Nick Jackson is the proud owner and creator of Nick Jackson Speaks and Speakers of Love. He is a motivational speaker who inspires people through his experiences and empowering stories. Nick commits his life to helping people of all ages reach their higher purpose and unleash their true potential. He was honored with the 2014 TedX-Cincinnati People’s Choice Award for his inspiring speech at Memorial Hall. To date he has enlightened, entertained and championed the lives of over 1 million people. In 2016 he became the only keynote speaker to present at Anthony Munoz' student leadership seminar for eight consecutive years and counting. His motivational speeches are founded in the principles of loving thy neighbor and serving one’s community.
He graduated with an education degree in 2003 through the Mount’s Project EXCEL program. He began his career as the first African-American male teacher and coach at Norwood High School in Ohio and later he taught and coached at Fort Thomas (Highlands) Independent School District in Kentucky and goes down in the history as their first Afro-American educator. While at those schools, Nick coached two football teams to state championships and never had a losing season.
He was also elected by NBC, Showtime and Fox Sports’ Cris Collinsworth to become the national spokesperson for UGive, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the next generation of volunteers.
Nick believes his crowning achievement in life is orchestrating volunteer groups that have generated over 100,000 meals and 2,500 haircuts for homeless neighbors, single mothers and friends.