Yannik McKie is an Author, ATD certified coach & an expert on purpose and mental toughness. Yannik lost both his parents to AIDS before he turned 16. He learned from firsthand experience how to turn obstacles into stepping stones, becoming a successful entrepreneur and founder of the Living in Purpose at risk youth foundation. Yannik’s amazing life story has been featured on numerous media outlets including ESPN’s The Undefeated, The Huffington Post, The New York Daily News, Good Day Atlanta & TBN’s 700 Club, just to name a few. For his efforts in the community & business, Yannik was awarded the Change Maker of the year award from the New Leaders Council and inducted into his alma mater, Georgia Southern University’s, top 40 under 40 alumni class. Yannik’s diverse life experiences make him a highly sought after speaker & coach for entrepreneurs, businesses, universities and nonprofit organizations.