About

Sedrik R. Newbern

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Sedrik is an author and motivational speaker specializing in impactful relationship coaching. A recognized leader in career and relationship coaching, Sedrik has developed and conducted hundreds of workshops and motivational keynotes on relationships, healing and restoration.

Sedrik is the author of Unconditional Forgiveness, Lessons on Letting Go To Build Better Relationships, his perspective on the impact growing up without his father had on his life. He also explores the evolution of the relationship with his father and how they moved beyond past pains to develop an unbreakable bond. Full of practical advice to those previously hurt in relationships, the book shares one man’s healing and how you too can develop healthy relationships. Continuing on the theme of healing and restoration in relationships, Sedrik is currently working on his second book that will be released in the fall of 2016.

His keynote presentations, workshops and consultations are interactive, thought provoking and life changing. He uses real life examples and hands-on activities sprinkled with a bit of humor in his seminars and keynotes to engage participants. This ensures they leave with applicable ideas and action plans that are memorable and easy to implement.

He serves on several non-profit boards and committees including serving as co-founder of The Precious Gift of Hope Foundation and as President for the University of IL Lake County Extension Foundation. He also serves on the Tennessee State University College of Business Alumni Advisory Board and the Western Kentucky University Marketing Advisory Council. For his leadership in business and in the community, Sedrik has been recognized as one of Lake County Illinois’ Most Influential African Americans, received the Alumni Achievement Award from Western Kentucky University Gordon Ford School of Business and received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Civic Leadership Award from the Chamber of Commerce.

A native of Nashville, TN, Sedrik holds a BS in Marketing from Western Kentucky University and an MBA with a concentration in Economics from Tennessee State University. He is the President and founder of Newbern Consulting Group, LLC as well as President of Phoenix Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. an Allstate Insurance agency in downtown Libertyville, IL. Sedrik’s success as an entrepreneur, he attributes to the support and motivation he receives from his wife Denise and their son Matthew.

 

Are you unable to let go of pain and disappointment from your past? Would you like to have a better relationship with your parent, spouse or child?

If you are working with single parents, couples, young people or organizations, I can design a dynamic workshop or keynote to assist your clients in moving beyond the pain of their past with tools and motivation to live a life of unconditional forgiveness. By focusing on the power of unconditional forgiveness, we can live a life of happiness.

 

Are you working with single parents, couples, or young people? Newbern Consulting Group can design a dynamic workshop or keynote to assist your clients in moving beyond the pain of their past with tools and motivation to live a life of unconditional forgiveness.

The relationships we have throughout life have a dramatic impact on our lives. Whether it was a failed marriage or absent parent, we have a tendency to carry the pain into subsequent relationships for the rest of our lives if we don’t accept that it wasn’t our fault. I will help you find ways to unconditionally forgive those that hurt you so you can move on and enjoy life again.

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Our team

  • Denise Newbern

    Denise Newbern, VP of Operations, is the creative visionary. She provides guidance in the development of workshops and keynote presentations.

  • Sam Watkins

    Sam Watkins, Business Manager, provides strategic direction for Newbern Consulting Group. He also manages Sedrik's appearances and speaking engagements.

  • DeShana Johnson

    DeShana Johnson, Consultant, manages social media campaigns for Sedrik. She also provides onsite support at book signings and speaking engagements.

  • Scott Ventura

    Scott Ventura, Creative Director, provides branding, graphic design, website design/management, SEO and all marketing for Sedrik.

What we offer

Are you looking for tools and motivation to move beyond pain from your past? Sedrik will help you develop an actionable forgiveness plan, including exercises and affirmations that will motivate you to finally let it go.

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Workshops & Seminars

Sedrik’s workshops and seminars are interactive, thought provoking and life changing. He uses life examples and activities sprinkled with a bit of humor in his seminars and keynotes to engage. This ensures they leave with applicable ideas and action plans that are memorable and easy to implement.

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Keynote Speeches

Sedrik’s keynote presentations are moving and inspirational. If you expect an audience of 50 or 5,000, each person will experience a connection with Sedrik as he delivers a powerful message that will change the hearts and minds of those in attendance.

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Relationship Coaching

Are you unable to let go of pain and disappointment from your past? Would you like to have a better relationship with your father, son or husband? We provide couples, individuals and young people with lessons on letting go to build better relationships. With unconditional forgiveness you can live a life of happiness.

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Life Coaching

We all have challenges throughout our lives, but these minor setbacks do not have to define our future. It’s important that we put these challenges into perspective and figure out how to use these life lessons to grow.