From high school football teams to high-profile conferences, Stephen Mackey (2Words Character Development) brings an empowering, inspiring, and equippIng message to audiences of all backgrounds.
Bi-racial and born to a teenaged mother, Mackey (as he is better known) beat the odds to become a first-generation college graduate (B.S., Texas A&M University‘07; MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary, ‘16), character development coach, motivational speaker, and most importantly, husband and daddy.
Drawing from his own life story and the stories of people he meets across the country, Mackey has an uncanny ability to authentically connect with his audience through humor, wisdom, and passion, and usher them to the next level of character and performance. Despite the odds being stacked against him, Mackey’s life was changed by the coaches and mentors in his life, who challenged him to “Take Responsibility. Period.” for his life. This single challenge has fueled everything Mackey has done in his life, and is the foundation of his work today.
On almost any given day, you can find Mackey in a locker room, school auditorium, or event stage, challenging and equipping people to take responsibility and change their lives. His deep commitment to forging a new legacy for his family, and fueling their generosity for generations to come, drives him to give over 275 speeches a year and patiently pursuing the goal of having over 1 million student-athletes, coaches, and parents use his 2Words Character Development Curriculum ( www.2Words.TV ) each week.
Whatever your event, you can be sure that when Mackey speaks, people listen and lives are changed!