TAPPS is excited to announce that Aaron Kinebrew will be presenting the keynote speech, Rachel’s Challenge. This is the inspiring story of Rachel Scott whose example of kindness and acceptance was brought to light when she became the first victim in the Columbine High School tragedy. Conveyed through stories from Rachel’s life and writings, Rachel’s Challenge shows the profound positive impact we can have on those around us. 

The presentation demonstrates the power of deliberately reaching out in word and action to others to start what Rachel called “a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.” In the post-COVID world, coming out of weeks of social distancing, the best antidotes to fear and isolation are connection and hope, which is precisely what Rachel’s Challenge facilitates. Rachel’s Challenge continues to help thousands of organizations and leaders create fertile ground for ideal team dynamics and cohesion through connection.


Aaron Kinebrew is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Kent State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He also attended Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and received Executive Education Non-Profit Management. 

Aaron has been a presenter for Rachel’s Challenge for the past 10 years. He has been a professional speaker for over 20 years with speaking engagements throughout the United States and internationally in Canada, Bermuda, and Mexico. He was also a former speaker for Monster Worldwide. 

Aside from his speaking engagements, Aaron is a real estate investor and the President at IMAGO Group, LLC where he focuses on helping others with Self-Empowerment as a Character Enhancement Speaker and Coach. He is also COO of a family-owned business called “Sweet Petit Desserts.”

Aaron is proud of his family. He has been married 22 years to his wife, Taren and they have a 19-year old daughter, Brooke. 

While attending Kent State University, Aaron played football and set a number of records as a kickoff returner.

In 2019, Aaron was inducted into his High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame.


Early Bird ‘discount’ registration has been extended to the end of day on Friday, June 11.