Rahz “The Motivator" Slaughter is a motivational speaker who has spent years helping children and teens improve their mindsets and take charge of their lives. Born with a disability and raised by a single mother who suffered from addiction, he was told countless times that he had limitations, that there would be things that he could not do, be, or achieve. Despite these messages, Rahz was unstoppable and set out to create a life of his doing and not what others expected of him.
Today, Rahz Slaughter is a motivational speaker and successful business owner. He is also an athlete, personal trainer, nutritionist, and coach. He has spent over 20 years in the fitness business, coaching and motivating people to make better life choices and improve their health. He was told that he could not bodybuild or train others, but he ignored that and went on to win second place in a National Amateur Body Building Association competition and has coached thousands of people to greatness. Rahz especially finds great joy and fulfillment in shaping and motivating the mindsets of youth, particularly those who are "at-risk" or have difficult life circumstances.
At student assemblies, Rahz uses stories from his own challenging life experiences, and he teaches kids how he overcame his own negative circumstances. He reinforces your school's established core values, creates a compassionate environment, and infuses positivity and strength in today's youth. He teaches them how to develop skills to change negative mindsets and sends the message that anything is truly possible with determination, discipline, and hard work. And most of all, he connects with children in a way in which they take notice of his compassion and caring nature.
About five years ago I met Rahz. I knew instantly meeting Coach Rahz would change my life. Enthusiasm was oozing from every fiber of his being. I never felt so positive and determined in my life. Coach Rahz coached me and I successfully reach my goals. Even to this day Coach impacts my life. He always seems to know the exact moment to reach out, check in and offer words of encouragement. I feel blessed to have Coach in my life!
Lorraine Hellen-Avazis - 5th Grade Teacher: Syosset Central School District
I have invited many guest speakers to Goddard over the years, and I must say that your performance was the best I have attended in many years. I would highly recommend you to other schools knowing the impact you will have on their students as you did mine.
Dr. Joseph J. Birgeles, Principal - Robert H. Goddard Highs School
Everyone you come into contact is impacted forever after they meet you and listen to your story. You’re an inspiration and the world needs to hear you speak.
Mario Calderon - TV Host, Event Emcee, Entrepreneur
Rahz Slaughter elevates everyone in his presence and you see instantly as he starts to speak. Rahz is a inspiration and true leader of people.
Billy Rieter - Life Strategist Performance Coach
I have had the pleasure of knowing Rahz for ten years. We were introduced by a very wise, mutual friend. Through the years, Rahz has been a coach, friend and role model to both my son and I. He is one of the most positive and inspirational souls I have ever met. He exemplifies overcoming the challenges that life throws at us by turning obstacles into stepping stones. He is real and authentic and that is so refreshing in a society that floods social media with falseness and filters. The qualities he possesses are especially important to today’s youth. Being a high school English teacher, a single mom and someone who works closely with teenagers, I see first hand everyday, the need for and the importance of having a positive role model in a teenager’s life. Rahz’s positive outlook, hard work ethic, inspirational messages and value based actions are what teenagers need more of. He lives the example of healthy body, healthy mind, healthy life(in a real, human way). His lifestyle serves as such a positive example for young people to follow as they are figuring out their path in life and facing the challenges of growing up in today’s world.
Michele Molitor - English Teacher at Plainedge High School