Filling many hats from speaker, host, consultant and facilitator, Kent uses the message "using yesterday as fuel today for tomorrow" as his primary message.
Being an adopted, high school drop out, a young co parent who was homeless two times, life taught Kent three things: 1. What you go through creates who you will become if you allow it. 2. Ambition and faith in your goals will determine if you will become that person. 3. Your story is important.
Making sure the audience is left with a full tank of gas and lightened from the burdens they carry to start the new day is the desired result for Kent with whatever task he is summoned for.
Kent's energy and witty storytelling superceded my expectations.
Kent's presentation was everything that I expected and more. Lively, engaging, encouraging and motivating. The students said "they could relate to him" and "he spoke from his heart". Kent is welcome anytime!
We were thrilled and impressed with Kent's talk with our students yesterday. His message resonated with many of them and they seemed to identify with what he was saying. We hope to have him back in the future!
Kent Wade visited my 3rd grade classroom with a lively spirit that immediately grasped my students attention. He came prepared with a power point presentation, facts, and personal stories that kept my students fully engaged and attentive. Kent's presentation was high-energy and appropriately paced for elementary school children. His relatability made my students feel comfortable sharing their experiences and encouraged to be a catalyst of change.
As a teacher I asked Kent to speak to my students to try to motivate them to work to their best potential. Some of them don't realize the importance of their education. Kent was amazing! He truly connected with the students and they were inspired. When we returned to class, they could not stop talking about how powerful his presentation was and how they were very touched by his stories. This may need to become a recurring presentation to each of my new group of students! Thank you Kent for helping to motivate the junior high students at Montessori.
Original speech related to how plants grow thru a foundation, blood sweat and tears, and heat; all related to progression of a child into manhood. Timely speech for our son's Rites to Passage program.
Mr. Wade is an excellent speaker, very motivational. I admire his ambition and the work he does for our community. God is going to continue to bless this young man.
Response from Kent Wade:
Thank you so much for those words
Mr Kent you are the best speaker I've heard and you make me learn a lot thank you
Awesome, intriguing, unexpected, direct and very straight to the point! This dude is what you need in a motivational speaker he brings tenacity and he is very easy to understand. Make sure you book him for your next event!
Natural leader. Good voice, message is clear. Anyone can relate to his words, and if you know his story, you'll appreciate the sincerity of his work.
I've had the privilege to not only witness several sessions but to work along side of this man. There is no doubt he has a captivating way of looking the attention of anyone who is inside the sound of his voice. He brings his story of struggles and hardship to life in an empowering and uplifting way that is guaranteed to rearrange the way you look at obstacles.
I had the pleasure of an informal session with Mr. Wade. I left feeling inspired and energized. I have a new found appreciation for struggle of my youth and a greater understanding of my progress. He is honest and relatable with a message of uplifting.
Response from Kent Wade:
Thank you so much for the love!!! Glad I made an impact.
Price Range: $500 and up
Gig Length: 15 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
With each presentation you can expect:
- High energy
- Applicable points toward self growth
- Real life situations
- Listeners gain support in their growth journey
- Purposeful dialogue
- Testing comfort zones
- Boost in self confidence
- To visual form your own story
Kent is a passionate speaker who is willing to share his life journey
that spans from being adopted to dropping out of high school,
from quitting to fighting the battle within.
Through hard work and using the “cards” of life, Kent’s direct approach
creates a possibility of looking at who we are to propel us to become who we are meant to be. He is living proof that what you experience can be
empowerment for you to go further than you expected.
Additional Booking Notes
Wireless mic (if needed or available)
Projector (if needed or available)
Past Booked Events
|June 20, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||For the people Open Mic|
|June 08, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Kankakee Community College GED Graduation|
|March 09, 2016||School Assembly|
Influences & Inspiration
My influences are Les Brown, Eric Thomas the HipHop Preacher, Tyrone Bledsoe, Malcolm X, Kevin Garnett, my wife Courtney and my Mother Addie (RIP).
Projector and Screen. Microphone if needed.
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