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“We brought Yannik McKie to speak at our two day Women’s Conference. He inspired and encouraged us to believe in ourselves, not to settle, and know our value! We tweeted almost everything he said. It was outstanding!”

Alexandria Agee
Chaplain NCNW, Mercer University

“Yannik McKie is an unusual and outstanding leader who can—from personal experience—both define the challenges faced by America’s millions of parentless youth and from personal determination define how we can all join to clearly help these kids grow up positively, contribute to their communities and have productive lives.”

Chris Norwood
2005 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
Executive Director Health People

“We brought Yannik in to speak to the football team and his talk was about having character, integrity & mental toughness. He is building a new legacy for families daily!”
Thomas C. Settles III, Chaplain
UGA , Fellowship of Christian Athletes
“Author Yannik McKie was an excellent and informative key note speaking sensation! Speaking to an audience of faculty, administrators, business professionals, and students would be a difficult challenge for any professional; however, Mr. McKie handled this with care and professional efficiency. Having him at our event was an absolute joy, and we really look forward to hiring him again.”
Nashia C. Whittenburg
Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs
St. John’s University

“Augusta University Augusta University hosted its 6th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit and Yannik Mckie was an excellent choice as a keynote presenter. When we received our survey results 98% of respondents to our survey shared that Yannik Mckie offered thought provoking concepts and relevant examples to aid with enhancing diversity in their work or community. He open a number of eyes, hearts and minds during his presentation. His personal story is inspiring and was able to help our audience understand the part they play in creating a diverse and inclusive environment.”

Karen A. Mobley
Director of Academic Diversity Initiatives for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Augusta University

“When Yannik arrived for his speaking engagement, he began to personally interact with each of our students, getting to know them first. These students may have struggled academically or socially in high school and yet were developing the grit it takes to overcome adversity and persist in college. The students appreciated Yannik’s candor, his humor and his ability to talk with them on their level. Later, when the Vice-President of Academic Affairs heard Yannik’s formal talk, she noticed how engaged the students seemed to be – they appeared memorized by his every word. Yannik demonstrated a style of communication that was mature and yet at the same time, audience-appropriate. By sharing his courageous message, Yannik provided the students hope that they could navigate their own pathways of academic success.”

Elizabeth Whittaker Huggins
Director of First and Second Year Experiences, Augusta University

“It was a great message! He inspired me to get up and go for what I want. He inspired me to become a better speaker. This was a good message to give college students, especially freshman!”

Rashad Robertson
Fort Valley State University, Political Science Major

“Yannik is an awesome speaker! His story is amazing and his delivery is extremely engaging. By the time Yannik was finished we were encouraged, inspired and equipped to overcome anything standing in the way of our success!”

DD Henderson
Winthrop University

“Yannik spoke at our conference and he connected very well with all the young men. He taught us how we can use our challenges to take us to the next level and how to be strong leaders. We had a great time!”

Vernon Blount
Assistant Director, AAMI

“We invited Yannik to be the keynote speaker at our Maximize Potential Conference and we were extremely pleased with the outcome! We would highly recommend Yannik for any event.

Nic Panghorn
Assistant Director Residential Programs
Clemson Youth Learning Institute

“Yannik is a dynamic individual. When working with him, you quickly realize how much he can add to any business that he touches. Yannick has a sharp business mind and he’s able to see future possibilities where others see none. Rarely are individuals are so willing to freely share their own personal and professional wisdom to help others be successful. Yannik would be a great asset to any organization that he works with.” 

Paul Griffen
District Sales Manager at Nationwide Insurance and Financial Services

“I hired Yannik to speak at my 2013 POWER M.O.V.E. professionals conference in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and his talk exceeded my expectations. Yannik is a consummate professional and very good at what he does. I am pleased to have him on my team!”

Devin Robinson
Author and Entrepreneur

“Yannik is an extremely result-driven business professional. He possesses an eagerness to excel; while at the same time pushing others to strive for their full potential. As of lately, I have had the pleasure to work with Yannik on numerous business objectives, and I am very confident when I say that any organization would benefit greatly by having Yannik as a part of their team.” 
Milton Carroll, President
Marcy-Gammon and Associates
“It has not only been an honor to develop a business relationship with Yannik Mckie, also a friendship based on integrity and commitment. Yannik’s ability to commit exemplifies true leadership.” 
Jerry M Cantrell, President
Marketing Resources,Inc.

“When asked to invite a guest speaker for a college service, Yannik was my first choice. Regardless of age group or atmosphere, Yannik is able to adapt his speaking and teaching styles and diction to make his life lessons suitable for any audience. Not only was he able to entertain my colleagues, he was able to encourage them to overcome daily obstacles such as peer pressure, balancing academic and social life, etc. We were so impressed with him that he was personally invited back by Vice President of Student Affairs.”

Tianna Williams
Paine College, Presidential Scholar

“It was a pleasure having Yannik fellowship with our congregation! He spoke at our Christian academy, Friday night live youth program, and ministered to our men on Sunday morning. We are so excited about the outstanding work the Lord is doing through Yannik.”

Bishop Vaughn Mclaughlin & Lady Narlene Mclaughlin Founder and First Lady, The Potter’s-House

“Yannik’s keynote at our Wellness University graduation exceeded all expectations. He inspired, entertained, and educated! Yannik has got to be one of the best speakers we have ever hired and we look forward to working with him again!”

Wendy Nicholson, Program Director
Friends For Life

“Yannik McKie was one of the best speakers, if not the best, that Cordova High school has ever had the pleasure to enjoy. His story is unbelievable and he tells it extremely well. The students were so entertained that they did not even realize they were actually learning! Yannik will be coming back soon!” 
Cheryl Harris
Teacher, Cordova High School 

“I am very impressed with Yannik and his delivery style.”

Dr. Alicia Borishade
Principle, Second Chance North

“It was a delight to have Yannik. He was a blessing to the people of TrueNorth. God used you to challenge our men and encourage them in their walk with God. Appreciate what God is doing through Yannik!”

True North Church

“We invited Yannik in early this Spring to speak to our young men during our Bow ties and Blue Jeans mentoring matchup event. He delivered an inspiring message about finding your purpose in your problems! His message resonated with the entire audience, challenging us all to find our purpose and BE GREAT!”

Kim Evans
CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA

“Your time with our young men was both inspirational and productive. By sharing your story with our young men you have shown them the excellence that they each are capable of achieving. Thank you for supporting these young men in their journey towards excellence.”
Ronald Skeete
Executive Director, Outward Bound, Atlanta, Ga

“We couldn’t have had a better speaker!  You were so genuine, relevant and clearly had done your homework.  You knew this audience and raised the level of conversation versus talking down to them.  I was so impressed and appreciated of how accommodating and easy you are to work with, something not all speakers understand.” 

Nancy Hunter Denney, Conference Director

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