Dr. Eric Thomas

Tagline: Motivational Speaker

Talent Highlights

  • Renowned Motivational Speaker: Dr. Eric Thomas, also known as “ET, The Hip Hop Preacher,” is a globally acclaimed motivational speaker whose electrifying speeches have inspired millions to pursue their dreams with passion and determination.
  • Ph.D. Holder and Author: With a doctoral degree in educational leadership, Dr. Thomas brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his speaking engagements. He is also a prolific author, with several bestselling books, including “The Secret to Success” and “Average Skill Phenomenal Will,” offering practical advice for personal and professional growth.
  • Inspirational Life Story: Dr. Thomas’s journey from homelessness and adversity to success and fulfillment serves as a powerful testament to the human spirit’s resilience. His personal experiences and triumphs resonate deeply with audiences, motivating them to overcome obstacles and reach their full potential.
  • Global Influence: Through his significant social media presence and regular domestic and international tours, Dr. Thomas has become a global phenomenon, reaching individuals from all walks of life with his transformative message of perseverance and excellence.
  • Dynamic Speaking Style: Dr. Thomas’s dynamic speaking style, infused with passion, humor, and relatable anecdotes, captivates audiences and leaves a lasting impact. His ability to connect with people on a personal level fosters an environment of inspiration and empowerment.

Keynote Topics

Ignite Your Power, Your Purpose, and Your Why
If you feel like success is for others, that only certain people get to have their dreams fulfilled, Eric Thomas’s You Owe You is your wake-up call. His urgent message to stop waiting for inspiration to strike and take control of your life is one he wishes someone had given him when he was a teenager—lost, homeless, failing in school, and dealing with the challenges of being a young Black man in America.

Once he was able to break free from thinking of himself as a victim and truly understand his strengths, he switched the script.

And now, with this book, Thomas reveals how you, too, can rewrite your life’s script. With support, he recognized that his unique gift is being able to capture the attention of all kinds of people in all kinds of settings—boardrooms, locker rooms, churches, classrooms, even the streets—thanks to his wealth of experiences and command of language.

Today, Thomas considers himself blessed to speak to an audience that is as large as it is diverse, from the rich and famous to kids struggling in school to young men in prison hoping for a new start.

Thomas’s secrets of success have already helped hundreds of thousands on their journey, but this is his first guide to show you how to start today, right now. These critical first steps include deeply understanding yourself and the world around you, finding your why, accepting that you may have to give up something good for something great, and constantly stretching toward your potential.

No matter where you are on your journey toward greatness, you owe it to yourself to become fully, authentically you. And Eric Thomas’s You Owe You can help get you there.

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Dr. Eric Thomas, affectionately known as “ET, The Hip Hop Preacher,” stands as a beacon of inspiration in the world of motivational speaking. With a Ph.D. to his name, Dr. Thomas transcends traditional boundaries, seamlessly blending the roles of author, speaker, educator, pastor, and Audie Awards Finalist. His journey from adversity to triumph has captivated […]

Dr. Eric Thomas, affectionately known as “ET, The Hip Hop Preacher,” stands as a beacon of inspiration in the world of motivational speaking. With a Ph.D. to his name, Dr. Thomas transcends traditional boundaries, seamlessly blending the roles of author, speaker, educator, pastor, and Audie Awards Finalist. His journey from adversity to triumph has captivated audiences worldwide, earning him acclaim as one of the most influential voices of our time. Dr. Thomas’s unique fusion of street-smart wisdom and academic insight offers a refreshing perspective on achieving success and fulfillment in both professional and personal spheres.

Dr. Eric Thomas | Motivational Speaker

Expertise and Background

Dr. Eric Thomas’s rise to prominence is rooted in his remarkable life story. Growing up in the challenging environment of Detroit, Michigan, he faced numerous hardships and setbacks. However, through unwavering determination and an unyielding commitment to personal growth, he transformed his circumstances and emerged as a guiding light for countless individuals seeking transformation. Armed with a wealth of life experience and academic achievement, Dr. Thomas delivers keynote addresses that resonate deeply with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

With a masterful command of rhetoric and an electrifying stage presence, Dr. Thomas infuses his speeches with a potent blend of authenticity, passion, and practical wisdom. Drawing upon his background in education and pastoral ministry, he employs dynamic storytelling and relatable anecdotes to impart invaluable lessons on resilience, goal-setting, leadership, and the pursuit of excellence. Whether addressing corporate executives, students, or community groups, Dr. Thomas possesses a rare ability to connect on a profound level, leaving a lasting impact that transcends the confines of the auditorium.

ET’s passion is never more evident than when he’s in a school, changing the lives of students forever. Whether he’s meeting and greeting students with warm hugs and a bite to eat on bitterly cold Michigan winter mornings or helping them to recognize their superpowers in a district-wide assembly, where ET goes, greatness follows.

Dr. Eric Thomas believes that Every kid has the promise of greatness within them — every single one. The key to nurturing that greatness is knowing each child’s unique approach to learning. By identifying that unique approach to learning, their “superpower,” teachers are better able to coach their students to greatness!

Unfortunately, most kids don’t even know that they have a superpower and, that’s where “You Ain’t The Boss Of Me” comes in. Every student CAN succeed! They just need the right tools to make that happen. Every child wants to achieve greatness; it’s our job to teach them how.

Eric Thomas firmly believes if you don’t know you can fly, you’ll always think you can’t.

Why Book Dr. Eric Thomas

Event planners seeking to inspire and empower their audience need look no further than Dr. Eric Thomas. With his magnetic personality and transformative message, he has the power to ignite a spark of motivation in even the most disheartened souls. Dr. Thomas’s ability to distill complex concepts into actionable steps makes him a valuable asset for conferences, seminars, and workshops focused on personal development, leadership, and team building. His universal appeal transcends cultural and generational boundaries, making him an ideal choice for events seeking to foster inclusivity and unity.

Moreover, booking Dr. Thomas guarantees an unforgettable experience for attendees. His electrifying stage presence and captivating storytelling transport audiences on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. By sharing his own triumphs and tribulations, Dr. Thomas creates a sense of camaraderie and shared purpose, fostering an environment conducive to growth and transformation. Event planners can rest assured that Dr. Thomas’s presence will elevate their event to new heights, leaving a lasting impression on participants long after the curtains close.

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Summary and Conclusion

In summary, Dr. Eric Thomas Ph.D., aka “ET, The Hip Hop Preacher,” is more than a speaker; he is a catalyst for transformation and empowerment. With his compelling narrative and unwavering commitment to excellence, Dr. Thomas inspires individuals around the globe to unlock their full potential and pursue their dreams with tenacity and purpose. Event planners seeking to create impactful experiences for their audience need look no further than Dr. Thomas and Speakers Inc. Together, they represent the epitome of professionalism and excellence, ensuring that every event leaves a lasting impression on participants and propels them towards a brighter future.

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