“When one is highly intentional with everything they invest their time, money and energy into, progress becomes very real…”
MEET our founder, ken conklin
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.
A BACKSTORY ON OUR CREATION: KEN CONKLIN’S STORY
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. While he temporarily felt that his life was on the right track, he soon realized that the only area he had truly been focusing on was his finances. Literally every other major aspect of his life completely fell down the drain: his relationships, his health, his personal happiness, and his legacy. He had no true fulfillment in his life…
Age 22: The awakening of the brotherhood
Ken eventually realized what he and literally all other men truly want out of life, which led to the creation of something that is very dear to his heart. He created The Gravel to Castle Brotherhood so that he could create a bond of like-minded men, regardless of their background, who all come together to transform financially, physically, and mentally so that they can serve the world and leave behind a true legacy.
To be continued...