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A full Bio of George Hendricks
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Are you or your organization looking for a dynamic speaker with a message of service, passion and resilience? Dr. George Hendricks is interested in impacting change and he has something important to share with your organization. His favorite quote and life motto is: “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”
George, a resident of Fayetteville, NC for the past 35 years loves calling North Carolina home. He graduated from Pine Forest High School, East Carolina University and earned his doctorate at Walden University. He experienced a successful ministry working with at-risk youth as a school social worker at an alternative school with students who were not achieving their potential. He also worked as a youth minister where he deepened student’s spiritual walk. Both of these experiences led him to understand the struggles of “our future leaders.”
He has served in higher education for the last twelve years as the Dean of the School of Public Affairs and the Social Work faculty at Methodist University. His interaction and work with Generation Z has helped him understand the challenges and struggles faced by this generation. Although his career began working with students, his skills have proved useful for middle aged and senior citizens who often have lost the zest for useful living.
George is actively involved in his community, having served in leadership roles at the Department of Social Services, his local church, and as a member of numerous boards (Family Promise, Myrover-Reese Fellowship Home, Pine Forest High School Booster Club) in the local community. His interest in work in challenged areas called him to Red Bird Mission in rural Appalachia, where he led a work team. George is married to Kelly Hendricks, a Registered Nurse; and he has two sons, Trevor, who is completing a Physician Assistant program, and Tanner, a college student majoring in Healthcare Administration. His Shih tzu, Peppi, barks too much, but is the family girl.
Many individuals today leave much of themselves as “untapped opportunities”. George believes the best for all is yet to come. He has the “gifts and graces” to empower and equip individuals with the courage to reach deeper inside themselves for the benefit of others. He looks forward to discussing his journey with at-risk youth, school employees, church groups, athletic teams (and many others). He was an intercollegiate athlete and he understands and values teamwork and the synergy within effective teams. He doesn’t shy away from challenges. In his personal life, to lose weight, he checked a 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, and triathlons off of his bucket list. He adheres to the wise words of Benjamin Franklin, “Energy and persistence conquer all things.”
His talks incorporate a mind, body and spirit approach to successful living and the importance of being well-rounded. He believes that individuals and organizations must believe and release their “untapped ability” in order to achieve greatness. George has helped change many lives. He is ready to change your life and the life of your organization. He would be glad to talk with you regarding the needs of your group.