Craig J. Boykin


Craig Boykin

Craig J. Boykin has made a name for himself speaking nationally with his unapologetically REAL approach to systemic poverty and trauma. Craig doesn’t mind speaking the hard truth. He is a seven-time author and decorated army veteran. Craig’s self-made success comes from his hustle, his grit and his relentless desire to never give up.

Raised by a single mother who was addicted to drugs, Craig grew up without his father and no clear path to success. He repeated the 3rd & 5th grade, was diagnosed with a learning disability and got placed in SPED. Traumatized and confused, Craig became a very problematic student and was kicked out of school often. Craig ultimately dropped out of high school in the 10th grade. 

Today Craig continues to electrify audiences and delivers an incredibly inspiring and actionable presentation. Craig has coined the phrase GED to PhD. Craig is a master storyteller; people are drawn in immediately to Craig and the essence of his message. Craig has worked with a myriad of diverse companies including keynoting at Harvard University and the keynote for the 50th Anniversary of civil rights in Washington D.C. during Barack Obama’s presidency. Craig is changing the narrative of high school dropouts in his family. 

He is the definition of a “True Underdog.”