Derrich shares the lessons that he learned from growing up fatherless in extreme poverty, serving 3 combat tours in Iraq, and 2 combat tours in Afghanistan as a cyber warfare specialist to empower you to defeat the enemies that you are facing on the battlefield of business and life. His electric, engaging, and interactive presentation style leaves you feeling inspired and confident that you can destroy any obstacles standing in your way. In addition to motivating the audience, Derrich provides actionable steps and resources to help the audience conquer change, boost resilience, and accelerate success.
I had the opportunity to have Derrich come and speak to the students of Crowley Collegiate Academy, Crowley ISD's Early College High School, during our Black History Month Celebration back in February. He shared several inspirational nuggets of wisdom that the students still talk about to this day. All of our students and faculty was amazed by Derrich's engagement tools, encouraging stories and all around talk. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a speaker to motivate and leave a lasting impact on your audience. I will definitely be requesting Derrich again in the near future!
Derrich was a very dynamic speaker. He left our staff feeling inspired and energized.
Our organization is working hard to break the cycle of poverty which is difficult work.
Derrich provided the encouragement our employees needed to continue to carry the torch.
Derrich inspired us. His message was profound and captured our hearts and minds.
I had the pleasure of seeing Derrich speak at a recent speaker showcase. I was really impressed with his ability to weave an inspiring message within his personal story. From my experience in working with Derrich, he's very flexible, a good partner, and always willing to go above and beyond for his clients.
I am tremendously impressed with, and appreciative of, Derrich's ability to help me be a better version of myself. He focused his deep experience and broad skill set directly on me, removing barriers I did not realize I had and enabling me to see the path to greater personal and professional fulfillment.
If you have the opportunity to have Derrich speak for you, take it! His ability to engage and change an audience's perspective is uncanny and memorable.
Derrich is a gifted speaker who excels in the art of storytelling. His style and approach makes his topics relatable. His passion for mentoring is inspirational. He can heal people through his speeches. He spoke at District 50's Toastmasters Leadership Institute recently as a Keynote Speaker and just enthralled an audience that comprised of Club and District Leaders! I would strongly recommend him for any speaking engagement.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 15 - 120 minutes
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What to Expect
Derrich customizes his presentations for the audience to create an unforgettable experience for the audience. He takes a personal approach to ensure that the content is relevant and valuable to the audience. In addition to electrifying, entertaining, and engaging performance, the audience will leave with practical, action steps that they can implement immediately to defeat adversity. Derrich's holistic approach includes a wealth of resources and support that audience members can access following the event to aid in their development.
Derrich Phillips, MBA is a highly sought-after motivational speaker whose purpose is empowering youth and adults to tap into their resiliency to overcome adversity. He is a proud army veteran, having served 3 combat tours in Iraq and 2 combat tours in Afghanistan as a cyber network defender. Derrich has influenced thousands with his high energy, content-rich style. He is a resiliency expert. Derrich has several professional cybersecurity certifications. He has served in senior level cybersecurity level positions for Lockheed Martin and Hewlett-Packard. In addition, Derrich is a speaker coach for TEDx Plano and a facilitator for the National Speakers Association Charbonneau Speakers Academy. Having grown up in poverty, Derrich is passionate about empowering at-risk youth to break the cycle of generational poverty and empowering people to walk in their purpose.
Additional Booking Notes
I pride myself on being easy to work with, adaptable, and low maintenance. As your speaker, I am there to serve you and the audience, not the other way around. My presentation can be adapted to any setting. As someone who gave hundreds of presentations in tents in Iraq in 120 degrees with sporadic A/C, I can accommodate to your needs.
Past Booked Events
|March 07, 2019 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
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