Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Trainer and Author Derek Clark:

An Inspiring motivational speaker and trainer for virtual keynotes through Zoom and other online platforms, webinars, conferences, fundraisers and training.

Audiences evaluations state that Derek Clark is one of the most inspiring motivational speakers. Derek shares his expertise on childhood trauma, adverse childhood experiences, ACEs, leadership, management, trauma, helping employees overcome adversity, foster care, juvenile justice, social work, child welfare, early childhood development, mental health, child abuse/family violence and connecting with the human spirit. Your audience will feel motivated, educated, rejuvenated and ready to take action to improve outcomes. Derek’s popular keynote speech is  “Trauma, Resilience and Redemption!”

Derek is an inspiring keynote speaker for conferences, training, meetings and special events. Make your event the best one yet! To reserve Derek for a keynote speech or a training program, make sure to click Contact Us.

Keynote Speaker and Trainer that Inspires Hope:

Derek Clark is an inspiring and exciting trainer and  opening / closing keynote speaker. He delivers a message of hope, motivation and determination to push through adversity.

Who is Motivational Keynote Speaker Derek Clark?

Derek Clark has an incredible story of inspiration.  As a survivor of brutal child abuse, rejection and abandonment at age five, he was placed into the foster care system where he would stay for thirteen years. His special keynote speeches motivate employees and managers to overcome limited thinking and become solution focused thinkers. He is an international speaker, author of seven books and recently became an internet sensation for his viral video Rapping Dad with over 250 million views.

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Childhood Trauma and Its Impact on Behavior: a Guide for School Teachers and Foster Parents

Understanding Childhood Trauma and Its Impact on Behavior: A Guide for Teachers and Foster Parents   Childhood trauma encompasses a wide range of experiences that can deeply affect a child’s emotional, psychological,

The Healing Power of Connection: Understanding Trauma in Children and Juvenile Youth

The Healing Power of Connection: Understanding Trauma in Children and Teenagers In the landscape of juvenile detention facilities, a troubling trend emerges: a significant portion of the incarcerated youth have experienced a

The Role of Trauma-Informed School Counselors in Supporting Students with Adverse Childhood Experiences

Fostering Healing: The Role of Trauma-Informed School Counselors in Supporting Students with Adverse Childhood Experiences In the bustling halls of schools across the globe, a silent struggle often unfolds within the hearts

Inspiring School Teachers: Derek Clark’s Transformative Keynote Presentations

Inspiring School Teachers: Derek Clark’s Transformative Keynote Presentations In the realm of education, few things are as powerful as a teacher’s impact on a child’s life. Derek Clark, a renowned motivational and

The Power of Experiential Knowledge – Foster Care Expert Derek Clark

The Power of Experiential Knowledge: Why Foster Care Alumni Like Derek Clark Make Exceptional Experts In the realm of foster care advocacy and support, there exists a unique breed of experts whose

Have You Ever Experienced Foster Care or Childhood Trauma? New Song About it!

Have you ever experienced foster care or suffered childhood trauma? I feel compelled to share a piece of my journey with you all as well as my new song mixed with Fleetwood

Understanding the Neurological Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Mental Health and Well-being

Understanding the Neurological Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Mental Health and Well-being Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) encompass a range of traumatic events that occur during childhood, including physical and sexual

Meet Derek Clark: The Premier Conference Keynote Speaker for 2024

Meet Derek Clark: The Premier Conference Keynote Speaker for 2024 In the intricate tapestry of conferences addressing childhood trauma, early childhood development, trauma-informed care, and related subjects, the keynote speaker plays an

The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Mental Health

The Silent Struggle: Unraveling the Impact of Childhood Trauma on Mental Health in Adolescence Childhood is often considered a period of innocence and carefree exploration, but for many, it can be a

Healing Childhood Trauma: Nurturing the Inner Child for a Transformed Perspective

Healing Childhood Trauma: Nurturing the Inner Child for a Transformed Perspective   Childhood trauma has a profound impact on an individual’s life, shaping their beliefs, behaviors, and overall well-being. The wounds of

The Lifelong Impact: Exploring the Complex Relationship Between Childhood Trauma and Mental Health

The Lifelong Impact: Exploring the Complex Relationship Between Childhood Trauma and Mental Health   Childhood is often perceived as a time of innocence and carefree joy, yet for some individuals, it becomes

Hire Derek Clark as a Motivational Conference Keynote Speaker for Trauma-Informed Care, Early Childhood Development, Childhood Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences ACEs, Foster Care, Child Abuse Prevention, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice and School Teachers for Professional Development.

From Victim to Victor: The Inspiring Journey of Derek Clark – Childhood Trauma Motivational Speaker Derek Clark’s life is a testament to the power of resilience and redemption. From enduring unimaginable child

How Trauma-Informed Care Saves Children’s Lives: A Crucial Approach to Early Childhood Development

How Trauma-Informed Care Saves Children’s Lives: A Crucial Approach to Early Childhood Development Early childhood is a critical period of growth and development in a child’s life. During this time, a child’s

10 Ways to Help Children Heal from Childhood Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences – ACEs

10 Ways to Help Children Heal from Childhood Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences Childhood trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have a profound and lasting impact on a child’s emotional, mental,

Building Trust and Connection with Children Who Have Experienced Childhood Trauma and ACES

Building Trust and Connection with Children Who Have Experienced Childhood Trauma Childhood trauma can have lasting effects on a child’s emotional and psychological well-being. For children who have experienced trauma, building trust

The Vital Role of Understanding Childhood Trauma, ACEs, and Trauma-Informed Care in Healthcare

The Vital Role of Understanding Childhood Trauma, ACEs, and Trauma-Informed Care in Healthcare Nurses and doctors are often at the frontlines of healthcare, playing a crucial role in diagnosing and treating patients.

Teacher & School District Training for ACE’s, Childhood Trauma and Trauma Informed Care

Understanding Childhood Trauma, ACEs, and Trauma-Informed Care: A Crucial Imperative for Educators In today’s diverse and ever-evolving educational landscape, teachers play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our society. They

Book Motivational Speaker Derek Clark to Speak at Your Next Conference or Event

Turning Childhood Trauma into Triumph: The Inspiring Journey of Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Childhood trauma can cast a long shadow on one’s life, leaving scars that seem impossible to heal. However, some

How Childhood Trauma Creates Adults with PTSD

The Long Shadow: How Childhood Trauma Creates Adults with PTSD Childhood is often considered a time of innocence and carefree joy, but for many, it can be marked by traumatic experiences that

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark’s New Book – Tru Lockhart: Secrets Don’t Stay Buried. Based on True Events from Derek’s Life. A Raw Ride of Dark Fantasy and the Hero’s Journey.

Derek W. Clark and Michael Ray Laemmle Release New Novel – Tru Lockhart: Secrets Don’t Stay Buried Journey into the realm where reality intertwines with fantasy in the captivating novel Tru Lockhart:

Childhood Trauma and Its Impact on Behavior: a Guide for School Teachers and Foster Parents

Understanding Childhood Trauma and Its Impact on Behavior: A Guide for Teachers and Foster Parents   Childhood trauma encompasses a wide range of experiences that can deeply affect a child’s emotional, psychological, and physical development. These experiences include physical, emotional,

The Healing Power of Connection: Understanding Trauma in Children and Juvenile Youth

The Healing Power of Connection: Understanding Trauma in Children and Teenagers In the landscape of juvenile detention facilities, a troubling trend emerges: a significant portion of the incarcerated youth have experienced a myriad of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). These range

The Role of Trauma-Informed School Counselors in Supporting Students with Adverse Childhood Experiences

Fostering Healing: The Role of Trauma-Informed School Counselors in Supporting Students with Adverse Childhood Experiences In the bustling halls of schools across the globe, a silent struggle often unfolds within the hearts and minds of students. Beyond the academic rigors

Inspiring School Teachers: Derek Clark’s Transformative Keynote Presentations

Inspiring School Teachers: Derek Clark’s Transformative Keynote Presentations In the realm of education, few things are as powerful as a teacher’s impact on a child’s life. Derek Clark, a renowned motivational and inspirational keynote speaker, understands this deeply. With a

The Power of Experiential Knowledge – Foster Care Expert Derek Clark

The Power of Experiential Knowledge: Why Foster Care Alumni Like Derek Clark Make Exceptional Experts In the realm of foster care advocacy and support, there exists a unique breed of experts whose credentials are forged not in the classroom but

Have You Ever Experienced Foster Care or Childhood Trauma? New Song About it!

Have you ever experienced foster care or suffered childhood trauma? I feel compelled to share a piece of my journey with you all as well as my new song mixed with Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks “Landslide”. At the tender

Understanding the Neurological Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Mental Health and Well-being

Understanding the Neurological Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Mental Health and Well-being Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) encompass a range of traumatic events that occur during childhood, including physical and sexual abuse, neglect, household dysfunction, and parental separation or

Meet Derek Clark: The Premier Conference Keynote Speaker for 2024

Meet Derek Clark: The Premier Conference Keynote Speaker for 2024 In the intricate tapestry of conferences addressing childhood trauma, early childhood development, trauma-informed care, and related subjects, the keynote speaker plays an indispensable role. The effectiveness of these conferences often

The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Mental Health

The Silent Struggle: Unraveling the Impact of Childhood Trauma on Mental Health in Adolescence Childhood is often considered a period of innocence and carefree exploration, but for many, it can be a time of hidden struggles and lasting scars. Childhood

Healing Childhood Trauma: Nurturing the Inner Child for a Transformed Perspective

Healing Childhood Trauma: Nurturing the Inner Child for a Transformed Perspective   Childhood trauma has a profound impact on an individual’s life, shaping their beliefs, behaviors, and overall well-being. The wounds of the past can linger, affecting not only mental

The Lifelong Impact: Exploring the Complex Relationship Between Childhood Trauma and Mental Health

The Lifelong Impact: Exploring the Complex Relationship Between Childhood Trauma and Mental Health   Childhood is often perceived as a time of innocence and carefree joy, yet for some individuals, it becomes a landscape of profound challenges and lasting scars.

Hire Derek Clark as a Motivational Conference Keynote Speaker for Trauma-Informed Care, Early Childhood Development, Childhood Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences ACEs, Foster Care, Child Abuse Prevention, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice and School Teachers for Professional Development.

From Victim to Victor: The Inspiring Journey of Derek Clark – Childhood Trauma Motivational Speaker Derek Clark’s life is a testament to the power of resilience and redemption. From enduring unimaginable child abuse and abandonment to facing emotional turmoil at

How Trauma-Informed Care Saves Children’s Lives: A Crucial Approach to Early Childhood Development

How Trauma-Informed Care Saves Children’s Lives: A Crucial Approach to Early Childhood Development Early childhood is a critical period of growth and development in a child’s life. During this time, a child’s brain is rapidly developing, forming the foundation for

10 Ways to Help Children Heal from Childhood Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences – ACEs

10 Ways to Help Children Heal from Childhood Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences Childhood trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have a profound and lasting impact on a child’s emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Fortunately, with the right support

Building Trust and Connection with Children Who Have Experienced Childhood Trauma and ACES

Building Trust and Connection with Children Who Have Experienced Childhood Trauma Childhood trauma can have lasting effects on a child’s emotional and psychological well-being. For children who have experienced trauma, building trust and connection with caregivers, educators, and mentors is

The Vital Role of Understanding Childhood Trauma, ACEs, and Trauma-Informed Care in Healthcare

The Vital Role of Understanding Childhood Trauma, ACEs, and Trauma-Informed Care in Healthcare Nurses and doctors are often at the frontlines of healthcare, playing a crucial role in diagnosing and treating patients. However, to provide the best care possible, it’s

Teacher & School District Training for ACE’s, Childhood Trauma and Trauma Informed Care

Understanding Childhood Trauma, ACEs, and Trauma-Informed Care: A Crucial Imperative for Educators In today’s diverse and ever-evolving educational landscape, teachers play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our society. They are not just educators; they are also mentors,

Book Motivational Speaker Derek Clark to Speak at Your Next Conference or Event

Turning Childhood Trauma into Triumph: The Inspiring Journey of Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Childhood trauma can cast a long shadow on one’s life, leaving scars that seem impossible to heal. However, some individuals rise above their painful pasts, using their

How Childhood Trauma Creates Adults with PTSD

The Long Shadow: How Childhood Trauma Creates Adults with PTSD Childhood is often considered a time of innocence and carefree joy, but for many, it can be marked by traumatic experiences that cast a long shadow into adulthood. Post-Traumatic Stress

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark’s New Book – Tru Lockhart: Secrets Don’t Stay Buried. Based on True Events from Derek’s Life. A Raw Ride of Dark Fantasy and the Hero’s Journey.

Derek W. Clark and Michael Ray Laemmle Release New Novel – Tru Lockhart: Secrets Don’t Stay Buried Journey into the realm where reality intertwines with fantasy in the captivating novel Tru Lockhart: Secrets Don’t Stay Buried, a collaborative creation by

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