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JC Pohl is a producer and speaker who has reached over 7 million people with his message of strength and personal power. Along with his work at TEEN TRUTH and RISING UP, he has produced award-winning content for companies such as Warner Brothers, ESPN, and Disney, as well as created innovative educational content for The American Film Institute and Human Relations Media.

His anti-bully work with TEEN TRUTH has led to travels around the world inspiring students, educators, and parents to be the difference and tell their truths. During his career, Pohl has been featured on various news programs, radio shows, and received front-page coverage on Yahoo! Sports and USA Today. He has reached students in over 700 schools and keynoted conferences for CADA, TASC, BOOST, NASC, LEAD, NCSA, ACE, Texas School Safety Center, and the PTA. Additionally, he has consulted for brands such as Six Flags, Lifetouch, Union Pacific, Special Olympics Texas, Cedar Fair Theme Parks, The Miami Dolphins, The Baltimore Ravens, and SHRM Chapters in Maine, New England, and Texas.

As a compliment to TEEN TRUTH, he has also developed RISING UP, a self-development program designed to teach students how to build resiliency in the face of adversity. Launched in 2013, Pohl’s RISING UP: Coaching Program and RISING UP: Training Series have reached over 25,000 students across the country and boasts a student-driven curriculum used by not only school counselors, but also Communities in Schools, the Department of State Health Services, and 21st Century Centers across the state of Texas.

Pohl holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas State University, San Marcos, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing from Santa Clara University, and he has sat on the board of the Austin Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.