Are you searching for an inspiring keynote speaker or a motivational speaker for your next event? Derek Clark is an international motivational speaker and inspirational author of Never Limit Your Life: From Personal to Professional, and the critically acclaimed I Will Never Give Up book series. Derek’s previous successes include founding and performing as CEO of a highly successful corporation.
From Foster Care To Success! Since achieving his professional dreams, Derek’s life mission has become helping others find the mental strength to recognize and take advantage of opportunities. His keynotes are based on true-life trials and triumphs, and have inspired thousands of listeners to have the mental strength to overcome adversity and fear. His purpose is to cultivate drive, focus, and the courage to take action.
Watch Derek speak at the Phi Beta Lambda and Future Business Leaders of America conference about never giving up and never limiting life.
Derek knows first-hand the power of attitude in coping with adversity and overcoming hardship. At five years of age, Derek’s mother and stepfather (his biological father was in prison) turned him over to the California foster care system, where he would spend the next thirteen years of his life, contending with rejection, humiliation, emotional distress and overwhelming anxiety. Yet through it all, Derek never gave up, and went from victim to victor by defying the artificial limitations imposed on him. He literally took a disadvantage in life and turned it into an advantage. His remarkable story is one of resilience and redemption, from his personal to professional life.
Combining his business expertise with a triumphant personal history, Derek has shown audiences that they too can thrive in their organizations by reaching beyond self-imposed limitations. As a featured guest on numerous radio shows in many major U.S. cities, newspaper articles, and television programs he has encouraged thousands to push themselves beyond their limits. Derek has also taken the stage to speak and perform his original music for a former President of the United States. He was featured along with Lebron James, Michael Phelps, Johnny Depp, Danica Patrick, Tyler Perry, Brad Pitt, Tyra Banks and U2 as “People Who Roar” by Roar Clothing.
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Derek Clark Bio:
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 16 million listings and is also ranked #1 for “stories about never giving up” out of 320 million 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.