“I live and work in that gap between problems and potential; from average and great. Whatever it takes to help, save and change lives. That’s who I am and what I do!”
Kendall Ficklin is a author, consultant, speaker, entrepreneur, and coach with over 25 years of experience across multiple 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.
Kendall’s journey has been built on sacrifice, consistency, and commitment. That commitment has paid off! Kendall has led and facilitated professional development and training sessions with major corporations such as: the NFL, Chicago Bears, Delta, Home Depot, WNBA, Arby’s, Honey Baked Ham, Carrabba's Italian Grill and PepsiCo. He’s also founded his own coaching community where he is now coaching people and helping them to their greatness, as he has the opportunity to walk side by side with the #1 motivational speaker in the world, Dr. Eric Thomas AKA ET The Hip-Hop Preacher.
Today, Kendall specializes in helping people make a living doing what they love. 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.”