About Ken Freeman
Ken has been blessed with a beautiful wife, Debbie, two beautiful children, and eight beautiful grandchildren. He has a passion for public speaking and he’s had an enormous amount of opportunities to do what he loves most, motivate people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to make good, positive choices for their lives.
All of this being said, it’s important to note, Ken’s life has not always been this way.
The son of an alcoholic mother and an absentee father, Ken’s life was filled with abuse and neglect. Often times he and his sister would be left for days while his mother satisfied her addiction to alcohol and possible other drugs. Other times she’d leave them with a boyfriend who would physically and sexually abuse them. There were times he thought about suicide. Other times he thought about murder. His life seemed out of control. Ken spent his life running, trying to survive. He was bitter, hurt, and alone.
Despite a horrifying childhood, Ken defied all odds with one choice that would change his life forever. With that one choice Ken’s years of mental and physical abuse turned from a useless mess, to a powerful message.
Ken has been a professional speaker for over 30 years, speaking at conferences, retreats, camps, concerts, and events of all kinds. He also speaks in public schools, having done over 20,000 school assemblies. He encourages students not to give into peer pressure and to live a life that makes a difference. One principal commented, “Our kids have never behaved so well during an assembly. They had a good time, but when he got down to it, you could have heard a pin drop.”
Ken’s approach to public speaking allows him to grab the attention of his audience through humor and his down to earth personality. His message, then, is always delivered in a fresh, easy to understand manner. Ken’s ability to be versatile allows him to communicate well in any setting, traditional or contemporary, school auditorium or business staff meeting, a large convention or an intimate retreat.