RISE speakers all have one thing in common:
An uncurable desire to empower audiences. Whether its victims of domestic or relational violence, those struggling with mental illness or low self-esteem, those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, or those who feel physically vulnerable, the RISE Organization speakers are here to help.
By bringing an incredible depth of empathy and unique expertise to the fore, these speakers are regularly changing lives around the country and the globe.
Learn more about which RISE program can elevate and heal your audience today.
Randy Haveson, M.A.
Author, Speaker, Behavioral Strategist
Randy Haveson is a 30 year veteran in the field of addiction with extensive experience as a treatment center counselor and Director of Health & Alcohol Education at highly accredited universities. Hitting the stage internationally, Randy is a welcomed speaker who exudes raw energy fueled with magnetic charisma and the relatability of a best friend. As an award-winning Addiction/Recovery Expert & Behavioral Strategist Randy offers three advantages over the competition:
- Program/workshop personalization
- On-going consultations and support
- Surviving the courageous journey of being an addict in long term recovery
Speaker, Rock Star, CEO of Rock to Recovery
Only after overcoming mental health issues and a near-fatal addiction was Wes able to recreate himself, and land the gig playing guitar with the legendary rock band, Korn. His transformation spawned a passion for helping others to not only overcome their greatest challenges, but to help transform their lives. Wes has dedicated himself to carrying the messages of his many teachers and how to tap into the highest versions of ourselves. Wes is also the Founder and CEO of Rock to Recovery.
Author, Speaker, Domestic Violence Advocate
Jessica Yaffa is a domestic violence advocate and motivational speaker who has used her story as a beacon of hope and light in assisting both men and women to move through issues of shame, guilt, and hopelessness as a result of relationship violence. Ms. Yaffa is one of the country’s leading female motivational speakers for large organizations, non- profit service providers, schools, military bases, treatment centers, and at community forums. She uses multiple platforms to share her testimony of triumph, resiliency, and restoration as a means of eliminating stigma, providing education, and changing the way we address issues surrounding intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
Author, Speaker, Master of Mixed-Martial Arts
Jonathan Burke is the Founder of Next Level Combatives and 6 Levels Orlando. With more than 24 years’ experience in mixed-martial arts, armed and unarmed self-defense and close-quarter combat, Jon has developed a unique, systematic approach to training individuals in close-quarter-combat that enables high retention levels for those who train with him.