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With experts in various fields and specialties, our consulting speakers are here to provide you with the best possible choices and solutions to any issues you may encounter in day to day operations. Whether you need advice on project development, budgeting, strategic planning or entering the realm of social media, through our lectures learn effective ways to outline goals, objectives and timeline your deadlines.

Judy A. SmithJudy is the Founder and President of Smith & Co, a leading strategic and crisis communications firm with offices in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Over the last 25 years, Ms. Smith has brought her unique combination of communication skills, media savvy, legal and political acumen to clients facing a wide array of issues and challenges throughout the United States and abroad. Ms. Smith honed her skills through her experiences with ...


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Michael Graves

Change in Order to Survive...The Professional and Personal Challenges of Starting a Business in a Recession

Michael GravesAn exceptionally motivated, sales and marketing professional who has effectively led large and diverse organizations to achieve profitable results and consistently exceed industry growth averages.  A results-driven executive with a proven track record of success; designing, establishing, launching and revitalizing corporate brands by utilizing consumer insights, social media and analytics. A charismatic leader, committed to exceedin...


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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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Nneka Rimmer

First African-American female partner in the 50-year history of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Nneka RimmerAs a Partner at BCG, a premier strategy consulting firm, Ms. Rimmer serves as an advisor to corporate senior executives (CEOs, EVPs and C-suite executive teams) providing counsel on a wide range of issues: competitive and growth strategies, go-to-market and trade strategy, leadership/talent development and change management. She also is an advisor to public sector entities, at the local, state and federal level. Ms. Rimmer is current...


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Tony Gaskins

Tony Gaskins is your 'Relationship Expert' who teaches women what Real Love should look like. He is an Author, Entrepreneur & Life Coach.

Tony A. Gaskins Jr.Tony, the son of a former pastor, was raised in a loving home along with a younger sister in a small central Florida town where most people believed that there were only a few avenues one could take in life. The common belief was that one could either end up overworked and underpaid, sell drugs or become a professional athlete. Tony escaped the cycle that entrapped so many of his peers and was awarded a full collegiate football...


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Lauren Maillian BiasLauren Maillian Bias is the Founder and CEO of Luxury Market Branding™, a strategic marketing company.A serial entrepreneur, at age 19, Lauren founded a boutique winery that quickly became an internationally recognized award-winning wine brand, making her the youngest self-made winery owner in the country. She served as the Chief Operating Officer of the company from inception through the brand’s acquisition in 2011.Lauren is ...


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Dr. Anne Bailey

Anne is an author and motivational speaker committed to “living history and making history;” she specializes in black history, civil rights, diversity issues and educational success for all children.

Dr. Anne C. BaileyAnne is a writer, historian, and a tenured professor of History and Africana Studies at SUNY Binghamton (State University of New York). In her work, she combines the elements of travel, adventure, history, and an understanding of contemporary issues with an accessible style. Her works range from adult non-fiction to children’s historical fiction, and include African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and the ...


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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 realized there w...


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Amanda Miller Littlejohn

A life and business coach who empowers you to build your brand, pursue your passions and package your genius for the world.

Amanda Miller Littlejohn          Amanda is a top nationally recognized expert on personal branding. She is an idea oven, brand problem solver, and creative powerhouse working at the intersection of public relations, journalism, marketing and social media. A former full-time print journalist and a writer first by training and passion, Amanda uses her unique storytelling lens and new media skills to help her clients uncover and subsequently share...


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Lillie Jessie

Award-Winning Principal (Retired), Author, Motivational Speaker, & Educational Consultant. Specializes in educational topics related to closing the achievement gap, principal leadership, teacher leadership, parental involvement and student involvement.

Lillie Jessie          Goals: To change perceptions about: Students’, teachers’ and principals’ ability to learn, teach and lead at high levels. Schools’ ability to achieve at exceptionally high levels for students from all backgrounds. Parents’ willingness to be active participants in their children’s education process. Mrs. Jessie is a nationally recognized retired principal of a low-income, diverse school in northern Virginia. She is ...


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Cassandra Gaines         Cassandra is a recognized and celebrated tourism executive in the state of Oklahoma. Presently, she holds the positions of Muskogee Civic Center Director; Muskogee Multi-Cultural Tourism Coordinator; and Manager of The Roxy Theater, a historic and beloved Muskogee landmark.In 2008, Cassandra founded the National Soul Food-Cook Off, a local, regional and national competition to showcase the best soul food chefs in communit...


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Dr. Cari Jackson

Facilitates reimagining, reinventing & repositioning for life-changing success, excellence and happiness.

Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson inspires and challenges diverse audiences around the world on a range of topics from interpersonal and intercultural communications to power dynamics and social justice. She uses her unique insights as a scholar, pastor, counselor, and organizational consultant to help individuals, organizations and communities realize and achieve greater purpose by identifying and overcoming self-imposed limitations and systemic barriers. S...


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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...


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LeRoy ThompsonThere are plenty of motivational speakers out there but there are precious few MOTIVATING speakers! You definitely want someone engaging who can capture the hearts and minds of your audience, right? But when you also have a speaker whose energy, empathy, and experience ignites people into action, well then that’s an event to remember. Rocky Thompson is exactly that MOTIVATING speaker everyone is looking for. The core of his message...


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Charlotte Purvis

Information and inspiration for college students, early career professionals, experienced professionals, corporate organizations, and community groups.

INTRODUCING CHARLOTTE PURVIS While growing up in her beloved Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Charlotte Purvis developed an 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.   She is a consultant, coach, and speaker with clients in corporate, campus, and c...


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Kimberly Reed

Diversity & Inclusion Strategist • Trainer • International Speaker • Coach

Kimberly S. Reed, CDP, Corporatepreneur™         Managing Partner and CEO, Reed Development Group, LLC (RDG)Reed has earned the reputation as one of the most dynamic speakers and trainers. Reed ignites audiences internationally on topics ranging from entrepreneurial leadership, leadership, professional and personal development, diversity & inclusion, personal resiliency and presentation skills.Also, she is a regular speaker and lecturer at the Wh...


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Patricia Césaire Patricia has emerged as one of the most sought-after thought leaders in Digital Media Marketing.A frequent contributor on MSNBC, Patricia independently consults political campaigns on social media and mobile engagement strategy and presently leads Digital Marketing at Black Enterprise. Under her leadership, the brand has implemented a comprehensive audience development strategy, while underscoring the brand revenue objectives, w...


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Dr. Rahmanda Salamatu Campbell

Founder of The Reading Clinic, Inc. which provides evidence-based diagnostic evaluations and educational therapy for children, adolescents and adults with Dyslexia, the most common reading disability.

Dr. Rahmanda Salamatu Campbell         Dr. Campbell is the Founder of The Reading Clinic, Inc. which provides evidence-based diagnostic evaluations and educational therapy for children, adolescents and adults with Dyslexia, the most common reading disability. She serves as a Supervisor for Special Education Student Teachers at West Chester University. Dr.Campbell has consulted, trained, and mentored educators on best teaching practices for divers...


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Lisa Bonner

Entertainment Lawyer, legal and popular culture commentator, entrepreneur, freelance writer and motivational speaker.

Lisa BonnerLisa provides counsel for large media companies, film distribution companies, and music, television and film producers, artists and writers. Ms. Bonner represents clients in all aspects of media and entertainment transactional matters. Lisa advises clients in the music industry with respect to the negotiation of artist, producer, and music publishing agreements at major and independent record labels, she also negotiates agreements for...


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Michael Davis

Consultant, Entrepreneur, and Creator of “How to be a Rock Star In The Business World”

Michael Davis        Michael is a visionary, thought leader, dynamic speaker, and sought after panelist. Mr. Davis is the author of the professional transformation framework, “How to be a Rockstar in the Business World.”Michael Davis is the Founder and Managing Director of MJD Management Group Consultancy and the owner of the Cartridge World Camp Creek franchise. Mr. Davis is an accomplished global management consultant with more than twenty year...


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Kouri Marshall          Kouri is an accomplished campaign strategist and serves as a Principal at 3K1A Strategies, a political and digital strategies firm specializing in political and non-profit advocacy campaigns across the United States. Kouri previously served as the Campaign Manager for Anita Bonds for DC Council, successfully managing a citywide race in a crowded field of eight other candidates – Bonds won by ten points. Prior to that, Ko...


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