Prime TImE Interview

August 31, 2020

Check out my Prime TImE Interview with Ice Buck the Southern Soul Singer


Life Skill Life School Episode 22

June 25, 2020

Coach Corry Black interviews with Derrick Hayes the “enTIEtainer” on Life Skill Life School Episode 22. In this interview Coach Corry talks about how to connect with other coaches, organizing events for athletes to get scholarships, and teaching others how to get 1 % better each day. Find out more information about Corry Black by visiting


Be Like GWEN If You Want To Win

May 13, 2020

by Derrick Hayes the “enTIEtainer”

One day I woke in a happy spirit and as I started to look at success stories on social media I kept seeing Gwennetta Wright making it happen and others were putting up emoji signs to symbolize that they were clapping. Then I turned to The Last Dance on ESPN and I started seeing Michael Jordan and they were telling me to “Be Like Mike.” During the commercial break I started to thinking about how Gwennetta puts God into her messages, the work she does for others, the events her and her team do to elevate communities and how it has been a joy to network with her all of these years.  As soon as The Last Dance came back on this melody came into my head singing “Be Like GWEN If You Want To Win” say it again “Be Like GWEN If You Want To Win” so through her name GWEN here is a 4 point plan to put you in position to win.

G is for God. Why do you put God first in what you do? I put God first in all I do because without him I would be nothing. Being an entrepreneur for almost 14 years I definitely know where my help comes from. God has kept me going when I didn’t have any money in my bank account. Every time I had an issue that I didn’t know how to overcome he came in and fixed it. My faith in him is truly the only how I am still standing today. I am very business savvy but I don’t operate my business on the worldly principles most of the time I operate them on Godly principles which is not very popular in the business world. My business strategies have always come from prayer.

W is for Working for others. Why do you help your team so much?  I believe every good leader job is to birth other good leaders. I can’t be operating at my best but the people on my team don’t get the same access. I live by the code that if I eat well, then my team eats well. I give the people on my team a choice. They can eat how I feed them or they can go hungry. If they don’t want what I feed them in knowledge and resources then that’s their choice but the ones who want it I will make sure they have it.

E is for Elevating Events. What made you want to do events like the Toy giveaway and the Back to school events? Honestly, those are truly God assignments. When I started in business God blessed my businesses financially abundantly. In the mist of it all I knew that the blessings that he was giving to me were not just for me but for others. I would be selfish not to give back to those in need if I could make it possible. Those events are definitely faith walks because even though God has blessed me in so many ways for some reason when I have those events the funds don’t ever seem to be there because I usually don’t make a budget for them but every time God guides me and my team to get the resources and finances to pull each event off.

N is for Networking. Why do you network and network and network? Networking is essential in business. It is unfortunate how many people don’t realize it. Relationships in business are everything. Your relationship with someone can open a door of opportunity faster than money. It’s definitely not always about what you know but who you know. For a long time I didn’t believe this until God open my eyes of how important building relationship is. God will use someone who you don’t know to bless you. He will use your connections to get you to the next level.

The bottom line is that if you want to win like GWEN you have to put God first, Work for others, create Elevating events and never stop Networking.

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Motivational Monday

May 4, 2020

Welcome and in this moment the African American Male Initiative program at Columbus State University brought in Derrick Hayes the “enTIEtainer” as the keynote speaker for their “Wings and Bow ties” Professional Development Seminar. In this video Derrick Hayes teaches the young men about the “VALUE of a Tie.”

National Youth At Risk Conference

April 3, 2020

Here is a video clip from my 4 Things That TIE Into Life Development Presentation at the National Youth At Risk Conference that took place in Savannah, Georgia. After the program I received these words of encouragement from an educator who attended my session that had traveled all the way from Guam for this event.

“This presentation was the most authentic and touching I have attended so far. Thank you for sharing your journey and for making it seem possible for everyone in the room to be just as great! Blessed to be in your audience.”

Asherdee Rosete, School Administrator in Guam.

BILD Your Legacy: The Emmanuel Brunson Story

March 31, 2020

by Derrick Hayes the “enTIEtainer

A few years ago I was sitting in a classroom with a Co-Worker who was also a Father, Husband, Soldier, Coach, Athlete and soon to be one of my Community Partners. Emmanuel Brunson was telling me how he was helping young athletes learn how to play the quarterback position but at the time he did not know the power in what he was doing.

Every time Emmanuel Brunson would bring it up to me I would ask him one question and that was, are you Video taping the sessions? The next question I would ask him is do you have a program in place to offer what you do to other athletes?

Brunson stepped out on faith and started B.I.L.D. (Brunson’s ILITE Level Development) and through the name of BILD I’m here to share the story of Emmanuel Brunson so that others can be inspired to B.I.L.D. their own legacy.

B is so that you Believe:

As time went on Coach Brunson not only listened to my advice but he asked me to be a guest speaker at his programs start up that would take place back where he grew up in Columbus, Ga in the Wilson Housing Projects. It was a blessing to bring neck ties and books out with a positive message to the youth during the Friday Night Lights Sessions.

I is so that you Innovate:

EB as some in his inner circle call him took the momentum from Friday Night Lights and went for it and started B.I.L.D. (Brunson’s ILITE Level Development) an athletic and performance company that specialized in football training. B.I.L.D. started to grow because of the work with athletes and non athletes that helped them reach their goals in sports and in overall health.

L is so that you Let others help:

Emmanuel knew that in order to not wear down and burn out he needed to grow his B.I.L.D. team with other athletes that could train like Coach Mike Jones and Coach DJ Lemons.

Each coach brings something different to the table and that is why B.I.L.D has the ability to teach athletes and non athletes how to gain in the areas of speed, agility, strength and conditioning along with weight loss and toning.

D is so that you Don’t stop:

When B.I.L.D. lived up to their philosophy of helping others accomplish goals by making sure that they had the most unique and high performance training Emmanuel Brunson and the B.I.L.D.  team were able to grow out of one facility and start an even bigger one with more programs and opportunities to help athletes grow into their potential.

When you Believe, Innovate, Let others Help and Don’t stop you can B.I.L.D. anything and even B.I.L.D. Your Legacy. For more information on B.I.L.D. please go to their website at

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Book of Numbers

March 16, 2020

with Keith L. Brown at the 2020 National Youth At Risk Conference in Savannah Georgia

DERRICK Interview with Keith L. Brown at the National Youth At Risk Conference

April 16, 2019

Keith L. Brown Interview took place at the 30th Annual National Youth At Risk Conference in Savannah, GA.

Saturday School

April 13, 2019

Saturday School is to provide assistance through the components of academics and behavior education for students and Derrick Hayes the “@enTIEtainer” was brought in to give #motivation and #inspiration

Poster Session

March 18, 2019

Please #share a this #video clip from my #postersession at the #National #Youth #AtRisk #Conference that took place in #Savannah #Georgia. My poster session was entitled “Don’t Let a TIE, #TIE Up Your #Success.” The Poster Session MC @KeithLBrown1911  –