About Kendall

As a purpose-driven, inspiring, and dedicated professional speaker, Kendall Ficklin has changed the lives of thousands of individuals. Kendall’s distinction is that he is not only passionate about his gift of empowerment, but he recognizes that in order to reach the world – he must always lead by example, by believing in his own abilities.

While based in Atlanta, GA, Kendall has established a strong clientele and led a broad array of professional development and training sessions with major corporations such as: the NFL, Delta, Home Depot, Arby’s, Honey Baked Ham, Carrabba's Italian Grill and PepsiCo, as well as workshop facilitation and coaching with AT&T, The Atlanta Dream, and United Way, respectively.

As a luminary, Kendall continues to utilize his gift of speaking and empowerment by partnering with major educational institutions for speaking engagements.

Some of his prominent engagements include: Morehouse College, Georgia State University, Clark Atlanta University, Georgia Gwinnett College and other local county public school systems in Atlanta, Fulton, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties as well as other schools and colleges across the United States.

For nearly twenty (20 years), Kendall has owned and operated Ficklin & Associates, Inc. In this capacity, 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.