Kwame Kilpatrick

Chief Administrative Officer, Movemental Ministries

Griffin, GA

Kwame Malik Kilpatrick is an ordained minister, motivational speaker, consultant, and certified character coach who values dedication, service, and excellence. As the understudy of his own life and its transformation, Kwame brings unique perspective gained from the battlefield experience to listeners, empowering them to unleash their untapped potential. Using real-world examples, Kwame sheds light on how the invaluable talent each person brings to an organization or life experience must be embraced through good decision-making, empowerment, and character.

A father, husband, brother, and iconic thought leader of his time, Kwame was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. A graduate with honors from Florida A&M University, Kwame later went to Michigan State University Law School where he graduated and passed the Michigan Bar Exam the first time he took the test. At the age of 26, he was elected to the Michigan State House of Representatives, then elected by his colleagues to be the leader of that body. At the age of 31, he was elected as the Mayor of Detroit.

While it has been written that resident leaders can sustain their energy level under pressure to cope with disruptive changes and adapt, Kwame’s resiliency was put to the test when he was faced with public scandal and imprisonment. When sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison and serving nearly eight, Kwame’s self-discovery and self-study would be one that would place him on a path of character development, spiritual growth, and preparation to be an effective change agent for organizations, institutions, and communities who are seeking sustainable behavioral and cultural change.