about ken

author, speaker, consultant

Kenneth C. Williams shares his experience and expertise as a recognized trainer, speaker, coach, and consultant in education and leadership. He is the chief visionary officer of Unfold the Soul, a company dedicated to helping schools both live their posters, and engage in practices that make equity actionable. A leading authority in the areas of collaboration, leadership, school culture, equity, and peak performance, Ken is skilled in joining the why of our work to the how of our work. Known for his provocative and engaging combination of ‘heart, humor, and hammer,’ Ken is an expert at helping schools build capacity in the collective commitments required of school culture’s aspiring to ensure high levels of learning for all students.

Ken’s background includes a BA from Morehouse College and he also holds a Masters degree in Education from the University of Bridgeport and a Leadership Certificate from the Bowie State University. For more than 20 years, Ken has served as a distinguished teacher, mentor, advocate, speaker, and school leader. Ken is the author of two books. His latest is a bestseller written with Tom Hierck; Starting A Movement, Building Culture From The Inside-Out in PLC’s.


While my style is engaging, full of humor, inspirational, and motivational,  you should know that I am a serial paradigm shiftercage rattler, warm demander, and an unapologetic identifier of elephants in the room, with my lens is firmly fixed on what's best for kids

Let’s talk about how I can support you in cultivating the leadership and culture that results in taking all students to and through The BARSo, if you’re ready to move your culture from "THATschool" to"THE(E)school, click the button below and set up a time for us to talk. 

Don’t settle any longer for the status-quo. Let’s talk and discuss how we can work together to take students to and through The BAR, and deliver on the promise of equity, excellence, and achievement for ALL students, regardless of background.