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Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeeverAn authoritative voice on race, gender, politics, and the production of positive social change, Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever is widely regarded as one of the most engaging and informative political and social commentators in the US. Currently serving as the Executive Director of the National Council of Negro Women, the nation’s oldest organization devoted to the advancement of both civil rights and women’s rights, her work catal...

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Van Moody

The People's Scholar - Global expert on exiting or avoiding toxic relationships and building healthy ones across your entire life

Van MoodyA Featured media expert on outlets such as Forbes, Fox News, and Wall Street Journal. Van Moody is an author, motivational speaker and media expert source who advises on matters related to relationships as they pertain to friends, family, significant others and the workplace.   Moody is a "People Scholar" who understands the power and potential in developing the "right" relationships and, in kind, he helps individuals, couples and grou...

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Keith Wyche

Known for his signature “straight-shooter” approach, Wyche leverages real examples from his and his colleagues' journeys up the corporate ladder to provide practical strategies for advancing to corporate leadership.

Keith R. WycheKnown as a Turnaround Expert, Keith Wyche is the former President and CEO of ACME Markets (a division of Supervalu), a 113-store, full-service retail and pharmacy chain based in the Philadelphia area with over $2 billion in sales. Most recently, he served as President of SUPERVALU’s 72-store CUB division that is based in Minnesota.Wyche began his career in Sales, Marketing and Management roles with AT&T and IBM. Later he would serv...

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Gwen Webber-McLeodPresident and CEO of Gwen, Inc.Gwen Webber-McLeod, M.S., is President/CEO of Gwen, Inc. She has over 30 years experience in leadership development, facilitation, strategic planning and the development of effective coalitions/collaborations. Her clients are CEOs, executive and mid-level managers, and leadership teams in public, private, health care and education sectors. Gwen is a sought after lecturer and conference keynote spe...

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Charreah Jackson

ESSENCE Magazine's Relationships Editor and National Dating Coach providing insight and skills for succesful relationships

Charreah K. JacksonCharreah is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE), and has traveled the country speaking on the power of relationships in our lives. She provides interactive workshops and individual coaching to help men and women define their personal goals and a strategy to get there.  Charreah is the relationships editor at ESSENCE magazine and a featured relationship expert on VH1, WEtv, the Huffington Post and BET. Her passion and excit...

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Daria Burke

Founder & CEO of Black MBA Women, Independent Strategic Marketing Consultant in New York City, helping luxury, beauty and entertainment clients with a range of marketing initiatives including Brand Strategy, Marketing Communication, etc.

Daria BurkeDaria Burke is a luxury marketing and brand strategist, speaker, speaker and writer. Her passion for women in business leadership inspired her to create Black MBA Women, the first diversified media platform that delivers content, community and career development events for black women from top-tier business schools. Black MBA Women has earned features in Black Enterprise, LUCKY Magazine and the Philadelphia Tribune, and is an official ...

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Dr. Janna Andrews

Medical Expert interested in tackling disparities. Dr. Andrews is a Radiation Oncologist specializing in breast and prostate cancer. Founder of Kicked It In Heels.

Dr. Janna AndrewsJanna Andrews knew at an early age that she wanted to be a doctor. Raised by her mother, Janna’s academic pursuits were encouraged and supported through her mother’s sacrifice. For her undergraduate degree, Janna attended Princeton University and received a BA in molecular biology. She then went on to attend Temple University School of Medicine, after which she specialized in radiation oncology. At that time, Janna was discourag...

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Lauren Young

Millennial CEO • Three-Time Award-Winning Author • International Speaker

Lauren Young   Lauren is the CEO and Founder of Freshly Baked Communications, LLC (FBC), a brand marketing strategy + creative writing firm with two locations in the Chicagoland area. After interning at the age of 19 at the headquarters of Kraft Foods, Lauren was offered a full-time position in the Consumer Marketing and Insights department. She worked on the brand messaging and marketing strategy for brands such as Oreo, Oscar Mayer, DiGiorno,...

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Shaun Marq Anderson

‘From Janitor to PhD!!’ V.Y.Z.I.O.N. Strategist, Speaker, Life Coach, and blacklifecoaches.net contributor helping you go from slump to success!!

Shaun Marq AndersonGrowing up in the rough terrains of Pine Bluff, AR was no easy feat for Shaun Marq Anderson. His formative years were marked by financial and familial struggles, including growing up in a fatherless home and bouts of extreme poverty. As he grew older, he had to deal with times of homelessness as well. With all of these obstacles, he could have easily followed in the path of drug dealing, stealing, prison, or the grave that man...

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Nkrumah Pierre

Dynamic Connector, Mentor, Motivator and Master Networker!

Nkrumah PierreNkrumah is the Managing Director of Business Development with My Business Matches, an online portal that connects buyers and suppliers based on business categories and tracks the business results between buyers and capable/qualified suppliers.Nkrumah spearheads global sales and business development efforts to clients ranging from chambers of commerce and trade associations to multinational investment banks, telecommunication conglom...

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Andre Norman

Inspirational life story of gang leader sentenced to over 100 years in prison who changed his life direction, got out of prison and now inspires audiences that anything is possible if you believe in yourself and follow your dreams!

Andre NormanFrom being one of the most feared prison gang leaders in the United States to becoming one of the nation’s most dynamic agents of change, Andre Norman has been speaking to and inspiring corporate professionals throughout the country and across the globe. He launched his program, Project Footprints, in 1999 to teach corporate audiences how focus, purpose, resilience and effective planning can overcome even the most daunting challenges ...

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Walter Bond

Mr. Accountability, America's Accountability Leader

Walter Bond Walter Bond also known as “Mr. Accountability” is recognized as one of the world’s most preeminent thought leaders on training and development with a presentation style that is in a class all by itself. Through his keynotes, training systems, webinars, Tele-seminars, workshops, books and CDs, he travels the world transforming organizations into a culture of accountability. He has shared his messages with hundreds of companies, associ...

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Anne C. BaileyAnne is a writer, historian, and a tenured professor of History and Africana Studies at SUNY Binghamton (State University of New York). In her work, she combines the elements of travel, adventure, history, and an understanding of contemporary issues with an accessible style. Her works range from adult non-fiction to children’s historical fiction, and include African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and the Sham...

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Ron Thomas

Human Resources Executive focusing on Organizational dysfunction and Career guidance

Ron ThomasRon Thomas is a Chief Human Resource & Administrative Officer currently based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He formerly was Director, Talent and Human Resources Solutions at Buck Consultants (a Xerox Company) and is certified by the Human Capital Institute as a Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS) and Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP). He has served in senior HR roles with Martha Stewart Living and IBM. He serves on the Harvard Business ...

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Bobbi HumphreyShe has been named “First Lady of the Flute” by the critics and listeners alike and, from the accomplishments in her musical career, deservedly so. For three decades now, Bobbi Humphrey has been playing her special brand of music to audiences around the world. Her professional career began in 1971 when she was the first female signed to Blue Note Records. Certainly a lady playing a flute must have seemed something of a novelty then...

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Khary Cuffe

Empowerment Champion who specializes in internationalization, entrepreneurship, corporate leadership, and multicultural trends and advancement.

Khary Cuffe Khary is co-founder of Heritage Link Brands where he directs fiscal control functions and oversees business development activity and regulatory affairs. He is also Director of Marketing for L’Oreal USA. Prior Cuffe served as a marketer for the Procter & Gamble Company where he was responsible for a global multi-functional team in the creation and development of product and commercial initiatives on Pampers, P&G’s largest brand ($9 b...

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LeRoy ThompsonThere are plenty of motivational speakers out there but there are precious few MOTIVATING speakers! You definitely want someone engaging who can capture the hearts and minds of your audience, right? But when you also have a speaker whose energy, empathy, and experience ignites people into action, well then that’s an event to remember. Rocky Thompson is exactly that MOTIVATING speaker everyone is looking for. The core of his message...

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Cherese Jackson

If you're ready to take your organization from worry to WOW, I am ready to empower you!

Cherese L. JacksonDirect, witty, and relevant are just a few words to describe the incredible gift resident in Life Coach Cherese Jackson. Drawing from traumatic situations in her past and the power of focus to overcome them, Cherese seems to cut directly to the issues at hand whenever she speaks. Having traveled extensively as a developer of Non-Profit & For-Profit organizations and churches she has always seemed to find herself as a coach, con...

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Deborah L. ParkerDeborah is a seasoned facilitator, motivational speaker, army veteran, cancer survivor, trainer, author, and coach with a wealth of experience on a variety of workplace issues. She has encouraged audiences to use their "gifts and wits" in creating winning foundations for their professional and personal goals.Results, Wisdom, MotivationTaking adversity as the route to “never count yourself out!” is also a part of Deborah’s inspi...

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Sharon Frame

Your Focus & Follow Through Coach. I help people master laser-focused techniques to re-frame their self-image & create guaranteed success.

Sharon FrameSharon Frame is a Former CNN Anchor/Author/Trainer and Empowerment Speaker whose core mission is to help clients claim their “space” on the planet, re-frame their self-image and create the life they desire and deserve. She does that through her international travels as an Empowerment Speaker and with her “Focus And Follow Through” Power Focus Coaching.She has conducted “follow-through” seminars and keynotes for small businesses, corpo...

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Mike Ambassador Bruny

A boundary crosser who helps people walk into conferences and get greeted like Norm from the TV show Cheers

Mike Ambassador BrunyMike is a speaker, certified life coach and author who works with conference bound professionals with a lot to offer, but who have a hard time making connections in big groups. He helps save time and money by teaching how to build relationships that will move businesses and personal goals forward. His signature phrase, “Hashtags to Handshakes”, reminds us all that building contacts through social media can pay off tremendousl...

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Dr. Shonta Smith

"The Essence of Education" Educator-Author-Professional Speaker-Coach

Dr. Shonta M. SmithDr. Shonta M. Smith is the “The Essence of Education”. Her company Dr. Shonta Smith International LLC is based in St. Louis, MO. The company provides services to professionals and institutions in the education field. The company’s mission is to help schools and institutions provide the highest quality education possible to our youth and to help teachers, principals and other education professionals excel in their careers. The c...

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Naretha Hopson

Character and Leadership Development via Etiquette and Social Graces

Naretha Hopson Naretha is the Founder and Executive Director of Ever-Appropriate Etiquette Institute (EAEI), which educates youth and professionals in Leadership, Dining Etiquette, Business Etiquette, and Impression Management, The Art of Networking and Personal/Professional Branding (which includes social media etiquette and “netiquette”).  Ms. Hopson empowers with her dynamic, interactive, and contemporary brand of professional soft skills ref...

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Michael Davis

Consultant, Entrepreneur, and Creator of "How to be a Rock Star In The Business World"

Michael Davis is a visionary, thought leader, dynamic speaker, and sought after panelist. Mr. Davis is the author of the professional transformation framework, "How to be a Rockstar in the Business World."Michael Davis is the Founder and Managing Director of MJD Management Group Consultancy and the owner of the Cartridge World Camp Creek franchise. Mr. Davis is an accomplished global management consultant with more than twenty years experience of...

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Julian ParisJulian is the founder and chairman of The Mary Leak Foundation, a Southern California nonprofit. The foundation is named posthumously after his mother, a strong advocate of community service. Julian was born and raised in New England, where he attended both public and preparatory schools. His collegiate exposure began in primary school with academic enrichment programs at such institutions as Yale University, Wesleyan University and t...

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Khalif Henry

The Massive Action Coach: Teaching what it really takes to be successful.

Khalif Henry Khalif Henry is a revolutionary motivational speaker and “Massive Action Coach”. He carries a unique insight that merits change on both microscopic and cosmic levels. Initially from New Orleans, he was displaced by Hurricane Katrina, which took nearly everything he had. Only, he was left with a strong drive to do something great, so he entered into the nearest college and earned a degree while working three jobs. His passion is to s...

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