Poet and public speaker Anthony Hyland is walking the path to becoming a world-renowned empowerment speaker through encouraging and uplifting his fellow peers. As someone who has trudged the rocky path and walked down the darkened alleys of life, Anthony seeks to inspire and motivate his audience to reach for the level of success he currently enjoys.
In the early years of his life, Anthony Hyland sought to combat the hurdles, trials, and tribulations that stood in his way with the only outlet he knew, poetry. His poetry was his escape and therapy from his situation. Anthony spent the first five years of his life in foster care, bouncing from home to home.
“Having been homeless and a sexual assault victim, I harbored a great deal of anger,” Anthony recalls. “I turned that pain into passion as I got older, graduating valedictorian of my high school and heading off to college on a full four-year scholarship that I realized I have a gift and I need to share it with the world.”
On his scholarship, Anthony earned a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from the esteemed Voorhees College. In his time there, he hit the ground running by becoming the Freshman Class President. This was followed by being announced Third Vice President of the local NAACP chapter in his sophomore year, and President of the Eta Iota chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated during his junior and senior years.
Upon graduation, Anthony pursued and achieved a Certificate of Completion from Harvard Business School Online for Entrepreneurship Essentials. This allowed Anthony to jumpstart his career as a speaker, spoken word artist and performer, author, and freelance entrepreneur. While expanding his audience and improving his craft, Anthony found within him a passion for serving alongside his desire to inspire and motivate.
Currently stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii, with his wife, Natasha, sons, Caleb, and Cairo, and his daughter, Kylie, Anthony serves in the capacity of a Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class for the United States Navy. As an artist and an author in the US Navy, Anthony is able to reach people on a more personal level. During his years of service, Anthony has authored a book entitled, ‘The Purpose of Power.’
“I use my pain and transfer it into passion to ensure I am making the world a better place while simultaneously altering the trajectory of one’s life through empowerment and serving as a solid example as to why it is possible to make something of yourself despite your past,” Anthony reveals.
Taking from his experiences growing up and his everyday reality in the Navy, Anthony motivates his peers and his audience in colleges, conferences, and online, to never give up on and to continue to realize their dreams. As a public speaker, Anthony usually connects with his audience on a common ground before doubling down on Leadership, Networking, Goal Setting, and Perseverance through trials and tribulations.
Talking about his life goal of being an empowerment speaker, Anthony says, “I want to be the symbol of hope for those that feel hopeless, the beacon of light for those that feel nothing but darkness and serve as the reason someone decides to live on.”
An artist, a speaker, and a devoted husband and father, Anthony seeks to inspire and teach students and teaching companies’ employees how to navigate the woes of public speaking effectively. As someone on his way to becoming a world-renowned empowerment speaker, Anthony lends an encouraging word to motivate his audience and get them up and moving.
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