Kian Brown is an American personal branding expert, special correspondent, and life coach based in the greater New York area. His experience working in communications led him to manage programs for one of the titular leaders of hip-hop and entrepreneurial legends of the era, Russell Simmons– exposing him to some of today’s most fascinating musicians, artists and personalities.

Today, Kian pursues a fruitful career in education working with youth to raise awareness for personal growth with his campaign #YouMatter. In 2014, he co-founded the Urban Male Leadership Academy, supporting transformational growth in boys of color in New York City.

Forever looking to inspire communities with possibilities that await them, his new book, The #SpeakLife Doctrine, offers readers the value in choosing to #SpeakLife every day, no matter the circumstance.

In his latest endeavor, KB16TV, he documents his journey to find extraordinary people, places and things, in a fresh, sixteen minute web series.  Together with his book, the web series provides a fresh look at how choosing the life you want is achievable and closer than you may think.