Derek Clark, an inspirational keynote speaker now ranks #1 on Google for “inspiring motivational speaker”! Derek’s positive message has rejuvenated the hearts of audiences worldwide. He delivers inspirational conference keynote speeches to many federal, state and county departments in an effort to rejuvenate and train employees.
As a keynote speaker he has also presented for:
Australia National Foster Care and Kinship Care Conference
TEDx California – Independently Organized TED Event
International Foster Care Organization -IFCO World Conference
U.S. Attorney’s Conference
Ohio Supreme Court Intercourt Conference
National Philanthropy Conference
National Eligibility Workers Association – California State Chapter Conference
Juvenile Justice – Juvenile Court, Community and Alternative School Administrators of California State Conference
Law Enforcement Agencies
Court Improvement Summits
Mexico City – Colegio Anglo Mexicano De Coyoacan Preparatory High School for National Autonomous University of Mexico
California Association of Probation Services Administrators State Conference
Federal Bureau of Prisons Conference
Ministry of Canada Crown Ward Conference
Mental Health, CPS, Social Worker, Child Welfare and Foster Care Conferences
and many more.
As a popular and engaging conference keynote speaker, he has been hired by many federal, state and county departments to rejuvenate and train employees, educators, social workers, mental health professionals, foster parents, probation, bureau of prisons, child welfare workers, judges, attorneys, teachers, juvenile justice, non profits and many more organizations.
Watch Derek’s latest inspirational video about never giving up.
In the words of Derek Clark on how to live a better life:
“Have a good self-image. The better you think of yourself, the better your life will be. Don’t be egotistical and go thinking you’re the only awesome person who ever existed; but be confident that you are unique and have something unique to offer the world. The most important opinion we’ll ever have will be the opinion we have of ourselves. You will be spending the rest of your life with yourself: try and make yourself somebody you want to spend time with. Your personal energy attracts similar energy. Downers attract downers, and people who get their jollies wallowing in the muck attract the same. Likewise, people who are up, enthusiastic, and optimistic attract the same. And when two or more people come together with that positive energy, beautiful things happen.
Have an attitude of gratitude. Life is an adventure. It can be a wild buck, but take it by the reins and hold on. Live this life! Contemplate the mystery and the miracle of existence. Don’t take it for granted. There is nothing quite so amazing or startling as the mere fact that we are here, on a gorgeous planet, floating in space around an enormous star. When we keep in mind that the mere fact of our existence is spectacular, we easily come to see every day as a gift. And when we see every day as a rare and precious gift, we’ll be motivated to make the most productive use of this gift.
Remember, sharing is caring. Being of service to others is always simultaneously a service to yourself. Try being selfless instead of selfish. Doing good and earning accolades for ourselves is certainly a thrill and a boost to our self-esteem. But quite honestly, it is nothing like the natural high we get from helping others achieve their goals, and inspiring them to go after their dreams. But we have to set the example. We have to live what we preach. Once we accomplish our goals, we have the ability to show others that it can really, truly be done.
Words shape us and seal our fate. The words you speak to yourself become self-fulfilling prophecies. Words attract energy. Don’t let the “inner me” become the “enemy.” Using the right language is the first step in forming the right frame of mind. Once we shape our minds and our thoughts, our lives come to resemble our state of mind.
There is always a second chance. Just because you’ve had a few hard knocks doesn’t mean the fight is over. You are still alive; this fact alone means there are more opportunities waiting for you. Just when you think you’re onto life’s boxing style, it will throw a loopy haymaker and set you off balance so it can deliver the one-two punch that knocks you to the canvas. But pick yourself off the mat and put your dukes up. There is always another round left, and you can still pull out a win.”
Remember that your life gets better…when you get better!
Never limit your life!
Derek Clark Bio-
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 thirteen years in the San Francisco bay area foster care system reflected an early life of humiliation, aggression, emotional distress, overwhelming anxiety and being wrongfully labeled.
Psychiatric reports stated that at the age of five years old, Derek had severe behavioral problems. Neurological reports stated that at six years old, he had the IQ of a two year old and diagnosed him with erratic psychosis. Having also been misdiagnosed as mentally handicapped and having numerous emotional and language difficulties, Derek never gave up. With amazing help from his foster parents, a great social worker and mentors, he has defied the artificial limitations imposed upon him. Derek knows firsthand how to cope with adversity and overcoming hardship. His past has never held him back from accomplishing what he set his heart and mind to. From owning a very successful corporation to having a family, his maxim is to make no excuses.
Derek is an inspiring speaker and trainer has been featured on CNN Headline News, The Steve Harvey TV Show, The Ricki Lake Show and other shows around the world. He has recently become a viral video sensation with his “Rapping Dad” videos which have had millions of views and have been featured on Best of Instagram and Vine. Google ranks Derek the #1 “inspiring motivational speaker” out of 1 million listings. He is the author of seven books including “Never Limit Your Life” “Disable The Label” and the “I Will Never Give Up” book series.
As a speaker, author and singer/songwriter, Derek has spoken and performed his music from Australia to Canada including a President of the United States. His true-life trials and personal triumphs have inspired organizations with his message of hope and unwavering perseverance. His maxim is to make no excuses. He has turned his situation from a victim to a victor, equipping him with the wisdom and the will to never give up.