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“The most powerful talk we’ve had at this school in 30 years. Her student audience was most impressionable as they sat quiet and focused on her every word.”
— Rita, Dean of Academic Affairs, St. Petersburg, FL

Second Chances

Jessica begins with her gut-wrenching testimony of how her decision to drink and drive resulted in the death of her best friend. She walks her audience through the vivid details and emotional roller coaster. The focus of her presentation is choices, consequences and how to making the most of second chances. Jessica’s inspirational journey from murderer to survivor inspires others to think before they act and live out their dreams regardless of their past. This includes a Follow Up Video from Jessica to the students, after the event.

Learn More About Jessica Rasdall, Here.

Learning Objectives

  • Better understanding of how every choice has a consequence
  • Learn how to open the lines of communication and ask for help when needed
  • Better understanding of both the legal and emotional consequences of drinking and driving
  • Learn how to deal with adversity by harnessing the power of responsibility
  • Learn how to overcome obstacles and redefine your life
  • Be inspired and motivated to make positive changes in your life and the lives of others

From the Courtroom to the Classroom

If you thought Jessica’s “Second Chances” presentation was powerful, “From The Courtroom to the Classroom” takes it to a whole new level. Not only does Jessica share her powerful journey from murderer to survivor, but she introduces the last person anyone would expect her to share the stage with: Attorney Rohom Khonsari. Mr. Khonsari is the former state prosecutor whose job it was to put Jessica behind bars. The two retell their journey from opposing sides of the courtroom. This incredibly powerful presentation allows the audience to see both the legal and human elements of a real-life Manslaughter case. Education, awareness, inspiration and forgiveness are the core focus of this powerful presentation. This includes a Follow Up Video from both speakers to the students, after the event. 

**Complete Curriculum Package Now Available with: Teacher Training, Parent Night, Student Presentation and Classroom Curriculum to Enhance Community Impact**

Read More about Jessica Rasdall and Rohom Khonsari's journey from the courtroom to the classroom here.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Better understanding of how every choice has a consequence
  • Learn how to open the lines of communication and ask for help when needed
  • Better understanding of both the legal and emotional consequences of drinking and driving
  • Better understanding of the power of forgiveness
  • Learn how to deal with adversity by harnessing the power of responsibility
  • Learn how to overcome obstacles and redefine your life
  • Be inspired and motivated to make positive changes in your life and the lives of others

Turn Your Mess into a Message: How to Leverage Negativity and Rewrite Your Story

Jessica has encountered her fair share of negativity on her journey from murderer to survivor. In "Turn Your Mess into a Message" she shares her journey and inspires others to live out their dreams regardless of their past. Jessica outlines the roadblocks she has faced and teaches her audience exactly how to leverage negativity and use it to their advantage. This transformational presentation equips the audience with the necessary tools to face life's challenges head on, lead with their story and turn their own mess into a message for others. Everyone has a story to tell and everyone faces difficult challenges in life. The key is to not only overcome those challenges, but also use them to rewrite our stories help others along the way.

Learn More About Jessica Rasdall, Here.

PARTIAL LIST OF TAKE AWAYS:

  • Be inspired and motivated to handle life's challenges
  • Be equipped with the necessary tools to handle adversity
  • Learn how to harness the power of your story
  • Be inspired and motivated to embrace leadership in your community
  • Learn how to rewrite your story and help others