A California native, Joseph L. Thomas - also known as “JT The Mentor Coach” is a renown speaker, educator, author, and minister who has dedicated his life to serving our nation’s youth. Thomas is the former Northern California Lead Trainer and #1 requested Trainer for Positive Coaching Alliance, a national program founded at Stanford University. He is rising to national prominence by delivering heartfelt, passionate, engaging presentations and workshops. Thomas, a National Trainer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a former high school 3 sport student-athlete and college athlete. He is the author of “Coaching Legacy: Developing Character Leaders Through Sports.” Thomas earned a Bachelor Degree in Communication Studies and a Master’s Degree in Counseling. He has coached for 15 years including his own son and has facilitated over 800 workshops in 21 states.