Everyone has a story to tell. Few, however, prove to be as profound and inspirational as that of Mr. Kenneth Brown. He had every excuse to choose a life of failure. At the age of 13 and 14, Ken’s parents brought their first child into the world; by 17 and 18, they were mother and father to five children. In spite of poverty and a trail of 10 evictions, Ken’s parents still emphasized the importance of education and a strong work ethic.
After starting his journey in less than ideal circumstances, this Chicago native worked his way through Southern Illinois University as a bus boy and waiter. Once he graduated, he maintained his focus as well as his hunger for excellence, which has paid off in monumental personal and professional opportunities. As one of the youngest African-American owner/operators of a McDonald’s franchise, Ken’s light has shone brightly in the arena of entrepreneurial accomplishment
Featured recently on ABC's “Wife Swap,” Ken Brown offers expert personal and business advice as a life coach, professional speaker and author. He helps small businesses nurture leadership from within, build sustainable, profitable enterprises, as well as, recognize and leverage opportunities.