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Tireless Educator, Best-Selling Author & Business School Professor
Few individuals impact the day-to-day management of organizations and institutions as Dennis Kimbro. A tireless educator, best-selling author, and Business school professor, Dr. Kimbro is universally characterized as an authority on leadership, wealth, and success. As one of today’s top business speakers, he has documented and shared his principles and insight on peak performance with thousands of followers around the globe. As a lecturer and researcher in the field of management, entrepreneurship and human potential, Dr. Kimbro encourages his readers to look within to extract the keys that underlie all accomplishment. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma, and a M.A. and doctorate from Northwestern University where he studied wealth and poverty among underdeveloped countries. With his course work behind him, Dr. Kimbro combed the country interviewing scores of America’s most notable achievers. Eventually his inquisition led to the question: How can impoverished Black Americans pull themselves out of their poverty and reach their full potential? Read More >
To broaden and enhance the scope of the project, Dr. Kimbro studied the methodology of Napoleon Hill, author of the phenomenal best seller Think and Grow Rich. Using Think and Grow Rich as a reference, Dr. Kimbro decided to do what Hill had done in the 1930's. He developed a survey to use among peak performing Black Americans. Two years later, he learned from the foundation bearing Hill's name that, Hill himself, had drafted a book in 1970 that explored the identical question. Moreover, Hill had written nearly one hundred pages on the subject, which turned out to be his last. After a personal meeting with W. Clement Stone, president of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, Dr. Kimbro was commissioned to update and complete Hill's original manuscript. Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice, the results of Dr. Kimbro and Hill's efforts, distills the secrets of success contained in the lives of peak performing men and women, and reveals how readers can use utilize these keys to make their dreams come true.
Dennis is married and the father of three daughters, Kelli, Kimberli, and MacKenzie. His honors include various awards bestowed by the business community as well as the Dale Carnegie Personal Achievement award. Currently, Dr. Kimbro teaches on the faculty at the Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration where he was awarded “Professor of the Year” on three occasions. In 1996, he served as one of eight national judges for the prestigious Ernst & Young USA Today Entrepreneur of the Year held in Palm Springs, California. As a certified Napoleon Hill Science of Success trainer and leadership coach, Dr. Kimbro's writings have influenced readers from the streets of Melbourne, Australia, to Johannesburg, South Africa to Seoul, South Korea, Saigon, Viet Nam, to Reykjavik, Iceland, and Tokyo, Japan; to the boardrooms of General Motors, Walt Disney Corp., Citigroup, Frito-Lay, Eli Lilly, Apple Computer, Exxon Mobil, NIKE, and the Gallup Organization to name a few. He has addressed the Ohio State 'Buckeye,' Wisconsin Badger, and the Notre Dame 'Fighting Irish' football teams, the Kansas City Royals Baseball team, the St. Louis Rams football team, as well as the Denver Nuggets Basketball team. He has appeared on the Today Show, Larry King, CNN, and has been featured in Success! Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today on numerous occasions. Dr. Kimbro’s highest honor occurred when the Nat’l Black MBA Association presented him with the 2005 H. Naylor Fitzhugh award, emblematic as one of the top professors in the nation. As the author of Daily Motivations for African American Success and the highly acclaimed What Makes the Great Great: Strategies for Extraordinary Achievement," his fifth book, The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires—the long awaited sequel to Think & Grow Rich—A Black Choice, is another best seller. Read Less ^
Dr. Kimbro holds the designation as one of the few Napoleon Hill Foundation Science of Success corporate trainers. His cutting edge, insightful, and evidence-based leadership presentations consistently share the following key takeaways: Read More >
And there is more…
As our world shrinks to encompass people from different walks of life, it is essential that we learn to embrace what makes us each unique. In 1994, Dr. Kimbro was one the first researchers to survey and interview members of the Executive Leadership Council’s Top 150 Blacks in corporate America (Ken Chenault, Ursula Burns, Carla Harris, Ann Fudge, A. Barry Rand, and Clarence Otis to name a few). As a result, his writings and studies eventually cleared a path where workplace equity could be discussed and embraced with the goal to do more. Dr. Kimbro takes those skeptical of the value of DEI in their workforce and makes them believers, by clearly articulating the risk to their business without it. Whether your goal is to take a deep dive into the necessities of workplace diversity or to present an open forum of discussion, Dr. Kimbro’s remarks will feature the following key essentials:
Dr. Kimbro approaches the task of teaching the world the subject matter he has spent his academic career fine tuning—backed with validated research. He will work with you to curate the perfect keynote, the engaging workshop for your specific event and audience. Read Less ^
His cutting edge, insightful, and evidence-based leadership presentations consistently share the following key takeaways: Read More >
The need to realize that love is the most powerful human emotion. How to find what you love, love what you do, and do it for the rest of your life. Read Less ^
Dr. Kimbro takes those skeptical of the value of DEI in their workforce and makes them believers, by clearly articulating the risk to their business without it. Read More >
Whether your goal is to take a deep dive into the necessities of workplace diversity or to present an open forum of discussion, Dr. Kimbro’s remarks will feature the following key essentials: Read Less ^
"Kimbro got standing ovation. He exceeded my expectations."
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