ABOUT

ME

Passionate About Inspiring Others

Yep, that's me a during high school graduation. One of the best times of my life was school in Oak Ridge, TN. After my parent's divorced, we moved back to the place of my birth. Also known as the Secret City. Look it up. Oak Ridge, TN and you will be surprised.

I was involved in student government as well as the drama club and The Key Club. Dungeons and Dragons (Yes I was!), the Orchestra and just being an active teen. My experience receiving a round of applause in Junior High school all because the Orchestra teacher forgot to introduce me as she had all of the other members was uplifting to say the least and helped to propel me o a journey of being in front of people and bringing them inspiration and motivation. Fast forward to high school as Senior Class President, Master of Ceremonies during school social events, a role in the musical "Bye Bye Birdie"...I could go on, but I was most effective adding value to people. I am proud to say that I am a veteran of the United States Army as well as U.S.Navy Reserves.

I love travel which is why I initially took a job in Kuwait and later to Afghanistan. Combine the love of adding value (become familiar with that term) to people and love of travel and experiencing and interacting with other cultures and you may have a glimpse of" what makes me tick" 

I love to laugh. I love to live life to the fullest and am not afraid to say, I am not perfect, but who is? 

Take a moment and visit the site. Ask me questions. I will answer. If your company or if you are seeking assistance, I am your man! And I am willing to come to your country.

 

 

Certifications
  • Certified John Maxwell, Speaker Coach and Trainer

  • AmeriCorps Alumni
  • American TESOL certified (in case you need English help)-Joking...but could be useful.

  • Certificate in Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century-Frank Batten School of Leadership

Qualifications
  •  Keynote speaker during FLUOR Federal Global Projects Safety Week, FOB Gamberi, Afghanistan (Can you believe they named an award after me because of this? I still can't).

  • REAL Success seminar, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  • Motivational Keynote speaker during Dreams Success Motivational Hike on Mt Entoto, Ehtiopia  (Amazing time!).

  • Several coaching clients and numerous speaking engagements.
Contact

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Tel:  (706) 610-0480

Walter@walterrooks.net

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