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Ken Carter

speaker location icon Texas, USA

Inspiration for the film Coach Carter

Founder and Chairman of the Coach Ken Carter Foundation

Dean/Headmaster of the Coach Carter Impact Academy

When famed high school basketball Coach Ken Carter locked his undefeated, state play-off team out of the gym and forced them to hit the books, he sent a powerful message. Ridiculed by his community, Coach Carter drove it home to his players to stop counting on athletic potential as the only ticket out of a tough, inner city life.

His story and the impact he had on his players were immortalised in the film Coach Carter, starring Samuel L. Jackson as Coach Carter. Carter is the Founder and Chairman of the Coach Ken Carter Foundation, a non-profit that promotes and provides education, training and mentoring programs for minority youths. He also founded the Coach Carter Impact Academy, designed to enable disadvantaged youth to reach their full academic and life potential.

A successful author and speaker, Coach Carter brings the hard-hitting advice about accountability, integrity, teamwork and leadership to succeed both on and off the basketball court.

Our Comment

"Coach Carter delivers powerful, exciting keynotes. His honest, straight forward delivery continues to make him a highly sought-after personality in the academic, business and sports worlds. His presentations go straight to the hearts of educators, coaches, students, and leaders of any field, resulting in better performance, increased productivity and higher motivation levels. He uses real life examples and a genuine, caring approach to energise and help individuals reach their highest potential."

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