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Meet K.D. Wilson!

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K.D. Wilson is a nationally recognized College Transition and Student Success Educator. He is an author and advocate in the areas of Leadership Development, Student Success Empowerment, Inclusion/Equity Education, Educator Compassion Fatigue Awareness, Social Justice/American Policing, and Program/Workplace Culture Transformation across the nation.

As one of the nation’s leading empowerment educators, K.D. provides developmental training, seminars, breakout sessions, workshops and keynote speeches to help programs reach their desired goals. He is a husband and father of three, 7x Published Author, Former Public-School Teacher, 2x USA Masters Track & Field National Champion, Former First Responder of 8 years in the third largest city in North Carolina, and active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated.

As an honors graduate, he received his B.A. from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (Psychology), and his M.A. from Duke University (Christian Studies & Theology with a concentration in Restorative Justice). 

K.D. has had the honor and privilege of serving over 9,200 scholars in states across the nation. He has partnered with businesses, organizations and academic access programs to facilitate team growth and leadership development that fosters relationship building, leadership enhancement, and workplace culture transformation.


His heart is to not only cover challenges in the classroom, but to dig into the hearts of those he encounters in order to see them operating at their full potential. K.D. is best known for his “7 Pillars of Success” presentation that has impacted students and educators so much that studies show a 93% increase in productivity, focus and task completion from those implementing the formula. He not only shows students “HOW” to achieve fulfillment in school and life, but also “WHY” education is a critical component too. When he isn’t inspiring students, K.D. can be found empowering educators by helping them overcome burnout, build better student/teacher relationships, and re-igniting their passions.


K.D. is the host of his very own leadership podcast titled, "I Lead the Way," found on all podcast platforms. He believes that everyone was born on purpose, with purpose, and for a purpose.

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