Bestselling Author

The Power of One Person, Hope & Transformation

Thursday, August 1
10:45 – 11:45am

Sentenced to sixty-five years in a Texas prison, Damon West once had it all. At 20 years old, he was a D1 quarterback at the University of North Texas, when he suffered a career-ending injury. He turned to hardcore drugs to cope. After graduation, he worked in the U.S. Congress, was a Presidential campaign fundraiser and eventually trained to be a stockbroker for United Bank of Switzerland (UBS). At UBS, he was introduced to methamphetamines; he became instantly hooked — and the lives of many innocent people were forever changed by the choices he made to feed his habit. After a fateful discussion in prison, Damon had a spiritual awakening. He will share his story, and the power of one person to transform our world and the world around us.

Damon West is a college professor, keynote speaker, and best-selling author known for his inspiring journey of redemption and transformation.

A former Division 1 starting quarterback at the University of North Texas, Damon faced a career-ending injury at 20, leading him down a destructive path of addiction. His autobiography, “The Change Agent,” chronicles his remarkable story of turning his life around after serving over seven years in a Texas maximum-security prison. Co-authoring the best-seller “The Coffee Bean” with Jon Gordon, Damon's powerful message of positive change and resilience continues to impact audiences, from college football teams to corporations and correctional facilities, fostering hope and transformation.

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