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Empowering Leaders


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About Ken


Ken Hartley is an inspirational speaker, an accomplished singer, a talented illusionist, a skilled actor, a bestselling author, a gifted teacher, and a transformation agent.

He has been a singer and actor on stage and screen since he was five years old. He has also performed as a professional illusionist all over the world, has authored several books, and has released two solo CDs. He is a Certified Speaker, Trainer, and Coach with The John Maxwell Team as well as an Advanced Certified Human Behavior Consultant with Personality Insights and Dr. Robert Rohm.

As an inspirational speaker, he has shared the stage with speakers like Rudy Guiliani, Colin Powell, James Smith, Delatorro McNeal, Nick Vujicic, Zig Ziglar, Mike Huckabee, and Dr. John C. Maxwell. His skills have also been featured on television 

networks like Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, TBN, Daystar, and INSP. He loves to encourage and challenge people to overcome limiting obstacles and step into their God-given destinies. He is considered by his peers and clients to be a master speaker and communication expert. His presentations are often described as entertaining, engaging, and transformational.
Ken has over 30 years of full-time experience in various megachurches across the United States and brings those skills, plus his years of training in leadership and communication, to organizations as a transformation agent to effect change and help individuals and organizations grow into who they are supposed to be.

When he is not traveling and speaking, he enjoys good movies, playing pool, visiting new places, cooking on his Big Green Egg, and most of all, his family.

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Talk Topics

Talk Topics

Leadership Illusions

How to know what a real leader is and overcome the obstacles that hold us back.

We live in a world that says if you can’t see it, it isn’t real. Ken blows that philosophy out of the water visually with some mind-blowing illusions and educationally with some extremely powerful leadership lessons.

This presentation combines the truths of leadership with some entertaining illusions from Ken’s illusion show that he’s been doing for the last 30 years. Once you know the truth, you’ll never believe the lies again.

This experience is high entertainment and *high impact*!

What did you say?

How to communicate effectively.

Ken is a recognized expert in the DISC Model of Human Behavior, and if you think you’ve heard DISC before—you haven’t until you’ve had Ken do this presentation. It’s high energy, highly interactive, and filled with laughter and engaging activities. Ken was one of twenty one experts chosen to co-author the Amazon best-selling book, “Discover Your Team’s Potential.”

Many participants leave this session raving about how they finally understand themselves, their co-workers, and families in incredible ways and others they work with in ways which results in better productivity for the organization.


Cause and Effect

The person you are today cannot reach your full potential without growth. Learn the causes of what is keeping you stuck and achieve the life you’ve always wanted.

Personal growth will make or break you. In fact, the gap between the life you’re currently living and the life you’ve always wanted is personal growth. Discover the obstacles that hold you back, learn the truth, and
start living your dreams. Personal growth is one of Ken’s passions and it comes through clearly in this presentation.




Ken Hartley is one of the most gifted and versatile people I’ve worked with. I’ve heard him sing and he moved people to tears. I’ve watched him dazzle crowds with his professional magic skills that I’m still trying to figure out. I’ve seen him lead praise and worship services in front of dozens and in front of thousands. I’ve marveled at his ability to have a crowd laughing out loud and then have them quiet as a wake as he taught leadership principles at conferences.


Churches, corporate gatherings, and special occasions are just a few of the venues where he excels. Above all, he is a humble servant and there isn’t a diva bone in his body. He is a delight to be with and I love what he does, but I even more than that…I love who he IS.


Mike Huckabee

Former Governor of Arkansas

Connect With Ken

Phone Number: 423-402-0413


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