Inspiring Stories — 19 December 2012
Foster Care Expert and Inspiring Motivational Speaker Derek Clark — On The Ricki Lake Show!

Reserve Keynote Speaker/Trainer Derek Clark For Your Next Child Welfare Conference.

Derek Clark inspires youth and adults across this nation to never give up and to not let their past infect their future. He shares his message of courage, hope and perseverance to help others find the strength to Never Give Up.

As a child he was “labeled and misdiagnosed” in almost every psychological evaluation in existence. As a helpless child, Derek was nearly institutionalized due to severe erratic behavioral problems and violent tendencies. Having suffered brutal child abuse and abandonment, Derek was prone to severe anxiety, distress and lashing out in anger. At 6 years old, Derek was diagnosed as mentally handicapped among many other labels. Experts said he had the IQ of a two and half year old, suffered erratic psychosis and withdrawn from reality. As he developed, it became clear to his wonderful foster parents that this diagnosis was without merit.

In his presentations, 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, resentment, mistrust in adults, violent tendencies, rejection, lack of love, child abuse and the memories that have haunted his life.

Derek Clark’s keynotes are based on true-life trials and triumphs, and have inspired thousands of people to have the mental strength to overcome adversity and fear. Derek believes he has successfully thrived as a leader in life because of his painful past, compassion for others and living a “No Excuse” life. He has turned his situation from a victim to a victor, equipping him with the Wisdom and the Will to Never Give Up.

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