BIO Every now and then you come across an people who lives a humble life. Yet, his very presence strikes a chord with you. Tenner’s story is one that moves, touches and inspires audiences. It’s a story about determination and personal accountability. It’s a story about a young man who refused to accept his current situation or future shortfalls. Although Tenner has risen to high levels of success as an author and professional speaker, it’s his down-to-earth personality that endears him to those that come across his path. His message is very simple… Change Is Possible and it’s a must!

Tenner developed his methodologies based on years of life struggles. His strategies help educators and individuals to tap into their innate potential to achieve results, a principle that is applicable to anyone, regardless of their career. This unique range of application also allows Tenner to tailor the time of his programs to suit the needs of an event. Tenner’s presentations take advantage of his diverse fields of study and personal experiences to create a holistic understanding of both the barriers to student success and the strategies for overcoming cultural poverty and the school to prison pipeline.


Tenner’s personal mission in life is to provide hope to individuals who may feel that their current situation is hopeless and off track. Tenner’s, is the originator of "Get off The Bench and in the Game,” an author, and speaker. Recognized nationally, Mr. Tenner has traveled extensively to present a variety of speeches and workshops based on his foundational work “Helping Educators Build Meaningful Relationships with Diverse Students”, Disengaged Parents, and Apathetic Students.” Tenner also offers approaches for effectively nurturing student achievement and overcoming economic class barriers. An expert in overcoming cultural poverty. Tenner has literally pulled himself up by the bootstraps, reinventing not only his life but hundreds of thousands of educators and other professionals in seminars around the world. Whether you need a 45-minute keynote or a day-long intensive workshop that will inspire your audience, MDonnell Tenner will work with you to create a truly customized experience. Tenner has tons of experience working with a diverse set of clients around the country, helping students, teachers, & schools, break free from their routine and discover their unrealized potential. Using his engaging keynote presentations, Mr. Tenner taps into a deep well of personal anecdotes and professional training to deliver a message that is clear, engaging and compelling.


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