Leadership Program For Teens


Why are some people better than others at leadership? Is leadership something we’re born into or can it be learned? What are the characteristics of a good leader? Why is leadership so important in this day and age?

Cris Johnson’s  “Lead To Succeed” program answers all of these questions and much more.

This highly informative program teaches kids that leaders are made, not born, and that anyone can choose to be a leader if they choose. During the program, Cris covers 9 characteristics of great leaders, including:

  • Perseverance  – giving up should never be an option. A true story from a famous athlete’s past illustrates this concept.
  • Becoming Well-Rounded – in any leadership role, only by having a clear, thorough understanding of everyone’s responsibilities can one truly be an effective leader.
  • Honesty – Anything less than the truth will destroy everyone’s trust of you
  • Clarity of Communication – Bad leaders communicate badly and of course the opposite is true, too!
  • And many more!

Student Leadership ProgramThe best part about the leadership traits presented in “Lead To Succeed” is the fact that none of them require special training, genetics or geographic location. Leadership, as Cris explains it, is an attitude, a choice.

Critical concepts such as the value of simply asking for what you want and the willingness to roll up your sleeves and get in there with those you are leading help illustrate the fact that with an open mind, anyone can be a leader.

As with his other programs, Cris will use magic, mind reading, music, onstage volunteers, audience interaction and humor to engage the audience, hold their attention, and illustrate his concepts.

Here’s just some of what your teens will see & experience:

  • Cris demonstrates the value of simply asking for what you want in a dramatic way that leaves a volunteer from the audience with something they will take home!
  • Cris comically reads minds…and uses the mindreading to serve as a fantastic, memorable way to illustrate the value of teamwork!
  • By putting his very health at risk, Cris illustrates why a true leader is not “above” doing any task…and why!
  • A mindreading experiment involving famous literature dramatically demonstrates the need for becoming well-rounded as a leader and a person
  • By using a “special guest,” Cris will cause the entire audience to jump in their seats…and laugh hysterically to show why preparing for the unexpected is a critical skill for any leader!
  • And much more!

Perfect for breakout sessions, leadership conferences or assembly programs, and more!

For more information or to receive your no-obligation price quote
call (716) 940-8963 TODAY! Or email Cris at

What Some of Our Clients Have To Say…

“They didn’t want the program to end!”

“Mr. Johnson presented an AWESOME program to our 7th & 8th graders. Middle school principals: if you’re concerned about the kids being attentive and cooperative, they were all of that and more. Some of the students that I usually have the worst problem with, today wanted to participate. If you’re looking for someone to come into your school and give this type of dynamic presentation, Mr. Johnson is the individual you need to seek. He was awesome!”

Dr. Gina Stevenson, Principal – Charter School For Applied Technologies, Buffalo, NY

“We have had him two years in a row…”

“Cris is really great with the kids…He is both entertaining and informative. We have had him two years in a row and the kids really enjoy Cris’ programs. Outstanding!”

Carm Proctor, Principal – Jefferson Middle School, Jamestown, NY

“It was money well spent…it was one of the finest assembly programs that our school has presented.”

“The teachers commented that the students’ attention was remarkable…it was one of the finest assembly programs that our school has presented. Not only were the students attentive, their feedback proved that they had gained knowledge and retained important information that Cris was hoping for. We thank Mr. Johnson for helping our students learn important life lessons through magic and hope to have him back again in the near future. It was money well spent!”

Regina Granchelli, Vice Principal – DeSales Catholic School, Lockport, NY

“…well-presented, dynamic, and very entertaining.”

“Cris was able to keep the audience captivated for 45 minutes. The program was well presented, dynamic, and very entertaining. His upbeat show along with his sense of humor and timing provide an excellent program for students. I would recommend this program for schools without hesitation.”

NancyJean Osborn, Principal – Byron-Bergen Central School

“…he was great to work with!”

“It was a great program! The kids really paid attention and they really got something out of it. Cris was very accommodating and very accommodating. He didn’t ask for anything and he was great to worth with.”

Elizabeth Smyton, Guidance Counselor – Charter School For Applied Technologies, Buffalo, NY


“The program was very productive for them. He was very easy, very simple to deal with. He had everything as a complete package and we had to do very little. I would really recommend him to other schools and we want him back too!”

Principal Shelby – Haverstraw Middle School, Haverstraw, NY

“Excellent! Pacing & review of content was very valuable!”

“I thought it was a great show…Everyone was very attentive and they felt very involved. I would highly recommend this program to other schools.”

Holly Brink, Class Advisor – Sherman Central School, Sherman, NY

“Cris did a great job!”

“Cris is very easy to work with…The students enjoyed the presentation, especially all the magic. The messages of respect and how to handle bullies was easy for kids to understand. Cris did a great job!”

Dan Bracey, Principal – Washington Middle School, Jamestown, NY

“The show was great!”

“I thought the show was great! A lot of the students were involved. It was really awesome. He had everyone laughing and having a good time after a day of leadership.”

Erin Rubin, Deputy Prime Minister of the York Region President’s Council – Canada

“…fantastic and hilarious…”

“It was fantastic, and hilarious! I would highly recommend it to anybody.”

Steve Leffler, Class Advisor – Starpoint High School, Lockport, NY

“It was really fun!”

“It was totally entertaining and fun to watch. The kids were really involved and they loved it. It was really fun to see their personalities come out and their creativity. I would LOVE to recommend this program to other schools.”

Liz Banner, Teacher – Brockport High School, Brockport, NY

“They loved it!”

“Outstanding! The program was able to ring true to them all. They loved it!”

Marsha Miller, Teacher – Northern Chautauqua Catholic School, Dunkirk, NY


“Cris did a great job with our assemblies! His presentation was developmentally appropriate and his message was delivered in a fun way. Cris was very easy to work with and his message was outstanding! Excellent!”

Principal Bonnie Smith – West Valley Central School, West Valley, NY

“Great message!”

“Outstanding! Very entertaining…great idea to relate message with personal experiences! Great message!”

Ms. Kelly Kotlik, Teacher – North Tonawanda Catholic School, North Tonawanda, NY