Kam Phillips is a professional speaker and master facilitator who integrates financial literacy and emotional intelligence to prepare students and young professionals for career success. His authenticity, transparency, and relatability have allowed him to genuinely connect with his audience and become a respected resource in personal development. Kam uses his experiences and professional training to create a simple framework that helps people enhance both their emotional and financial wellness.
Throughout his life journey, Kam personally battled with mental health challenges, veered on dangerous paths, and conquered many other obstacles. After being recruited to play collegiate basketball then excelling in the investment management industry with companies such as ETRADE Financial, AllianceBernstein, and JPMorgan Chase, Kam decided to walk away from his corporate career and use his gifts to invest in the next generation.
Kam has partnered with various colleges and mission-driven organizations in the Southeast to help people align their actions to their values, so they can reach their personal and financial goals and still be happy. Kam is also the Founder & Executive Director of True Change Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that equips teens & young adults with financial literacy skills and emotional wellness tools to prepare them for real-world success. He is involved with multiple boards in his hometown community. Kam serves on the Board of Directors for the Gwinnett Leadership Forum, a cross-sector network of influencers and executive thought leaders within the community that communicates the essence and meaning of true leadership through compelling, impact-driven conversations. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Gwinnett Young Professionals, a personal and professional development program led by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.
Kam holds a Bachelor of Economics from Emory University, is a Certified Professional Coach, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Workplace Certified, and Certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid. He is also the author of The Bigger Picture: A Guide to Personal, Relational, & Emotional Growth.