October 23rd, 2007 11:11 EST
Success is a Choice!
From High School Dropout to CEO
Glenn Brandon Burke, M.A.Ed., shouldn't be where he is today! Statistically speaking, Glenn should either be dead or in prison. Glenn made the choice to not be a victim of his circumstances. Instead, he overcame the adversity in his life and chose to succeed in the U.S. Military, College, Life and Career!
Now, the CEO of a Las Vegas based sales company, professional speaker and columnist, Glenn uses his past experiences to produce motivational and inspirational speeches as a keynote speaker for the incarcerated to prevent recidivism, education, business, and the U.S. Military.
Following the divorce of his parent's, Glenn and school did not get along very well. He became the original juvenile delinquent. In the fifth grade he was suspended six times and in the sixth grade he was expelled. At the age of 14, he was arrested.
Glenn attended high school for only three reasons. 1. Girls. 2. Sports. 3. Sell Drugs. He was "asked" (euphemism for expelled) to leave school during his senior year along with his 1.2 GPA. Once completely out of high school, he felt the easiest way to make money in the "real" world was to break the law. He continued this unlawful life style for the next several years.
Glenn received a phone call one day informing him one of his "colleagues" was shot to death about midnight the previous night in his home. What no one knew other than Glenn was that he was at his colleague's house that fateful night until about 11:45 P.M. This is when Glenn realized he had 1.Been doing wrong. 2. Could've been dead or ended up in prison, and decided to change his life for the better!
At the age of 23, feeling he had nowhere else to go, Glenn joined the U.S. Military for a five-year enlistment. Nearing the end of his enlistment, and through the encouragement of his commanding officer (who saw "something" in him), he decided to go to pursue self improvement and registered for college once his contract ended with the military.
At the age of 28, Glenn walked on to his first college campus and attended his first college class. He completed his undergraduate degree in Communications in 36 months leaving the door of opportunity open to become a motivational speaker. All while going through a marriage, a divorce, his father's death, and working full time.
Today, Glenn is a successful entrepreneur and CEO of a multi-million dollar sales company (www.TheBurkeAdvantage.com) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Owns an entertainment management firm representing international recording artist (www.DavidMichelangelo.com), is a contributing writer for Urban Avenue Magazine (www.UrbanAvenueMagazine.com), a free-lance columnist and is a former Board of Trustee for the Community Alliance to Reform Education (C.A.R.E.) in Clark County Nevada. Glenn also spent four-years as a very popular and well respected adjunct instructor with the College of Southern Nevada (www.CSN.edu), teaching Communication 101 (AKA: Public Speaking).
Glenn now takes his incredible life story as a motivational speaker and intertwines positive, motivational and inspirational messages to succeed with your education, life and career (business).
To contact Glenn, go to his online press kit: www.GlennBrandonBurke.com
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