Brad Cohen: Leading Teachers Through Crises

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Jeff Bond

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Brad Cohen is an author, motivational speaker, and Assistant Principal for Cobb County Schools in Atlanta GA. In addition to being an Educator for roughly 25 years, Brad wrote the book Front of the Class as an inspirational story about the underdog defying the odds. The story begins with Cohen as a young child learning he has Tourette Syndrome to an end where he becomes the teacher he never had. The inspiring true story of incredible challenge and unwavering determination is prefect of anyone who has been told they cannot do what everyone else can because they are different. Much more than a book on growing up with Tourette’s, Cohen’s book goes into the mind of how everyone can make a difference in this world. Living with Tourette Syndrome can be a challenge at times, but Brad believes he has overcome his disability by living life to its fullest.

Chat Guest Testimonials

“Brad Cohen is a walking billboard for the idea of living positively. He is like a cold drink on a hot day–refreshing, energizing, and likely to put a smile on your face.” Tim Shriver – Chairman of Special Olympics

“Brad Cohen is a walking billboard for the idea of living positively. He is like a cold drink on a hot day–refreshing, energizing, and likely to put a smile on your face.” Tim Shriver – Chairman of Special Olympics
“I have observed the magic of Brad Cohen in the classroom. He has turned Tourette Syndrome into an asset, and his life into inspiration.” Senator Johnny Isakson, Georgia

“Brad Cohen’s story is a triumph of hope, determination, will, and relentless good humor.” Peter J. Hollenbeck, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Head of Biological Sciences, Purdue University

Chat Highlights

  1. How are you tackling leadership challenges around education in the uncharted territory of distance learning while schools are closed during the coronavirus crises?
  2. Tim Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics, and Senator Jonny Isakson of Georgia have described you with remarkable quotes that we share on the show. How does that make you feel as a leader? How have you turned Tourette Syndrome into such an incredible source of inspiration in your life story and motivational speaking career?
  3. Brad has turned adversity and his disability into a strength in his leadership career. Many people would say our economy and world has been disabled by the coronavirus. What motivation and call to action would you have for these leaders, Brad?
Brad’s story featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show
Zoom Chat with Brad Cohen

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Learn more about Brad’s inspirational leadership, life story, and motivational speaking career at ClassPerformance.com.
Learn more about his foundation at bradcohentourettefoundation.com

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