“WOW. It was very moving to hear [their work] and I felt like we were each a part of the whole experience. Gabriel and Kirk had it right on the money! They described vividly a life experience in each of the 9 sites [within the initiative] and they carried one of our grantees messages in[to] a beautiful closing. It was awesome.”Carol Laird, Program Assistant, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
- (in response to an original poem written for the Food & Fitness Initiative)
Kinetic Affect is a nationally-renowned, award winning duo. These highly dynamic keynote speakers and spoken word artists have made a career out of inspiring youth and adults to follow their passions and live life for today. Gabriel Giron, a survivor of cancer and former soldier in the US Army and Kirk Latimer, a survivor of his own destructive past, and former high school English teacher combine their voices to give audiences a truly one-of-a-kind motivational experience that they will NEVER forget.
Through their personal stories of transformation, they are able to show audiences the common humanity we all share. Having been contestants on the hit television show America’s Got Talent and Amateur Night at The Apollo, Kinetic Affect’s presentations can keep audiences of all ages and demographics engaged and entertained. From high school auditoriums to fortune 500 companies, Kinetic Affect combines dynamic spoken word messages with motivational speaking that is described as both life changing and captivating. This work has driven them to co-found a non-profit organization called Speak It Forward Inc. which brings the power of their work and personal experiences to those individuals, vulnerable children and organizations that need it the most. They don’t just “talk the talk” to their audiences, they live it every day.