“Fran is easy to work with, flexible, and well prepared.
He not only talks leadership and motivation, he walks the talk.”
Russ Simon, Senior Policy Associate
New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals, Inc.
Fran Kick, educational consultant, author and professional speaker, is the creator and presenter of KICK IT IN® a series of self-motivational personal leadership presentations and materials. Since taking an educational leave of absence from teaching in 1991, he has developed his part time speaking adventure into a full time mission.
Today, Fran presents over one hundred programs every year across the country to thousands of college/university, high school and junior high/middle school students, plus the many people who work with them. In addition, he works with association/convention and corporate organizations who are actively engaged in teaching and reaching kids. Fran speaks at many state, regional & national conferences and has consulted with numerous schools, organizations & companies. From fifth-grade students to Fortune 500 professionals Fran Kick always KICKs IT IN!
In 1999, he earned the National Speakers Association’s most prestigious designation the CSP or Certified Speaking Professional. (You have heard of a CPA designation for accountants… this is a similar designation for speakers.)
Every year from 1992-1997 Fran presented over a dozen Regional Leadership Workshop programs with Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc., a nationally recognized seminar/workshop company specializing in youth. In addition to his busy travel schedule, Fran taught as a consulting adjunct faculty member at Wilmington College (Ohio) and served as the consulting director for the Wilmington Leadership Institute from 1995-1998. During this time, Wilmington College was recognized by the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs and the Higher Education Research Institute as one of the top 16 programs in the U.S. The program was also selected for inclusion in the 7th Edition of the Center for Creative Leadership Education Source Book.
Having spent three years as a psychology assistant in a clinical practice as well as a consulting associate for a child & youth development center, Fran has experience counseling students weekly on a one-to-one basis. He has also appeared on television a number of times including WDTN-TV News, an NBC affiliate, and WRGT-TV, an affiliate of the FOX Television Network, where he was the host and co-producer for the TV show TEENTALK.
Fran’s writing has appeared in numerous state and national educational publications. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Research and Improvement’s ERIC Clearinghouse published Fran’s work entitled The Self-Perceptions of Self-Concept and Self-Esteem and selected it for inclusion for the Resources in Education Index. He authored the student leadership series KICK IT IN & TAKE THE LEAD! and co-authored Portfolios Across the Curriculum and Beyond published by Corwin Press, Inc. His most recent releases include the first two books of a series entitled What Makes Kids KICK. He has his B.A. in Education and a M.A. in Educational Psychology.
Fran is a member of the following professional organizations:
American Psychological Association
American Society for Training & Development
Association of Leadership Educators
International Association of Facilitators
International Leadership Association
National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs
National Speakers Association
North American Simulation and Gaming Association
The Independent Book Publishers Association (formerly PMA)