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MEET our founder, ken conklin

Ken Conklin Business Marketing Consultant

Recognized by Forbes, Entrepreneur Mag, and featured in the same book as Richard Branson, Ken Conklin is a highly requested marketing consultant to clients in 20+ industries. He frequently speaks to live audiences alongside many of today's top thought leaders on various business topics such as marketing, premium positioning, sales, and backend systems. He's been internationally recognized by numerous publications and magazines (recently on the cover of LBD mag) for helping build the brands for some of the biggest names in the influencer / entrepreneurial world. Ken became the marketing director of a multi-million dollar company at just the age of 19, and is currently the founder of Gravel to Castle, a company based in Hollywood Hills, CA, that helps entrepreneurs turn their "hustle" into predictable, inbound marketing machines. Ken prides himself on the incredible success that both his clients and students have achieved, as well as the constant effort he gives to inspire the next generation to pursue the wonderful path of entrepreneurship. 


Age 18: the fire was ignited

Ken was kicked out of the house he grew up in after his stepmother convinced his father that “Ken was a problem” (yet she would soon after leave Ken’s father for his father’s best friend). Ken was soon after heart-broken from both a close loss & ruined relationship, barely had a dollar to his name, had dropped out of college before he attended his first class because he couldn’t afford it, and had absolutely no sense of pride or happiness in his life. Ken experience “rock-bottom” early on, which opened his eyes to how “shitty” life could be...


Age 19: the heroic journey began

Ken decided to move to California and go all in on his passion for photography, which then *somehow soon after led to him becoming the Director of Marketing of a multi-million dollar company. While experiencing the corporate world and building up his resume was great at first, Ken one day randomly decided to embark on his journey of entrepreneurship by booking a one-way ticket to Hawaii and starting a marketing business.


Age 20: the sacrifice and dedication

Ken built up his marketing company, Gravel to Castle Accelerator, and dedicated every second to acquiring and serving clients. He learned what it meant to focus and stick to something no matter how difficult the task at hand was.


Age 21: The rise of influence and power

Ken’s business took off, and being the young and ambitious male that he was, he wanted to enjoy some of the fruits of his labor. He signed a lease to live in a $10M four-story mansion in Hollywood Hills next to some of the most famous Youtubers in the world. He also began sharing his strategies on how he built his business so fast by speaking at various events and conferences.


Word about Ken’s story spread online. He got featured on Forbes, the cover of a magazine, the same book as Richard Branson, and many publications online.


Age 22: Launch of the visionaries

Ken created a real-life group of superheros that collectively are known as the “Visionaries.” The purpose of the Gravel to Castle Visionaries Project is to bring together millionaires, influencers, creators, & misfits so that they can design tomorrow’s reality. Click here to join us in changing this world.

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 To be continued...

Gravel to Castle symbolizes the journey to becoming something better. We all have some sort of value that we can use to serve the world with, but unfortunately not everyone decides to do so. Join us in creating a dent in the world, for little actions can lead to massive impact.
— Ken Conklin, Founder

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