Meet Travis

Fostering Change That Matters…

“There is a difference between just being inspired and actually being motivated to make a change.  Travis is that difference.”

Social Worker, Las Vegas, NV

INSPIRATION – Travis Lloyd’s story has been shared on stages internationally and in nearly all 50 states. Its a story of overcoming generational cycles of abuse through a mindset shift that was inspired by Just 1 Person at a time. After a journey through foster care and institutions, Travis Lloyd became a powerful advocate for positive systemic change. He understands what it takes to create mindset shifts and truly connect with clients, colleagues, and your own goals. Fostering change through Just 1 Person at a time is a theme that can inspire all types of groups and organizations.

FOSTERING CHANGE – Travis Lloyd’s story started as a youth when receiving services from child welfare and mental health agencies, but it took a drastic turn when he obtained a Bachelor’s of Science and began working in those same systems as a Registered Nurse. This dual perspective allowed him to view these services from a lens that was far beyond his education. After serving as a psychiatric nurse, ER nurse, and Mental Health Mobile Crisis Worker, this perspective opened doors to advocate for organizational change at local, state, and national levels.

RESULTS THAT MATTER – Many who have heard Travis Lloyd speak or read his latest book OVERCOMING EMOTIONAL TRAUMA: Life Beyond Survival Mode have said that his journey is a one of a kind “miracle success story.” It’s a story that connects the theories of improving outcomes in organizations and systems of care with practical experiences and tangible action steps. Audiences leave feeling like someone really “gets” them, knowing they matter, and ready to improve outcomes.



Work With Travis

Mr. Lloyd is the Owner and President of Changing Lives Entertainment, LLC, a speaking and consulting business serving systems of care, personal brands, beginning professional speakers, and both public and private child-welfare and mental health organizations.

After volunteering on the National Board of Directors for multiple years Mr. Lloyd accepted the nomination as President of Foster Care Alumni of America on January 1, 2018. Travis Lloyd speaking for students as one of the best college motivational speakers and passionate advocate for at-risk youth and teens while aiming to re-inspire social workers and child welfare professionals.


How did you get started speaking?

I did what I was passionate about and it led me to speaking.

As a kid I had dreams of performing and being on stage, but after some tough life experiences I thought I had given up on those dreams.

After graduating from college (Against All Odds!) I filled my time by working with foster youth. Next thing I knew they were putting me on stage to perform and raise money for homeless youth shelters. My dream came true! The rest is history.

Watch my story about Following My Passion.

How much do you cost?

There are a lot of variables that go into creating a successful event. I know, you’re probably thinking “what’s there to it? Stand up and speak!” But considering who the audience is, how big the audience is, what the event is, travel time and expenses, preparation time, and a bunch of other things is very important.

Leaving even one small detail out, such as having proper audio equipment, can really make or break how an audience experiences a presentation or performance.

My booking agents are very helpful in working these details out and providing a fair investment opportunity for your event. Please fill out the form on the Work With Travis page or Contact My Booking Agents with details.

What you typically speak about?

I have built my speaking topics around the idea that everyone can achieve Success Against All Odds, regardless of their past. My favorite things to speak on are Overcoming Adversities, Reaching Career Success, and Mental Health Advocacy. My favorite audiences are Retreats and Conferences, Foster Youth, Social Workers, Schools, and Colleges. Learn more on the Speaking page.

I am a speaker/I want to speak. Can you help?

When I first started speaking it was ridiculous, to say the least. Actually – pathetic. We all start somewhere and I am happy to offer advice based off of my research and experience in the speaking industry.

If you have a message that will improve people’s lives, you have to believe in it! If you don’t believe in it, you can’t sell it. To build your confidence, do some free talks for local youth groups, churches or even class rooms.

You can write me anytime at and I’d be happy to answer some of your questions. If you are ready to take the next step (and serious about it), check out the Mentoring page and let’s set up a time to chat!

What do you do for fun?

Not only is physical exercise good for your body, its good for your mind! A healthy body facilitates a healthy mind and I REALLY have fun taking care of my body. Even if I’m on vacation in Cancun you will still find me watching the waves from the weight room before jogging down the beach.

I also enjoy listening to personal development audio books, home renovation projects, being outdoors, and riding my motorcycle – did I mention I’m a fan of Sons of Anarchy? Sometimes I think I’m Jax.

Favorite book?

I’m not always the best about remembering names and titles. Here’s a few of my favorites – that I can remember 🙂

Rich Dad Poor Dad, 4 Hour Work Week, A New Earth: Awakening Your Life’s Purpose, Overcoming Emotional Trauma: Life Beyond Survival Mode

Favorite music?

As a young child I was never allowed to listen to anything other than Christian music on tape cassettes. The radio did not really exist to me until I was about 11. That’s when I found myself in 2pac, Garth Brooks, and Red Hot Chili Peppers all in the same summer.

My taste for music is still pretty awesome.

Favorite TV show?

I don’t actually watch TV – no, seriously! The last television series I watched on network TV was Walker Texas Ranger. But I do get on Netflix occasionally and really get into documentaries on self-improvement and TED Talks; I may have also had a brief obsession with Prison Break and Sons of Anarchy 🙂

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