why and how, as she told Michael Hill on that fateful day, "Everything is going to be all right!"

To hire Antoinette for your next event, or for additional information, contact booking@antoinettetuff.com or call (877) 895-9695.




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Prepared for a Purpose

The Inspiring True Story of How One Woman Saved an Atlanta School Under Siege



BOOK OVERVIEW:

Antoinette Tuff's courage and faith prevented tragedy in a school under siege. 870 children waited in fear as their elementary school rushed into lockdown mode. As the nation faced yet another Sandy Hook story of tragedy, one woman rewrote the ending.

Yet the story doesn't start with those first steps Michael Hill took into that Atlanta elementary school. It starts with Antoinette Tuff, a woman who faced her own pain, hurt, and rejection, yet held onto grace, faith, and hope. A hope that anchored her in the most high-stakes moments, a grace that allowed her to empathize with a hurting young man, and a faith that gave her the courage to love him back from the brink.

This is more than just the amazing account of tragedy averted. It's the evidence of what we can do when we allow ourselves to be used by God. And it's a story of how God uses all of our life experiences, the good and the bad, to prepare us for our own moment of divine purpose.


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"We should use her example to teach our children’s leaders the value of compassion and the power of empathy."
- Washington Post

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