Don’t have a big budget to hire a motivational speaker? Here’s a special program for high schools, middle schools, community colleges, universities, county agencies, etc… we have a fantastic solution that will work great for you!
Reserve Derek Clark (for a very affordable fee) to Skype with your classroom to share his inspirational message with a focus on education, motivation, determination, leadership, self esteem, mental health, resilience, anti bullying, drugs and alcohol awareness and suicide prevention.
Derek knows firsthand the trials of a hard knock life. His youth presentations are based upon his childhood experience of parental abandonment, his life as a troubled youth and how he found the courage and the power to change the direction of his life. As a child/youth in foster care for 13 years, Derek faced many extremes of humility, humiliation, loneliness, aggression, emotional distress, anger, violence and overwhelming anxiety.
At five years old, his mother and stepfather turned him over to the county social services. Derek has never known his father. County records state his father was in prison for the criminally insane. Derek suffered severe child abuse and was troubled as a foster child. He has been “labeled and misdiagnosed” in almost every psychological evaluation. Being a child afflicted with numerous emotional and mental disturbances, authorities considered placing him in a psychiatric institution. Some of these behavioral patterns continued to follow Derek as he became a teenager.
Becoming a teenager is an important time. Derek has learned some very difficult lessons as a troubled teenager. He reveals how he overcame his adversities and how he triumphed in his personal life. He takes you down his road of lessons that he has learned of hate, anger, mistrust in adults, violent tendencies, rejection, lack of love, child abuse and the memories that have haunted his life. Derek believes he has successfully thrived as a leader in life because of his painful past. He changed his mental mindset from victim to victor.
He inspires youth and adults across the world to never give up and to not let the past limit their incredible future. He believes it all comes down to a choice, self value and taking responsibility for the direction of your life.
To reserve Derek for a classroom Skype session, Click Here.
Remember that you can always reserve Derek to come to your event as well.