Andre Norman

Andre went from incarcerated felon to Harvard Fellow. His impassioned drive inspires your audience. Andre will motivate your audience and then stay and give back to your community. Unparalleled speaker!


Known to many as "The Ambassador of Hope," Andre's experience and expertise is what empowers him to help people turn their situation around. Andre helps individuals, communities and countries in need.

From illiteracy to gang activity, Andre's childhood prepared him for nothing less than a life of crime and violence. This behavior eventually led Andre to be sentenced to over 100 years in prison. As a natural-born leader, he quickly rose to the top of the prison gang system where he managed gang activities from within the confines of a maximum security prison. During his two year stay in solitary confinement, Andre had an "epiphany" and he made the decision to turn his life around. He had a simple dream to attend Harvard University and become successful.

Over the next eight years, Andre worked twenty hours per day towards making this dream a reality. First, he taught himself how to read, then to understand the law and without hesitation, participated in anger management groups. After winning his appeal and having been armed with a GED and a dream, Andre walked out of prison in 1999, after serving fourteen years…and achieved his dream of becoming a Harvard Fellow.

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Andre in Action

Andre Norman: Ambassador of Hope
  • "Andre recently spoke at GOT–our annual entrepreneurial summit at MIT. His message was inspiring and he was one of our highest rated speakers. It's no surprise that Andre left our gathering with many new friends and admirers.…"

    – G. Michael Maddock, Gathering of the Titans, CEO & Founding Partner at Agency of Innovation
  • "What amazes me about Andre's incredible presentations at our programs is that he has consistently ranked at the very top of the feedback from attendees. I believe it's because Andre is one of the most powerful and mission-driven speakers in the world, and I'm grateful to have met him and to call him a friend."

    – Dr. Steven Ultrino, Director of Education, Middlesex Sheriff’s Office

Andre's Topics

Unlock Your Business, Your Potential and Your Community

Andre's story is truly amazing. His ability to share with audiences not only his journey but life lessons learned along the way. His energy will have everyone engaged and leave them inspired.

Allow Andre to turn your company community event into an impactful win, change lives and make a difference. Andre will consult with you, spend time with you about putting together the best event of the year. Andre will inspire your audience and connect with and empower your community.