Yahya Bakkar is a motivational speaker, confidence coach and health educator who has spoken at Harvard University, Georgia Institute of Technology, TedX and various nationally recognized conferences and organizations.

He’s the author of Beyond Motivation and The Ultimate Guide to Teen Life, and has trained with the top experts in psychology, physiology and health. 

Born in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, he first traveled alone to the United States at the age of 5.

Like many people, Yahya faced a few challenges growing up. Yahya struggled to find his own identity because he never got along with his father and never met his birth mother. 

Despite his circumstances, Yahya did his best to put the missing pieces of his life back together by seeking professional help and finding his birth mother in Thailand after being separated for over 2 decades.

Yahya’s inspirational story gives people hope & reminds them to never give up on their dreams.

He now lives in New Jersey and is married to his high school sweetheart. 

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