Frank Shelton is part comedian and full communicator of life’s lessons. Many speakers communicate but not all connect. Frank encourages, educates, entertains and empowers folks to graduate from the sidelines and get into the game of life like never before. If you are looking for Leadership, Laughter & Life – you are on the right page!
In any given week, you may find Frank speaking at a school house, church house or The White House! To date, Frank has spoken at hundreds of public school assemblies, college events and keynote remarks at graduations. He speaks to public schools, private schools, corporate and civic events and has a gift to capture and captivate the attention of the audience regardless of age. He can hold 500 elementary school students in rapt attention in the morning, address 900 junior high students playing games one minute and hitting them with positive truths that will IMPACT their life long after the assembly before lunch; only to speak to 1,500 senior high students that afternoon and hold them in the palm of his hand as he shares about overcoming obstacles and bouncing back from setbacks to success! He is ideal for SAY NO TO DRUGS, Respect for Authority, Be a Leader not a loser, No to Bullying and how to be a Winner not a whinner. Frank notes you can reach the top without ‘bottoming out.”
A natural leader mixed with HUMOR, celebrity impressions and considered one of the most gifted story tellers in America coupled with his passion for people it is hard to experience a more inspirational assembly. Frank was a coach, played three seasons of basketball in high school. Elected President of the Student Government when he was in junior high and crowned “Prom King” his senior year out of 1,200 students in his public high school. As an adult, he worked 17 years on Capitol Hill in various capacities and served as a speechwriter to the House Majority Leader of Congress, aide to Governor of Maryland, appointed floor staff of the United States Senate assisting all 100 U.S. Senators on a daily basis. He worked in the Presidential Correspondence of both President Clinton & George W Bush, respectively at The White House and even served a stint with the United States Capitol Police as a recruit officer in the Office of the Chief before stepping out to speak across America. The one thing he “gets” is that people matter and you can have charisma, credentials and contacts but if you don’t have character you will lose in the long run. Frank was an “extra” in the final fight scene of ROCKY BALBOA starring Sylester Stallone and Frank is big on perseverance and patriotism!
Frank Shelton is a man with a message and on a mission – he partners with teachers, faculty and staff to help their students reach their full potential. Frank didn’t walk away from Congress to play games, pass time or be mediocre but is a living example that success is not possible without sacrifice. He sacrificed his professional career to pour into students personally around the Globe. Frank’s mother is a retired teacher and he knows firsthand the importance of education and life coaching. Frank is safe because he is respected. He is secure as a speaker because he has been tested and trusted among educators and civic leaders and he’s seasoned because he has spoken to countless people around the world regardless if auditoriums, as a contributor on FOX NEWS or motivator/chaplain for 2012 Olympics in London, England.
To date, he has co-authored FIVE books and his NEW book: “Career vs Calling” is a must read for those considering to make their life at bat count! He co-authored “THE BEST OF TEEN SUCCESS” and “Character Counts” with national speakers: Sam Glenn formerly of TEEN MANIA, Gina Waegle (1999 Miss Colorado) and Josh Shipp (appeared on MTV & COSMO girl) inspired tens of thousands of students across America. Frank has appeared on world-wide television sharing his message of hope and humor on DIRECTV and his radio program “FRANKLY SPEAKING” aired the past year every Thursday on American Family Radio on 89.7 FM in Richmond, VA. He is also a featured artist with COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL and just returned from a missions trip with them in Guatemala.
The MVP’s of his life is his wife, Ruth and children Hannah Grace & Andrew Lincoln. Frank loves the quote: “The difference between a champ and a chump is “U.”
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Speaking of Frank – TESTIMONIALS
“Frank Shelton has a gift that is difficult to put into words. Luckily, for all who hear him, his words and his passion are his GIFT. Frank spoke at my school during an assembly on October 1, 2013 to our entire Junior and Senior High at the same time (7-12 graders). We brought both schools together and he nailed it! To date, I have never been in an assembly where the speaker had every student “hooked” within a matter of seconds. The students were glued to his every word. The words he spoke were perfect for our school and students. I still hear students today talking about that assembly and how much they enjoyed it. Following the assembly, Frank stayed and spoke to our FCA Huddle where he shared an important and powerful message to those students. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Frank Shelton if you are looking for a passionate person who will bring an entertaining message of truth, reality, and encouragement.”
– Coach David Preston, Jr.
Social Studies Chair, Boys Varsity Basketball Coach & FCA Huddle Rep.
Smackover High School
“Wow….. Mr. shelton you were definitely the best speaker that I have heard at any school! U were hilarious, but u got your point through at the same time…. I really enjoyed your story about larry bird. I believe a lot of people were encouraged by u, as …i know i was… If we had more men like u the world would be a lot better….I was one of the 1000+ kids u spoke to at Greenbrier east and it was awesome….. Thanks and God bless you.
Student – East Greenbrier High School
Greenbrier, WEST VIRGINIA
“Frank speaks with a heart of compassion. He has a genuine interest in people and is passionate about communicating with people of all ages to live a life of character. Frank’s stories grab your attention because they are deep and thought provoking. Frank also has a wonderful gift of humor and doing impersonations that will make audiences laugh until they cry!”
– Gina Waegele, 1998 Miss Colorado, “Friends First” – National Mentor Program Director, National Inspirational Speaker
“In over 45 years of public service at both the state and national level; I can honestly say: Frank Shelton, Jr. is one of the most compassionate, decent, young men I have ever met. Frank served on my staff as my Special Assistant, Constiuent Liaison and speechwriter and folks nearly ten years later ask me about him because of the way he
served them while on my staff. Frank is first class.”
– U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer – House Majority Leader of Congress
“Frank Shelton has dramatically touched the lives of tens of thousands across the Country. He has brought grace and hope to a hurting world in a way that is conveyed as only Frank can communicate. His sincerity, humility and humor softens hearts for lives to be IMPACTED with a lasting message that will make a mark for a lifetime.”
– Shannon Marketic – 1992 MISS USA
Dallas , TEXAS
“Frank Shelton , Jr. in my opinion, is one of the great “World changers and history makers” of this Millennium. As President/Founder of ” America’s Heroes of Freedom ,” I consider it a privilege to have had Frank serve the past 4 years on our Advisory Board for AHOF. He has personally ministered love and restoration with us repeatedly (with no fanfare) to our wounded Military from the Afghanistan/Iraq War. He has walked through the corridors with America ‘s Heroes at Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval Hospital , respectively. He has been interviewed several times with The Washington Post and Baltimore Sun regarding the need for Americans’ to pause and pray for our troops and those wounded at war. He has always said: ” Our soldiers, police/fire/EMT, teachers and preachers are the real heroes – not celebrities or public figures. ” Frank is a “patriot” beyond any man I know. His love for God & Country is inspiring to the Nation. One of the things I love most about Frank is his love for God & Country and he has a gift to make folks of all walks of life laugh, feel loved and have fun! He is both honorable and humble. While walking with him on Capitol Hill, your mouth hits the floor with all the powerful people he knows in Washington, D.C. as they stop and say “hello” but what is so endearing to him is that he is so gracious and kind to all (not just the influential). Frank is no respecter of persons. He values everyone and is a constant encourager and motivator.
– Susan Brewer
Founder & PRESIDENT, “AMERICA ‘S HEROES OF FREEDOM” www.americasheroes.us
Washington , D.C.
“As guidance counsellor of our school we first brought Frank when he was Special Assistant to Congressman Hoyer for Career Day. We then brought him again to speak when he was an aide to the Governor of Maryland. For the past three consecutive years he has given the keynote address at our graduation. For an individual to get 600 students and staff on their feet is nothing short of AMAZING! When we ask who our students want to hear we get a resounding: “GET FRANK!”
– Susan Wagner – educator for 30 yrs
Henry Ferguson Elementary School
“I have had the privilege of working and sharing the stage with Frank Shelton on a number of occasions. Twice we spoke together to 7,000 and also smaller venues and to date, we have co-authored FIVE books together. I am both a friend and a huge fan because Frank communicates in a way that is entertaining, insightful and challenges you to take positive action in your life. As a speaker and author, I often see a game of speakers and its very rare that you remember them. Hiring Frank to make a positive impact at your next meeting or conference is an easy choice. I am confident Frank’s passion, enthusiam and valuable wisdom will make a powerful and memorable impact.”
– Sam Glenn
Founder, “Attitude Digest Magazine”
Author, A Kick in the Attitude & National Speaker