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To inspire the lives of individuals who are currently, or have previously, experienced adversity and trauma, through motivational speaking, coaching, and mentoring.



"Nurture Your Mind WIth Great Thoughts...

For you will never go any higher than you think"


Edward L. Hennings is a successful award-winning Milwaukee based author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, life coach/mentor and policy reform advocate.  He possesses has a supernatural energy and drive for success.  As the owner of three businesses: Hair Code, a successful barber and beauty salon, Vision Universal Trucking and E.L. Hennings LLC, Edward has proven what many thought was impossible.  After being sentenced to 40 years in prison for first-degree reckless homicide, he was forced to reconsider the legacy and impact of his actions. While incarcerated, he participated in various initiatives to educate and mentor youth, which evoked a passion for speaking to others about his experience and dedication to overcoming adversity.  After serving 20 years in prison, Edward now dedicates a large percentage of his time sharing how he turned “street skills” into key “life skills and business strategies”.  Mr. Hennings revealed his collection of proven principles to passing various tests in his first book- The Answers: A Guide to Passing the Test of Your Life.  Little did he know that the growing demand and popularity of his book would lead him to a new chapter as the founder of The Change Institute, an online, interactive course developed to educate, motivate and empower future entrepreneurs all over the world! He has become a highly sought-after motivational speaker and prison reform policy advocate.  Edward’s innate entrepreneurial skills has earned him a new title as a key business strategist and consultant. Previous speaking events include: Department of Workforce Development (DWD), Department of Corrections (DOC), Running Rebels, Milwaukee Police Department and several area middle and high schools.  He continues to make strategic yet impactful collaborative relationships with large organizations like the Milwaukee Bucks to help solidify and spread his message.  

Edward Hennings brings a unique perspective, genuine passion and personal mission to inspire the lives of individuals who are currently, or have previously, experienced adversity and/or trauma, through motivational speaking, coaching, and mentoring.  With all that he has done, it’s just the beginning! 


Motivational Speaking



One on one coaching

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Group mentoring


One on one mentoring


Keynote speaking


Previous Work

Ideal clients are organizations that focus on re-entry citizens, young adults, and organizations looking to gauge better understanding of urban adversity and approaches that prove to be solution based.

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