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Dr. Karim R. Ellis

Executive Member, The Elders Consult | Founder and CEO, Empowered Education

Karim R. Ellis is the founder and CEO of Empowered Education, a nationally recognized human development company in the USA. An organization that is devoted to developing both organizations and individuals globally.

Karim is the world’s #1 Breakthrough Strategist, International Motivational Speaker, Master Speaker Trainer, transformational leadership coach, bestselling author, and a global influencer.

Karim has spoken on stages and in auditoriums across the globe. Karim takes pride in developing both leaders and champions. His sole desire is to create an atmosphere of greatness in the lives of the people he connects with daily. He is also an active member of both the National Speakers Association and Past President with Toastmasters International.

As an international Motivational speaker Karim has been mentored by some of the world’s greatest and most recently the world’s #1 Motivational speaker Dr. Les Brown. In an interview Les Brown stated, “I count Karim Ellis not as a mentee, but as a protégé and personal friend.”

 Additionally, Karim has been published in syndicated news outlets like CBS, FOX, ABC, NBC, Yahoo finance and several others with headlines like, “If Les Brown is the “Michael Jordan” of speaking, then Karim Ellis; Les Brown’s protégé is the Kobe Bryant of motivational speaking.” During 2020 Karim teamed up with Les brown to deliver a free Innovative program to individuals across the globe based on Karim’s international bestselling book GPS My Success the Address Determines the Destination. Since so many individuals were suffering because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Karim has already given away 3,000 copies of his bestselling book to help others transform their vision into action. His message is simple, “If you want to get to your desired destination in life, you must plan for it!”  

As a founding partner of the John Maxwell Team, Karim has graced many stages and platforms Karim speaks, inspires, and teaches Leadership / Professional Development principles to over seventy organizations yearly. Some of these companies and organizations include Honda, General Electric, Anthem, Kroger, The United States Postal Service, The Dept. of Defense, Johnson and Johnson, SHRM, and many, many more.

Karim as a strategic Global leader and Humanitarian has used his God given talent aligned with wisdom, vision, and determination to succeed while creating transformational impact in the lives of everyone one he serves. Karim’s accomplishments as a business leader and influencer with a larger-than-life smile and motivational persona was not always the case. Life was not always flowers and roses for Karim. In his mid-twenties he was homeless. Living in his car, bankrupt, with no direction, Karim was going nowhere fast. It was at his lowest point, he discovered something that changed his life that is Vision Strategy and Mentorship, he calls this the VSM Matrix. Whit this acquired knowledge Karim strategized a plan to escape poverty. Karim now teaches individuals all over the world how to set a vision around their gifts, talents and expertise while living their God given purpose.

While Managing, Leading and Directing the three major arms of his business. Today Karim has partnered to leverage his success, his teachings, and his principles with organization around world. Karim is an executive on the board of directors at the International Institute of Influencers, Adviser and Parton at Save The Girl Child Advocacy Africa Nigeria and others. Karim is committed to creating opportunities that helps individuals to win in life no matter where they started. Karim reminds us that we are all empowered to win, and we should stop playing to lose.