College Leadership Speakers

In a world of conformity it is hard for us to stand out and become a leader in our school or institution. College leadership is an incredibly important skill that not only looks great to employers, but is incredibly useful for day to day applications throughout out post-secondary education. Having exceptional leadership skills means being able to taking control of a situation or persuading others to take your lead, generally for the benefit of the group. Learning leadership can seem like a difficult task if you do not feel you were “born” a leader. To teach College leadership skills Great Black Speakers has the largest selection of African-American college leadership speakers that are not only high energy but high impact too. Book one of our qualified leadership advocates to promote college leadership in your institution today.

Al Duncan         Al is an award-winning youth advocate, publisher, and internationally recognized authority on soft skills who travels the world "Equipping Young Minds For Exceptional Performance.™" As the leading motivational speaker for at-risk youth and troubled young people, Al has delivered Duncan Nuggets®, live and in-person, to over 1 million young people around the world.    He is the owner of three successful business and he...

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Dr. Julianne Malveaux         Recognized for her provocative, progressive and insightful observations, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, an economist, author and commentator, is the President and CEO of Last Word Productions, Inc, a multimedia production company. Described by Dr. Cornel West as “the most iconoclastic public intellectual in the country”, Dr. Malveaux’s contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender, and their ec...

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Ryan Leslie         Ryan is a cultural powerhouse. As an artist, he has recorded with everyone from Madonna to Jay-z to Beyonce.A Harvard graduate at the age of 19, Ryan arrived in Boston after scoring a perfect score on his SAT tests and matriculating his junior year of high school.Upon graduation, he went on to produce a large number of hits under the guidance of P Diddy. It was during this time that Ryan broke the first internet pop ...

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Jamal Joseph

Panther, Poet, Professor, Prisoner and Oscar Nominee who speaks on activism, creative arts, social justice and personal transformation.

Jamal Joseph            Jamal is a Professor of Professional Practice and former chair of Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program. He is the Executive Artistic Director of New Heritage Theater and Films and the Founder of the acclaimed Impact Repertory Youth Theater of Harlem. He is an alum of the Sundance Directing Lab and the Third World Newsreel Film and Video Workshop. He serves on the advisory boards of the Tribeca Film Insti...

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Stedman Graham

Stedman lectures and conducts seminars for businesses and educational organizations worldwide on the topics of identity development and leadership.

Stedman Graham         Stedman has built a strong reputation for helping corporations, organizations, and individuals succeed. He is the Chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a management and marketing consulting firm based in Chicago.As an educator and speaker, Graham lectures and conducts seminars for businesses and educational organizations worldwide on the topics of identity development and leadership. Graham considers it’s hi...

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Jullien Gordon         Jullien, The PurposeFinder, is the country’s leading voice on purpose and motivation for the millennial generation. He already has 10 years of experience working with millennials as a CEO, coach, and counselor.     Jullien is the Founding Partner at New Higher, a high performance consultancy for organizations, individuals, and teams that want to increase employee performance, motivation, engagement, and retention. He has wo...

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Dr. Oliver McGee

HistoryMaker, ScienceMaker, EducationMaker; Teacher, researcher, administrator, and adviser to government, universities, corporations and philanthropy.

Oliver G. McGee III, Ph.D., M.B.A., C.F.R.M.            Dr. Oliver is a HistoryMaker, ScienceMaker-Research, and EducationMaker-Administration at The History Makers - The Nation's Largest African American Video Oral History Collection. see biography at:        Dr. Oliver has gone viral online with millions of views and social media shares worldwide on breaking news aviation safety and s...

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Chris Jones

It’s Better To Be Prepared For An Opportunity Than To Have An Opportunity And Not Be Prepared!

Chris Jones         “Don’t Do Something Permanently Stupid Because You Are Temporarily Upset”        Chris Jones’ story enthralls, inspires, engages, captivates, and blesses the hearts of his many listeners. Whether addressing a room full of disadvantaged youths or adults, Chris’ personal life and professional successes have universal appeal.   Born to teenage parents, Chris was raised by his mother in Washington, D.C. Chris never a...

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Jean Claude La Marre

LaMarre is a Writer, producer and actor. La Marre's powerful oratory style is impactful, independent and refreshing.

Jean Claude La Marre             Jean Claude is an award-winning public speaker. He has amassed over 300 awards in Persuasive and Informative speaking tournaments during his Collegiate career.        After settling into Hollywood, LaMarre has garnered critical praise for his numerous performances, along such notables as Denzel Washington, Samuel Jackson, Danny Glover and many more.   In recent years, La Marre has segued into a pro...

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Jules Ferguson           “It was two o’clock in the morning on Memorial Day. No one was around. I stared across the room and saw nothing but a white ceiling, white floors and walls. There was dead silence, the kind that pierces your ears because it is so loud. In that moment, I had a choice to make - to live or take my own life. I chose to live.” The main message of Talkin’ About Life focuses on the “Power of Choice.”   Jules speak...

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Nevil Shed

Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer trailblazer for the "Road to Glory": led by his love of God, family, basketball and second chances.

“Basketball is life” is a phrase, but when Nevil Shed was playing basketball; his life was threatened just for daring to be great in basketball.  Taunted, called every racial slur, threatened for just daring to show up, winning was not important, it was the only option.  With the odds stacked against Nevil and his small and unfavorable team, they created a new road, blazed in glory, changing the world the way they knew how- with the gam...

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Dr. Tashni Dubroy

Dubroy has managed a meteoric career path working as a professor, university administrator, business visionary and co-owner, non-profit co-founder, and one of the nation's youngest college president.

Dr. Tashni Dubroy         Dr. Dubroy is Shaw’s 17th president. Dubroy, a Shaw graduate, is the third alumnus, third female and the second youngest person to serve as Shaw’s president.Dubroy, 34, began her career as a research scientist at BASF, the world’s leading chemical company. She quickly ascended the ranks, receiving two promotions in two years. She served as a global technology analyst and procurement manager at the company, wher...

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Nkrumah Pierre         Nkrumah 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, teleco...

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Gala Jackson            Gala Jackson, M.Ed., CLC is an ambitious millennial and entrepreneur. Launching her career, personal brand, and network at an early age, she has earned a seat at the table with college presidents, corporate executives, community leaders, elected officials, recruiters, hiring managers and her most important audience members – millennials.       After more than 8 years as a higher educational professional, Gala...

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Jamal Jackson

CEO • Attorney • Consultant • Entrepreneur • Mentor • Community Advocate • Legacy Builder teaching individuals How to create their own success & reach their full potential

Jamal Jackson JD|MBA is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. He is the CEO & Managing Attorney of Jackson Corporate Law Offices and a Co-Founder/Business Consultant of Initiative Consulting Group LLC. Receiving his Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration Degrees from Creighton University in May of 2012, Jamal has worked in the field of legal as well as business consulting for individuals and businesses.At the age of 25 Jamal had ...

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Venice Garner

Venice comes to you with a dynamic, authentic, and passionate voice of truth that motivates, inspires, and challenges you and those seated next to you to not be afraid to reach your full potential.

Venice R. Garner          Venice is a Bronx, NY native. She is a graduate from the High School for Health Professions & Human Services. She holds two bachelor degrees from Lincoln University, PA in Journalism and Human Services. While on Lincoln University’s campus, Venice was an active Dean’s List student. She was the Managing Editor of the Lincolnian, the President and Vice President of the junior and senior class, a Resident Advisor...

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Alim Hagan

Sought-after coach, teacher, mentor, author and health guru.

alim hagan         With over 20 years of experience speaking into the lives of people all over the world, Alim Hagan is a sought-after coach, teacher, mentor, author and health guru.A single dad of three and an entrepreneur, Alim is no stranger to hard work. After losing his home in 2007 and forced to live on the streets, Alim promised himself and his eldest child that they would never be without a roof over their heads again. His daugh...

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Laymon Hicks         All teens are troubled. It goes with the territory. A part of the “passage.” There is the typical “torment” of wanting to belong, to be the same, to be liked and accepted. Is my nose too big? My height too short? My hair too long? But not everyone belonged to the Brady Brunch. Drugs. Alcohol. Violence. Stress. Depression. Add the words bullying, peer pressure and self-doubt and you’ve entered the real world drama ...

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Bertrand Gervais

I teach students and young adults to build relationships that build dreams.

Bertrand Gervais          Best Selling Author, Speaker and CEO of Success Mentor Education calls him a “Power Mentor” and USA Today says he is one of the top young leaders in the country.He has collaborated with the hit ABC TV show Shark Tank, the White House, and is a guest columnist for Forbes, all before the age of 30. Bert Gervais, a.ka. The Mentor Guy, is America’s number one speaker on mentorship and stude...

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Karmetria Dunham Burton

Karmetria is best recognized personally for living her mantra: be Inspired. be Motivated. be Informed. ‘Go over it, go around it, go under it, but NEVER give up. You have to SHOW UP, everyday!’

Karmetria Dunham Burton         Touted as one of the Top 25 Women Impacting Diversity by DiversityPlus Magazine over the past two years, and recently named 2013 Woman of Excellence by the Atlanta Daily World, Karmetria Burton is igniting an inspirational fire among women AND men in the corporate world. The Houston, Texas native currently serves as General Manager - Strategic Programs with Delta Air Lines.In her challenging professional role, Karm...

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Derek Anderson

I Refuse to Allow Someone's Negative Opinion of me to become My Reality

Derek L. Anderson, Sr.         Derek is a screen writer, producer, inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist who continues to expand his brand with various projects in the works such as an autobiography, Life Changing speaking engagements, and numerous film ventures.Derek is a man of integrity and character who lives his life with Love and LOYALTY. Career:Kentucky High School Basketball All-Star• 1996 - Won National Championship with T...

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Yolanda Tucker

America’s Master of Motivation specializes in creating leadership legacies and inspiring black youth to dream the impossible.

Yolanda M. Tucker        Yolanda delivers high energy messages which help individuals overcome adversity and inspires them to achieve their dreams. A message Yolanda has lived. In spite of dropping out of junior high school, Yolanda holds a MBA in Business Administration, a second Master’s degree in Acquisition and Contracts and a Certification of Transportation Regulatory Law from Florida Coastal School of Law. Yolanda is also an award...

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Roger Love

The Motivator who specializes in Greatness, Leadrship, Management and Special Lectures for Colleges and Universities. Former Educator who is currently writing a book on Urban Education in America.

Roger Love         Roger was born and raised on the West Side of Chicago and is the ninth of 10 children in his family. He was raised by his mother. Like most young men growing up in a poorer environment, Roger always desired a better way of living for himself and his family. As a child, he took an immediate liking to school and sports, which he says he knew was the passport to a much better life.“I consider myself blessed for some reas...

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George A. Olokun         “Mr. Opportunity” George is a Personal Life Trainer & Life Catalyst, leading Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author, & Visionary Entrepreneur. George travels all over the Nation and has spoken for the Obama Presidential Campaign, Black Enterprise, Essence, several colleges/universities, a number of k-12 Schools, Fraternal organizations, several civic organizations and a list of major entities. Many articles have b...

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