I am an inspirational speaker specializing in motivation and leadership. My keynote lectures derive from personal experiences. Resiliency and perseverance helped me survive an abusive father, illiteracy, gangs and 14 years in prison.
In prison I quickly rose to the top of the largest gang before deciding to take charge of my life and use my natural talents to create something positive. I am committed to helping people realize their full potential. I help those in need find a pathway to wholeness and productivity whether it's working with the juvenile justice system, supporting someone trying to overcome substance abuse, coaching an executive who has lost motivation or working with a star athlete whose attitude is limiting him/her, I provide the right approach to deliver results that last.
Drawing from my own successful experience with reentering free society, I have the unique ability to empathize with, motivate, and challenge those seeking to transition from prisoner and addict to productive member of society. My experience as a life coach comes through my private practice. It builds on my work with various non-profit organizations, schools, treatment centers and prisons, where I have designed programs to address the needs of people in transition. Despite enormous odds I have worked hard to become a respected consultant/ trainer for government agencies, faith, risk populations, public and private sector school departments. My message is simple regardless of the obstacles success is possible once you learn to believe in yourself!
Industry Expertise (3)
Areas of Expertise (3)
Boston College: 2004
- World Presidents Organization (WPO)
- Young Presidents
- Organization (YPO)
- Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)
- London Business School
- Harvard University
- Tufts University
- International Speakers Bureau (ISB)
Michael Maddock , CEO & Founding Partner at Agency of Innovation | Gathering of the Titans
“Andre recently spoke at GOT–our annual entrepreneurial summit at MIT. His message was inspiring and he was one of our highest rated speakers. It's no surprise that Andre left our gathering with many new friends and admirers”
Greg Habstritt, Founder | SimpleWealth Inc.
“Our past events have featured some of the world's most respected visionaries including Sir Richard Branson, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dr. Stephen R. Covey and many others – so being one of the top rated speakers at one of our events is a significant accomplishment. What amazes me about Andre's incredible presentations at our programs is that he has consistently ranked at the very top of the feedback from attendees. I believe it's because Andre is one of the most powerful and mission-driven speakers in the world, and I'm grateful to have met him and to call him a friend.”
Brigid Seay, Marketing Manager | North Texas Commission
“Andre Norman is a dynamic individual whose presence and experience combine for an engaging conversation. His message is versatile, inspiring at-risk teenagers to business leaders. Andre was a true professional and left a lasting impression in the North Texas community. The only question is - when is Andre coming back?”
Dr. Steven Ultrino , Director of Education | MA, Middlesex Sheriffs dept.
“Andre Norman was truly inspirational speaking to Correctional Educators at the 22nd Annual MA Correctional Education Association conference in April 2012. His life story – disappointments, failures, accomplishments and ultimate success served as true motivation for the teachers, counselors and administrators in attendance. He is the reason that we do what we do on a daily basis; we believe an “Andre” exists within each of our students”
- Workshop Leader
- Corporate Training