About Kendall

Most people want what it looks like but they don’t want what it feels like. 

Kendall Ficklin is an author, speaker, coach, and entrepreneur who’s felt every bump and bruise on his journey. A journey that has been built on sacrifice, consistency, and commitment. Sacrifices such as sleeping in airports when he couldn’t afford a hotel while on the road building his business. Consistency like never missing a payment to his coach even when he didn’t have it, and commitment like leaving his 9-5 and doing anything he needed in order to never go back to a life that he knew he wasn’t made for.

Kendall originally started coaching and speaking behind his barber chair. Offering advice to his clients and staff. He knew he had the work ethic and the gift but he was missing one key ingredient and that was a coach. Getting a coach is what allowed him to become committed in ways that he was never committed before.

The commitment has paid off. Since the barber chair Kendall has led and facilitated professional development and training sessions with major corporations such as: the NFL, Chicago Bears, Delta, Home Depot, WNBA, Arby’s, Honey Baked Ham, Carrabba's Italian Grill and PepsiCo. He’s also founded his own coaching community where he is now coaching people and helping them to their greatness, as he has the opportunity to walk side by side with the #1 motivational speaker in the world, Dr. Eric Thomas AKA ET The Hip-Hop Preacher.

 

He serves as Coach and Consultant providing, Leadership Development, Corporate Training, and Professional Development Workshops for Secondary Educational Institutes as well as Parent Engagement Seminars. Kendall is the founder of a personal development community (GRINDATION) and facilitates the B.O.S.C. Speaker Trainer Program.

As an author of four published books, Kendall continues to change the lives of others through his literary works known as: Rise & Grind: Good Isn’t Good Enough, Ladies Rise & Grind: Empowering and Inspiring You to Amazing, The Students Guide 2 GREATNESS and his latest book, “Your Work Has to Match Your Want: Your Guide To GREAT.”

As a committed servant-leader, Kendall actively advises and serves as a member of Southeastern Association of Facilitators and Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity.

He is also a Certified Youth Work Methods Trainer at The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality and is currently obtaining a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.ASc) specializing in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Phoenix.