derrick hayes


Encouragement Speaker

Derrick Hayes is the #1 Encouragement Speaker and is internationally known for having the unique talent of turning names and words into positive messages within seconds right before your eyes. Hayes calls these Derricknyms. 

After being a sought-after keynote speaker at several events sponsored by such entities as the U.S. 

Department of Commerce, Subway, Legacy Chevrolet, Brown Sanders College, Georgia State University, Tennessee Childcare Facilities Corporation, Mississippi 4-H, American Camping Association, Bowie State University, Tennessee State University, Georgia Power, Jackson State University, and many others Derrick Hayes was asked by a friend to participate in Bow Tie Monday.

The last thought on Derrick Hayes mind was to wear a tie to work but he also did not want to say no to someone else dream. After wearing a bow tie for a few weeks there was a day when the weather would not permit anyone to go out and get another bow tie so Hayes had to learn how to turn the regular ties that he already had into bow ties so that he could continue to participate in Bow Tie Monday.


During workshops and seminars Derrick Hayes started to share and teach others how to tie regular ties and the impact and feedback was incredible because many men, women and children were learning a new life skill for the first time. 

Now Derrick Hayes has branded himself as the “enTIEtainer” since he has added new tie tying techniques to his seminars, workshops, routines and stand up encouragement sessions like tying a tie behind his back to illustrate that no matter how far behind you get your life and your season can still turn around for you.