Our humanity literally pulls us towards each other in love and service. Don't resist that.
Resist separation, because separation is an illusion.
Anthony Goulet is an author and inspirational speaker who works full time as a Street Outreach Crisis Counselor serving youth and young adults who are homeless, runaways, missing and trafficked. His full time office is under bridges, within drug houses, abandoned buildings and inside emergency shelters delivering God's light of love, hope and healing. There have been many mentors and many experiences that guided Anthony to his calling of love and service.
When we allow them, all of our experiences can prepare us to be of optimal service to others. For years, Anthony had no idea why his childhood was riddled with separation from some of his biological family, moving from state to state, substance abuse, ambulances, emergency rooms, drug rehabs, a few years of stability, then everything falling apart once more. There are invaluable understandings and skills that come from experiencing the extremes of hopelessness and hope, homelessness and stability, trauma and triumph, yet we need others who are willing servants of the Creator to guide us in transforming the poisons of pain, loss and tragedy to healing medicines. Perhaps most importantly, we need to become someone who is a willing servant of the Creator to guide others in transforming poisons to healing medicines.
As a youth, Anthony experienced the powerful transformation and healing process of being a participant in youth programs. As his mentors and counselors helped him work through the pain, loss, tragedy, and trauma he experienced in his childhood, he uncovered something that he didn't know was there - a gift. With the guidance of highly skilled and passionate mentors and counselors, Anthony walked a sacred, healing journey from his head back to his heart. It is there, in his heart, where he remembered and reclaimed his vision, mission, dreams and purpose. In 1991 he began his path in working with youth and young adults, and continues to facilitate the sacred, healing journey from the head back to the heart with all those he is entrusted to serve.
In his twenty-seven year career in youth development, Anthony has led gang prevention and intervention programs, prisoner reentry programs, and worked as a Certified Addictions Counselor with gang affiliated youth and adults providing relapse prevention for substance abuse and criminal behavior. Anthony continues to work full time as a Street Outreach Crisis Counselor who serves homeless, runaway, exploited, and sex trafficked youth and young adults by facilitating interventions, rescues, and safe transports on the streets; he also provides the longer term services of counseling and family reunification within an emergency youth shelter. Due to his personal testimony, twenty-seven years of professional experience, and ability to articulate the process of transformation with passion and beautiful storytelling, Anthony continues to be sought by organizations as an inspirational speaker, trainer and consultant.
"If you want to learn more about yourself, attend Anthony's workshop."
~ Jaime Nieto Jimenez, Cultural Affairs, Indianapolis University of Purdue, Indianapolis, IN
"Anthony provides education and insight with passion, commitment and experience. I recommend his training for anyone who is committed to helping youth and families."
~ Melissa A. Ortiz, Trainer Director, New Jersey Programs, Youth Advocate Programs, Inc
"Anthony Goulet has captured the real stuff, the reality that so many young people deal with on a daily basis. He takes you behind the scenes and inside the minds of high-risk youth, as well as exposing you to the skill of youth workers on the front lines addressing these issues every day."
~ Richard Ramos, President & CEO of the Latino Coalition for Community Leadership
"I have never seen the kids react so strongly to anyone before! Anthony and Dawn, you are a magnets of hope for those you come in contact with.
~ Angela Rios, Social Worker, Upper Sioux Community, Granite Falls, MN
"I found the presentation to be very informative and an eye-opener for communities. After listening to the presentation, I felt that we need to be proactive/preventive instead of reacting to the gangs already here."
~ Juana O Watson, Senior Advisor for Latino Affairs in the Office of the Governor of Indiana
"Anthony was able to find the key that unlocked the door to our potential as an organization."
~ Board Member, Trips for Kids, Inc.,
The wounds within gang life are small compared to the wounds that cause our young people to choose a life within gangs.
"Anthony, you are an inspiration and it was a pleasure listening and interacting with you. The youth, parents, and the entire Prairie Island community is blessed by your stay here in Minnesota."
~ Wellness Staff, Prairie Island Indian Community, Welch, MN
"After seventeen years of working in juvenile justice, I have been to more gang prevention and intervention training than I can remember. Anthony's training is by far the best I have ever attended."
~ Juvenile Probation District Supervisor, Dallas, Texas
"My daughter participated in the Shattered Lives program and heard Anthony speak. When she returned from the program, our entire family was healed. My daughter's heart and our family were healed by one simple reminder that Anthony gifted our daughter with: that she is a sacred blessing, miracle, and gift."
~ Shattered Lives Participant, Conroe, Texas
"After twenty years of working in youth prevention and intervention, I was contemplating leaving my calling because I felt burned out. Then I heard Anthony speak with experience and passion that reinvigorated my vision and sharpened my skills."
~ Texas Counseling Association Conference, Workshop Participant, Corpus Christi, Texas
"The depth of Anthony's celestial tool box was far more expansive and inclusive than any training I have ever had. He is an amazing inspirational speaker. I enjoyed being escorted on the longest walk back to my heart, and to think how long it takes to get back to the heart is only 17 inches."
~ Alejandro P, Educator & Poet, Big Thought, Dallas, Texas
"I believe that healing and truth can be found if there are people who are truly seeking it. For those people that feel left out of the loop there is hope because of programs like Anthony's."
~ Kelly Kiyoshk, Canadian Aboriginal Awards Nominee for Best Album of the Year, Ontario, Canada
This book was a finalist in a Hay House writing competition, nominated for USA book of the year, and utilized by actor/author Hill Harper's Manifest Your Destiny Foundation as a guide for youth mentors.
Love, Prayer, Laughter, and Tears are four best friends who were separated for four years. Join the Four in their four day journey to reunite, save the world, and do one other thing
A book of poems and short stories about the sacred, seventeen inch journey from our head back to our heart.