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About Our Founder

Updated: Dec 30, 2020

A.W. Burgess is a native of Baltimore, Maryland where he is a 1988 graduate of the elite private McDonogh School. He has attended Oklahoma State, Hampton, & Old Dominion Universities respectfully. At the age of 21, with a promising future and professional career opportunities in sight, he went to prison in his senior year of college as a result of domestic violence. After receiving a life-altering treatment in 1992 at the Central State Hospital, a penitentiary psychiatric hospital located in Petersburg, Virginia, he emerged from prison as a permanently disenfranchised convicted felon and a change agent charged to lovingly help domestic violence offenders, bullies and child abusers find the root cause of their violent behavior so they do not harm others, the community they reside, their families and their very own legacy as he did.

Today he is affectionately called The FAMILY MAN because he has been married for nearly three decades and is the loving father of 4 daughters, and 2 grandchildren. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the A.W. Burgess Companies which includes the A.W. Burgess Group, A.W. Burgess & Associates, and IMPACT Sales & Service Training. He is the current President of the Board and Executive Director of FAMILY MANKIND Inc. a Federally recognized 501-C3 Non-Profit Organization that advocates for victims and victimizers of domestic violence, child abuse, and bullying.

Burgess is a successful businessman, domestic violence expert and victims advocate, humanitarian, author, publisher, speaker, and friend. He is a healed, publicly admitted, domestic violence offender, abuser, & bully. He has used this platform not to call out or judge domestic violence offenders, child abusers, or bullies, but to lovingly call them in to receive the necessary mental health solutions. He works tirelessly with evangelical organizations, corporate, private, and government entities and agencies, along with domestic violence, child abuse, and bullying victims’ advocacy individuals and groups, to assist victims in reaching their corporate and personal initiatives. He is considered by many corporate and community leaders as an individual who lovingly delivers peace throughout the world and an inspiration to all humanity.

His self-published book, The Family Man: Solutions To Permanently Eradicate Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Bullying was released this month and is available for sale on Amazon and anywhere in the world books are sold.

Burgess can be reached for speaking engagements, corporate training and workshops by email at or by contacting his administrative assistant at 704-287-0086.

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