ABOUT


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."

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 ledge 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 on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and Christianbook.com. It will be in bookstores everywhere in January 2014.

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 will be all right!"

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

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO PUSH PAST THE PAIN!
ANTOINETTE TUFF

NEWS & MEDIA

As seen on Anderson Cooper, Good Morning America, Nightly News with Diane Sawyer, The Arsenio Hall Show 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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PUBLICATIONS




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

BABY IT'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT!
Antoinette Tuff

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 as Antoinette recounts 2-hours of sheer terror. 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.

Antoinette said to her captor, "It's going to be all right. Push through 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.

To book Antoinette for your next event, or for additional information, contact hire@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.


BOOK DETAILS:

ISBN-13: 9780764212635
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publication date: 1/21/2014
Pages: 240

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