Tom Thelen is the Founder of Character Programs and the Victimproof Anti-Bullying Program. He has authored several books for students including Victimproof and Teen Leadership Revolution. 

As one of America’s top youth motivational speakers, Tom has spoken at over 500 schools, colleges, and youth organizations, as well as Parent Programs and Teacher Trainings. His message teaches students how to break free from the victim mindset and how to stand up to bullying. Tom has been featured on PBS, CBS, The National Honor Society, and The National Association of Student Councils. As an anti-bullying speaker, Tom gives students practical strategies for taking responsibility and developing rock solid character. 

He is a gifted motivator who relates to audiences of all ages with stories that touch the heart and make them laugh. His high-energy presentations create a defining moment for schools and provide an experience that students never forget. Tom lives in Michigan with his wife Casie and their four children. For more info visit