I help leaders inspire and motivate their teams to drive productivity and growth.

Be The Leader Others Want To Follow.

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Inspire And Motivate Your Team.

“Carl brings the hard-won wisdom.”

Mark J. Silverman | Executive Coach, Best-selling Author and Host of the “Mastering Midlife” podcast

Program topics


Increasing Employee Engagement


Building Strong Management Teams


Developing Greater Emotional Intelligence


Practicing Mindfulness and Professional Wellbeing


Training Impactful Leaders

“Carl’s presentation resonated with my team of 1,400+ trial lawyers and legal professionals. His real-world experience and anecdotes lent immediate authenticity, relatability and credibility to the tips and take-aways that he provided, ones that we can actually apply to help us handle the rigors of the profession more resourcefully and resiliently.”

Alexia Cruz | SVP | Claim General Counsel Travelers

“Carl’s leadership training sessions for Connecticut Foodshare always deliver actionable insights and strategies to team members. His real-world experience, authenticity, and engaging and relatable coaching style has had a profound impact on our leaders and positions us well for the challenges ahead. I would highly recommend Carl for your leadership training.”

Jason Jakubowski | President & Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Foodshare

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Carl R. Ficks, Jr., JD

Carl R. Ficks, Jr. helps leaders inspire and motivate their teams to drive productivity and growth. A former 30+ year trial lawyer, Carl has managed teams in the worlds of law and philanthropy and chaired multiple not-for-profit boards. He’s also a marathoner and endurance cyclist who brings hardwon wisdom, real world experience and actionable strategies to his work.

The founder of No Surrender, LLC, Carl teaches that professional wellbeing, mindfulness and high emotional intelligence are the cornerstones of success. He’s a frequent guest on leadership, business and legal podcasts, and a sought-after trainer for companies and professional associations.

His “Friday Ficks” newspaper column provides strategies,tools and inspiration to stay resourceful and resilient,regardless of the circumstances.

When not cycling thousands of miles or chasing the next audacious fitness goal, Carl enjoys traveling far and wide with his wife and daughters.

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