about ken

author, speaker, consultant

Kenneth C. Williams shares his experience and expertise as a nationally recognized trainer, speaker, coach and consultant in leadership and school culture. A practitioner for nearly three decades, Ken led the improvement efforts at two schools by leveraging the Professional Learning Communities at Work process. Skilled in joining the why of the work to the how of the work, Ken is known for his powerful and engaging combinations of “heart, humor, and hammer.” He is an expert at helping schools build capacity in the collective commitments required of learning for all cultures. 

Ken is the former principal of The Learning Academy at E. J. Swint in Jonesboro, Georgia, and Damascus Elementary School in Damascus, Maryland. His firsthand experience with transforming challenged schools translates into action-oriented presentations that inspire hope, create a clear vision, and offer practical strategies to those overwhelmed by challenges.

Ken earned a Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College, and a Master of Science from the University of Bridgeport. He is the co-author of the bestseller, Starting A Movement: Building Culture from the Inside-Out in Professional Learning Communities, Creating Physical and Emotional Safety In Schools, and a contributing author of Beyond Conversations About Race.

To learn more about Ken’s work, visit Unfold The Soul online at www.unfoldthesoul.com, and follow @unfoldthesoul on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIN.


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.