Kip Brooks is a certified Trainer and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and holds certificates in Mental and Emotional Release® and Hypnosis from the Association for Integrative Psychology. He is a John Maxwell certified speaker, sales trainer and coach and holds certificates in youth empowerment by YouthMax and YouthMax Plus. He is also certified by the Life Coach Training Institute and is trained and certified in Neuroscience, Soul Healing and Healing Touch. Kip is a best selling author, certified international Speaker, and an Empowerment and Breakthrough Coach and co-founder of Brooks Empowerment Academy along with his wife Marina.
In his own words…
As much as I believe that gravity exists, I believe everyone can live a life of happiness and empowerment regardless of background, race, gender, or virtually any other factor. I not only believe everyone can live this way, I believe it is our birthright to do so. We owe it to ourselves and to the universe to reach our fullest potential in all areas of life, home, work, relationships, etc.
Whether in a sales training, a breakthrough session, or anything else, I love seeing that spark of hope and excitement in the eyes of my students and clients when they begin to see and grasp that it is possible for them.
Years ago I chose to Demonstrate Possibility through my life and I love helping others do the same.
At eight years old, I believed the only hope for my life was suicide. I was on the honor roll throughout elementary school and received the “Student of the Month” award many times so that they stopped considering me for it in order to give other students a chance. I was smart, caring, and hardworking. Always seemed happy and willing to help so no one ever thought for a second that I was praying every night that I wouldn’t wake up the following morning.
By the time I reached middle school, my grades plummeted to Ds and Fs and that was just the beginning. At age 15, I kept a bottle of liquor stashed so I could take shots each night just to go to sleep. By the time I reached 21 years of age, I had been arrested multiple times and been involved in a life of drugs, dealing and doing.
One night as I held a gun to my head, something in me snapped and I became angry. Angry at myself, angry at the world, and angry at my situation. I was angry that I felt that way, that anyone would ever feel that way and I wanted it to stop. I vowed then and there that if there was a way out of that feeling then I was going to find it, and that once I did I would come back to get others and show them the way out too.
It was a long journey because first I had to learn to heal myself and I didn’t know where to go. I started with numerous doctors and psychologists. I spent a few years on a cocktail of medications they prescribed and realized that wasn’t working so I decided to look elsewhere.
I began working with experts in Naturopathy, Nutrition, Fitness, Shamanism, Energy Healing, Soul Healing, Regression, Neuroscience, E.F.T. (Emotional Freedom Therapy), Qigong, Tai Chi, Massage, Chiropractic, Yoga, Hypnotherapy, N.L.P. (Neuro-linguistic Programming), Time Line Therapy, Psycho-Cybernetics, and M.E.R.® (Mental and Emotional Release®), and more.
I was desperate to find a solution and cure so that I could move on with my life and help others do the same. I dove so deep into these healing arts that I picked up several certifications along the path as I began using the best techniques of each to gain more and more healing.
My learnings along this journey of healing myself and my clients along with Marina’s have been combined to create our work through Brooks Empowerment Academy.
The tools that would form B.E.A. have helped me to overcome physical, emotional, and mental abuse, addiction, the loss of a child, divorce and much more. B.E.A. has saved my life and became my life’s purpose. I’ve learned that even when you feel like you’re all alone, living in your own world of solitude, you can still manifest a life of happiness and success as long as the conversations you have with yourself are focused on the goal ahead. Staying focused on that goal is more than possible and downright easy to do once the baggage is released and you understand how to communicate properly within those conversations.
The reason why I am in this line of work is simple, it’s my entire reason for being. I missed out on a lot growing up and went through so much unnecessary pain along the way all because I didn’t believe anything else was possible. I let my story and my baggage define me and I see so many others doing the same. I made a promise long ago that I would help those others meet their true selves.
When I discovered these tools I was completely lost and feeling hopeless. I was beginning to believe that I needed to accept life as it was and give up my quest for healing and happiness. I was already well into my adult years and was starting to believe that happiness was just simple folklore, much like Santa Claus. These tools completely shifted not only my thoughts and beliefs but my entire life.
They’ve helped me go from homeless and hopeless to living a life I believed only existed in the movies. I’m so blessed to live in a beautiful house with my amazing wife and our awesome kids.
I have attained a life that only a few years ago I believed could never happen all because I released the baggage that’s been holding me back from getting it. Now, it is my mission in life to help others do the same.