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Reggie Ford Motivational Speaker

Hi, I'm Reggie

Meet Reggie

Defying odds and thriving in even the most unfavorable situations are what Reggie does best. The experiences of Reggie's life bring him to a place of insight, knowledge and wisdom beyond his years. Reggie endures the effects of multi-generational trauma and systemic racism in our community, but his resilience to rise above serves as inspiration to those faced with similar circumstances and a beacon of hope for our collective futures. Raised in poverty by a single teenage mother and educated in the most elite institutions, he understands the common threads that run through humanity. An old soul, a life-long learner, a humble teacher, and a natural go-getter, Reggie brings a unique and valued perspective to those around him. Reggie empowers everyone he encounters as he continues to grow into his best self. As the epitome of perseverance, Reggie captivates audiences with his story of turning the pain and struggle of his past into peace and abundance. ​

Reggie is an entrepreneur, mental health advocate, author and social activist. Most important, though, he is the proud husband of Katie and dad to their well-loved dog Rosie. Reggie enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, practicing (and teaching!) yoga, and spending time with loved ones.

A career of service

Extraordinary vision, deep-seeded passion and good old-fashioned hard work define Reggie’s career. After getting his feet wet working with some of the best companies in the financial world, Reggie founded RoseCrete Wealth Management, an endeavor informed by his upbringing and his education and inspired by his desire to serve people like him, professionals and entrepreneurs working to create generational wealth and rewrite the narrative that where they come from defines where they must end up.

Speaking from the heart

Reggie’s continued self-discovery and growth led him to write his autobiography, Perseverance Through Severe Dysfunction (PTSD): Breaking the Curse of Intergenerational Trauma as a Black Man in America and found Ella Wenthom, through which he published his best-selling book. With the success of PTSD, Reggie has been highly sought after to share his stories and wisdom with audiences around the United States, and these opportunities further fed his passion for using his experiences to better himself, the world and those around him. As an author, speaker and teacher Reggie inspires his audiences to greatness. His humility, honesty and vulnerability challenge us to take a look at ourselves and our world and make a difference where we can.


Life-long learner

A smart man and dedicated student, Reggie earned recognition throughout his academic career. As a cornerback for the varsity football team at Vanderbilt University, Reggie appeared consistently on the SEC Academic Honor Roll and on the Commodore’s Dean’s List. Perhaps most impressively, his professors and classmates at Vanderbilt’s business school honored Reggie’s visionary leadership and indelible spirit by naming him a 2014 Owen School of Management World Shaper.

Awards and Recognition

Reggie Ford Nashville Business Journal 40 Under 40

2022 Nashville 40 Under 40

Nashville Business Journal

Community Involvement

Committed to serving others

People flock to Reggie because he practices what he preaches. His authenticity shines through as he works to be his best self, seeks help when needed and spreads his love and joy through his involvement in non-profit organizations whose missions are close to his heart. Reggie combines his generous spirit and empathy towards others with his experience, creativity and skills to guide community service groups and individuals across hurdles and towards positions of strength and purpose. Reggie recognizes the roles others played in his success, and he works to pass along his gifts to others.

Small World Yoga

Board Member, Outreach Yoga Teacher

Communities in Schools of Tennessee

Board Member, Trust and Investment Committee Chair

Monroe Harding

Board Member, Trust and Investment Committee Chair

Phoenix Club of Nashville

Member, Inclusion and Diversity Committee

Nashville's Top 30 Under 30 Recipient and Supporter

Former Board Member

Former Ambassadors Board Member

Former Board Member

Young Alumni Board Member

Cofounder and Donor

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