Leaning on firsthand experiences, Randy believes everyone has the potential to change. He himself went from honor student to high school dropout to federal inmate #14866-057 for 15 years, to bestselling author, speaker, talk show host and filmmaker. Kearse spent 33 years of his life caught up in a cycle of crime, prison and destructive behaviors. Randy’s inspiring transformation is changing the hearts, minds and behaviors of the most street-hardened individuals. His journey of change is helping at-risk youth, incarcerated/formerly incarcerated and people struggling with addiction find purpose in their life.
A powerful speaker, Mr. Kearse captivates audiences with his extraordinary presentations and workshops. His message is widely receptive among young people and adults who subscribe to the unwritten codes of the “streets” because he talks the same language they understand. His signature presentation is called “Changin’ Your Game Plan” based on his hugely successful book titled, Changin’ Your Game Plan: How I used incarceration as a stepping stone for SUCCESS.
A plain spoken individual Mr. Randy Kearse will leave anyone who hears him speak, inspired, motivated and full of hope for the future. Mr. Kearse’s powerful no-holds-barred, no excuses, take responsibility for your life message, is a message people from all walks of can benefit from.
Randy has appeared on TV, on the radio, in newspapers on numerous occasions. He has spoken to a wide range of audiences; from at-risk youth, to incarcerated adults and youthful offenders. He’s spoken at reentry programs, halfway houses, churches, conferences, and a host of other venues. Mr. Kearse’s story, his work and his message of change offers the blueprint for breaking the chains of poor decision making and destructive behaviors.
- Once Part Of The Problem - Now Part Of The Solution - Showing People How To Overcome Adversity and Live Their Best Life!
Randy Kearse spent 33 years of his life caught up in a cycle of crime, prison and destructive behaviors. Today he’s an accomplished author, powerful inspirational speaker and founder of Reentry Strategies. Randy’s inspiring transformation is changing the hearts, minds and behaviors of the most street-hardened individuals. His journey of change is helping at-risk youth, incarcerated/formerly incarcerated and people struggling with addiction find purpose in their life.
- Street CEO (Business)
“At 21 years old, I was a “Street CEO” with 35 employees. I had a product, inventory, distribution channels and marketing teams. I held board meetings and was involved in hostile takeovers. The only difference between a Fortune 500 company and myself was my business was illegal.”
Randy teaches young people and adults how to identify and understand the similarities between illegal street hustles and legal business practices. Not being able to identify and understand these similarities are why so many young people, especially young people of color, never rise above being a Street CEO and ultimately land in prison or the graveyard. Kearse shows people how to identify the street skills and practices that are transferable into the legal work place, entrepreneurial and business environment and the ones that are not.
- Beyond Prison Probation and Parole
With over 2.2 million people in prison and over 10 million under some sort of probation, parole or court ordered supervision, more and more people are feeling like their criminal past is tantamount to the infamous scarlet letter. Rebuilding one’s life beyond prison, probation and parole can seem like an insurmountable task for many people. What is now being called “Felony Discrimination,” the concept subjects many individuals to minimal jobs or keeps them out of the work force altogether. Beyond Prison Probation and Parole was created by Randy to help these individuals, their families and the people who serve this population better understand the real and not so real barriers and challenges that keep people from shedding their past and embracing their future. With prison recidivism rates extremely high – 68% of people released from prison go back within three years – this presentation is a blueprint to successfully transitioning from one lifestyle that usually leads to prison to a lifestyle of stability and peace.
- Changin’ Your Game Plan
Changin’ Your Game Plan is Randy Kearse's signature presentation, based on his hugely successful book Changin' Your Game Plan: How I used incarceration as a stepping stone for SUCCESS. Randy takes you on a journey, a journey of change from his stable childhood to the life he led as one of Brooklyn's notorious drug dealers. He shares his ability to let the consequences of his poor choices and the lessons he's learned shape and mold him to be the person he is today. He will have you re-examining your own life, whether you've been incarcerated or not. Not solely about physical incarceration, Kearse delves deeply in mental incarceration, emotional incarceration, spiritual incarceration and how they all separately or collectively play a role in keeping people from living their full potential in life.