How do you leverage a unique lifetime’s worth of tragic and triumphant experiences to change the world? Meet Mr. Theopelis L. Schaffer III, also known as Theo Schaffer.
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Theo transformed himself into a master communicator, the captivating voice and leading authority in his field of personnel development, solution synthesis and beyond. From overcoming childhood trauma, mental health struggles, addictions, abandonment to become an unrivaled national Speaker, Author, Performing Artist, Pastor, Coach, Professional Development, and Innovation Consultant. Theo Schaffer simply is the experience you have been aspiring for.
By leveraging his unique lifetime’s worth of tragic and triumphant experiences, Theo Schaffer harmonizes his profound understanding of the human spirit and his comprehensive coaching to continue to change the world. Theo Schaffer’s powerful perspective, principles, strategic guidance with a remarkable talent for engineering inspiration serves as an invaluable resource for organizations aspiring to both elevate the well-being of their employees and create a better world.
Theo became a Story, not a Statistic Theo Schaffer is an accomplished coach, author, public speaker, and consultant with over fifteen years of experience helping organizations and communities elevate employee well-being and create a better world. His career began in 2006 with a Bachelor's in English and Education, leading to over fourteen years of coaching and teaching in public and private education school systems. He authored several self-help books, including “JUMP! How to Overcome in Five Steps,” and became a nationally recognized public speaker with appearances on TEDx and TEDTalks.
Theo's expertise extends beyond education and coaching. He has worked with organizations across multiple industries, including the US Military, corporations, conferences, and small businesses. In 2010, he expanded his work across multiple states and established collaborative efforts between Mississippi, Alabama, and North Carolina's civic service agencies, organizations, faith houses, and vision to impact local communities. He is a civic leader and has earned several Civic Leadership Awards and recognitions for his innovative leadership and wellness program development.
In 2016, Theo became a public figure in North Carolina and was requested to appear on multiple local television networks to share hope, vision, and strategies during the aftermath of civil unrest and major city riots in the United States, including Charlotte, North Carolina. He founded Grace Church Charlotte in 2019 and Legacy Community Development Corporation 501c3 in 2020 to continue his work in establishing inroads and partnerships between law enforcement and their community, training faith houses and organizations on how to accomplish inner-city missional and outreach successes and launching an annual Men's Wellness initiative and retreat called BroFest Men's Wellness Retreat.
With Theo's extensive experience and expertise, he founded Schaffer Consulting LLC. and Theo Schaffer Academy, a university of courses, cohorts, and coaching opportunities, to continue his work as a resource for organizations, communities, and families to live well and help create a better world.
Who is Theo Schaffer? Overall, Theo is a person who strives to live with purpose and leave a positive legacy. His consulting company likely aims to help others do the same by providing guidance and support in achieving their goals while also making a positive impact on the world. Theo Schaffer's life has been one of overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds. Born Theopelis Schaffer III in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1984, he lost his mother tragically in a car accident when he was just seven years old. Left to pick up the pieces were Theo, his father, and his two brothers. Theo's father would struggle with mental health issues and addiction, leading to a tumultuous home life for the boys. This would eventually lead to the next few years of Theo and his brother’s lives living in transit between different cities in unstable environments for the next few years.
The cycle of instability led to anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation for Theo. But he was able to start the journey of breaking the cycle when he would be adopted later by his best friend’s mother Nancy. In his teenage years with a stable home, a sound foundational community for his faith, Theo would start his track towards his destiny to change the world.
Now, more than twenty years later, with the help of his incredible Wife, Patrice, his therapist, mentors he acquired from his various professional conquests, Theo has not only overcome his traumatic past, but he has also dedicated his life to helping others do the same. His interests range from the performing arts, basketball, music, video games, outdoor activities, travel, and writing. But most of all, he is passionate about spiritual leadership, pastoring, and teaching. Despite his difficult upbringing, Theo has not only survived but thrived. He believes in being socially and humanly responsible for one another, regardless of religious beliefs. He is an inspiration to anyone who has faced adversity and struggled to overcome it. His goal is to forever help individuals, families and organizations aspiring to both elevate their well-being and create a better world.
For two decades he and his Wife, Pastor Patrice Schaffer, have served in the kingdom work together. He is the father of three incredible children, Theopelis IV, Ryleigh Grace and Thaddeus Noah.
Pastor Theo serves as one of the pastors alongside Pastor Shamar Terrell, Pastor Patrice Schaffer and their Executive Pastoral team as the founder, Visionary & Strategic Development leader of Grace Church Charlotte, Schaffer Consulting LLC., Theo Schaffer Academy and Legacy Community Development Corp. In closing, I want to leave you with a powerful message inspired by Theo Schaffer's remarkable journey. No matter what challenges we face in life, we have the power to transform ourselves and use our experiences to make a positive impact on the world.
By prioritizing the well-being of our employees and creating a culture of empathy, we can foster a sense of belonging and purpose that inspires everyone to reach their full potential. Let's follow Theo's lead and use our unique experiences and talents to create a better world for ourselves and those around us. Remember, anything is possible with determination, resilience, and a willingness to learn and grow. Thank you for joining me on this journey of inspiration and transformation.
Connect to Theo Schaffer You can also follow me on @theoschaffer to stay updated on my latest projects and insights. If you have any questions or would like to discuss potential speaking opportunities or collaborations, please don't hesitate to contact me through the contact form on my website or through Booking@TheoSchaffer.com. I look forward to connecting with you further!