As a Fundraiser, Coach, and Keynote Speaker, I teach leaders how to be Positive Difference Makers and Life Changers in their Communities, Organizations, Schools, and Workplaces. Something I practice off stage by raising millions of dollars annually for non-profits as one of the first African American Fundraising Auctioneers in the world.
Hello, my name is Frank Kitchen. I am the CEO and Founder of Frank Kitchen Enterprises, LLC. I’m a Husband, Father, Friend, Entrepreneur, Fundraiser, Coach, and Professional Speaker. My Keynote Speeches, Educational Workshops, and Training Programs Educate, Elevate and Empower Leaders around the world to be positive difference makers and life changers in their communities, organizations, workplaces, and schools by implementing my “Live F.R.E.S.H.” Leadership Methodology.
Born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, I grew up as a “military brat.” My family constantly relocated around the world during my childhood. The continuous travel provided diverse experiences that led to an interesting life. Our travels taught me about leadership and gave me visual examples of what life has to offer.
For over 25 years, I have led and trained award-winning teams and organizations. I have worked with student leaders, education leaders, community leaders, nonprofit leaders, and business leaders to develop personalized recipes for living their personal and professional dreams. I have shared my stories of success and failure with individuals, major corporations, schools, colleges, universities, professional associations, and civic organizations on stages all around the world.
My leadership journey began in college when I served as a student leader to help pay for my education and make friends. I was elected to represent my fellow students as a Student Government Officer. That experience led me and several classmates to start the Lakeland Community College Campus Activities Board where I was elected as the organization's first President. My college student leadership experience led me to earn an Associate of Arts Degree from Lakeland Community College (Ohio) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from David N. Myers College (Ohio).
The leadership knowledge and skills I gained in college created employment opportunities as a supervisor for several employers before I became an award-winning Employee Trainer and Toy Store Manager for KB Toys. My passion for servant leadership led me back to Lakeland Community College as the Assistant Director of Student Activities where I specialized in leadership development, diversity programming, and event planning.
Teaching students and professionals how to lead themselves and others was a very fulfilling career that I thought would last a lifetime. For years I challenged my students to live their personal and professional dreams. This inspired them to challenge me. They encouraged me to leave my stable college position to pursue the unpredictable career of professional speaker and entrepreneur. They wanted me to share my knowledge and experience with a global audience.
My speaking career has grown over the years through the application of the techniques and strategies I have shared with past employers, students, and clients. I have been blessed to speak professionally all around the world. When I’m not speaking, I pursue my passion for servant leadership by mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs in Phoenix, Arizona with the non-profit Hustle PHX. I also partner with nonprofits across the United States as one of the first African American Fundraising Auctioneers and Special Events Consultants in the world. I help raise millions of dollars to support their philanthropic causes and change lives in a positive way. Not bad for a college student who got involved in Leadership for a T-Shirt, a Trip and an opportunity to meet new people!
$5,000 - 7,000
My keynotes speeches, Educational Workshops and Training Programs provide you and your organization with personalized recipes for turning Personal Development, Leadership, Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship, Fundraising, and Workplace Culture dreams into reality.