Anthony D. Sparks is the owner & operator of Anthony D. Sparks LLC, where he is an author, speaker, and certified development coach. In these roles, he seeks to empower others in their personal & professional lives, in areas such as professional development, relationships, purpose coaching, and corporate training. Anthony has spoken to, coached, and trained thousands of individuals at hundreds of events around the nation. Some of his previous clients include: Leadership University of Washington, D.C., the State of Alabama, Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, Alabama Power Company, Regions Financial Corporation, Herzing University, Alabama A&M University, Troy University, the University of North Alabama, the Personnel Board of Jefferson County, multiple school systems, public library systems, community colleges, and many more!
Anthony has written three books: “#BETTER: 7 Keys to Living a Life of Progression, Not Perfection”, “RelationTIPS”, & “Confessions of a Dreamer”. All three books have sold throughout the country and around the world, ranking in the Top 1% of all books sold on Amazon.com, while also reaching multiple Top 40 charts! He also hosts a new weekly podcast titled “Crock-Po(d) Conversations”, that already boasts over 125 active listeners and holds a perfect 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts!
After beginning his career as a manager for Regions Bank, Anthony served six years as the Executive Director of the YMCA Youth Center in Birmingham, AL. During his tenure, Anthony was the youngest executive director in the Birmingham YMCA, and is also the longest-serving director in the history of the Center. As director, Anthony and his team created a “Life Lab” program for teenagers, balanced the Youth Center’s budget, increased program enrollment & partnerships, and positively impacted over 7,000 students!
Anthony is a graduate of Ramsay High School in Birmingham, Alabama, and a graduate of the University of North Alabama, where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration. Because of his accomplishments while at UNA (including SGA President, University Ambassador, fraternity chapter president, etc.) Anthony was elected into the University of North Alabama Hall of Fame.
Anthony believes that his purpose is to help others live a life of purpose on purpose. He’s a native of Birmingham, AL; he’s the son of Andra & Karen Sparks; and he’s a proud member of “The A-Team” with his wife Ashley, and sons Aidan (age 7) & Ashton (age 2). He believes that all he has or is, is only possible because of God’s grace!