Harvey Alston is a master communicator and one
of the most in demand professional speakers. His career includes positions from
highschool football coach to assistant director of financial aid at the
Considered one of the most dynamic, “high
octane” speakers in America. Harvey Alston has been a full-time speaker since
1989. He has spoken to millions of people throughout the United States who have
benefited not only from his knowledge, but also from the wisdom that Harvey
Alston brings to the finish line.
Harvey Alston's unforgettable words of
individual responsibility for achievement have improved spirits, spurred
growth, and changed lives. His powerful, soul-searching presentations uplift
audiences to a higher standard, and to a level where they strive only for the
best. Harvey Alston believes in solitary achievement, shared accomplishment and
the dignity of human beings.
As one of the most in-demand speakers in
America, Harvey Alston's career has spanned positions from head football coach
of Columbus East High School in Ohio in 1968, to assistant director of student
financial aid at the university level.
As an educator he’s taught English, biology, health, life sciences and
math curricula. Over the years, Harvey
Alston has received recognition and awards from such diverse groups and
organizations as the Ohio House of Representatives as one of Ohio’s Finest
Citizens, the City of Columbus declared a Harvey Alston Day, and he was
commissioned a Kentucky Colonel, and has received numerous national
recognitions and awards. However, none
has more impact than the response from those individuals whose lives have been
dramatically changed. People walk away from Harvey Alston's presentations
knowing they have just heard someone who “has been around the track a few
times” and one who shares it in a way that people do not forget. He has the
courage it takes to remind people that life is only what they make it, that
self-respect does not come with the job, but is brought to the job by people
who do the best they can do, with whatever work is available to them.
Harvey Alston's enterprise is called Best Inc.,
based on his philosophy and the book titled "Be the Best." He is a
member of the National Speakers Association and serves as advisor to many civic
boards, panels, and commissions.