The Scary Guy FRSA
He’s been called many names, by many people – although it will surely pique your curiosity as to why at the top of that list are names such as Agent For Change, Urban Dalai Lama, Warrior For Peace and Mind-Waker.
In the last 19 years on the road, The Scary Guy has worked with schools, police forces, military, and a host of communities and corporate organizations through his live performances and across his active online networks – helping over 10 million people around the world to achieve personal peace and triumph in their lifetime.
The Scary Guy – his legal name, changed nineteen years ago – has dedicated his life to teaching others his powerful, solution based theories and concepts on human behaviour and communication; a code that he has personally developed, in what he experienced as an absence of any clearly defined active solution from society.
It is a code that he has test driven for the last 19 years, and still lives by today. In his own words, with his face, hands and neck fully tattooed, Scary says; Look at me! If what I teach did not work as a solution, I would not be here today. With the amount of negative that I receive and would have reacted to, I would either be in prison or dead.
The structures and thought processes that Scary presents to us directly address the socially negative and damaging behaviours that we frequently experience within human communication, which Scary defines as being based in the flow of words and actions as negative energy.
We are living in a time when suicide is reported at an all time high across the world’s media, and for many has become an uncomfortably common occurrence within our own communities.
Whilst suicide is one of the most extreme outcomes reported, it is not the only devastating risk of not educating people to acquire the skills to process the negative seen and heard from others. The impact of name-calling, harassment, intimidation and bullying is residual. It is highly toxic and insidiously detrimental to educational achievement, emotional and physical health, success in family structure, and personal and work relationships – a negatively charged energy that festers at the heart of a person’s life.
There are a multitude of ‘anti-bullying’ programmes and messages, which raise plenty of awareness of the problem, but offer few real solutions for what to actually do in the moment … in the heat of the battle.
The success of Scary’s work is based in providing a highly accurate, cognitive framework for all people to use in that very second that they are faced with trouble. Scary has defined the steps for exactly what to do with negative words and actions that a person has experienced from another human. He shows the individual how to become fully responsible on a cognitive level for all of his or her own words and actions. He teaches the cognitive skills that will underpin all that they do and all that they become in their life, fully able to process the negative that others may produce – yet not become it or live with it, as a victim of it, in any way.
The Scary Guy teaches people the steps for the creation of A Powerful Mind!
“The Scary Guy is first and foremost about showing your true colors and appreciating those of others.”
– Phoenix New Times
He was born December 29, 1953, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
He wasn’t named The Scary Guy at birth.
He was the eldest of three boys born to Constance Buckingham and Carroll Kaufmann.
He grew up in New Hope, Minnesota.
As a child he had an undiagnosed reading disorder.
To this day he has difficulty reading and writing extended material.
“Looking back I realize that the drive to hear and learn from a story was a strong one. I consider stories to be a powerful process through which man communicates and shares his ideas, vision and reality. Today, I read life stories in the faces, words and actions of every person I meet.”
– The Scary Guy 2007
Scary graduated in 1972 from Robinsdale Cooper Senior High School.
He was a voice major at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.
He writes classical music. He is a modern day philosopher. He is an artist.
He is a singer. He is an entertainer. He is a performer. He is a comedian.
He was a baby portrait photographer. He was a computer salesman.
He is a tattoo artist and owned three tattoo shops in Tucson Arizona.
He is currently building his new offices in Wigan, England, which will entail his private tattoo studio, Fine Art Gallery, and Coffee Shop.
In 1998 he legally changed his name to The Scary Guy.
He sold his tattoo shops in Tucson Arizona. And went on the road.
To teach people how to create World Peace in their lifetime
“Today I tattoo the Hearts and Minds of millions of people”
– The Scary Guy 1998
In addition to his legal titles of The Scary Guy, Scary, and The New Face Of Love, here are some of the titles others have attributed to The Scary Guy on his travels:
A World Citizen, A Genius of Society, An Urban Dalai Lama, A Mind-Waker, A Difference Maker, An Energy of Love and Light, A Warrior for Peace, A Warrior of Light, A Hero of These times, An Agent For Change, An Agent for Both Sides, Planting Seeds for a Healthy Planet, Pure Love, A True Light in the Dark, Bringing Solutions and Happiness, A Prophet of Peace.
In 2003, the Missouri POST Program approved The Scary Guy’s course, VisionHeart Circle of Courage Training, for continuing education credit for Missouri Peace Officers.
The Scary Guy is requested by countries, cities and communities around the world to create behaviour modification systems on a mass scale. His custom designed programs and systems include working with:
“Awesome show – thought provoking – a must see for every person!!”
“Very thought provoking, life-changing!”
“EXCELLENT! This show alone was enough to make the entire conference worthwhile.”
“Very timely – A very important message.”
“We need this type of program on prime time TV.”
“A wake-up call to help change the mindset of America”
“Thank you for being “Real” with the “Hard Truth” to be a human again. God bless you!”
“A wonderful and impressive show. Thank you, Scary Guy, for sharing your gift. Your endeavors by changing things one person, one child at a time, will and does change our universe. I haven’t been so touched by a presentation and belief in a long time. Your wake-up call isn’t just for the young.”
– From MSSA, Minnesota Social Services Association Conference