An Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team

About Yanick Hicks

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.

I grew up in a small West African country called Cameroon. My grandfather was very intentional in laying a good foundation for my life. As a teenager, I came to the United States. I had a difficult time in the U.S as I was being made laughed at for my accent and didn't have friends. I often felt lonely and as a result I developed low self-esteem and low self-confidence. 

A couple of months later, I discovered liquor, clubbing and smoking and I began living a “reckless” lifestyle. I enjoyed socializing and partying more than studying as my goal was to become a pharmacist. I enrolled in Middle Georgia College, later transferring to the University of Georgia to complete the prerequisites I would need to be accepted into a doctoral program in pharmacy. It wasn’t until I got arrested with driving under the influence of alcohol that I realized how destructive my behaviors were. The arrest cost my family financially, and also created temporary obstacles for me while I was meeting my goal to become a pharmacist.

The turning point came around one day when a friend of mine introduced me to an instructional audio. I took a long, hard look at myself. I realized that I had a bad reputation among friends, family, and acquaintances. I had cost my family financially from my DUI charges. I had trouble finishing my undergraduate studies and was having difficulty finding a doctoral program in pharmacy that would accept me. I was ready to make positive changes in my life.

I learned from that period in my life who I was, and uncovered my life’s purpose. I cultivated an intense desire for personal development. I successfully completed my doctoral studies in the profession of pharmacy in 2017. Today, I hold a Pharm.D from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Besides hosting leadership and development trainings and events, I reside in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Contact Me. I am looking forward to assisting you on your journey to becoming a successful leader.