Motivational speaker Derek Clark speaks all over the world from the bottom of the globe in Australia to the top of the world in Canada. He shares an inspiring message of hope. 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 area foster care system reflected an early life of humiliation, aggression, emotional distress, overwhelming anxiety and being wrongfully labeled. Eventually, with the help of foster parents and mentors he defied the artificial limitations imposed upon him.
Derek knows first hand 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.
Derek is an inspiring speaker/trainer, the Ambassador for the Foster Care Alumni of America, a featured expert on CNN Headline News and The Ricki Lake Show. Google has ranked Derek #1 “inspiring motivational speaker” out of 36 million listings and is also ranked #2 for “stories on never giving up” out of 1.1 billion results. He is the author of six books including “Never Limit Your Life” 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.
IL don’t know if you still remember me, you spoke at our Youth Summit last year. Congrat’s on your video with your son. The reason I’m emailing you is to give you heads up that Alex Cardenas, CASA Director will be contacting you to see if you can be his keynote speaker. I told him about you and he was very excited. I told him if you were available you would work with him. He has all the particulars of the event, but I do know that you would be addressing Attorneys, Judges, and CASA volunteers. I also advised him that he should invite social workers and other stakeholders. He said if you had books to bring them and they will sell.
Happy New Year and I pray that this year you and your family will be greatly blessed.
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