Al Duncan Biography

Al Duncan is the world's leading motivational speaker for at-risk youth and troubled young people. An internationally recognized authority on youth development and empowerment, Al has delivered Duncan Nuggets, live and in-person, to over one million young people around the world.

Frequently called upon by the media to share his expertise, Al is the author of My Success Journal For Young People (3rd Edition), Get ALL Fired Up! (Revised Edition), and Big Money Student(April 2011). He has been awarded the President's Call to Service Award and The National PTA Life Achievement Award, for his outstanding service in the field of youth development and empowerment.

Al was born and raised in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in North Philadelphia and by today's standards, would have been labeled an at-risk student. Al refused to allow his personal problems stop him; He went on to enjoy careers as a professional saxophone player and a professional chef. His father's struggle with cocaine and incredible recovery taught Al that failure is only permanent if you quit.

At the age of 24, he walked away from his musical career and took on the tremendous responsibility of raising his youngest brother who was 12 years old at the time.

Today, as a Cross-Generational Communication Specialist and a leading youth empowerment advocate, Al is a high energy, high content, high impact speaker, lecturer, and motivational powerhouse. Al serves on the American InterContinental University School of Business Advisory Board, the Fulton County Workforce Investment Board of Directors, the Fulton County Youth Council, and is also the steering committee chairman and Life Skills Coach for the Butler Street YMCA's Multicultural Achievers Program. He is also the former executive producer and host of The State of the Mind Address, a self-development television program.

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Al Duncan Videos

Duncan Nugget: Overcome Cognitive Bias
Duncan Nugget: Overcome Cognitive Bias
Exceptional College Speaker - Al Duncan - A Matter of Diversity
Exceptional College Speaker - Al Duncan - A Matter of Diversity
Exceptional Youth Speaker - Al Duncan
Exceptional Youth Speaker - Al Duncan

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Al Duncan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Personal Growth, Empowerment and Overcoming Adversity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Al Duncan for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Al Duncan generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Malcolm London, Coach Ken Carter and Shawn Harper. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Al Duncan for an upcoming event.

Al Duncan Videos

Duncan Nugget: Overcome Cognitive Bias
Duncan Nugget: Overcome Cognitive Bias
Exceptional College Speaker - Al Duncan - A Matter of Diversity
Exceptional College Speaker - Al Duncan - A Matter of Diversity
Exceptional Youth Speaker - Al Duncan
Exceptional Youth Speaker - Al Duncan

Al Duncan Reviews

  • Very positive overall experience from start to finish.
    Ashworth College - Aug 19 2019

  • Saturday went really well. Al was incredibly easy to work with. He was engaging and connected well with the audience. He called me yesterday and said he really enjoyed meeting some of our students and staff. I think it was a win for everyone!
    Ashworth College - Aug 06 2019

  • Al is great for an audience of youth or teenagers. His speaking points are geared toward motivating that age group!
    Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation - May 18 2018

  • Al Duncan was high content and exteremly impactful. Students loved Al Duncan becauase he was exteremly practical and personable. For instance, Al's keynote address provided our student-body with practical steps to imporve their personal effectiveness and leadersship qualities. His "Duncan Nuggets" proved to be a instant hit as one student wrote, "I loved Al, he had very common sense ideas that people simply overlook. His "Duncan Nuggests are everyday phrases you can take with you for a long time, and he will conversate with you after the event." Simply said, Al Duncan has style and sustance. Lionel L. Bailey Student Development Asso. Center for Leadership Development
    Tarrant County College - Mar 08 2011

  • The Virgin Islands Department of Education promoted an initiative to address the needs of our at risk teens throughout our schools and community. We called upon the expert Mr. Al Duncan, to assist in this endeavor. Mr. Duncan’s presentations included a series of workshops which addressed our Youth Empowerment Council in developing a zero tolerance for Gang, Drugs and Violence. Additionally, Mr. Duncan spearheaded and conducted our First Annual Male Empowerment Conference in the V.I.! His astonishing approach in connecting with teens is simply amazing to watch! Mr. Al Duncan’s insightful delivery and ability to identify and address to the needs of our teens kept participants at the edge of their seats! Each attendee certainly left with life changing thoughts and skills which will undoubtedly empower them in creating life changing experiences! The Virgin islands Department of Education salutes Mr. Al Duncan and extends their deepest heartfelt gratitude for stepping up to the challenge and addressing the needs of our future leaders! Cira E. Burke, Director of Interventions for the St. Thomas/St. John School District
    V.I. Department of Education - Dec 31 2010

Al Duncan News

  • Youth Advocate Al Duncan Addressed DHS student body

    DanversCARES and SADD brought motivational speaker, Al Duncan to Danvers High School on January 6, 2014. Duncan, an award-winning youth advocate and leading motivational speaker for at-risk youth and troubled young people, has addressed over one million young people around the world.


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