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TJ Leyden

TJ Leyden

Keynote Speaker: Co-Founder StrHATE Talk Consulting; Former Neo-Nazi Skinhead; Diversity & Cultural Appreciation Advocate

TJ Leyden Biography

How can a man who covered his body in Nazi symbols, advocated for the death of Jews, and recruited teenagers into the hate movement become one of the nation's most compelling advocates for the importance of diversity and cultural appreciation?

TJ Leyden along with his wife Julie founded StrHATE Talk Consulting in 2001. StrHATE Talk is an organization that combats hate, bigotry, intolerance and discrimination through education. One of the most challenging messages to give people in today's society is the message of tolerance and racial understanding.

From his unique perspective, Leyden, a former neo-Nazi skinhead, can take you on the tough but fulfilling journey from a world of hate into a world of hope. As a leading recruiter, organizer and propagandist for the white supremacist and neo-Nazi movement, Leyden spent 15 years promoting hate, bigotry and racism.

After turning his back completely on the white power movement, Leyden worked for 5 years with the Task Force Against Hate at the Simon Wiesenthal Center. He was the first skinhead to leave the racist movement and voluntarily give up information about the inside workings of the neo-Nazis and their recruitment methods. He is the leading authority on the neo-Nazi skinhead movement, with over 29 years of experience in this field.

Leyden was a featured speaker at the Clinton White House Conference on Hate in Washington D.C. and a major contributor to California Governor Gray Davis' Advisory Panel on Hate Groups. Leyden has trained members of the Pentagon, FBI, military, law enforcement (from 5 different Nations), educators, and over 850,000 students. He has also worked with the Department of Justice and other District Attorneys offices on hate crimes cases where all defendants have been found guilty.

Leyden has been seen on the History Channels Gangland Series Hate Nation and Basic Training, and was a Technical Adviser for the FX hit show Sons of Anarchy, season 2. He has worked with Dr. Phil as a subject matter expert and has been featured in Time Magazine and in over 1000 other publications.

In 2008, TJ Leyden helped co-author the book "Skinhead Confessions: from Hate to Hope," the autobiography of his life. In 2010, he started the non-profit Hate to Hope Inc. and the International White Gang Investigators Association (IWGIA).

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TJ Leyden Videos

Equating Love with Violence - TJ Leyden at European Zeitgeist 2011
Highlights: Equating Love with Violence - TJ Leyden at European Zeitgeist

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What topics does TJ Leyden speak about?

TJ Leyden is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Change Management, Empowerment, Personal Growth, Social Justice, Military, Overcoming Adversity, Anti-Bullying, Teacher Motivation, Youth, Social Activism, Government, Diversity, LGBTQ, Business, College, Education, Motivational and Political.

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TJ Leyden is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Change Management, Empowerment and Personal Growth. The estimated speaking fee range to book TJ Leyden for virtual events is $10,000 - $20,000. Please contact us for live event fees. TJ Leyden generally travels from Las Vegas, NV, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jesse Miller, Erin Gruwell and Keith L. Brown. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling TJ Leyden for an upcoming event.

TJ Leyden Videos

Equating Love with Violence - TJ Leyden at European Zeitgeist 2011
Highlights: Equating Love with Violence - TJ Leyden at European Zeitgeist

TJ Leyden Reviews

  • TJ is one of the most compelling speakers I've ever heard out of many. His no-holds barred personality tells it like it was and like it is now today. He is educated, aware, and inspiring. He not only shows that it is possible to change, he embodies what a contribution a person can become. He also tells the truth like no other about what faces our society in the hands of extremists with hate agendas. Whether he's talking to high schools, universities, law enforcement or military, he KNOWS what he's talking about and he's all about educating the audience to make better, safer, more ethical choices and to be better prepared in their personal lives and their work.
    MBridgetCook.com - Sep 27 2010

  • very strong, intelligent,inspirational, heart wrenching, spine tingling speaker. All emotions were felt and i even got chills he is a living example that love truly conquers all... even hate which is very important especially in the world we live in now. this is truly his calling in life to educate others and inspire them to seek a better future.Continue the great work!!!
    Unknown - Sep 25 2010

  • TJ and I were contemporaries in the white power movement back in the late 80s and early 90s. We never met in person back then, but knew of each other as we were both in leadership positions. By 1996, we had both come to our senses enough to realize the tragic error of our ways, but while I went on a decade-long drug and alcohol bender, TJ went directly to work against racism. His knowledge of the ugliness behind racism is surpassed only by the wisdom he has gained over 14 years of diversity promotion and his passion for peace. TJ's presentation ranges from shocking to hilarious and leaves the audience inspired to anti-racist activism.
    Life After Hate - Sep 24 2010

  • T.J. Leyden is an amazing speaker that will captivate your speaking egagement from start to finish. He will leave your audience with the shocking truth about the white-power movement, and is a must for the youth of our troubled world. He has the "street cred" and can relate to the youth with his life experience like no other speaker I have heard. His no nonsense approach, and his message of Hate/Tolerance needs to be heard throughout the United States in these troubled times. He is the upmost professional, and his story/talk is truly amazing.
    Unknown - Sep 24 2010

  • I saw TJ speak at a train the trainers conference that was geared for educators. TJ is a living example, a positive example of the power that people have to change their lives. He came from an environment that lived in HATE and now spreads the message of love and acceptance. A very powerful program! I heartily recommend him.
    Unknown - Sep 19 2010

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