Dr. Laymon Hicks
Overcome Any Obstacle & Get Back Up
- College & Career Prep
- Leadership Development
- Professional Development
- Middle & High School
- College & University
- Educators & Staff
Fee Range: $2K-5KInvite Dr Laymon
• From Troubled Youth to PhD
• Dynamic and Poetic Motivational Speaker
• Author of “A Kids Book about Failure”
From troubled youth to graduating high school with a 4.0-grade point average and obtaining a doctorate by the age of 29. Dr. Laymon Hicks’ story is moving, his words are empowering, and his message is practical.
Drugs. Alcohol. Violence. Stress. Depression. Add the words bullying, peer pressure, and self-doubt and you’ve entered the real world drama of too many of our young people today.
The passage for Dr. Laymon Hicks was not typical.
Sharing his troubled teen years, surrounded by drama, battling with feelings of abandonment, lured by peer pressure into becoming a bully to his ultimate expulsion from the National Honor Society and descent into depression, Dr. Laymon puts it all on the table. His own path, from troubled youth to graduating high school with a 4.0-grade point average to obtaining a doctorate by the age of 29.
What he calls his “frustrations, flops, and faults” are hungrily devoured by his audience. And then digested. For whatever the details, from one degree to another, the pain is universal. They all know it. Now they are hungry for the outcome. The resolution. The road to redemption. And Dr. Laymon delivers.
He tells them that the real motivation comes from within. From wanting more. From needing to do better. From believing you deserve better. From “Maximize Your Moment!” From knowing “You Can!” From knowing “You’re the BOMB!”
Dr. Hicks will host a LIVE and engaging virtual presentation for your school or organization. Here’s a preview 👇
Energy, empowerment, motivation, strategy.
Dr. Hicks leads your students through the most powerful life principles they need to pursue their dreams and goals. And more – to achieve greatness! Dr. Hicks shares his own unique story – no holds barred – connects with their core and shows the students how his personal epiphanies can positively spin their world around and change their lives forever.
- Remain resilient during challenging times
- Increase their performance in-and-out of the classroom
- Create stronger relationships with others
- Sustain motivation or personal drive
- Find acceptance in oneself and others
- Overcome bullying
- Take more responsibility for actions
Looking for that SPARK to keep your teachers and staff motivated to impact students?
Discover the power of WHY and how you can utilize your WHY to bulldoze over adversity and burnout.
Dr. Laymon Hicks will light a fire in you and help you recommit to that very reason that will help you keep fighting, keep going, and keep striving. It’s time to be the best educator you can ever hope to be because someone needs YOU!
- Rediscover your WHY, and use it to propel yourself towards greatness.
- Learn how to believe in your cause and come out feeling empowered!
- See how to live, breathe, and walk in your WHY, even during the harshest times.
- Be able to emerge victorious every time, no matter how hard it gets!
- Be reminded that you are the light to someone’s darkness and ultimately feel fulfilled.
“How did you become the top student leader on a campus of over 38,000 students?”
“How did you get to manage a budget of over $10 million?”
These are only two of the many questions youth audiences ask of Dr. Hicks. And his answer, to all of them, is straight-forward and true – it wasn’t easy! In this jam-packed workshop, Dr. Hicks enthusiastically clears the path of principles that led him to the road, on the road, and over the road to his leadership success. The candid and hard-learned leadership and life lessons he has encountered over the years have served him well and he shows students how these principles can do the same for them through educational content and enriching activities.
“Your audience will be mesmerized from the beginning of his speech to the end and they will be positively impacted!”Patricia Lambert, Principal
“Dr. Laymon Hicks was truly the best keynote I have ever heard and the most connected with the audience.”Sasha Gregory, Advisor
“Not only is Dr. Laymon an excellent speaker, but he is also a joy to work with. Working with Laymon was a true pleasure and made my job as the event coordinator much easier.”Hope Carter, Event Coordinator