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Damon West

Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison; Now A Motivational Speaker & Author

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Damon West Biography

Damon West, M.S. Criminal Justice, is a college professor, nationally known keynote speaker and best-selling author of "The Coffee Bean: A simple Lesson to Create Positive Change." His first book and autobiography, "The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World," was published just three years after his release from a Texas maximum-security prison.

At 20 years old, he was a Division 1 starting quarterback at the University of North Texas, when he suffered a career ending injury. He turned to hard core drugs to cope with disappointments of life. After graduation, he worked in the United States Congress, was a national fundraiser on a U.S. Presidential campaign and eventually trained to be a stock-broker for United Bank of Switzerland (UBS). One day at UBS, he was introduced to methamphetamines; he became instantly hooked—and the lives of so many innocent people would forever be changed by the choices he made in order to feed his insatiable meth habit.

After a fateful discussion during his incarceration with a seasoned convict, Damon had a spiritual awakening. He learned that, like a coffee bean changing with the application of heat and pressure, he was capable of changing the environment around him. Armed with a program of recovery, a renewed faith, and a miraculous second chance at life, West emerged from over seven years of prison a changed man. His story of redemption, grit and determination continues to inspire audiences today.

Today, West lives a life of recovery and service, going to meetings and sharing his story all over the country with schools, church's, athletic teams, corporations, conferences and inside correctional facilities. Over the past few years, he has been sharing the Coffee Bean lesson with dozens of college football teams such as Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas, and countless schools and businesses. His #BeACoffeeBean message has inspired thousands from Walmart to the US Army to the NBA.

West’s story has been featured both nationally and globally. His second book, "The Coffee Bean," co-authored with best-selling author Jon Gordon, became an instant best-seller and a part of Forbes’ “Top Twenty Books You Need to Read to Crush 2020.” West is passionate about the Coffee Bean message and loves sharing how it changed his life and how it can change yours, too.

His latest book (with coauthor, Jon Gordon), "The Coffee Bean for Kids," is the genesis for Coffee Bean Clubs being started by students at schools all over America.

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The Coffee Bean for Kids: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change (Jon Gordon)

The Coffee Bean for Kids: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change (Jon Gordon)

The Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change

The Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change

The Change Agent: How A Former College Qb Sentenced To Life In Prison Transformed His World

The Change Agent: How A Former College Qb Sentenced To Life In Prison Transformed His World

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Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison; Now A Motivational Speaker & Author

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Damon West Biography

Damon West, M.S. Criminal Justice, is a college professor, nationally known keynote speaker and best-selling author of "The Coffee Bean: A simple Lesson to Create Positive Change." His first book and autobiography, "The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World," was published just three years after his release from a Texas maximum-security prison.

At 20 years old, he was a Division 1 starting quarterback at the University of North Texas, when he suffered a career ending injury. He turned to hard core drugs to cope with disappointments of life. After graduation, he worked in the United States Congress, was a national fundraiser on a U.S. Presidential campaign and eventually trained to be a stock-broker for United Bank of Switzerland (UBS). One day at UBS, he was introduced to methamphetamines; he became instantly hooked—and the lives of so many innocent people would forever be changed by the choices he made in order to feed his insatiable meth habit.

After a fateful discussion during his incarceration with a seasoned convict, Damon had a spiritual awakening. He learned that, like a coffee bean changing with the application of heat and pressure, he was capable of changing the environment around him. Armed with a program of recovery, a renewed faith, and a miraculous second chance at life, West emerged from over seven years of prison a changed man. His story of redemption, grit and determination continues to inspire audiences today.

Today, West lives a life of recovery and service, going to meetings and sharing his story all over the country with schools, church's, athletic teams, corporations, conferences and inside correctional facilities. Over the past few years, he has been sharing the Coffee Bean lesson with dozens of college football teams such as Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas, and countless schools and businesses. His #BeACoffeeBean message has inspired thousands from Walmart to the US Army to the NBA.

West’s story has been featured both nationally and globally. His second book, "The Coffee Bean," co-authored with best-selling author Jon Gordon, became an instant best-seller and a part of Forbes’ “Top Twenty Books You Need to Read to Crush 2020.” West is passionate about the Coffee Bean message and loves sharing how it changed his life and how it can change yours, too.

His latest book (with coauthor, Jon Gordon), "The Coffee Bean for Kids," is the genesis for Coffee Bean Clubs being started by students at schools all over America.

Damon West Videos

  • Be a Coffee Bean with Damon West
  • Coffee Bean - Damon West

Damon West Books

FAQs on booking Damon West

  • How to book Damon West?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Damon West for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Damon West, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Damon West or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Damon West?

    Booking fees for Damon West, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Damon West, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Damon West?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Damon West for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Damon West for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Damon West or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Damon West or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Damon West is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Damon West for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Damon West generally travels from Beaumont, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Eric LeMarque, Tony Hoffman, Bethany Hamilton, Thomas Henderson and Ryan Hampton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Damon West for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Damon West Speaker Videos

  • Be a Coffee Bean with Damon West
    Coffee Bean - Damon West

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