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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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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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 is now nat...


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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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Chris Jones

2015 EMPOWER MAGAZINE PERSON OF THE YEAR - 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 allowed him...


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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

“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 game....


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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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Andre R. Fields, Ph.D.Dr. Andre Fields received his Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University. Dr. Fields currently serves as a psychologist and assistant professor at Grand Rapids Community College. As an advocate for diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity, Dr. Fields purposefully merges theory, science, and practice to capture and explain the insidious impact of racism, stigma, and discrimination ...


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Floyd Keith

A motivational, inspirational and entertaining speaker who will inspire his audience to realize their full potential on a personal and professional level by “Planned Positive Attitude”.

Floyd Keith  Biography       Floyd Keith has accumulated forty-five years of service and expertise in the sports profession; with 24 of those years in high level management.  He is currently the CEO of PPA (Planned Positive Attitude) Professional Services; providing services in professional development, life skills coaching, diversity and inclusion and motivational speaking.  Previously, Floyd served 12 years as the Executive Director ...


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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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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         Entrepreneur.com 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 ...


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Dr. Jeff Kaluyu

Using his story from the grasslands of Africa to Wall Street, Jeff speaks on succeeding in the face of challenges, student success and unleashing potential.

Dr. Jeff Kaluyu was born in a small poor village in Africa. His biggest dreams as a little boy were those of his grandfather. He dreamed of owning many animals and taking them to the grazing fields to show off the numbers himself. He wanted to be the one to name his cows and goats according to their behaviors and control them, just like his grandfather.As he grew older he realized that his grandfather’s dreams were limited and he was li...


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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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Dr. Kecia Ashley

Dr. Ashley is an author, speaker, trainer and coach who uses the power of motivation, inspiration and affirmation to both add value and move leaders and youth to realize their worth and move from surviving to thriving and from success to significance.

Dr. Kecia M. Ashley        Dr. Ashley comes from a family of educators and has been in the field of education for over 20 years as a teacher, school and district-level administrator, consultant, and college professor. She is originally from Mississippi, but she currently resides in Alabama.Dr. Ashley is the founder of Kecia Ashley Enterprises, Professional Leadership Academy, My Purpose Academy and God’s Daughter which is a non-profit o...


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Clarence M. Lee, Jr. MD, MBA         Dr. Lee is an author, speaker, physician-executive, and entrepreneur. He serves as a Center Medical Director for U.S. HealthWorks an occupational medicine and urgent care service provider in Sacramento.Prior to taking this position Dr. Lee served as an active duty Air Force Officer at Beale AFB in the 9th Aerospace Medicine Squadron where he held the rank of Captain and the position of Flight Surgeon...


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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 Frame         Sharon 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, co...


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Evita Turquoise Robinson          Evita graduated from Iona College in 2006 as her undergrad Commencement Speaker, and now holds a Board of Director position with their Alumni Association.   Since her first taste of Europe at the age of twenty-one, Evita Robinson (Evie), has been to over twenty countries and lived on three different continents, including France, Japan, and Thailand. After a year and a half of traveling around the world...


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Boyd Melson         Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson isn’t your prototypical pugilist. He’s a college graduate, well mannered, articulate and most importantly, fights for more than a paycheck; he battles for a cause.Born was born to a French Creole father and an Israeli-Polish mother resulting in Melson’s unique ethnic background and upbringing being that of African American, Native American, and European Jewish. Melson played basketball as a yo...


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Cherese L. Jackson         Direct, 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...


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