ABOUT
DR. HICKS

Meet Dr. Laymon Hicks

All teens are troubled. It goes with the territory. A part of the “passage.” There is the typical “torment” of wanting to belong, to be the same, to be liked and accepted. Is my nose too big? My height too short? My hair too long?

But not everyone belonged to the Brady Brunch.

Drugs. Alcohol. Violence. Stress. Depression. Add the words bullying, peer pressure and self-doubt and you’ve entered the real world drama of too many of our young people today.

The passage for Youth Speaker Laymon Hicks was not typical. He was not a part of “all things Brady.”

Sharing his troubled teen years, surrounded by drama, battled with feelings of abandonment, lured by peer pressure into becoming a bully to his ultimate expulsion from the National Honor Society and descent into depression, Laymon puts it all on the table.

What he calls his “frustrations, flops and faults” are hungrily devoured by his audience. And then digested. For whatever the details, from one degree to another, the pain is universal. They all know it. Now they are hungry for the outcome. The resolution. The road to redemption. And Laymon delivers.

He tells them that the real motivation comes from within. From wanting more. From needing to do better. From believing you deserve better. From “Maximize Your Moment!” From knowing “You Can!” From knowing “You’re the BOMB!”

His own path, from troubled youth to graduating high school with a 4.0 grade point average to obtaining a doctorate at the age of 29, is the perfect ending his young audiences are waiting for. But, in fact, it’s only the beginning.

Mike H.

After hearing your speech, I’m going to do my best to turn my life around.”

Mike H.

2017-04-03T20:13:43+00:00

Mike H.

After hearing your speech, I’m going to do my best to turn my life around.”

Crystal K.

Your workshop was great. You really got people fired up!”

Crystal K.

2017-04-03T20:12:32+00:00

Crystal K.

Your workshop was great. You really got people fired up!”

Jasmine B.

Laymon is an inspirational speaker who captivates you with every word! He is so entertaining.”

Jasmine B.

2017-04-03T20:09:53+00:00

Jasmine B.

Laymon is an inspirational speaker who captivates you with every word! He is so entertaining.”

Saadia R.

Hearing Laymon speak was one of the best things I’ve heard in my life.

Saadia R.

2017-04-03T19:59:05+00:00

Saadia R.

Hearing Laymon speak was one of the best things I’ve heard in my life.

Kate S.

After hearing Laymon speak, I was encouraged and determined to go after my goals.

Kate S.

2017-04-03T20:14:13+00:00

Kate S.

After hearing Laymon speak, I was encouraged and determined to go after my goals.

Amber S.

Thanks to you I see life in a whole new perspective.”

Amber S.

2017-04-03T20:06:08+00:00

Amber S.

Thanks to you I see life in a whole new perspective.”