College Orientation Speakers
The orientation week of any post-secondary institution has two main purposes: to bring new students together and to help them become comfortable with their new surroundings on campus and inside the facilities. Accomplished through such events as social gatherings, live performances, and team-building activities, the most difficult challenge of any orientation period is planning events that will interest college students and be convenient to attend. Great Black Speakers has worked closely with many of greatest African-American names in college and university orientation that offer engaging and high impact presentations and performances for promoting campus activities.
The People's Scholar who specializes in finance, education, and black social commentary.
- Academic, Association, At Risk Youth, Author, Black History Month, Black Men , Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Civil Rights, College Orientation, Commencement, Constitution Day, Diversity, Education, Emancipation Proclamation , Finance, Homecoming, Martin Luther King Day, Personal Finance, STEM, Young Black Men
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- New York
Dr. Boyce WatkinsDr. Boyce Watkins is one of the most highly sought after African-American scholars in the world. Specializing in financial psychology, educational motivation, and black social commentary, Dr. Watkins has presented his message to millions, making regular appearances on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC News, BET, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Black Enterprise Magazine and many more national media outlets. Brilliant, articulate, and...
Award-winning Actor, Best-selling Author, and Philanthropist.
- 100 Black Men, Acting, Alpha Phi Alpha, Arts, Association, Author, Black History Month, Black Men , Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Campus Activity, College Orientation, Commencement, Constitution Day, Emancipation Proclamation , Film, NPHC Fraternities/Sororities, High Achieving Youth, Homecoming, Law School, Relationship
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Hill Harper Hill Harper is an award winning actor, bestselling author and philanthropist. Hill is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: Letters to a Young Brother, Letters to a Young Sister, and The Conversation. Letters to a Young Brother was named “Best Book for Young Adults” by the American Library Association in 2007.Hill currently stars on the hit television drama CSI:NY as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes. CSI is the most successful television...
Actor, TV Host, Emcee and Youth Mentor
Terrence JenkinsTerrence J is a young man with a master plan. From apprenticing with NASCAR® to working on radio and throwing some of the best social gatherings around, Terrence J has been preparing himself for superstardom and making sure that his life is the American Dream, blasted out of the box. Now, he’s using his hosting spot on BET®’s 106 and Park, the hottest music program in the world (airing in the US, Japan and the UK), to take his pla...
International Authority on Soft Skills | Award-Winning Youth Advocate
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...
Financial Guru and Founder of Optimum Capital Management, LLC
Ryan MackPresidentThe Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment, Inc.Mr. Mack has a life mission to build and develop a durable financial empire geared towards educating his community and beyond.Ryan Mack graduated from the University of Michigan Business School (ranked number one in the country) with a concentration in Finance. His career in equity markets began in Detroit, Michigan as a stock trader and later as a trader for the largest NASDAQ ...
Sought after Media Veteran, Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Spelman Alumnus who lives her life for others
Tai BeauchampA media industry veteran and social entrepreneur, Tai has a rare and innate ability to connect with audiences across demographics. It was as a magazine editor that Ms. Beauchamp learned the profound power of media and how to use it to motivate and inspire millions around the world. Becoming a humanitarian taught her the most valuable lesson: “young women and the world-at-large want to be inspired and that inspiration can start out as...
- Association, At Risk Youth, Attitude, Black History Month, College Orientation, Commencement, Constitution Day, Domestic Violence, Emancipation Proclamation , Family, Homecoming, Law School, Martin Luther King Day, Women in Law, Women in Media, Women in Society, Womens Empowerment, Youth Motivational
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Judge Karen Mills-FrancisJudge Karen Mills-Francis has a colorful and engaging style that is as distinctive as her bold burgundy robe and her bright blonde hair. As quick to aid the helpless as she is to dismiss the hare-brained, Judge Karen confidently dished out justice to a national television audience with the half-hour syndicated courtroom series, Judge Karen. She is famous for the lines "Stay in your Lane, I know how to Drive". For fall 201...
Emmy Award Winning Journalist, Author, and Host of Access Hollywood
Shaun RobinsonEmmy Award-winning journalist and author Shaun Robinson is the weekend co-host and correspondent for the syndicated entertainment news show, "Access Hollywood”. Shaun is also the author of the new book, “Exactly As I Am: Celebrated Women Share Candid Advice with Today’s Girls on What it Takes to Believe in Yourself”. Born out of Shaun’s passion to help girls be more comfortable in their own skin and become tomorrow’s leaders, “Exac...
Founder of Great Black Speakers Bureau, and Leading Entrepreneurship & Personal Achievement Expert
- 100 Black Men, Alpha Phi Alpha, Black Student Union , Business Development, Business School, College Orientation, College Success, Discovering your Passion, Entrepreneurship, NPHC Fraternities/Sororities, High Achieving Youth, Internet Marketing, Marketing, Networking, NSBE, Personal Productivity , STEM, Technology, Upward Bound, Young Black Men, Youth Entrepreneurship
- $2,500 - $5,000
Lawrence WatkinsLawrence Watkins is one of America’s leading entrepreneurship and personal achievement experts. His journey has taken him from an ultra-underachiever in high school to a graduate of an Ivy League business school as well as the Owner of Great Black Speakers, Great Pro Speakers, Co-Founder of Ujamaa Deals, and Principal of Sachs Technologies. Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, KY to a police officer father and a mother who...
Entrepreneur | Speaker | Author | Community Servant
Dr. Randal PinkettDr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, author and community servant. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion dollar consulting firm based in Newark, NJ, that specializes in information technology, organizational development, and public policy. Dr. Pinkett was also named the winner of NBC’s hit reality television show, The Apprentice, with Donald Trump. He emerged as on...
Best Selling Author | Motivational Speaker | Career Consultant
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...
The Purpose Finder
- Academic, At Risk Youth, Attitude, Black Student Union , Business School, Career, College Leadership, College Motivational, College Orientation, College Success, Discovering your Passion, Education, Entrepreneurship, High School Motivational, HBCU, Inspirational, Internships, Leadership, Marketing, NSBE, Personal Development, STEM, Success
- $5,000 - $10,000
- New York
Jullien GordonJullien Gordon, 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, J...
Entrepreneur | Inspirational Athlete | Motivational Speaker
Rohan MurphyRohan Murphy, who lost his legs at birth, started to wrestle his freshman year of high school. After a successful high school wrestling career he went on to wrestle at Penn State University. In addition to wrestling, Murphy is also an accomplished powerlifter, competing in international competitions all over the world representing the USA. Rohan has been featured in publications such as ABC news, Sports Illustrated, and many more....
BlackEnterprise.com Contributor & America's Top Authority on Internship Mastery & Early Career Achievement
Dr. Antoine MossAs a nationally recognized resource in the fields of internships, early career achievement, leadership, and motivation; Dr. Moss has contributed to career and empowerment articles and stories for media outlets like The Plain Dealer Newspaper, Fox 8 TV News, and WERE News Radio 1490. Most notably, he’s a currently weekly contributor for BlackEnterprise.com’s Career Section where he writes articles that help to advance the careers o...
Personal Finance Expert and Financial Literacy Advocate
Ash CashAsh Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. Ash’s life story reads like an urban “rags-to-riches” classic. A native of Harlem, NYC, Ash grew up in St. Nicholas houses, one of the most dangerous housing projects in New York City. In an era plagued with gangs, drugs and murders, most people growing up in this environment were destined for...
Man Cannot and Will Not Destroy God's Plan for Your Life...No Matter How Hard Some May Try!
Dr. Lee JonesDr. Lee currently serves Professor and President & Executive Editor of InSpire Magazine and Executive Director of the InSpire ILEAD Institute. Most recently, he served as the Dean of The School of Graduate Studies and Professor of Educational Foundations at The University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.He served as a member of the Provost Administrative Team and manages a 3.2 million dollar operating budget. Dr. Jones was responsible for...
Young, Beautiful, and HIV Positive.
Marvelyn BrownMarvelyn Brown, a 26-year-old native Tennessean, was diagnosed with HIV at age 19. Since then she has moved both live and television audiences around the United States, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa, Tanzania and Rwanda with her compelling personal story. Brown has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. She is currently the CEO and an Independent HIV Consultant for, Marvelous Connections. Her humanitarian ...
Diversity Trainer, CEO and Lead Facilitator of Side by Side, A Diversity and Community-building Company
Alvin Herring"We are living in the most exciting time in human history! If we are willing to do the work, make the sacrifices and meet the challenges we could usher in a new era of peace, justice and true community." These are the words that Alvin has been sharing with audiences on college and high school campuses, in corporate boardrooms and at grass root gatherings all across the country for more than two decades. Many have described him as a ...
Founder of The Art of Applying and CEO of Crazy Girl Nation
Kaneisha Grayson is an entrepreneur, writer, and speaker who provides practical tips for achieving one’s dreams despite the odds. She founded her business “The Art of Applying” to coach non-traditional applicants as they apply to top MBA and other graduate programs. She uses the power of effective storytelling to propel people to achieve their most audacious goals and dreams. Kaneisha Grayson has been featured on MBAPodcaster as well as Vault.com...
Startup Advisor at StartupExpert.us
Dezmon Landers is a startup entrepreneur, blogger and avid traveler. He specializes in the study and execution of startup businesses and is the founder of Startup Expert, an entrepreneurial advisory service in Atlanta, GA. Dezmon loves startups and has started 8 technology and service based companies since 2003. Along the way, he's gained an immense amount of knowledge on building startup companies. In 2005, he realized there were things he j...
ISTRIVE - ISTUDY - ISUCCEED Movement
Johnel BarronIt's a game called, 'Life' - and Johnel Barron has the proven, winning approach to reach into the wandering souls of today's youth. Affectionately referred to as "Mr. B", this powerful speaker, consultant, and mentor is changing the dynamics for how teens across the country define "personal success". Often mistaken as a college student himself, Johnel has the ability to connect with teens and parents with a strong voice of reaso...
@KelloggSchool Professor • @ACOGChicago Assistant Pastor • Executive Adviser • Encourager
Rev. Dr. Nicholas PearceDr. Nicholas Pearce is a clinical assistant professor of Management & Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His research examines leadership, organizational values, and organizational change in diverse contexts, ranging from the boardrooms of Fortune 500 corporations, to the halls of power in national governments, to the pulpits of America’s megachurches. His teaching on values-drive...
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...
Attorney, Greek Life Expert and CEO, The Harbor Institute
RASHEED-ALI CROMWELL, ESQ., Founder. Attorney Rasheed-Ali Cromwell has been involved extensively in leadership throughout his academic and professional career. Mr. Cromwell graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, and was honored with the University's "Excellence in Leadership Award" for his progressive efforts and extensive work in Student Government. He had the d...
The Chief Inspiration Officer
Speaker, Coach, Author & former college basketball player who works with a variety of organizations and teams who have a desire to break down cultural barriers and make communication easier through greater self awareness and understanding of each other. Devin's own moment of change came the day he graduated from Colgate University. On that summer afternoon in 1991, he sat frozen with regret: he knew without a doubt that he had squandered h...
Co-founder of dangerousNEGRO and a leader of a new breed of young entrepreneurs in America.
Demetrius Darnell WalkerDemetrius Darnell Walker is a native New Yorker. Born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx, Demetrius represents not only the merits of higher education, but street knowledge as well. Growing up in New York City, Demetrius was exposed to the struggles of the urban community. Avoiding the common pit falls of fellow friends and family members was a daily battle. An exceptionally gifted student, Demetrius left the city turmoi...
Learn how to STAND UP + SHINE with unshakable SELF-WORTH.
Tiphani MontgomeryWhen I was 12, they told me I was stupid — and prescribed ‘smart pills’ (aka, Ritalin) to wrestle my brain into a state of submission. I fed them to my Rottweiler. They worked like a charm. When I was 21, they told me I’d never amount to anything — so I took my baby daughter, moved to a new state, self-published a book of poetry, and sold 2,500 copies in less than a month…from behind the bar where I mixed drinks & hustled ti...
Entrepreneur, public speaker, and 'Dreamer' whose purpose is to make the world better.
Ash KumraAsh is an award-winning entrepreneur and public speaker most recently recognized by the White House as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs making an impact for America.Ash is a founder of DreamItAlive.com; an online community dedicated to guiding people to create, believe and live out their dreams using virtual dream boards. Ash has been recognized for excellence in entrepreneurship from institutions and luminaries such as the White H...
Motivational Speaker, Consultant and Comedian
George DuvallGeorge Duvall is a motivational speaker, consultant and comedian who shares his positive message of success with schools and organizations across America. George spent 15 years of his life in foster care and youth facilities. Now he speaks to audiences about the importance of education, fun, family and fatherhood using humor and his own unique journey from struggle to success. George has presented at over 500 events over the past ...
Renowned Success Coach
Renowned Success Coach & Founder of Q Foundation, Inc Renowned Success Coach Stephán "Coach Q" Askew is an Award-Winning Dropout Expert, Athletic Coach, Published Author and Philanthropist who works extensively with individuals, families, businesses and organizations with a direct focus on success. He believes that "Prayer, Planning, Faith and Common Sense" are four major aspects to living a life of success. Coach Q instills values in those he...