Meet Maurice.

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Maurice immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 13. Adjusting to his new environment was not easy. He endured many trials and made many mistakes trying to find his way. It wasn’t until his late twenties that he “got his life together”.

Maurice has had many people help him along the way, but it was one mentor in particular that pushed him, and made him think about his life in ways he had never before. This mentor encouraged him to attend the Nyack College School of Business where he would graduate Cum Laude in less than four years after being a C student in middle and high school.

Graduating top of his class was just the beginning. Later that year Maurice was given the opportunity to serve as an Associate Pastor at the second largest church in New York, The Greater Allen A.M.E. Church, where he served faithfully for almost three years before relocating with his family.

He also started his own organization, It’s T.I.M.E. Now Inc., where he would do educational consulting as a registered vendor with the New York City Department of Education. Over the past six years he has successfully implemented, in many schools, a six-session character development program he designed that focuses on helping students identify their strengths and natural abilities, while also giving them the necessary tools they need to succeed at a high level in life. Students have had life changing moments from sitting in his assemblies over the years. it is that kind of response that keeps him passionate about seeing his students move beyond their own circumstances to excel at whatever they choose to do.

This is why he does the work that he does. He believes in the power of mentoring, educating, and empowering. As a motivational speaker Maurice can share his stories of overcoming hurdles and various other forms of setbacks in a way that is relatable.

But Maurice had one more goal that he had to check off his list, one more way to reach his students and empower them to be the best version of themselves. Now he can say he is a published author, as his most recent accomplishment comes in the form of a book.

The Foreigner is a character development novel he authored and published in the fall of 2017, geared toward students from 6ththrough 9th grade. This book will serve as an excellent resource for students across the country, as his goal is to generate healthy and necessary conversation around situations they face on a daily basis. Topics such as cultural differences, bullying, self-image/esteem, peer pressure, dealing with grief, and decision making skills are a few that he aims to discuss as a result of reading The Foreigner.

His main focus now is to partner with you, so that together, you can bolster your students to live within a paradigm of optimization.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.