Scott B. Sonnon will be speaking to middle / upper school students at St. Paul’s Academy addressing the Core Commitment of ENGAGE in the latest SPA Talks series (A Platform Where Ideas and Inspiration are Shared). This event is open to anyone from the community and parents that are interested in attending. Come listen to this transformational individual!

Date: Thursday, September 28th

Time: 2:20 to 3 p.m

Location: St. Paul’s Academy 1509 E. Victor Street, Markell Hall

Price: Free and Open to the Public

Scott Sonnon’s dyslexia was so severe during childhood, he was hospitalized in a children’s psychiatric institution and encouraged to lower his expectations. He overcame his diagnosis and went on to become a professional human performance scientist, TED Fellow, Mensan, and a fitness expert that became a 5-time Hall of Fame World Martial Art Champion. He is also an inventor and entrepreneur in the fitness industry with facilities in over 35 countries, and was included as one of the TOP25 trainers by Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Black Beltand Train magazines.

In addition, Scott works with United States Military Special Operations Forces and travels to speak to schools advocating for children with alternate learning styles – revealing how we often suppress our inner genius.

For more information about Scott Sonnon check-out this TEDxBellingham talk “How we suppress genius and create learning disability”:

For more information about this event or SPA Talks series (A Platform Where Ideas and Inspiration are Shared), please contact the SPA Talk Committee through Natalie Smith at (360) 733-1750 ext. 1509 or