"I live and work in the gap between problems and potential, average and great.”
Kendall Ficklin is a coach, author, speaker, and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience across several industries. He is the CEO of Ficklin & Associates, the parent company of Grindation, a personal and business development community focused on empowering people to design their greatest self while achieving their biggest goals and dreams.
Prior to launching Grindation, Kendall found his calling, coaching and leading people, while running a successful barbershop. Since honing his craft in the shop, Kendall has gone from the barber chair to speaking for the Chicago Bears, AT&T, PepsiCo, and Delta Airlines.
Today, Kendall specializes in helping people make a living doing what they love. After a career of building successful businesses, he now coaches other people to help them achieve the same success. Kendall embodies and teaches excellence under all circumstances; he truly believes that, “Average doesn’t work in any area of life.”
When he’s not speaking on the road, Kendall likes to read and spend his time with his family. He is a proud native of Linden, New Jersey and currently resides in Atlanta with his wife, Karen.
“His coaching and communication style is raw, impacting and highly engaging. He has a gift for connecting, motivating and empowering those he comes in contact with.”