John Harrell manages a successful business, writes a blog, and regularly engages in public speaking. His audiences include corporations, trade associations, college students and incarcerated children-truly a “captive” audience. He encourages all to pursue their callings and not trade their potential for the security of a paycheck.
John is a fortunate survivor of childhood physical and emotional abuse. Because of his upbringing, Harrell is able to connect with struggling children, offering hope to kids, reminding them their futures are not limited by their circumstances. Everyone has the power within to break the generational malady of abuse and live a full life.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Rachel’s Challenge, the largest program in the world which focuses on kindness and compassion. Named for Rachel Joy Scott, the first child killed at Columbine High School, Rachel’s Challenge reaches 2 million people per year in 40 countries. John lives in Austin, Texas and is the proud father of two sons.