Derrick Tennant

Tagline: Funny Motivation

Talent Highlights

  • Master of Motivation: Derek Tennant is renowned for his ability to ignite inspiration and motivation in individuals and teams alike, drawing upon his extensive background in personal development and coaching to empower others to unlock their full potential.
  • Dynamic Speaker: With a captivating presence and dynamic delivery style, Derek captivates audiences with his engaging storytelling and powerful insights, leaving a lasting impact that sparks meaningful change.
  • Strategic Leadership: As a seasoned strategist and leadership consultant, Derek leverages his expertise to guide organizations through transformative change, equipping leaders with the tools and strategies needed to navigate challenges and drive sustainable growth.
  • Empowerment Advocate: Derek is a passionate advocate for empowerment, championing the belief that every individual possesses the ability to achieve greatness. Through his workshops, seminars, and coaching sessions, he empowers others to embrace their strengths, overcome obstacles, and achieve their goals.
  • Versatile Expertise: From corporate executives to aspiring entrepreneurs, Derek’s expertise transcends industries and demographics, making him a sought-after speaker and advisor for organizations looking to cultivate high-performance cultures and unleash the full potential of their teams.

Keynote Topics

He worked hard to overcome physical challenges and now works just as hard to help others overcome trials through his comedy, magic and inspirational speaking.

Derrick formed BLEEPFREE Comedy where you can catch respectably clean shows in clubs across the country.

He also landed a role in the upcoming Jeff Foxworthy movie “Crackerjack”. He plays a one armed softball player named Lefty. “Don’t get excited”, Derrick says. “I’m just a featured extra. I think that’s like getting an F+”.


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Travels from:

  • Atlanta, GA

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Derrick Tennant is not just a survivor; he’s a thriver. His journey from promising athlete to inspirational speaker is a testament to the power of resilience, determination, and love in the face of adversity. Despite experiencing a life-altering tragedy that left him paralyzed and in a coma for three days, Derrick emerged from the depths […]

Derrick Tennant is not just a survivor; he’s a thriver. His journey from promising athlete to inspirational speaker is a testament to the power of resilience, determination, and love in the face of adversity. Despite experiencing a life-altering tragedy that left him paralyzed and in a coma for three days, Derrick emerged from the depths of despair to become a beacon of hope and positivity for countless individuals around the world.

Derrick Tennant | Motivational Speaker

The Tragic Turn:

In his early years, Derrick Tennant was on the path to realizing his dream of a career in sports. As a promising athlete, he was making strides toward his goals when fate dealt him a devastating blow. One evening, Derrick laid down to rest, only to wake up three days later in a hospital bed, paralyzed and in a coma. Doctors diagnosed him with random bleeding from an unknown point in his brain, resulting in irreversible damage.

Following brain surgery, Derrick faced a long and arduous journey of rehabilitation. Learning to walk, talk, and perform simple daily tasks became monumental challenges. Despite the odds stacked against him, Derrick refused to succumb to despair. With unwavering determination and the support of his loved ones, he embarked on a journey of physical and emotional healing.

The Power of Love:

Throughout his ordeal, Derrick Tennant credits one thing above all else for his survival and eventual triumph: love. The outpouring of love from his family, friends, and faith community provided him with the strength and motivation to persevere in the darkest of times. Moreover, Derrick discovered the transformative power of love in his own life, learning to embody compassion, empathy, and forgiveness in the face of adversity.

From Wheelchair to Stage:

Despite the challenges posed by his condition, Derrick Tennant refused to be defined by his limitations. With grit and determination, he gradually regained mobility and independence, eventually stepping out of his wheelchair and onto his feet again. Though he still grapples with the effects of his injury, Derrick chooses to focus on the “right” side of life, embracing each day as an opportunity for growth and gratitude.

Turning Obstacles into Opportunities:

As a speaker, Derrick Tennant shares his remarkable journey of resilience and redemption with audiences worldwide. Through his engaging storytelling and infectious positivity, he imparts valuable lessons on overcoming adversity, embracing change, and finding purpose in life’s challenges. Derrick’s message resonates with individuals from all walks of life, inspiring them to adopt a mindset of possibility and perseverance in the face of obstacles.

Why Book Derrick Tennant Through Speakers Inc:

Event planners seeking a dynamic and impactful speaker need look no further than Derrick Tennant. With his compelling story, genuine warmth, and infectious humor, Derrick captivates audiences and leaves a lasting impression on every attendee. Whether addressing corporate teams, educational institutions, or community groups, Derrick’s message of resilience and hope transcends boundaries and inspires positive transformation. By booking Derrick Tennant through Speakers Inc, event planners can ensure an unforgettable experience that motivates, uplifts, and empowers their audience to overcome adversity and embrace the possibilities of life.

In Derrick Tennant, audiences find not just a speaker, but a living testament to the resilience of the human spirit. His journey from tragedy to triumph serves as a powerful reminder that with love, perseverance, and a positive outlook, anything is possible.

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