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Tom Thelen – Motivational Speaker

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About Tom Thelen

Tom Thelen is the CEO of Reset Schools and one of America’s top school assembly speakers on the topics of mental health and bullying prevention. His new book, Mental Health 101 for Teens, is an Amazon #1 New Release. Tom has spoken at over 800 schools and conferences and has been interviewed on NBC, CBS, FOX, and PBS. Tom is also a Certified Instructor in Youth Mental Health First Aid, a training program by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

As the founder of, Tom and his team created an award-winning mental health curriculum for schools, a program that teaches students positive coping skills for stress and anxiety. He is also the founder of, an evidence-based bullying prevention program with a smartphone app, reporting software, and video lessons on the topics of bullying, mental health, social skills, and resiliency.

Tom graduated from Grace University with a bachelor’s of science degree and went on to write three books for students including Teen Leadership Revolution, Victimproof, and Mental Health 101 for Teens. He and his wife, Casie, have four school-aged children and live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Watch Tom's Interview on Eight West

Mental Health Speaker Tom Thelen on NBC

Read the Cover Story

Check out Tom’s recent interview in Industry Era Review Magazine. In this issue, Mental Health 101, is recognized as one of the Top 10 Education Solution Providers of 2021 for innovative work in the field of education reform. Go behind the scenes as Tom describes his last in-person speech before all schools were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about Tom’s speech at Starbucks Corporate Headquarters and why he thinks now is the time to address the mental health crisis in teens. Read the full article at this link.

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A Message From Tom

Hi, I’m Tom Thelen, founder of As a teen, my High School English Teacher believed in me when no one else did, and through her influence I learned the importance of character, leadership, and bullying-prevention. Now I get to take that same message of hope to students, parents, and educators around the world.

My goal in every speech is to 1) Connect with the audience through an authentic message. 2) Teach universal values that are relevant to everyone. And 3) Inspire them to take the next positive step in their lives. And that’s exactly what I do. When students take ownership of their lives, their choices, and their character, it creates a win-win for the students and for the school.

I look forward to partnering with you to bring the message of bullying prevention and mental health to the students, parents, and educators in your district. Together we can create a culture of character!

Watch Tom's Interview on Teen Mental Health

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