Apollos Hester has a passion to motivate, educate, and inspire.
As a naturally gifted leader, Apollos Hester possesses a unique balance of enthusiasm that commands attention, alongside a deep philosophical point of view. His charisma is nothing short of sublime.
Hester may be best known for a post game interview he gave back in 2014, ensuing an exciting 42-41 comeback win by his high school football team. When asked about the game, Hester took the stage to deliver a speech described as “one of the most inspiring motivational speeches you may ever hear.”
He spoke passionately about the value of optimism and believing in oneself, characteristics he lives by. With over 10 million views on the original YouTube video, the world fell in love with the authenticity of his message.
Not only did Hester become a viral internet sensation, the speech generated buzz from major media outlets, from ABC News to HuffPost. He appeared on ESPN, Fox & Friends, TWC News, and many more. He was even featured in the 2014 YouTube Rewind.
But through all the commotion, Hester describes the viral experience as ‘humbling’. He’s incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be a positive influence for millions of people around the world. Perhaps most important, he learned how much others can benefit from his perspective.
Widely recognized for his ability to impact the emotions of listeners, Hester has established himself as a premier motivational speaker. He’s been featured at events like Austin’s Black Women in Business and the California Pizza Kitchen annual sales conference, among others. His primary focus is to inspire optimism, for he believes results are a product of our mindset.