Austin is a professional speaker, trainer, and consultant. As the Founder, President & CEO of DCS, he shares his twenty-year expertise in the corporate world and in politics to empower individuals and audiences to go beyond dead-end meetings, endless debating, and community activism of the past to become true Community Activators in fundamentally solving the problems and challenges that we face as Americans--whether locally, statewide, or nationally. Modern politics has so often become the problem, not the solution. How many people know that politics was never meant to be the solution to all our problems? America, unlike most countries, including the Westernized world, has vibrant and powerful private, religious, and business sectors which are supposed to be the main drivers in addressing our issues.
Austin is passionate about speaking and training on a wide range of topics in new ways to inform, inspire, and motivate to action. He defines and redefines perceptions, identifies and resets assumptions, and transforms mindsets--all with humor, irreverence, and deep insight.
What are his favorite topics to speak and train on?
He is most sought after in speaking on political empowerment, youth empowerment, citizen activism, debate as a means to solve problems, and, newly added, understanding the 2016 presidential election.
Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised on Long Island, he served in the US Army and attended the University of Sorbonne in Paris, France. Austin moved to California in 1991 and began a career as a Fortune 500 human resources/corporate recruiter. In politics, he worked as an activist, campaign manager and staffer to numerous presidential and gubernatorial campaigns.
Debate: Making Your Case in a Divided Country
Government Policy Analysis Skills For the Average Citizen
Media Bias Alert
If you want to solve intractable problems, you can’t use the “solutions” over and over again or the problem would have been solved decades ago, not get worse.
The reason why politics will never solve everything is because politics was never intended to lead. Politicians follow. Yes, we have had leaders. But our collective “Waiting for Superman” syndrome is dangerous for the nation.
People do not know how their institutions work. If you don’t know that, then how can there be change or reform. People don’t know they are in charge – not the Mayor, Governor, etc. That is why nothing has changed.
Yes, it’s not easy – it’s not supposed to be. Monarchies and dictatorships would be easier, if you don’t have time, but is that really what you want? No freedom at all.
Millennials overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation
BY RICHARD FRY / APRIL 25, 2016
Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation, according to population estimates released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau. Millennials, whom we define as those ages 18-34 in 2015, now number 75.4 million, surpassing the 74.9 million Baby Boomers (ages 51-69). And Generation X (ages 35-50 in 2015) is projected to pass the Boomers in population by 2028.
Yes, Millenials will one day soon be in the driver's seat, but are they prepared? Are they preparing themselves? Have they embraced and "Taken the Red Pill" of reality?
When you’re involved in as many campaigns as I am—politicians, candidates, activists, causes—in both parties, you get to a place where you almost feel it’s all meaningless, because the issues you care about are still not solved. I’m not a pessimist or a nihilist. You get to a point where you realize that the problem is politics. It has become the obstacle, not the solutions, to real change.
What do we care about? What is more important?--politics or people. One can’t serve two masters.
As a veteran myself, I feel very strongly that enough is not being done for our active duty military and veterans. There are a lot of good charities out there: Fisher House Foundation, Wounded Warrior, etc,
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