Yes, my last name really is Kitchen!

I am an Award Winning Retail Manager, Trainer, College Educator, Performer and Motivational Speaker. I was the 3rd African American on the planet to be recognized as a Fundraising Auctioneer.

Born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, I spent over twenty years educating, energizing and empowering thousands of students and professionals to transform their personal and professional aspirations into reality. On Father’s Day weekend 2015,  my world changed when I was fired by my employer. That weekend, as an expectant father I “Flipped my Mindset” and committed to cooking up the 5-Star Masterpiece I'd been dreaming about for years…to become a Professional Speaker.  

After years spent sampling a variety of employment and volunteer opportunities, it was time for me to share my F.R.E.S.H. Mindset recipe for cooking up the professional dreams you hunger for with the world. The same recipe I would use to go from unemployed, to being recognized as one of the top Professional Speakers on the planet by the National Speakers Association in 2022.

Today, I'm a highly sought after Motivational Speaker for Professional Associations who want to Fire Up the Careers and Profits of their members. All of my Interactive, "Kitchen inspired," Learning Experiences on Mindset, Workplace Culture and Leadership demonstrate how to Flip Your Mindset and Cook Up the Professional Dreams You Hunger For!  

I'm a graduate of Lakeland Community College (A.A.) and David N. Myers University (B.S). I'm also the author of “Fresh from the Kitchen, 44 Tasty Techniques to Cook Up the Professional Dreams You Hunger For” and “52 Ways to Shine, Discovering Your Value and Leaving an Impact.

When I'm not speaking, I serves as a volunteer and Board Chair for the Non-Profit Organization Hustle PHX / Hustle USA. Their team of staff and volunteers provide aspiring entrepreneurs in underserved urban communities with the resources needed to start and operate thriving businesses.

I reside in Phoenix, Arizona with my Wife Kelly and our two children, Elijah and Olivia.