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Derek Clark

Author, Youth Advocate & "Rapping Dad"

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Derek Clark Biography

Rapping Dad, Derek Clark’s life is one of resilience and redemption. As a child he suffered unthinkable child abuse, abandonment and emotional distress before being abandoned at a psychiatric hospital at the age of five. His thirteen years in the San Francisco bay area foster care system reflected an early life of aggression, emotional distress, overwhelming anxiety, humiliation and being wrongfully diagnosed.

Eventually, with the help of loving foster parents and a fantastic social worker, he defied the artificial limitations imposed upon him. Derek knows first-hand how to cope with adversity and overcoming hardship. His past has never held him back from accomplishing what he set his heart and mind to.

Clark is an author, inspiring motivational speaker and has recently become a viral video sensation for his “Rapping Dad” videos which have had over 250 million social media views. He’s also been featured on The Steve Harvey TV Show, CNN Headline News and many other TV shows around the world.

He is the author of seven books including “I Will Never Give Up”, “Disable the Label” and “Never Limit Your Life”.

His true-life underdog life story of overcoming brutal adversity and personal triumphs have inspired organizations with his message of hope, determination and unwavering perseverance. He has turned his situation from a victim to a victor, equipping him with the wisdom and the will to never give up.

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    Booking fees for Derek Clark, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Derek Clark, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Derek Clark?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Derek Clark for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Derek Clark for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Derek Clark or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Derek Clark or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Author, Youth Advocate & "Rapping Dad"

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Derek Clark Biography

Rapping Dad, Derek Clark’s life is one of resilience and redemption. As a child he suffered unthinkable child abuse, abandonment and emotional distress before being abandoned at a psychiatric hospital at the age of five. His thirteen years in the San Francisco bay area foster care system reflected an early life of aggression, emotional distress, overwhelming anxiety, humiliation and being wrongfully diagnosed.

Eventually, with the help of loving foster parents and a fantastic social worker, he defied the artificial limitations imposed upon him. Derek knows first-hand how to cope with adversity and overcoming hardship. His past has never held him back from accomplishing what he set his heart and mind to.

Clark is an author, inspiring motivational speaker and has recently become a viral video sensation for his “Rapping Dad” videos which have had over 250 million social media views. He’s also been featured on The Steve Harvey TV Show, CNN Headline News and many other TV shows around the world.

He is the author of seven books including “I Will Never Give Up”, “Disable the Label” and “Never Limit Your Life”.

His true-life underdog life story of overcoming brutal adversity and personal triumphs have inspired organizations with his message of hope, determination and unwavering perseverance. He has turned his situation from a victim to a victor, equipping him with the wisdom and the will to never give up.

Derek Clark Videos

  • Derek Clark on Steve Harvey TV Show - Trauma Informed Keynote ...
    Early Childhood Trauma Motivational speaker Derek Clark is on the Steve Harvey TV Show talking about his life in foster care. He never gave up...
  • Derek Clark: Childhood Trauma to Triumph! | TED Talk
    Derek is a popular conference keynote speaker on childhood trauma, childhood development, child abuse prevention, child welfare and foster care.
  • How a Child From Foster Care Became the Rapping Dad
    As a child, motivational speaker Derek Clark also known as the rapping dad grew up in foster care. He used hip hop and rap to creatively express his...

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FAQs on booking Derek Clark

  • How to book Derek Clark?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Derek Clark for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Derek Clark, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Derek Clark or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Derek Clark?

    Booking fees for Derek Clark, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Derek Clark, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Derek Clark?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Derek Clark for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Derek Clark for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Derek Clark or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Derek Clark or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Derek Clark is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Derek Clark for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Derek Clark generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are James Garbarino, Rob Scheer, Dave Pelzer, Hill Harper and Alonzo Mourning. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Derek Clark for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Derek Clark Speaker Videos

  • Derek Clark on Steve Harvey TV Show - Trauma Informed Keynote ...
    Early Childhood Trauma Motivational speaker Derek Clark is on the Steve Harvey TV Show talking about his life in foster care. He never gave up despite the many hardships he had to overcome as a child...
    Derek Clark: Childhood Trauma to Triumph! | TED Talk
    Derek is a popular conference keynote speaker on childhood trauma, childhood development, child abuse prevention, child welfare and foster care.
  • How a Child From Foster Care Became the Rapping Dad
    As a child, motivational speaker Derek Clark also known as the rapping dad grew up in foster care. He used hip hop and rap to creatively express his pain and turn it into progress.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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