Student Spotlight - Ethan Widoff
When I first had the chance to meet Lamarr at the Southwestern University Student Leadership Conference, he asked us all what we were most passionate about. The only answer that I had to that question was that I wanted to make a difference in this world. I knew where I wanted to go, but I had no idea how to get there.
I had been asked to speak that day as one of the student presenters for the conference. I had always loved public speaking, and after many years of practice and previous experience, I felt I was pretty good at it too. But that day, thanks to Lamarr, I realized that it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
After his presentation, Lamarr and I had a great discussion in which he revealed to me that he chose motivational speaking as his career because he wanted to help young people just like him find and pursue what they were passionate about through motivational speaking.
Since meeting Lamarr in late October 2015, I have created The Wid Kid, my own motivational speaking company that will be launching May of 2016. You can count me in as one of the many people whose life Lamarr changed that rainy day in Georgetown, Texas. He is a great leader, a great mentor, a great friend, and I am forever grateful to him.