Speaker Adrian Starks brought such amazing energy to the Hilbert College campus that afternoon. Hilbert students came with the uncertainty of what a motivational speaker might require and left with the feeling of new direction and self-awareness for themselves. The smile he brought to their faces was priceless. As a speaker, Mr. Starks was prepared with a visual PowerPoint to accommodate all types of learning styles. His voice was soothing and entertaining to keep the audience’s attention. Adrian spoke from the heart and shred his personal journey on how he became his own champion. The stories he shared were ones any person could relate to. This was evident as the students felt his passion and responded to his questions with empathetic feelings.
The speaking engagement was a topic that all persons could relate to and leave with feelings of self-awareness, confidence that they matter in life, ways to look at overcoming one’s own obstacles, and improving behavior to aim at their own growth and development. This wonderful experience left our audience with a gratefulness for our world and a readiness to start one’s own journey of hope.
I would recommend any college, school, agency or community take advantage of Adrian Starks “Champion Up®” speaking engagement to enhance their own personal journey of hope and encouragement, bring about change in our challenging world of trying times and advocate for those who are in struggles looking for a CHAMP to cheer them on!
Your talk, Adrian, awakened me and I’m holding myself accountable that it IS time for me to be my own Champion and reunite me with my Koop The Genius.
I was introduced to Adrian Starks in the spring of 2017, and almost instantaneously, I knew he had something special inside, a bright light and a fire within. He was placed here to speak his truth, share his message, and be of service to the world by inspiring people to Champion UP®. To remember the gifts, skills, and talents that we all came here with. From there, a wonderful friendship and brotherhood came to life. I was able to truly see, hear, and feel just how important his message and his life’s purpose were. We were divinely led in our connection to be of service together to those in need in the Buffalo and Western New York area, sharing the Champion UP® message to the ‘City of Good Neighbors’ in early 2018.
Lives were transformed. And a city and its people were changed forever. The best is yet to come, not only for himself, but for those he is blessed and honored to be of service to. I wholeheartedly recommend a working dynamic and a professional relationship with Adrian Starks. Whether it be speaking in front of children, inspiring the lives of high school students, enriching the minds and hearts of college students, or empowering entrepreneurs or business leaders, he will deliver a high-quality performance that flows from his soul. You will receive an experience of authenticity and clarity, which will help you to spring forward in the next steps of your life’s purpose, while also allowing you to have more love in your heart and be of greater service to those you care about. Adrian Starks: A man, a mirror, who is here to walk each of us home by reminding us to remember the champion within and to not die with our music still inside of us.”
Adrian Starks has a true gift of motivating, and inspiring people to take action and live their best lives! I have been very fortunate to experience both working with Adrian and watching him Speak. His ability to be vulnerable and connect with his audience on an emotional level creates a feeling of trust and possibility. Adrian also provides his audience with great tools to take action and bring their dreams and goals into reality. He teaches you how to get in touch with your own inner champion, and push through any fears that are getting in your way. Adrian has an amazing energy that motivates everyone to stop wasting time and start living the life that you deserve.
I have had the pleasure of working with Adrian through several business endeavors. He is an outstanding motivational speaker, trainer and writer. He did a presentation for one of my group coaching sessions and the participants requested that he be brought back for an additional session, that is how well done it was. Adrian is also a co-author in our soon to be released anthology. I would highly recommend Adrian as a speaker and presenter for your trainings or conferences.
Teresa L. Holmes
Executive Director, Built to Bounce Back & Igniting Passions Globally Movements
I have known Adrian for a number of years, first as a personal trainer at the Pro-Robics Gym in my Queen Anne neighborhood in Seattle a few years ago and most recently as a “Life Coach” to help me through a professional and personal transition. I have always been drawn to his broad and enlightened perspective on life which has been an inspiration and served to motivate me through my transitions. He is a great listener and his coaching and word have added great value to me during this time and am confident that I will make it through my transition and realize my potential in my “new life chapter” with his guidance and help. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking guidance and direction on how to develop a plan that will place them into a winning position to overcome their obstacle. He truly helps me and others find the Champion within.
Experienced Government and Community Relations Professional in the Public, Private, and Non-Profit Sectors.