Tollie Schmidt's Biography


Tollie Schmidt President Founder Tollie International Banner

Author, Actor, Motivational Speaker

Tollie Schmidt Has a Background Which Many Can Only Describe as Eclectic.
Tollie Schmidt Mind Freak NLP
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Tollie Schmidt Before losing 300 poundsTollie has proved to scores of people through his speaking engagements, media, and seminars that by exploiting the dominance of your mind you can do, have, achieve, and create anything you want for your life.
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He has overcome morbid obesity, and shown others how to do the same. He hid his own personal eating disorder, developed following his dramatic weight loss of over 300 pounds. He privately lived in darkness before excepting no more excuses for his self imposed prison of bulimia. He has worked with people all across the world, of every background and walk of life, his energy and passion for others is infectious and his methods achieve astounding results.
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Tollie’s story of growing up as the Fat Kid who ballooned to over 500 pounds before achieving an astounding weight loss of over 300 pounds has caught media attention. He Has been featured in many national publications, network talk shows, and radio programs across the U.S. He has been called the dreamer, the self-help guru, the Energizer Bunny, and his message and solutions have resonated with countless individuals worldwide.
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He is a sought after expert in childhood obesity, eating disorders, self-mutilation and depression. He has used his natural talents to create change for teens struggling with body image issues and is a voice for those living in a darkness of depression. Tollie has contributed to programs dealing with obesity, and eating disorders for major hospital groups, and physicians. His ideas and concepts have been considered cutting edge because of his link between obesity, eating disorders, self-mutilation etc., all stemming from a mind set stuck within a body image illusion.
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Tollie’s Out of the Darkness Project is a non-profit offering solutions and support to teens struggling with body image issues, eating disorders, depression and obesity.
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Advisor to Russian Leaders
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Tollie has met with, consulted, or advised international leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Sergei Nikitich Khrushchev, Former head of the World Bank James D. Wolfensohn, and Former Chairman of the National Republican Party of Russia, President of the Institute on Modern Policy Nikolai Lysenko. He has consulted members of two Russian administrations, members of the U.S. Congress, the Russian Army, the U.S. Marines, the World Bank, the Russian Federal Space Agency and the son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Tollie has had the unique opportunity to distinguish patterns and model the critical blueprint which brings about persistent habitual results for some of the most successful individuals in the world.
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International Trade Arbitration Banner Tollie Schmidt
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At only 16 years old: Tollie was flung into the world of International Business & Intercontinental Trade Negotiations

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The stigma of Tollie’s age and obvious weight challenge could not overshadow his charisma and ability and he excelled to becoming the youngest International Negotiator in Eastern Europe.
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Tollie recalls this period in his life as transformational, as he says:
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“You don’t always get to choose your particular situation in life, yet what you decide to do in the situation is up to you. You may not be the most qualified, sought after, or revered in any particular situation. Nevertheless in that particular moment you ARE there, which makes you the most qualified, sought after, and revered. I chose to rise and stand in the gap, make mistakes, except failure, learn and grow till I finally succeeded.”
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At the age of 16 Tollie was apart of partnerships, negotiations, and Intercontinental Trade Contracts Arbitration with companies such as, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, BP, Mobil, IBM, The Boy Scouts of America and Stolichnaya. He was called on a daily basis to serve as a consultant with representatives from the United States, England, Ireland, Germany and Italy.
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Leadership Programs by Tollie Schmidt
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Tollie has a vision to develop a community of leaders to strengthen and propel America into the future. His concept is to focus on reBuilding from within, to instill Honor, Values, Ethics, Drive, Passion & Creativity into our young future leaders. With the American Educational system in decline, the teaching of the values of service, citizenship, and free enterprise has become increasingly rare. Tollie has been a featured speaker at the American Leadership Academy in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. ALA Founded by Entrepreneur Jerry Nelson, provides a unique and intimate venue through which successful leaders share their experiences and inspire the values, skills, habits and discipline needed to lead America.
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Tollie has spent weeks sharing ideas and stories with other speakers such as:
Bob Barr – retired Congressman (R) Georgia; 2008 Libertarian Candidate for President
Dan Cook – retired Partner, Goldman Sachs; Senior Advisor, National Center on Policy Analysis; Senior Advisor, MHT Partners
Don Fites – retired Chairman and CEO, Caterpillar; Board Member, Exxon/Mobil, ATT Wireless, Georgia Pacific, Wolverine World Wide and others
Hank Gatlin – retired CIA officer and member of Senior Intelligence Service
Eric Greitens – Navy Seal, Rhodes Scholar, and many more.
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When the National Miss Teen USA Pageant contacted Tollie to be a judge at their week long National competition, he jumped at the opportunity. Now this year will mark Tollie’s second time spending time with contests from all 50 states for a weeklong event. For the first time a judge has helped to transform the traditional “beauty pageant” culture, and instill a deeper self-worth and value within these young women.
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The mind of an Autistic Entertainer
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Just as Temple Grandin, was portrayed in the HBO movie about her life with autism. Words are like a second language to Tollie. He translates both spoken and written words into full-color movies, complete with sound, which run like a feature film in full surround sound in his head. When somebody speaks to him, their words are instantly translated into pictures. Language-based thinkers often find this phenomenon difficult to understand, but in entertainment & production, and even speaking, visual thinking is a tremendous advantage.. So entertainment and the possibilities to create change, effect emotions and influence an audience is in essence Tollie’s natural state.
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Growing up Tollie always felt at home on stage performing, always a audience favorite, he found that on stage his size and weight seemed to be neutralized. He produced, directed, and performed in many facets and has won critical acclaim and awards.
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In a year Tollie went from over 500+ pounds to Under 200 and continues to create lasting empowering change in his mind, body and spirit daily. Tollie is known as a guy who does not believe in personal limits, his creative and artistic nature infused with his natural marketing ability charisma and charm has catapulted him into many new business opportunities.
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Today, Tollie takes the creative role in new entertainment development projects. His highly anticipated new book, “Inspired,” is a testament to his unique and forward thinking philosophy on creating a body or endless possibilities.

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT TOLLIE:
Tollie has the unique ability to break down old patterns that prevent you from being your true self. Once you find that you are no longer controlled by old beliefs, you are on the road to creating joy, true happiness and success in all areas of your life..
Casey STONE, Dallas, TX
Tollie’s Inspired is a book America is thirsty for, creating change rather than assigning blame from a guy, who went thru hell and came out stronger!
Christopher Mattingly, Online PR News
Tollie Schmidt has astonishing credibility. I have never seen a more powerful story and message or a more powerful communicator. He walks his talk.”
Jonathan FRANK, PASTOR / Y.F.C.

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