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About

Dr. A.K. Sterling is a highly accomplished speaker, consultant, and educator with expertise in spoken word and public speaking. With a strong background in English composition, African-American literature, and rhetoric, Dr. Sterling is a sought-after expert in recognition and protest strategies. Having taught at the university and community college level for over a decade, he is passionate about teaching composition, literature, film, and critical thought alongside Black feminist theory. Driven by a commitment to empowerment, Dr. Sterling advocates for using love as a source of empowerment when addressing issues of sex, race, and class. Through captivating spoken word performances and consultancy work, he navigates complex issues with grace and clarity. With extensive education and a dedication to positive change, Dr. A.K. Sterling is a force to be reckoned with in the world of spoken word, public speaking, and consultancy.

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Mission

My mission is to inspire individuals to discover and harness their untapped potential for personal and collective growth. I believe that everyone possesses inherent abilities that can be channeled towards social justice advocacy, relationships, personal development, and creative expression. Driven by a commitment to empowerment, inclusivity, and love as a tool for change, I strive to expand historical narratives, foster transformative learning experiences, and address complex issues through spoken word performances, consultancy work, and inclusive teaching practices. Join me on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment as we uncover the limitless capacity within each of us.

Message

Dr. AK Sterling's overarching message revolves around uncovering one's capacity for personal and collective growth. He believes that everyone possesses untapped potential and aims to inspire individuals to discover and harness their inherent abilities, whether it be in social justice advocacy, relationships, personal development, or creative expression.

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Topics 

  • Social Justice

  • Diversity 

  • Motivation 

  • Relationships 

  • Spirituality 

  • Organization 

  • Creativity

  • Keynotes 

  • Workshops 

  • Discussions 

  • Coaching 

  • Spoken Word Performances 

  • Canvas Course Module Building

Methods

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1981 Quote

"I was six the day James Baldwin died,
and fifteen in 96 when Tupac's mother cried..."

Testimonials

"I enjoyed the entire process of working with Dr. Sterling.  I look forward to future collaborations. We are still talking about how amazing the event turned out!"

Victor M.

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