Derek Clark Speaks at Fundraising Event for Foster Care and Raises $425,000!

When Derek Clark took the stage to speak at a fundraiser for foster care in Texas, he never expected what would happen next. After delivering a very inspiring motivational speech, he asked the audience for financial donations to help support a

How I Went From Bitterness to Forgiveness! Letting Go of Your Addiction to Hatred.

Recently, after one of my motivational speeches in Nebraska, a 52 year-old woman came up to me and asked a very pointed question: “How do I forgive?” A very good question indeed. It had been the topic of my keynote

Inspiring Trauma Informed and Sensitivity Keynote and Training

Hire Motivational Speaker Derek Clark for an Inspiring Trauma Informed and Sensitivity Keynote or Training. Help children and youth process their trauma and find new meaning while being a positive role model. This will help you build a relationship of

Transgender Teenager From Foster Care is Now in Prison for Murder. What Went Wrong?

Recently, having given an inspiring motivational speech at a seminar in Canada, I was approached afterward by the conference planner. She asked me to meet with a young transgender man. He was in prison. I asked what his crime was.

Motivational Rapping Dad Makes Visit to Texas – Philanthropy News Article

If you’ve seen 45-year-old Derek Clark before, it was likely during a YouTube excursion. But the 6- foot 5-inch tall businessman turned motivational speaker is much more than a silly parent calling out contemporary MCs for cursing, portrayals of negativity

Greatness is Contagious!

We all have fears, and we all must find the tools to combat them. I love reminding people that they have everything they need inside themselves. Nobody need look outside their own hearts for the answers. Each of us has

Be a Hope Dealer!

There is a four letter word that is woven into the fabric of my soul, and that word is HOPE. Having a purpose in life encourages self-determination. It all starts with a belief, an idea that can create a powerful

Your Negative Self Talk Has Power! Choose Your Words Carefully

I normally ignore negative people who throw off a very toxic vibe. I don’t want to surround myself with self-doubters and believers in “doom-and-gloom.” I know that some of you can change your life right now, by changing your friends.

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark’s ABC Interview – You Can Be The Hero of Your Own Story

You can be the hero of your own story. I spent 13 years of my childhood in foster care and overcoming great adversity. I wrote “I Wanna Be A Kid” when I was thirty years old. My wife and I

My Spirit Would Not Be Broken. The Journey in Which Wounds Are Healed and Pain Becomes Peace – Never Give Up!

This is the true story of my life… A life in which abuse, loneliness, and dark nights of despair rattled the very bones of my body, drained the tears of my spirit, shattered my mind into a million fragments, and

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Helps Fundraise $125,000 for CASA in Denver to Help Children in Foster Care.

Motivational speaker Derek Clark loves to raise lots of money for his favorite non profits. Derek was invited to speak at the CASA Fundraiser in Denver where delivered a very inspiring 25 minute keynote speech. By the end of the hour long

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark is Featured on Remarkable Dads!

Derek Clark, a motivational speaker, author, and viral video star known as “Rapping Dad,” knows the importance of never giving up. Despite a painful past in the California foster care system, Clark was determined to not let it define who

Bullies and Keyboard Gangsters? Time to Inspire!

I have received many messages from youth that are getting bullied and want to commit suicide. It makes me so sad for what they have to endure. As a child in foster care, I too was bullied. Here is a

As a Child in Foster Care, I Was Shocked at How Quickly The Professionals Labeled Me Based Upon My Behavior. I Was a Grieving Child That Had Suffered Brutal Trauma!

Don’t use labels to define a child. Children should not be predetermined to fail. Labels can follow a child for years to come and eventually define them. Words have great power that can reinforce positive or negative value. The labels

Does Your Child Know That You Love Them? 15 Phrases That Parents Should Say To Their Children.

Does your child really know that they are loved by you? Every day, children are killing themselves and many parents are ignoring the signs until it is too late. A 15 year old girl in foster care committed suicide last

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark’s New Video – Drugs Destroy Families! Rapping Dad and Kids

Derek Clark, an inspiring motivational speaker and the rapping dad in the viral video hit is back again! Derek and his kids bring a new message about how drugs destroy families. Derek knows first hand what destroys families. His dad was

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Inspires Employees to Never Give Up With His “Never Limit Success” Program

Business Motivational Speaker and Trainer Derek Clark Shares His High Powered and Inspiring “Never Limit Your Success” Program! His Leadership and Management Presentations Are Designed For:   · Employee Motivation · Inspirational Business Keynotes · Finding Great Opportunities in a

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Honored With Hope Award For His Outstanding Efforts In Making a Difference In The Lives of Others.

HOPE AWARD RECIPIENT, DEREK CLARK Inspiring Motivational Speaker and Foster Care Inspirational Speaker Each year at the Teaming Up For Girls Luncheon, Florence Crittenton honors an individual who exemplifies the mission of the organization by making a significant impact in

7 Steps That Helped Me Make Over a Million Dollars. Forget IQ, It’s About Your I-Will!

Before we discuss attaining financial success, we first have to take an honest look at our values. For many people, success doesn’t have a financial component to it at all. There are many business speakers who say you shouldn’t hang

My Name is Drugs – Brutally Realistic Poem With Rap!

In my travels as a motivational speaker and conference keynote speaker, I get the great pleasure of meeting lots of people from many different walks of life. I always feel so honored when someone takes the time to email me

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