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Public speaking is listed as the number 1 fear in the world. I see it as a way into the hearts and minds of millions.




Carlos Parks was born in Goldsboro NC, but raised in Lynchburg Va. Carlos fell in love with speaking after becoming a member of the ‘’ Fresh Start “Toastmasters group of Pollock La. Carlos was incarcerated at the time and saw speaking as a way of escaping his circumstances and telling his story. After his release in 2015, Carlos went on to accomplish many things. Carlos was released from probation 1.5 years early and continued to work with his probation officer through counseling and mentoring guys re-entering society. Carlos went on to launch his own nonprofit organization and sits on the board on a few as well. Carlos began speaking to returning citizens in NC and eventually worked his way into the NC and SC prison systems. Carlos has given speeches to hundreds of people since then. He has been on radio shows and interviewed on several blogs. In 2020 Carlos was invited to speak by TEDx Greensboro, which was later changed to a virtual event because of the COVID19 pandemic. Carlos is an accomplished artist and licensed NC realtor. Carlos resides in Jamestown NC with his beautiful wife Demetria and their two children, Carlia and Carlos III.

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Ten Steps to Help One Stay Out of Prison.

How I went from inmate to productive citizen.




Specialty Speech Topics:

  • Incarceration

  • Survival

  • Leadership

  • Time Management

  • Social Injustice

  • Community Relations

  • Empathy

  • Ethnic Inclusion

  • Changing your mindset

  • Mental Illness

  • Communications


TedEx Greensboro

Life Designs Male Mentorship

Dudley High School

Speaking about Incarceration and journey to public speaking

Empathy|Speakers Pathway Coalition

     Past Speaking Events