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
- $10,000 - $20,000
Dr. Boyce Watkins Dr. Boyce 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, arti...
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
Hill Harper Hill 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 successfu...
Financial Guru and Founder of Optimum Capital Management, LLC
Ryan Mack PresidentThe Optimum Capital Management, Inc.Mr. Mack has a life mission to build and develop a durable financial empire geared towards educating his community and beyond.Ryan Mack is 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 ...
Actor, TV Host, Emcee and Youth Mentor
Terrence Jenkins Terrence 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 U...
International Authority on Soft Skills • Award-Winning Youth Advocate
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...
- Association, At Risk Youth, Attitude, Black History Month, Celebrity, 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
- $10,000 - $20,000
Judge Karen Mills-Francis Since the fall of 2008, Judge Karen has graced the airwaves as one of TVs most recognizable court show judges. She has a colorful and engaging style that is as distinctive as her velvet robe, vintage brooches , and her bright blonde hair. As quick to aid the helpless as she is to dismiss the fool hardy, Judge Karen confidently dishes out justice to a national television audience in her show, “Supreme Ju...
Sought after Media Veteran, Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Spelman Alumnus who lives her life for others.
Tai Beauchamp A 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 inspirati...
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 Watkins Lawrence 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, and Co-Founder of Watkins Media Group. Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, KY to a police officer father and a mother who was a counselo...
Entrepreneur • Speaker • Author • Community Servant
Dr. Randal Pinkett Dr. Randal 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 em...
The Financial Motivator who specializes in personal finance and entrepreneurship with a focus on how to maximize your full potential.
Ash Exantus aka Ash Cash Ash Cash is a motivational speaker, business consultant, financial literacy educator, and the author of Amazon.com bestselling book, Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom, as well as What the FICO: 12 Steps to Repairing Your Credit. Ash Cash travels the world helping everyday people get their lives back in order, whether they need financial advice or a little motivation via his sp...
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 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...
Entrepreneur • Inspirational Athlete • Motivational Speaker
Rohan Murphy Rohan, 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 ...
Embracing my purpose to use my experiences to inspire and encourage others to live on purpose and to be successful without apology.
- Author, Black Student Union , College Orientation, College Success, Discovering your Passion, Diversity, Health & Fitness, Healthcare, Leadership, Motivational, Professional Development, Self-Esteem , Social Work, Success, Women in Business, Womens Empowerment, Womens Health
- $2,500 - $5,000
DaVita Garfield DaVita attributes her many experiences and obstacles she has overcome during her amazing life journey to walking into her God given purpose and passion of supporting other women on purpose. Her most recent significant experience began in 2012 with a multitude of sudden and unexplained changes in her health. Through stress, depression, frustration and at times anger, she began her fight to reclaim her health and he...
BlackEnterprise.com Contributor & America's Top Authority on Internship Mastery & Early Career Achievement
Dr. Antoine Moss As 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 Forbes, 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 ad...
@KelloggSchool Professor • @ACOGChicago Assistant Pastor • Executive Adviser • Encourager
Rev. Dr. Nicholas Pearce Dr. Nicholas 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 ...
Man Cannot and Will Not Destroy God's Plan for Your Life...No Matter How Hard Some May Try!
Dr. Lee Jones Dr. 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 respon...
Young, Beautiful, and HIV Positive.
Marvelyn Brown Marvelyn, a 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 ...
Founder of The Art of Applying and CEO of Crazy Girl Nation
Kaneisha Grayson Kaneisha 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 ...
Startup Advisor at StartupExpert.us
Dezmon Landers Dezmon 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 realiz...
ISTRIVE - ISTUDY - ISUCCEED Movement
Johnel Barron It’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 r...
- 100 Black Men, Attitude, Author, Campus Activity, College Leadership, College Motivational, College Orientation, College Success, Discovering your Passion, High Achieving Youth, High School Motivational, HBCU, Leadership, Motivational, Personal Productivity , Christian, Young Black Men, Youth Motivational
- $5,000 - $10,000
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...
The Chief Inspiration Officer
Devin C. Hughes Award-winning 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: ...
The educator who was an eye witness to one of the most defining moments in the quest for equality.
Charlie E. Hardy, President & CEO Centre For Excellence, LLC Education • July 2005, Master of Arts Degree, Organizational Management, University of Phoenix • 1996 Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow, Washington, DC • 1972 Registered Representative National Association of Securities Dealers • May 1962, Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education, Alabama State University • May 1958, High School Dip...