Champion Up with Adrian Starks Nationwide Speaking Tour

Helping Students Address their Challenges with COURAGE and BE Their Own Champions

When you invite Adrian to speak:


Get inspired to take action by Adrian’s powerful testimony

Become empowered to accept and embrace change in stressful environments

Build courage and hope to create your own solutions to problems

Learn how to recognize the opportunities within the challenges


Who is Adrian?

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Adrian Starks is a Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, Personal Development Coach and the Founder of Champion UP®. He has impacted countless lives with his story of being labeled ADHD in school and being bullied to becoming his own Champion of Change.

Over the last 5 years, he has used his powerful and influential voice to speak in schools and organizations on subjects like creating opportunities, overcoming failure, the fear of change and challenges and social emotional learning in schools. His mission is to help students, entrepreneurs and organizations with teams who are feeling stuck, uninspired or unfulfilled.

Giving them tools and strategies to get out of the ruts they are in, Adrian will empower these individuals to become their own Champions, no matter how stressful their environments may be. His influence and Champion Up philosophy has spread around the world and we look forward to bringing it to your school.

What Others Are Saying

Don’t just take it from me, let these powerful voices do the talking!

As a District Administrator in the Coquitlam School District, I come across many people who can connect with youth. Most are teachers, support staff and sometimes volunteers, but only a few are guest speakers – Adrian Starks is one of those people.

Adrian is an outstanding motivational speaker who inspires youth to embrace change and be the best they can be. His genuine nature and myriad of personal stories allow him to connect with his audience and leave a lasting impression. Adrian has a gift of being able to reflect on his life and acknowledge the significant people who made a difference for him. He models gratitude, humility and an authentic way of being, and in doing so encourages youth to see the champion in themselves and the adults supporting them.

Adrian’s tag line, “Champion Up” is not only catchy, but is a testament to who Adrian is and his commitment in making a difference in the world. His quotes and anecdotes not only entertain his audiences but make a profound impact. We truly need more people like Adrian Starks sharing their message with our youth. I highly recommend inviting Adrian into your school community.

Dave Sands

District Administrator, Coquitlam School District

On Behalf of APASS Education Group, it is our pleasure to offer our unreserved recommendation for Adrian Starks to serve as the keynote public speaker for any future event, conference, or educational opportunity.

Adrian presents a passion through his work that is unparalleled. He makes a point of connecting to his audience while he delves into hard-hitting topics such as overcoming common challenges and encouraging self-improvement.

Adrian has devised a dynamic program based on the idea of not only overcoming adversity but using your challenges to grow and move forward in life. It is not easy to tackle the topic of embracing change by growing forward, but Adrian does it so seamlessly.

Elaine Qin

APASS Education Group

Adrian Starks truly impressed me with his professionalism, courtesy and well put together interview. I am interviewed quite often and it was obvious that he did his research and came well prepared. He has an extraordinary ability to lead a conversation while asking profound questions and it is evident of his expertise in his domain.

His unique style and approach is more than just asking questions. He understands the art of communication and provided the space for me to speak openly and thoroughly to the audience. I was very happy to be on the Champion Up Podcast-The Purposeful Life Show and would highly recommend this man to anyone wanting to be interviewed on a rising AND influential platform.

This man lives his passion and I see him becoming a powerful voice in the industry.

Mathew Knowles

Author, Professor, Lecturer, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur, Music Executive, Artist Manager, and founder of Music World Entertainment