The Best Motivational Speakers are the Ones Who Have Overcome Adversity

There’s a reason why Olympic athletes, politicians, and successful entrepreneurs are the best-known motivational speakers. They didn’t set out to be motivational speakers from the get-go; they settled into that career path after they learned real-world strategies to overcome diversity

Inspirational and Motivational Videos of Hope, Faith and Courage – Derek Clark Videos

Motivational speaker Derek Clark’s life is one of resilience and redemption. Derek didn’t let his childhood trauma and foster care hold him back. With the help of his teachers, counselors, foster parents, social workers and mentors, he healed from his

Childhood Trauma and Relational Poverty

When you hear the term “relational poverty,” you may think that it’s just a type of socioeconomic poverty. Yet, relational poverty can impact anyone, regardless of socioeconomic status. It also reaches beyond race, gender, age, or any other social identifiers.

Virtual Trainer – Keynote Speaker on Childhood Trauma and ACE’s

COVID-19 has stalled all in-person trainings and conferences in 2020. Yet, organizations are still working to keep personnel up to date on all necessary information. If you’re seeking to train your staff on trauma-related topics, Derek Clark has extensive experience

The Need for Trauma-Informed Teachers

Over the past few years, adverse childhood experiences – also known as ACEs – have become more well-known in the child development sphere. ACEs profoundly impact learning and growth because it affects how children process their environment socially, emotionally, and

Childhood Trauma and Behavior

Childhood trauma isn’t one-size-fits-all. It can be experienced in several ways and have numerous outcomes. When childhood trauma isn’t addressed, it can derail your entire life. Recognizing childhood trauma and how it impacts behavior can allow parents, caregivers, and social

How does childhood trauma and stress affect our immune system?

Stress from childhood trauma affects our immune system. It alters our natural homeostasis. Consequently, hypothalamic hormones such as vasopressin come into action. The tangible impact of continued stress can be immense, not only for our psychological balance: health will also

Trauma-Informed Care Can Create Healing Experiences for the Child

The CDC features eye-opening statistics regarding trauma on their website. For example, one in four children experiences some type of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. These are ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and have long-lasting impacts on children if not properly

Childhood Trauma and Resilience

Children that have gone through physical, sexual and emotional abuse are survivors and have the ability to be resilient. Resiliency is the ability to overcome adversity and emerge stronger from the situation. In engineering, resilience is the ability of a

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark is Also a Virtual Keynote Speaker!

Derek Clark delivers keynotes digitally through Zoom and other online platforms to inspire your employees, meetings, training and continuing education credits. As COVID 19 has changed our routines and places of employment, we must adapt and change our approach on

Childhood Trauma Keynote Speaker Derek Clark – Here’s What Saved Him?

Derek Clark’s life is one of resilience and redemption. As a child he suffered unthinkable child abuse, abandonment and emotional distress before being turned over to the psychiatric hospital at age five. His 13 years in the San Francisco bay

7 Ways on How I Overcame My Childhood Trauma

Hi, Derek Clark here. If you have watched my YouTube Channel, you may already know about my terrible childhood past as well as how I ended up in the California foster care system. In short, I lived in constant trauma

Childhood Trauma to Triumph: How I Didn’t Let My Childhood Trauma Infect My Future. It Hurts but Healing is Necessary. Feel – Deal – Heal.

Hi, Derek Clark here. If you’ve watched my videos, you may already know about my terrible past and how I ended up in the California foster care system. In short, I lived in constant trauma for many years of my

Video – Divorce Your Story: From Victim to Victor! Poem About Childhood Trauma and Foster Care by Motivational Speaker Derek Clark

This is the true story (poem I wrote as a teenager in foster care) of my life … A life in which horrific abuse, loneliness, and dark nights of despair rattled the very bones of my body, drained the tears

Social And Emotional Learning (SEL) Via Virtual Reality: Is This The Future Of Education?

Education nowadays is less about mathematics, natural sciences, and languages. As future-oriented teachers know, in the future one needs more (culturally) flexible, emotionally intelligent employees. That trend is already being felt: the jobs that have grown the most in the

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Receives International Foster Care Award From SOS Children’s Village Located in 134 Countries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2018 Derek Clark Wins 2018 SOS International Foster Award Vancouver, British Columbia The local chapter of the world’s largest non-governmental organization focused on supporting children without parental care is pleased to announce that motivational speaker,

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Pays Tribute to Derek Clark

Motivational speaker Derek Clark’s foster care life story caught the eyes of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Derek received a signed letter stating “This special occasion provides an opportunity to pay tribute to a remarkable former foster child for his

Antwone Fisher (Denzel Washington Movie) and Derek Clark – Two Foster Brothers Who Celebrate Each Other’s Success

A wonderful and inspiring video of two foster brothers Antwone Fisher and Derek Clark, celebrating each other’s success! Antwone Fisher has been my friend for years. We met when I was an expert on the Ricki Lake TV Show and

Motivational Speaker or Inspirational Speaker?

Should I Book a Motivational Speaker or an Inspirational Speaker? There is a difference between a Motivational Speaker and an Inspirational Speaker and it’s good to know which one to hire so that your event is the best one yet.

How to Never Give Up! 1st Step, Stop Beating Yourself Down and Rise Up! This Real Talk Motivational Video by Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Will Inspire You!

This is not the type of motivational video that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy. This is real talk about not beating yourself down and not letting your past infect your future. Motivational speaker Derek Clark shares some

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