College Success Speakers
Having great academic success in a college program relies on personal success strategies for academic performance, goal setting, time-management and self-motivation skills. These skills are not easy to learn if they do not naturally occur and can take inspiration to actually implement. The best way to motivate and inspire the students enrolled in your college institution to be successful in every aspect of their academic performance is hiring an African-American public speaker from Great Black Speakers. We have the most exclusive range of African-American scholars, journalists, humanitarians and other experts available to speak on a variety of college success topics at your institution’s next student lecture or function.
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...
Beauty Queen Turned Corporate Attorney
Marshawn EvansAs one of the nation's leading experts on the art of maximizing potential, Reinvention Strategist™, Entrepreneur and Entertainment Attorney, MARSHAWN EVANS is Founder of ME Unlimited®, a consulting firm focusing on reinvention, diversity, women’s empowerment, leadership and peak performance strategies. She is founder of ME University® - The Ultimate Business & Branding Bootcamp, the industry’s premiere summit for equipping entrepren...
Academician, Author, and Media Personality Committed to Raising Awareness of Issues Facing the Black Community
- Academic, Association, Author, Black History Month, Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Business School, Civil Rights, College Leadership, College Success, Commencement, Economic Development, Education, Martin Luther King Day, Multicultural Affairs, Race Relations , Women in Society, Womens Empowerment, Young Black Women
- $10,000 - $20,000
- North Carolina
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...
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...
Blind woman seeing her clients to their personal best. Her expertise is in motivation, student success, and diversity.
Angela L. Braden Angela is hailed by many to be one of the most gifted and captivating speakers to recently emerge. Although she lost all her eyesight as a child, she didn't allow her disability to define her destiny. Angela graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelors in Communication Studies, and from Texas Southern University with a masters in Speech Communications. She’s currently a member of the faculty at Lone Star College ...
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...
Award Winning Filmmaker, Author, and Community Activist
“The most prolific African American Filmmaker of this generation, that 90% of African Americans have never heard of...” JANKS MORTON is a groundbreaking international and award winning Documentarian. As founder of iYAGO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, LLC, he states “the company came into existence to reflect both the conscious and unconscious soul of Black America". JANKS MORTON has been in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years and is a much s...
Jean-Claude Brizard is a Senior Advisor at the College Board. He is the former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and the Rochester NY School District.
Jean-Claude BrizardJean-Claude Brizard is currently a Senior Advisor at the College Board focusing on developing the organization’s career readiness initiative as well as working on state and district relationships. He is the former Chief Executive of Chicago Public Schools. Prior to his appointment in Chicago, he was Superintendent of Schools for the Rochester City School District (Rochester, NY). “Every child brings a wealth of talent, gifts a...
Growing Any Business Idea in 16 Weeks
Andrew MorrisonAndrew is the founder of Small Business Camp – an entrepreneurial training and marketing services firm. The company provides high-impact strategies for entrepreneurs, executives and non-profit leaders. Andrew has trained thousands of entrepreneurs from Hawaii to Nigeria, lectured at Harvard University and appeared on Oprah. Previously he built a multi-million dollar company by providing innovative direct marketing services to Fort...
Harvard and Morehouse alum, Darrell Bennett is a nationally-recognized author and adjunct lecturer at ASA College in New York City.
Darrell Jay Bennett Jr., Esquire Darrell is a Harvard-educated attorney and college professor. He is also the founder and CEO of Bennett Books Global. Darrell was born and raised in Baltimore City. As a teenager, he moved to Newport News, Virginia. Throughout his childhood, Darrell was a natural leader, serving as student government president in both middle and high school. In 2003, he graduated with the International Baccalaureate (IB) d...
Award-winning Educator and Author
Chike AkuaChike Akua is an award-winning educator and author who is known for his dynamic, interactive, riveting and revealing presentations that leave everyone inspired, uplifted, and transformed. Ebony magazine selected him as one of its "50 Leaders of Tomorrow," a distinction he is, no doubt, living up to today. Chike Akua is one of the most sought after speakers at colleges, universities, and educational conferences.His most frequently reque...
Sociolgist and Scholar who specializes in Diversity, Race Relations and Gender Issues
Dr. JeffriAnne WilderDr. JeffriAnne Wilder is a sociologist and scholar specializing in diversity, race relations and gender issues.She is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Florida. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Florida. In addition to her studies in sociology, JeffriAnne also completed a concentration in Women's Studies and Gender Research. Dr. Wilder completed her MA in Sociology fr...
Award Winning Producer and TV Network Executive
Karen KingKaren King is a member of Canada's Who's Who, as the first black woman in Canada to produce a dramatic feature film, and one of the elite group of international producers with a world premiere in the Official Cannes Film Festival. Karen is the first and so far only person to win the Academy's Canada Award twice. That award is presented to the television program that best exemplifies the multi-cultural nature of the country on and off ca...
A 21st century innovator who specializes in technology, politics, education and sports.
Garrett Johnson is CEO/co-founder of SendHub, a venture-backed startup based in Silicon Valley. He previously served as professional staff on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where his oversight portfolio included Afghanistan, Pakistan and Haiti. Johnson completed graduate studies at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and was accepted to Harvard law school. Originally from Florida, he took his undergraduate degrees from Flor...
Human Resources Executive focusing on Organizational dysfunction and Career guidance
Ron ThomasRon Thomas is a Chief Human Resource & Administrative Officer currently based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He formerly was Director, Talent and Human Resources Solutions at Buck Consultants (a Xerox Company) and is certified by the Human Capital Institute as a Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS) and Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP). He has served in senior HR roles with Martha Stewart Living and IBM. He serves on the Harvard Business ...
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...
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...
Dr. Rogers is a Professor, Educator, Author, and Life Success Coach specializing African American Issues, the Black Male, Diversity, and Student Success.
Eric Rogers, Ph.D. Eric is a tenured Professor of Psychology, Chicago, Illinois and also a University Professor in Counseling and Clinical Psychology. He is a national consultant and speaker on Race, Cultural Diversity, Multiculturalism and the Black Church Religion and the issues pertaining to the Black Family. In addition, he is a nationally recognized lecturer, pastor-teacher, and educational consultant. A former "Teacher of the Year" recipi...
Helping young women and girls manifest potential through self-discovery
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 undergraduate students a...
Information and inspiration for college students, early career professionals, experienced professionals, corporate organizations, and community groups.
INTRODUCING CHARLOTTE PURVIS Charlotte Purvis has had a life-long interest in how people communicate with each other. She has been fortunate to be able to use her academic training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.S., M.S.) and her passion for communication to build her business, Purvis Communications Inc. CLIENT RELATIONS The Purvis Communications Inc. client list includes major corporations, small businesses, universities, comm...
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: email@example.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...
'The force of the thought-provoking voice'
Tim CarthonTim Carthon (http://www.TimCarthon.com) is a long-time educator and a young, hardworking, creative visionary. He is aptly named “The force of the thought-provoking voice” for his amazing ability to help others see things from angles they never knew existed and turn them into a voice for thought-provocation through what he calls the “simpleness of simplicity.” A specialist in the fields of education, Greek fraternities and sororities, ...
Dr. Rubin Cockrell is an International Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur and Professor. Dr. Cockrell serves as CEO of Positive Images & Associates.
Dr. Rubin CockrellDr. Cockrell’s Personal Mission Statement- To educate, enrich, and enhance people’s lives so that they may achieve their goals. Dr. Cockrell’s Personal Slogan- “Failure is not an Option, Excuses are not Acceptable, and Excellence must be a way of Life.” – Dr. Rubin Cockrell Dr. Rubin Cockrell is an International Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur and Professor. Dr. Cockrell serves as CEO of Positive Images & Associates (www.imagep...
The Speak Success Into Existence Coach. Student of the Year 2012, Author of Speaking Success Into Existence, Owner of Savye Magazine and CEO of Bianca Frazier Enterprises, LLC.
Bianca FrazierAuthor|Motivational Speaker|Business OwnerAt the age of 23, Bianca has solidified herself as a motivational force. Her book, Speaking Success Into Existence, has encouraged individuals to make their goals a reality. In her presentations, she teaches her audience to speak success into existence to reach their goals. She is the owner of Savye Magazine, "The magazine for dreamers, believers and achievers." Bianca Frazier is also the CE...
Dr. William Ferris, former director of the National Endowment for the Humanities, says 'Hyman’s skills as an actor and writer are rare.' She is passionate; she inspires audiences to achieve, to contribute to life.
Ramona L. Hyman, PhD Educator, Speaker, Essayist, and Poet, RAMONA L. HYMAN, PhD, is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her work is grounded in an African American cultural and religious sensibility. Deeply rooted in the African American Civil Rights tradition, Hyman uses historical gems and lessons from the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 in a contemporary context to motivate, inspire, and teach. She earned a B.A. from Temple Uni...
A boundary crosser who helps people walk into conferences and get greeted like Norm from the TV show Cheers
Mike Ambassador BrunyMike is a speaker, certified life coach and author who works with conference bound professionals with a lot to offer, but who have a hard time making connections in big groups. He helps save time and money by teaching how to build relationships that will move businesses and personal goals forward. His signature phrase, “Hashtags to Handshakes”, reminds us all that building contacts through social media can pay off tremendousl...
- 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
- $1,500 - $2,500
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...
"The Essence of Education" Educator-Author-Professional Speaker-Coach
Dr. Shonta M. SmithDr. Shonta M. Smith is the “The Essence of Education”. Her company Dr. Shonta Smith International LLC is based in St. Louis, MO. The company provides services to professionals and institutions in the education field. The company’s mission is to help schools and institutions provide the highest quality education possible to our youth and to help teachers, principals and other education professionals excel in their careers. The c...
Black Greek Life | Careers | Leadership
Eddie FrancisEddie Francis is a Black Greek life thought leader, career consultant, and youth leadership advocate. He is a Recruitment Consultant with Dallas-based Career Resource Services as well as 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.The New Orleans native has presented for such notable institutions and organizations as...