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 via personal development, professional coaching, relationships, branding, and corporate training. He 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!
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 (SGA President, University Ambassador, fraternity chapter president, etc.) Anthony was elected into the University of North Alabama Hall of Fame.
Anthony has spoken to, coached, and trained thousands of individuals at hundreds of events around the nation. Some of his previous clients include: Alabama Power Company, Leadership University of Washington, D.C., State of Alabama, City of Jasper, City of Sylacauga, Alabama A&M University, Regions Bank, Florence City Schools, Birmingham City Schools, Hoover Public Library, Lawson State Community College, Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, University of North Alabama, Troy University, Herzing University, and many more!
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 6) & Ashton (age 1). He believes that all he has or is, is only possible because of God’s grace!