“My boys are watching me live my life.

I don’t want them to see helplessness and hear excuses. I want them to see positivity,

resilience and resourcefulness.” - Brian King

About Brian

As a Professional Workshop Facilitator and Keynote Presenter who has been wowing audiences for over 30 years, Brian R. King, MSW has become increasingly known for his personal story of resilience in the face of Learning and Physical disabilities to become a #1 Best-Selling Author and successful Entrepreneur.

Brian grew up with undiagnosed ADHD, Autism and Dyslexia. Being mercilessly bullied by peers and some teachers, he grew up believing he was worthless. It wasn’t until high school that Brian discovered his sense of humor and a small group of friends to see him through those years. The ride was about to become far more complicated. Brian’s graduation present from high school was Stage 3 testicular cancer. He spent the summer in chemotherapy fighting for his life and his sanity as he lived in virtual isolation trying to make sense of what was happening.

pic of me brian

Timeline of Adversity and Accomplishment

  • ⚕️Diagnosed with Stage 3 testicular cancer at age 18.
  • ✍🏻 Wrote 1st book at age 30
  • 🎓🎓 Earned Masters of Social Work at age 33
  • ✍🏻 Wrote 2nd Edition of 1st book at age 34
  • ⚕️ Diagnosed with autism at age 35
  • ✍🏻 Wrote 2nd book at age 39
  • ✍🏻 Wrote 3rd book at age 39 (children’s book)
  • ✍🏻 Wrote 4th book at age 42
  • ⚕️ Diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia at age 42
  • ✍🏻 Wrote 5th book at age 44
  • ⚕️ Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (H Type) at age 45.
  • ⚕️ Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 48.
 
I’ve written five books, spoken on stages around the world, have three amazing sons with autism and ADHD, and I’m the most optimistic, unstoppable S.O.B. you’ll ever meet.
Me and the boys

After learning his cancer was in remission, Brian declared that he would live a life of purpose. A life where he wasn’t ruled by anger, helplessness and bitterness. But one of conscience, compassion and social responsibility.Brian got married, earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work and became the father of three sons. Sons who subsequently were diagnosed with Asperger’s and ADHD. Brian received his own diagnoses of ADHD and Dyslexia not long after.

Brian realized he needed to become the father his sons required him to be. So he committed to learning all he could to understand his own challenges and the challenges of his sons. He knew he needed to model the very skills his sons would need to succeed in this world. He wanted to make sure they were prepared to live as fully as possible.

One day, his wife, the mother of his children decided to leave. For a time, Brian was a single father to three special needs sons. With the help of family he was able to relocate and help his sons move forward. He remarried and started a new life.In wasn’t long after that a series of unexplained symptoms began cropping up that resulted in pain, fatigue, increased difficulty walking and a host of other issues.

Brian finally received an answer with diagnoses of hEDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome “hypermobile type”). After coming to terms with this reality, he remembered his commitment to modeling for his sons what it means to live fully regardless of your challenges. Brian says frequently, “My boys are watching me live my life. I don’t want them to see helplessness and hear excuses. I want them to see positivity, resilience and resourcefulness.”

Brian speaking from his wheelchair to a large group

You’d be hard pressed to meet someone who can teach you so much about what it means to be human, with a generous spirit, no matter what life brings.

Brian has managed to write 5 books and give dozens of presentations throughout the world on the topics ADHD, Asperger’s, parenting, resilience and mindset. Learning from Brian through his Inner Circle is one of the best things you’ll ever do for yourself and your family.

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