We had the good fortune of connecting with Kenneth Whitacre and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kenneth, what are you inspired by?
I’m inspired by becoming the greatest version of myself, which in turn gives me the ability to make the greatest difference in the lives of the people I interact with each day.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Through Authentik I am able to be a catalyst for people to get a clear understanding of the goals they have, what barriers they are facing that stops them from achieving said goal, establishing a plan that will make overcoming the barriers possible, implement any changes that are needed, and finally make their goal truly attainable. I believe igniting the fire with in someone is one of the greatest acts of service we can do in this life, and daily I take actions of better the lives of the people around me. I myself have struggled with issues of self value, self doubt, negative self talk, but by implementing an Authentik life I have been able to pull myself out of very dark times in my life and become capable of so much. If I and the Authentik family can share anything with the world it is that “each one of us give unmeasurable value to this world, and the world is at a disservice if you don’t give us #yourmostauthentikself. Search to be the person that most lights up your soul.”

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Being in Houston the best locations in this city are where the people are at. This city is made from the people or make up our neighborhoods, our cultured areas, the arts. I’d show you the areas where the people of Houston wake up every day grinding to survive, because those people have some of the greatest work ethics i’ve ever seen. I’d show you the areas in downtown where there is history for as far back as the city has been here. I’d show you the areas like NASA where we have had people that have gone to outerspace. I’d show you areas in the bay where we have people who live off of the sea. I’d show you areas on the out skirts of town where there are still lots of land that stop only next to the horizon. I’d finally show you all the hotspots of downtown where trends like food trucks, art galleries, dog parks now fill the city as a younger vibrant crowd calls Houston HOME. There is more to see in this city if you are really looking than some will ever see in a lifetime.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
If you’re reading this my first shoutout is to you. Because you are amazing, you as a person deserve a shoutout. Second, I would like to give a shoutout to my Wife, best known as “MaMa Authentik”, “baby girl”, Amy Whitacre. Third, I want to shoutout to my Parents, they have seen so many unauthentik versions of me, yet still showed me love and grace. Fourth, I want to shoutout to my #POWERCIRCLE. There is no need to list these people because if you are apart of this we give value to each other on a regular basis. Finally, I want to give a shoutout to every person that gives effort everyday and deserves to be praised, but don’t hear it as much as you deserve to.

Website: www.liveauthentik.com

Instagram: @kwhit_authentik , @Liveauthentik_

Twitter: @whit_kenneth

Facebook: Kenneth Whitacre & Authentik

Youtube: Authentik

Other: email: info@liveauthentik.com

Image Credits
Kenneth Whitacre and client Jason McCourt

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