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.
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...
Best Selling Author | Motivational Speaker | Career Consultant
Kaplan Mobray 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 organizations, ...
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, 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...
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...
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 so...
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...
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 holds Ph.D. in Sociology, with a concentration on Women's Studies and Gender Research from the University of Florida. JeffriAnne completed her MA in Sociology from Cleveland State University, and her BA from Allegheny College. She is currently a faculty member in the department of sociology and anthropology at t...
Professor, Author, and Advocate for Women in STEM: Science | Technology | Engineering | Math
Amy L. 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 completed a Ph....
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...
Growing Any Business Idea in 16 Weeks
Andrew Morrison 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 Fortune 500...
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...
Harvard and Morehouse alum, Darrell Bennett is a nationally-recognized author and adjunct lecturer at ASA College in New York City.
Darrell Bennett, Jr. is a college lecturer, consultant, and author of inspirational books. Darrell was raised in Baltimore City and as a teenager moved to Newport News, Virginia. At 18, he wrote his first book, Daring to be Different. In 2007, Darrell graduated from Morehouse College with a B.A. in History as Valedictorian. In 2010, he graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was also elected Class Marshal. Today, Darrell is an adjunct lect...
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...
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...
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: firstname.lastname@example.orgOmar 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." Executive Director for the National Greek Fraternity and Sorority Awards® and President of Premier Budgeting International™.
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 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...
I love Greek Life, breathe PR/marketing, and adore coaching other speakers
Eddie Francis is a thought leader in Greek life and a mass communication professional whose specialties are public relations/marketing and broadcasting. He is the Director of Communications at Paul Quinn College, a finalist on the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. He is also 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 ...
- 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 , Religious, Young Black Men, Youth Motivational
- $1,000 - $2,500
"Mr-Opportunity" George A. Olokun 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 ...