About Brooks

Brooks Harper is the premier College and Workforce Readiness speaker in America! He provides Keynotes, Workshops, and Training Material for students and professionals helping them discover, develop, market and sell their talents, skills and abilities that bring tangible value to the market place. He connects-the-dots between today’s decisions and tomorrow’s college and career options. Brooks draws from 15 years of leadership experience in Corporate America to invest in and inspire our current and future workforce!

“IF YOU COULD WRITE YOUR OWN JOB DESCRIPTION, WHAT WOULD IT BE?”

This was a life changing question for Brooks. Years before he became an Author and one of the most sought after Career Speakers in the country, he worked in Customer Service, Sales, and Management with four publicly traded companies. He made a great living while gaining valuable experience, yet his career lacked fulfillment. Every Sunday afternoon he would get a sick feeling in his chest. It was anxiety from dreading work on Monday. Brooks set out on a journey to turn his passion for helping others into a paycheck. He went on so many interviews it became, for him, an extreme sport! Then he was asked a simple but soul searching question: If you could write your own job description, what would it be?

FAST FORWARD TO TODAY!

Brooks has spoken on hundreds of K-12, college and corporate campuses nation-wide to more than 500,000 students, educators, parents and employees. He has turned his passion for helping others achieve gainful employment into his paycheck helping career seekers develop and convey their competitive advantages.

Brooks firmly believes “EVERY DAY IS AN INTERVIEW”™ and an opportunity to “TURN LEARNING INTO EARNING”™

He offers student, educator and corporate programs using a combination of entertainment, education, and hilarious stories to engage audiences, leaving them enlightened and inspired. His sense of humor and relevant illustrations capture audiences while motivating and challenging listeners to action.

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS AND AT-RISK YOUTH ADVOCATE

Brooks is no stranger to adversity. When he was nine years old his dad did what he calls a “Houdini.” He left him, his two brothers and mother without notice. He was a Free Lunch, Hand-me-Down Clothes wearing, College Access Student! Brooks found solace and support in programs such as Boys and Girls Clubs and TRiO and is a strong advocate for them today, speaking on their campuses across the country.

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  • Brooks Harper energized the crowd at the South Carolina Career and Technology Education Conference with his Keynote message of Why Should We Hire Your Students? Brooks kept approximately 1400 conference participants on the edge of their seats during his entire presentation. His humor along with his straight-forward and common sense Read more...

    Rodney K. Miller – SC CTE Conference Coordinator
  • Brooks spoke at our annual state conference for School Counselors. He was a fantastic speaker and had the whole room laughing throughout his presentation. He was relevant, energetic and inspirational.

    Leah Heckles – Board Member – Delaware School Counselor Association
  • You were everything Family and Consumer Science Teachers enjoy in a keynote and session presenter!

    Cathy Jo Reynolds – Ohio Association of Family and Consumer Science Teachers Conference
  • As Vice President and Chair of the SC TRiO State conference committee, I want to thank you for the amazing job you did as our opening speaker at this past year's conference in March down in Charleston. Please keep up the great work!

    Antonio Robinson – TRiO Programs – Trident Technical College
  • If you get the opportunity to see this guy speak or bring him to your school for your students, you better take advantage of it. He was awesome!

    Teresa Hawker – Upward Bound Director – Indian River State College West Palm Beach, FL
  • Brooks Harper was an amazing, dynamic and engaging presenter. I hope to have him back here again and again.

    Mark Spergel – Director of Student Orientation -Baruch College New York, NY
  • Brooks Harper is an excellent speaker for educators, students and adults. His real life stories, tips and techniques are right on target with what today's hiring professionals are looking for. I encourage anyone wanting to promote career readiness, job seeking and interview skills to work with him. You will not Read more...

    Lisa Call – Chief Operating Officer – Midlands Education and Business Alliance Columbia, SC
  • Brooks' presentation to the Freshman Academy students at LDHS was totally awesome! I am so grateful to him for reiterating important values and skills our students need to be successful citizens. The students and staff thoroughly enjoyed his one on one follow up sessions in the classrooms after the assembly; Read more...

    Lacresha Byrd – Assistant Principal – Freshman Academy at Laurens District High School
  • Brooks Harper is fantastic! He is caring, genuine and our students responded to him. If our students take just half of this information to heart, they will be successful."

    Brant Freeman – Director of Guidance – Camden High School Camden, SC
  • Brooks Harper captures the room from the minute he hits the podium … his enthusiasm, energy and words of wisdom registered equally with not only the students but also their parents and other adult guests.

    Ed Garrison – Education Economic Development Coordinator – Kershaw County School District
  • One of the best Keynotes I have ever attended!

    John Grant – Counselor – Delaware School Counselor Association Conference
  • I wanted to say thanks for such an excellent presentation yesterday. We had 175 college and high school teachers in attendance. I received nothing but positive comments about your message. They thoroughly enjoyed your entertaining approach to soft skills.

    Lisa Robins – Coordinator – Catawba Regional Education Center
  • Brooks Harper is dynamic, engaging and his suggestions were right on target.

    Phylis Gill – Director of Guidance – Providence Day School Charlotte, NC
  • Brooks Harper is entertaining, down-to-earth and a very insightful speaker to listen to!

    Paula Marschner – North Dakota ACTE Conference Coordinator
  • What a phenomenal job Brooks did at the 2016 NC FBLA State Leadership Conference! His keynote was on the Mark!

    Mary Jane Thomas – North Carolina FBLA State Adviser
  • Our Staff loved you! Thank you so much for helping us kick off the school year.

    Dr. Ann Dargon, Superintendent – Westport Community Schools – Westport, Massachusetts
  • After hearing Brooks one time I was hooked on what he delivers to our teachers and our students across the state of North Carolina. I highly recommend what he does!

    Linda Lay – North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • Brooks shared such a powerful message with our 8th grade students. He was able to engage, excite, and motivate in a way that I have never seen before. I had students begging for his book.

    James LaPier – Principal, North Myrtle Beach Middle School
  • I felt the spark. I'm ready to go back to my class and start a wildfire!

    Lesha Smith – Associate Professor
  • After 20 years of conferences, this was the most relevant!

    John Augustine, CTE Director
  • Awesome presentation - I would love to hear it all over again.

    Jennifer Hain, CTE Director
  • This is one of the most energetic, passionate, engaging and relevant keynote presentations I've ever heard!

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