Anthony Alvarado

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Step right up and prepare to be captivated by the extraordinary talents of Anthony Alvarado, a certified coach and leader with over 10 years of captivating speaking experience.  As a CCAR Certified Coach, Anthony empowers individuals and trains the trainers, ensuring that his impact extends far beyond his reach. With his QPR certification, he equips individuals with the skills to provide life-saving support in suicide prevention.


Having graced the stage hundreds of times and led numerous in-person and online workshops, Anthony's experience is unparalleled. His magnetic presence has captivated crowds of up to 8,000 people, leaving them inspired and eager for positive change. From intimate gatherings to large-scale conferences, Anthony has mastered the art of engaging diverse audiences with his powerful storytelling and dynamic facilitation.


When it comes to the range of compelling topics Anthony covers, the possibilities are endless. Anthony's expertise shines through whether he's unpacking emotional baggage, helping individuals find support when feeling overwhelmed, or delving into creating healthy habits in a world full of distractions. His ability to break the silence surrounding mental health and addiction recovery is transformative, empowering individuals to share their stories and advocate for change.


Audiences are in for an unforgettable experience with Anthony Alvarado at the helm. His extensive knowledge, training, and ability to connect with people from all walks of life make him a true force to be reckoned with. Get ready to be inspired, motivated, and equipped with the tools to transform your life and the lives of others. Speaking topics include titles like: 


Letting Go of Emotional Baggage: Coping with Life's Challenges

Join my short talk workshop and learn from real-life examples of adventure, failure, and triumph. Learn how to stop and lean in during difficult moments, discover your internal map through self-awareness, and build a survival toolkit of mantras, mindset, self-care, and more.


By taking the proper steps to overcome emotional baggage, you can identify your feelings, process your emotions, and ultimately let go. Don't let life's challenges hold you back - unlock your resilience today. 


Feeling Overwhelmed? Discover Ways to Manage Stress and Find Help

Join my workshop and learn how to prevent feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and stressed in today's challenging world. With nearly 90% of adults and 70% of college students experiencing emotional distress or anxiety, taking proactive steps to protect your mental health is essential. My workshop will cover the following key topics:


  • Signs of Burnout and how to recognize them
  • Strategies for taking a mental break and reducing stress
  • Practical tips for taking action and managing stress in healthy ways

Don't let stress and anxiety take over your life - learn how to manage your emotions and protect your mental health today.


Building Lasting Healthy Habits in Today's Distracted World

In a world of distractions, it can be not easy to make healthy habits and stick to them. But with the right strategies and mindset, you can create lasting change. Join my workshop and learn how to change your habits for the better, with key takeaways including:


  • Letting go of perfectionism and embracing progress
  • Staying committed through the ups and downs of habit-building
  • Building healthy habits one step at a time

Healthy habits, from morning routines to exercise regimes, are essential for success and well-being. Our workshop will provide practical tips and strategies for forming lasting healthy habits and breaking free from the unhealthy ones holding you back. Don't let distractions get in the way of your goals - start building healthy habits today.


Using Storytelling for Mental Health and Addiction Advocacy: Learn How to Make an Impact


Sharing your story can be a powerful tool for advocacy, especially regarding mental health and addiction recovery. In this interactive workshop, I will show you how to make a lasting impact on your community by harnessing the power of storytelling. With over ten years of experience in community work, Anthony will provide key takeaways, including:


  • The science behind storytelling and how it can influence others
  • The importance of language and choosing the right platform for your message
  • Balancing personal advocacy with community action
  • Strategies for getting others to join your movement

When we share our stories, we realize we have more in common than we thought. I have helped thousands of young people share their stories and create social change, and now he's teaching others to do the same. Whether you're an individual looking to make a difference or a business wanting to create a positive impact, this workshop will provide the tools and inspiration you need to change your community.

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"We were fortunate to bring Rise Together to our intermediate school to wrap-up our all school book read. Rise Together is a professional organization that connects with adolescents, uses relevant stories to promote acceptance and provides support beyond the presentation. The number one reason our students responded to this organization was due to how authentic each speaker was. Each speaker shared their story in a way that was meaningful and made a connection with students. The stories were detailed enough for students to understand the situation but tailored for the age of the audience. Not only did speakers share their challenges, but they also shared how they learned to forgive themselves and accept who they are. This is important message for students and adults hoping to move past mistakes or missteps. Sometimes, we just need permission to let those things go. When presenting to adolescents, one must be engaging and willing to connect to the audience. Rise Together was very effective in establishing a purpose behind their message and what they hoped students would walk away with. We were able to see this was not your ordinary “Say No to Drugs” presentation. These were real people, who have gone and continue to go through real challenges and are hoping to share a little of what they have learned along the way. The students were hooked and you could have heard a pin drop in the room. This presentation provided a safe place for students to share their own challenges and really discuss how these challenges impact their daily lives. Lastly, we are appreciative of the support our students and staff received for the Rise Together organization. The speakers connected with students over lunch which allowed students to talk one-on-one with the speakers and be heard. Yet the speakers recognized that they are not mental health professionals and referred students to counselors as needed. The speakers met with our staff at the end of the day to share the stories they heard and to give insights as to the common challenges our students face. We learned a lot! About a week after the presentation, Rise Together sent us a survey for the students to take. This data is helping our school determine what our next steps should be to support our students. Overall, we were very impressed with the Rise Together organization’s presentation and message. This experience provided a safe environment for many students to come forward and express themselves. The experience was transformative for all involved. We look forward to working with Rise Together again."

Nature Hill Student Services

"Our coalition has sponsored numerous school presentations and programs within the past five years. For me, I always take something new away; however, when presented to teens, the impact of these presentations varies. I usually conduct small group discussions a week or two after each presentation and ask the students what they remember. They often look at me blankly and then to each other for help. The cost to impact analysis of these presentations forced me to reconsider the type of programming we introduce to the students. I heard of Rise Together before I first saw a condensed version of their presentation at a prevention conference. Initially, I was a bit apprehensive. They looked more like a rock band than educators. Five minutes into their presentation and I was captivated. Their stories brought me back to the struggles I faced as a teen. Three people with three different stories, and I was able to relate to each of them. Their presentation made me realize how fragile life is and how easily ones trajectory can be altered. These are things I had previously known, but I had lost touch with what it felt like to live in those moments. Six months later, I shook their hands as they walked into the first of our three-school tour. The students settled into their seats while a rap song I’d never heard blared over the PA system. I had staked my reputation with the schools on this presentation, and I prayed there was no profanity in the song. I looked back at the 700 students behind me and watched some bobbing their heads, some singing along, and others looking baffled by what was before them. The music trailed off and the introductions began. There was some slight commotion throughout the audience – some side talk and muffled laughter. Within 20 minutes you could hear a pin drop. Their words were enough to fill the gymnasium and engage everyone in the audience. I watched as the students opened up to the presenters. By the end our group was united. Many students and faculty members stayed after the presentation to talk and others left with posters stating: I am Hope, I am Loved, I am Heard. The presentation was a success, and yet, this is not the end of the story. Two months have now passed since the presentation and our students are still talking about it. I had one parent stop me in the hardware store and thank me because now their teens think life can get better no matter how bad it gets. Another parent stopped me in the grocery store and said their daughter opened up to her about her depression and now they’re working through it together...and the stories go on and on. I would highly recommend bringing Rise Together to your community. Rise Together is comprised of a stellar group of individuals. They are courteous, caring, funny, excellent public speakers, and extremely effective at reaching a diverse group of students. If you’re ready to make a change in your community this is a good place to start. Since the presentation, we’ve established a text-based crisis line, in-school support groups, additional in-school mental health services, and a community safe zone. In addition, our after-program survey results indicate an increase in the perceived risk of drugs (including marijuana) and alcohol. We have also seen an increase in the willingness for students to reach out to teachers and county services to receive help with mental health concerns. This group of individuals met and exceeded my expectations. Thank you, Rise Together, for a great presentation. You are not soon forgotten."

Shawn Ganther, Prevention Educator Clark County - UWEX, CS