CEO, KENDALL FICKLIN & ASSOCIATES
Kendall Ficklin is a thriving Entrepreneur, Sought-After Sales Coach; Nationally-Recognized Speaker as well as Published Author.
For more than 20 years, Kendall Ficklin has been at the helm of his own successful companies. He is the author of five business books and founder of a personal and business development community GRINDATION. Kendall is also the creator and facilitator of B.O.S.C. (The Business of Speaking and Coaching Training Program) where he serves as a sales coach, leadership instructor and motivational speaker.
Kendall’s entrepreneurial journey launched after leaving a 10-year career AT&T in the late 90s. From there, he opened his first barbershop in Atlanta, GA. It was during these years that Kendall’s gift for coaching became abundantly clear. Clients would enter for a haircut and leave with vigor and newfound energy to take massive action in their lives. Kendall’s advice ran the gamut—from business to personal, analytical to emotional. When he’d left corporate, Kendall already knew he had the knowledge and endurance to run a service-oriented company, but he discovered his ability to transform and draw out the best in people.
Success: Most people want what it looks like, but they don't want what it feels like.
Since those humble beginnings, Kendall has inspired thousands of people across the country through his seminars and training programs. His work has touched the lives of people from all walks of life, from professional athletes to hedge fund managers to students. “My journey to this point was built on commitment and sacrifice. I’ve experienced it all—from sleeping in airports when I couldn’t afford a hotel while on the road to building my business to now being in a position to hire others and build a booming business,” he notes.
Kendall Ficklin is a self-taught, self-made businessman whose knack for sales and leadership has earned him the honor of serving major clients such as the NFL, Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills, Delta, Home Depot, WNBA, Arby’s, Honey Baked Ham, Carrabba's Italian Grill, and PepsiCo. From the barbershop to the boardroom, one thing remains consistent about Kendall: he excels at coaching. Not only is he is committed to motivating others to reach peak performance, Kendall leads from a place of authenticity. There is no one else like him.
Originally from Linden, NJ, he now lives in Atlanta with his wife and children. His businesses: GRINDATION and B.O.S.C. are the perfect solution for companies and individuals looking for leadership development, corporate training and ways to boost sales beyond belief.