Youth Speaker | Teen Speaker | Kent Julian

About Kent

Kent Julian is a lot of things: a family man, a speaker, an entrepreneur, an author, a swim coach. In everything he does, his overarching theme is to lead by serving. That’s why he’s so committed to empowering teens to SHOW UP AND SHINE in their life and leadership as well.

Youth expert

Kent’s leadership background with students is extensive. Early in his career he led several youth programs including the largest of its kind in his state. He then served as the National Director of Alliance Youth, an organization that works with 2,000 youth groups across the country. Even his Master’s degree dissertation was on youth development and “how organizations can better equip the next generation for effective service and leadership.”

Yet Kent strives to be more than just another “youth expert.” He is personally committed to walk his talk and SHOW UP AND SHINE in the way he lives, works, and leads.

In-demand youth speaker

As a motivational youth speaker and leadership trainer, Kent speaks to thousands of students, advisors, and educators across the nation primarily through his partnerships with Career and Technology Student Organizations (CTSO) such as FBLA, FCCLA, DECA, HOSA, SkillsUSA, FFA, and others. He also serves the National Association of Student Councils (NASC), 4-H, and multiple school districts.

His programs inspire and equip audiences to SHOW UP AND SHINE in their life and leadership so that they can take 100 percent responsibility for their lives and live into their bigger stories.

How Kent invests his time

What we believe in is evidenced by the steps we take, not just by the words we say.

  1. Personal development 10%

  2. Exercise 10%

  3. Hanging with family & friends 20%

  4. Growing his business 50%

  5. Serving his community 10%


Kent’s Story

Read more of Kent’s story

  • What we believe in is evidenced by how we live, not just by what we say.


  • Great leaders coach up instead of talk down.


  • Good leaders focus on results. Great leaders focus on behaviors that empower their team to SHOW UP AND SHINE and the results take care of themselves.


  • The best leaders treat people the best.


  • Don’t let acceptable be acceptable. SHOW UP AND SHINE!


  • Losers blame others and make excuses. Winners share credit and give reasons.


  • There is room at the top for anyone who cares to go there.


  • Practice the fine art of praising people towards success.