Who Are the Courage
Founded by professional
speakers and trainers Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz, are the
authors and creators of Go
for No!® Courage
Crafters Inc. is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations
overcome self-imposed limitations and achieve breakthrough performance.
• Grew up a loyal Cubs fan in
Chicago, IL, and (like so many others) is still waiting
• Cut his teeth in sales working
for his sales-legend father, Don, in the automotive fleet business
• Managed a restaurant at the
age of 17 while still a senior in High School
• Recipient of the Trumpeter
award, clothing-giant Hart Shaffner & Marx's highest front-line
• Won a Regional Toastmasters
Speech competition in humor
• First became a member of the
National Speakers Association in Los Angeles in 1985 and was member of
the Year 2010 for the Oregon NSA Chapter.
Received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice (Long Beach
• At the age of 8 she called
George Lucas to see if she could work with him on future movies
• Currently has 6,000+ followers
• Youngest General Manager in
eyeglass retailer LensCrafters history
• Launched her own training
company at the age of just 24
• Speaker Member of the Direct
Selling Women's Alliance
• Co-authors of four 4 books,
including Go for No!® Yes Is The Destination, No Is How You Get
• Authors of 100+ published
articles on sales, leadership and customer service
• Producers of a 98-minute
Documentary DVD Movie
• Speak together for audiences
of 50 to 5000
Today, Richard & Andrea are living their dream of speaking and
writing, traveling the country, delivering their message to tens of
thousands of people and changing lives with their Go
for No! message. Currently,
they are embarking on a 2 year adventure where they will be adopting a
"portable lifestyle" which means traveling the US/World with a minimum
amount of "stuff" (still keeping Courage the Cat) having only a small "base-camp" in South Beach.
Message from Richard & Andrea…
It is our belief that courage
is the single most important virtue on which everything else in life,
all your results, are built. And we know that when people build their
courage, anything is possible… and with enough courage,
amazing things can happen. It is our mission to share these things with
Now, you might be thinking
that, as the Courage Crafters,
we must be fearless!
In reality, we are just like
you… with the same fears and self-imposed limitations that
hold back so many millions of people. But we have learned to master the
things that must be done to build courage as well as specific and
powerful strategies that can be used to move from fear to
action… to eventually achieve whatever it is you want to
Unfortunately, we do not have
any courage for sale. You can’t just make a call and have it
delivered like a pizza. Because the truth is, no
one can sell or give you courage.
Courage must be developed… crafted,
if you will…
from the inside-out.
But there is good news: All
the courage you could ever want or need to achieve virtually any goal
or dream you have is already
inside you, like a muscle
waiting to be used.
But, like any muscle, your
courage needs to be exercised… developed. And maybe you
might want or need a personal trainer… a
courage-coach… to help you develop those muscles.
That’s how we see ourselves.
can we “encourage you” today?