Find Your Arete

Don Tocco is a dynamic speaker and presenter dedicated to teaching young people and professionals how to utilize positive thinking, self discipline and goal setting in order to realize their full potential.

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Time to Double Down

Hillsdale College, 2021

Discovering Your God Given Talents

Hillsdale College, 2019

Discover Your True North

Northwood University LAB, 2018

The Art of the Journey

Hillsdale College, April 23, 2018

The Four Seasons of Life

Hillsdale College, April 20, 2017

Prose, Poetry, and Psalms to Live By

Hillsdale College, April 3, 2015

A Winning Season – A VICTORIOUS LIFE

Hillsdale College

Youth Enrichment Series

Given in 1991 at Harding Elementary School.

World Leadership Conference

In 1987, Don was invited to be the keynote speaker for the World Leadership Congress (WLC) in Denver, CO. The presentation was well received by Hugh, the HOBY staff, and especially the young leaders. Since then, Don has presented the keynote speech at every WLC since 1987.

HOBY – The Future Belongs to You – Part 1

HOBY – The Future Belongs to You – Part 2


I hope all is well. In 2006 I was at HOBY WLC. You gave me $500 to help start a martial arts club at my high school. That seed money helped me continue martial arts, and ultimately teach self-defense at a rural elementary school outside Monterrey, Mexico (with funding from my college alumni). I went on to become a Congressional Page, graduate from Yale College and start at Yale Law (this fall). I am the first in my family to go to college. Just wanted to say thanks for the leadership and motivation. Your nuggets of wisdom remind me to keep pushing. Arete.