Video – Divorce Your Story: From Victim to Victor! Poem About Childhood Trauma and Foster Care by Motivational Speaker Derek Clark

This is the true story (poem I wrote as a teenager in foster care) of my life … A life in which horrific abuse, loneliness, and dark nights of despair rattled the very bones of my body, drained the tears

The 1 Inspirational TED Talk You’ve Probably Never Seen Before On Trauma, Resilience & Redemption!

Before Derek Clark was a motivational speaker on trauma and inspirational keynote speaker, he was a survivor of horrific child abuse, abandoned at a psychiatric unit and then placed into foster care for thirteen years… all of this by the

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Receives International Foster Care Award From SOS Children’s Village Located in 134 Countries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2018 Derek Clark Wins 2018 SOS International Foster Award Vancouver, British Columbia The local chapter of the world’s largest non-governmental organization focused on supporting children without parental care is pleased to announce that motivational speaker,

Antwone Fisher (Denzel Washington Movie) and Derek Clark – Two Foster Brothers Who Celebrate Each Other’s Success

A wonderful and inspiring video of two foster brothers Antwone Fisher and Derek Clark, celebrating each other’s success! Antwone Fisher has been my friend for years. We met when I was an expert on the Ricki Lake TV Show and

Audience Evaluation Comments About Derek Clark – Conference Keynote Speaker

2018 California Child Support Employee Conference Evaluation Comments “Derek Clark’s speech was really inspirational. I found it to be a great way to end the conference. He was very engaging” “A great example of someone who is not a product

Resilience in the Face of Childhood Trauma – Keynote Speaker Derek Clark

Most of us are surrounded by children in our lives. Even if we don’t have children ourselves, or they are all grown up, we are around grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews or just children of friends and neighbors. What a

“You Cannot Think Negative About a Child and Expect a Positive Outcome” – Motivational Keynote Speaker Derek Clark

Popular conference keynote speaker Derek Clark shares his new program “You Cannot Think Negative About a Child and Expect a Positive Outcome”. Derek’s inspiring presentation can be delivered as a conference keynote or an educational training program for professionals working

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Has Helped Fund-raise 2.4 Million Dollars for Child Welfare!

Motivational fundraising speaker Derek Clark has inspired audiences to donate an amazing 2.4 million dollars to benefit many child welfare organizations. His inspirational keynote speeches are a perfect fit for fundraising gala’s, fundraising luncheons and fundraising breakfasts. Typically, fundraising keynote

One of My Funny and Humbling Moments. What Do Motivational Speakers Preach? Get Back Up! Haha

We all have humbling moments. It was late morning and I was flying back to the United States from my motivational event in Canada. I had my laptop out and was watching an episode of Dexter. While watching, I was

Motivational Speaker or Inspirational Speaker?

Should I Book a Motivational Speaker or an Inspirational Speaker? There is a difference between a Motivational Speaker and an Inspirational Speaker and it’s good to know which one to hire so that your event is the best one yet.

How to Never Give Up! 1st Step, Stop Beating Yourself Down and Rise Up! This Real Talk Motivational Video by Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Will Inspire You!

This is not the type of motivational video that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy. This is real talk about not beating yourself down and not letting your past infect your future. Motivational speaker Derek Clark shares some

Speaker for Child Abuse Prevention Month. How I Survived Brutal Child Abuse. Watch Derek Clark in Action as a Motivational Speaker for Child Abuse Prevention Conferences

As an inspiring motivational speaker for child abuse prevention month conferences, Derek Clark’s story is raw, riveting, courageous, inspirational, hopeful and healing. For the first five years of Derek’s life he suffered brutal child abuse before being abandoned into the

The Road to Success is Filled With Disappointments – Need Motivation?

The Motivation, Discipline and Strength Are Already Inside You! When we look at the world around us and see high achievers, it’s tempting to think that everything in their lives has been one smooth ride from the beginning. We see

Best Motivational Video from Derek Clark! Watch Why You Shouldn’t Let Yesterday’s Pain Kill Your Strength Today.

Motivational speaker Derek Clark’s shares some great insight with his new awesome video about not letting your past infect the future. He’s am inspiring keynote speaker on motivational topics for foster care, child welfare, teachers, leadership, employee rejuvenation,  personal and

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark known as the ” Rapping Dad ” Has 150 Million Views on His Video!

An incredible milestone has been reached by motivational speaker Derek Clark for his hilarious and inspiring rapping dad videos. 150 million views in just the last couple of weeks. This awesome video shows him having some rapping fun with his

Having a Hard Time With Your Child or Teenager? Try These 15 Powerful Phrases to Connect With Them.

By Derek Clark Does your child really know that they are loved by you? Everyday, 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

Motivational TED Talk – The Power of Determination – Derek Clark’s Speech

Motivational TED Talk on the power of determination will inspire you. Derek Clark’s story is one of resilience and redemption. Before he was an inspiring motivational speaker, thirteen years of Derek’s early life was spent in the San Francisco bay

Derek Clark Ranks #1 on Google for Inspiring Motivational Speaker!

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

11 Phrases You Should Never Say to a Child in Foster Care

I came across this article that hit the hammer on the head in regards to showing some compassion and being careful what you say to children in foster care. I spent 13 years of my early life in foster care. That

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Shares His Story of Surviving Child Abuse

If it wasn’t for foster care and great foster parents that never gave up, I might be dead or in prison. Foster care saved my life from the brutal child abuse. As an innocent child, I paid the price for

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