Khalil Osiris is an international speaker and CEO of Reflecting Freedom, a social enterprise company. An author, educator, social activist and entrepreneur, Khalil spent 20 years in prison. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston University while incarcerated. Khalil transformed his life and emerged from prison with a deep understanding of how to use personal crisis and challenges as opportunities for self-improvement.
He is author of A Freedom That Comes From Within and The Psychology of Incarceration , the latter is taught in over 60 prisons across America. While living in South Africa, Khalil implemented the country’s first criminogenic needs reentry program, GOSO (Get Out and Stay Out) Africa.
On Nelson Mandela International Day, July 18th, 2013, the first graduating class of 120 men celebrated their successful completion of the GOSO Africa program.
Khalil is founder of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Africa, a research based school management initiative designed to improve behavioral outcomes for students in every grade. In 2013, he launched the first PBIS Africa program at Vuleka School, a member of the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa.
Khalil regularly conducts keynote talks on topics ranging from exponential thinking and transformational leadership to mindful masculinity and restorative justice.