So, Who is Antoine, “The Real McCoy?”
I guess the answer to that question depends on the person who is answering it.
To many I am teacher, coach, writer/author, and speaker. I love teaching, motivating, and inspiring individuals-kids and adults alike, to live passionate lives and realize their God-given potential.
More importantly, I am a daddy, son, friend, and a Child of God.
My Personal Mission Statement
To co-create an empowered and passionate world by sharing God’s love through writing, teaching, inspiring, and entertaining.
The Younger Years
I grew up in the South Bronx, New York, attending elementary and middle school in Harlem.
I was blessed with an opportunity to go to a private school for high school. I spent four years at George School, a Quaker boarding school in Pennsylvania. That experience and the relationships I formed there were extremely positive and changed my perspective of the world.
Young Adult Years
After high school, I attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
During college I developed a love for kids through my time as a full-time counselor at Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut.
After college, I entered the teaching profession.
My passion for working with struggling learners led me to the Bank Street College Graduate School of Education, where I received my Master’s degree in K-12 Special Education.
Since 1997, I have worked with students from all backgrounds (public, private, home schoolers), including those who have learning, behavioral, emotional, and social difficulties in and outside of the classroom. I have enjoyed equipping and supporting parents, teachers, and other adult workers with a heart for kids, with the tools and resources they need to help the next generation succeed.
The Writer’s Life
Besides my love for teaching, God has given me a gift of writing as well. I have been a co-author in two books.
One of the books is from New York Times Best Selling Author, Joel Comm’s book, So, What Do You Do? Discovering the Genius Next Door with One Simple Question (October 2013).
The other book is compiled by Suzanne Frey entitled, Marvelous: Amazing Stories of Answered Prayer (November 2014).
More writing and book projects are scheduled for the near future.
I am a Certified Passion Test Facilitator, helping adults, teens, and kids discover their top passions so they can begin living a more passionate and fulfilled life now.
Other Little Known Facts About Me
- One of my favorite places to be are bookstores, especially old ones. I love reading and the smell of books. Give me a free day to myself, a good book, and a sweet drink and I’m at peace.
- I’m a city boy, but I love to canoe on a lake on a calm, sunny, summers day.
- Barbecue sauce is my best condiment. I like it on everything, especially McDonald’s french fries.
- Oh, how I love Huckleberry Cheesecake icecream in the Northwest…(Nuff Said)!
- Music and Dancing (From the Cha-Cha to the Harlem Shake) are my favorite ways to relieve stress and relax.
I once played a dancer and lawyer in an Off-Broadway play in New York City.
To create and inspire a community of teachers and educators from all walks of life and areas of the world to empower, encourage, and support one another as we strive to positively impact the next generation of leaders. I provide training and resources for beginning teachers, seasoned teachers, and home educators to lead prosperous lives through positive self care in their professional and personal lives.
Teaching is not just a job, but one of the most important callings, which is to help train up the next generation of children and youth to reach their God-given potentials. Join me as we journey together and celebrate our lives in one of the most important professions-Teaching and Education.
We are committed to provide excellent, quality products, services, and training to our clients.
We strive to provide and maintain an uplifting and positive community where our clients can prosper spiritually, mentally, and physically.