The greatest lessons in life do not always come from books or a university class, but from life itself. Problems and pain serves as some of the greatest professors to us all. In this program, A.C. will share several lessons from his book, The School of Hard Knocks. The purpose of this program is to expand your heart and mind so you will be better able to follow your dream and establish your goals that will lead to a brighter future. There is only one pathway to greatness: through The School of Hard Knocks.

Participants will learn:

  • That opportunities are presented to all of us and it is up to us to seize them.
  • That the challenges of life do not have to be barriers to our success.
  • The importance of self reflection to better apply the lessons from The School of Hard Knocks.


We have heard many times the importance of dreaming big. While it is important, dreaming big is not enough. There are many people who dream of accomplishing great feats, but sadly with no plan in place, their dreams eventually die. In this motivating program, A.C. will empower participants to not only dream big, but to live B.I.G. Using the B.I.G. acronym, A.C. provides three essential things that must be done daily in order to live B.I.G., and that will ultimately lead to accomplishing goals and fulfilling dreams. 

Participants will learn:

  • The value of Believing in oneself and raising their self esteem to pursue their goals and dreams.

  • The benefits of Investing in oneself to position themselves better to succeed.

  • The power of Going after your dream regardless of the price you have to be pay to fulfill your dreams.


In this program, A.C. empowers listeners to be strong, courageous and authentic leaders. Leaders who are not afraid of standing up for the rights of others. Leaders who understand their life can influence and impact another person’s life not only in their community, but also at their workplace. More importantly, listeners will learn that true leadership starts with the individual. Therefore, after listening to this keynote, the audience will have a better understanding that before leading a group or anyone else, they must must first lead themselves. We are not born leaders. Leaders are formed by knowledge that can equip their heart and mind to change their world.

Participants will learn:

  • The importance of being strong mentally, as opposed to physically, as it pertains to leadership. 

  • To discover their strength zones and operate from them.

  • The importance of displaying courage as a leader.

  • That people gravitate and follow those who are authentic and transparent.


We all desire to be the best, to win, and ultimately to achieve success in the office, in athletic competition, within our organization, and in our personal life. In this powerful program, A.C. will empower participants by identifying several characteristics that are important for a person to have in order to achieve their desired success in every arena of their life. It begins first by looking in the mirror and honestly examining one’s life. Then, it’s about the decisions that you make. If you want victory for you, your family, organization or group, it all starts with you and the choices you make on a daily basis.

Participants will learn:

  • The value of persevering through the problems that life will bring their way.
  • The importance of ownership and the responsibility they must take for their actions because it is their actions that determine their future.
  • That their hunger and drive influences their victory.


By far the best class I’ve taken! A.C. was an excellent instructor. His positive words and teaching style motivated me!
— Detroit Police Officer

Maybe you have been offered a job and you are excited to get started on it. Perhaps, you are starting a new year on the job, but you now desire to have a different outlook on it. We all know having a job is important for many reasons, but having a job is not enough to make an impact on the people you serve. The workload will seem daunting at times. Things will go wrong. Therefore, it is important to have a MAP that will help you navigate through the trying times at your job. In this presentation, A.C. will empower listeners to ensure they have a MAP that will challenge them to always give their best at their job.

Participants will learn:

  • The importance of remembering what motivates you to endure the turbulent times that come when facing life's difficulties.
  • How your attitude makes the difference between simply counting the days down or making the days count. 
  • The value of passion for your what you do and how the effect it has not only on you, but also those around you.