Character is best developed in the pursuit of Freedom.

TEDxTacoma 2018

My name is Travis Daigle.   I Speak about, Teach, and Coach, Personal Development or, what I prefer to call Character Development.

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We all desire Freedom: The Freedom of a Healthy Body, Financial Freedom, Emotional Freedom in Relationships, and The Freedom to do Work we find meaningful.

In the process of pursuing freedom, we will all experience failure, disappointment, adversity… or what I generally call Pain’.  Wrestling with pain on the path to freedom, develops resilience and the character needed to gain freedom. I believe Character is best developed in the pursuit of freedom.

This belief comes from a unique combination of personal experiences:

I struggled with obesity as a child.  At my heaviest, I was 17 years old and I weighed 305 lbs.  That year (2000) I made some changes in my diet and I lost 80 lbs in 8 months:


2000 – 2014

I graduated from the University of Houston in 2005 and began working as an Engineer 3 months after graduation.  After experiencing significant depression, I quit.  In August of 2007, I joined the US Army with the hopes of becoming a Special Forces Soldier (AKA – Green Beret).  I was $60,000 dollars in debt.  I payed off my debt in the 3 years it took me to get through one of the military’s most intense training pipelines.  Eventually, I served as a Special Forces Medic in Afghanistan…

Security in Afghan

Afghanistan Feb 2011 – Feb 2012

These and other challenging experiences helped me develop Resilience and Clarity of Purpose… They developed my Character.   With the lessons learned I make it my mission to teach the mental tools needed to turn ‘pain’ into freedom.

Dream Big!  Think Critically!  Work Hard! 

Ambition – Innovation – Effort

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