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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 DuncanAl Duncan 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 is the auth...


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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 Institute, Imagenation, ...


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Dr. Julianne MalveauxRecognized 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 economic im...


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Kaplan MobrayKaplan is an acclaimed author, thought leader and motivational speaker on topics ranging from personal branding, leadership, networking, public speaking and success. His presentations have been described as a life-changing event. For more than fifteen years he has led corporate marketing, advertising, and brand development initiatives for Fortune 500 companies. Kaplan speaks to a variety of audiences, including professional organiza...


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Jullien GordonJullien, The PurposeFinder, is the country’s leading voice on purpose and motivation for the millennial generation. At the age of 27, he already has 10 years of experience working with millennials as a CEO, coach, and counselor. As the author of two amazing books, The 8 Cylinders of Success: How To Align Your Personal and Professional Purpose and Good Excuse Goals: How To Eliminate Procrastination and Perfectionism Forever, Jullien ...


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Gregg RileyGregg is a growth, leadership and performance expert who has led people and organizations to success for over 30 years. A retired Army Colonel, Gregg delivers high impact, insightful presentations that leaves audiences energized, informed, inspired, mesmerized and ready to take positive action. He is quickly becoming one of the most sought after motivational speakers around.Gregg produced world-class results serving as an Army Communic...


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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 G. McGee III is a HistoryMaker, ScienceMaker-Research, and EducationMaker-Administration at The History Makers - The Nation's Largest African American Video Oral History Collection, see also biography online at: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/oliver-mcgee. Dr. Oliver McGee has gone viral online with a million views worldwide in less than two weeks, breaking the Missing Malaysi...


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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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Laymon Hicks

A Youth Leadership Strategist Encouraging Youth to Get Up, Get Out, & Go Get It!

Laymon HicksAll 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 of too many of our ...


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Bertrand Gervais

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

Bertrand GervaisBest Selling Author, Speaker, CEO of Success Mentor EducationEntrepreneur.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 student achievement with a message th...


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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 BurtonTouted 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, Karmetri...


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Derek Anderson, Sr.

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 The University of Ke...


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Cassandra Owens

Dynamic speaker who inspires her audiences with humor, hard facts, while tackling issues that most people find controversial

Cassandra Y. Owens Cassandra is a one of a kind, dynamic, speaker. She inspires her audiences with humor, hard facts, while tackling issues that most people find controversial. Cassandra demonstrates sound moral concepts, while teaching proper ethics and providing road maps for moral edification, which provides encouragement and motivation for her listeners. Cassandra's views and acumen are secured in experience ranging from educator, counselo...


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Charlie Hardy

The educator who was an eye witness to one of the most defining moments in the quest for equality.

Charlie E. Hardy, President & CEOCentre For Excellence, LLC EducationJuly 2005, Master of Arts Degree, Organizational Management, University of Phoenix1996 Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow, Washington, DC1972 Registered Representative National Association of Securities DealersMay 1962, Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education, Alabama State UniversityMay 1958, High School Diploma, Booker T. Washington High School, Montgomery, ALCareer E...


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Christopher Chestnut"Pursuing Justice...Because You Deserve It"   Acknowledged by President Barack Obama as a National Emerging Leader, Christopher M. Chestnut, Esq. is America’s next great voice for legal justice. Chestnut, a Florida native and graduate of Florida State and University of Florida’s Levine School of Law, served on the Florida finance team for then presidential candidate Obama, which helped lead to a convincing victory in the bat...


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Susan Summons

Susan motivates you to get results and take action!

Susan SummonsSusan, originally from Boston, Massachusetts, is a nationally acclaimed international motivational speaker, sports educator, and was honored as the 2012 National Finalist for the Giant Step Award, recipient of the 2011 National Ambassador of Peace Award, and again a 2011 National Finalist for the prestigious Giant Step Award as presented by the National Consortium for Academics & Sports. Susan, a member of the 2010 Florida Hall of Fa...


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Kionne McGhee

Florida State Representative, Attorney, Author, College Professor, and Motivational Speaker

Kionne L. McGheeBefore Kionne L. McGhee—the State Representative, author, college professor, husband, and father—could realize his dreams, he had to fend off his nightmarish reality. A reality that consisted of a young, streetwise kid trying to survive living in one of South Miami’s toughest communities—the Naranja Housing Projects—and whose existence centered on balancing the role of man of the house and fulfilling the statistical requirements o...


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Amy Freeman

Professor, Author, and Advocate for Women in STEM: Science | Technology | Engineering | Math

Amy L. FreemanAmy Freeman is the Assistant Dean of Engineering Diversity at The Pennsylvania State University serving as an advocate for underrepresented students and women in engineering.She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Washington State University and completed a Master of Science degree in Architectural Engineering at Penn State. Contributing to her career path in Engineering Education, she also  compl...


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Lakeisha McKnight

Life Coach, Mentor, Author, Licensed Minister, and Motivational Speaker

Lakeisha McKnightFrom United States to Africa, Award-winning Motivational Youth Speaker and Champion Builder Lakeisha McKnight has been known to speak with authority and effectiveness, stirring the hearts and minds of business professionals, high school and college students.   What qualifies Lakeisha to be builder of CHAMPIONS? Lakeisha has/was…   • Risen from a Victim to Victor over childhood sexual abuse   • Battled and overcame low self-...


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Phyllis L. Clark, M.Ed The Inspiration... Inspired by her own two young daughters, her passion for helping girls discover the best of themselves has become Phyllis Clark’s mission in life. Why? Little girls grow up to be young women, young women grow up to be adult women and purpose-driven adult women can move mountains not only themselves but for others. The Experience... An expert on college preparation and scholarship advisor to over 500 u...


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Melanie Bonita

#1 Amazon Bestselling Author and Award-winning Inspirational Speaker, helping people to get more determined to achieve their dreams.

Melanie BonitaMelanie is a #1 Amazon Bestselling author, award-winning international inspirational speaker, faith coach, praise dancer and gospel fitness instructor. She's on a mission to help people get more determined, dedicated and driven to achieve their dreams and destiny. Her "Daily Dose Series" show others how to maximize their life and achieve their dreams by using daily strategies to get there. Melanie Bonita started being a very determ...


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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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Omar Woodard

Omar Woodard draws on his deep expertise across the public, private and nonprofit sectors to improve the lives of people everywhere.

Omar T. Woodard, MPAPrincipal, Venture Philanthropy Partners. Consultant, Advisory Board Co. Deputy Regional Field Director, Obama for America. Lobbyist, The Whitaker Group. Contact: indeliblestrategies@gmail.comOmar T. Woodard is a Principal at Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP), a Washington D.C.-based philanthropic investment firm that invests growth capital and provides strategic management support to nonprofits serving children and youth fr...


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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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Delano White

The actions taken from this day forward will affect your ability to succeed and save your community.

Delano M. WhiteDelano is an entrepreneur, author, educator, mentor and community activist. The philanthropic mentor is the founder of Reignmakers, Incorporated, a community organization, whose mission is to educate and empower a community of next generation leaders. He is also the founder of the One Strike Foundation, which assists ex-offenders in successfully re-entering society as well as works to underserved youth on a pathway towards success....


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Christopher J. Tyson Chris is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. His teaching and scholarship focuses on the areas of local government law, real estate and urban development. Professor Tyson’s interests also include matters of race, politics and youth mentoring. Prior to joining the faculty of the LSU Law Center, he practiced as a real estate and land use attorney with the law firm Jones ...


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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 been written...


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Eddie Francis

Black Greek Life Advocacy • Social Media Awareness for High School & College Students

Eddie FrancisEddie is a Black Greek life and HBCU advocate. He also presents on social media responsibility to high school and college students. Eddie is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. where he has served as a chapter president on both the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as a campus advisor. He is the Greek life contributor for HBCULifestyle.com and blogged for the H.O.P.E. Scholarship. Eddie advocates for HBCUs through re...


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Dr. Edward Summers

Scholar, Educator, Motivational Speaker, and Community Advocate

Dr. Edward SummersEducator, Scholar, Professor, Motivational Speaker, and Political ScientistEdward Summers is one of the youngest executives in higher education and a prominent voice on issues such as access to higher education, cost, affordability, management of higher education, developing sound community and government relations programs, and institutional effectiveness and management. He also conducts research on politics, community and econ...


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Dr. Michael Joseph Brown

Cutting-edge Public Intellectual in society, religion and higher education

Dr. Michael Joseph BrownMichael Joseph Brown is former Associate Dean of the College and Director of the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies at Wabash College. He now writes and travels extensively on issues pressing to the African American community. He is an author and public intellectual, whose passion for community uplift inspires people around the United States. He writes, speaks, and preaches extensively. Coming from five generations of m...


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