Discovering your Passion Speakers
Author of Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go
As the mother of one of the greatest athletes of all time, Lucille O'Neal's journey is exceptional; but her story reveals that she is more than just "Shaquille O'Neal's mom." She is a woman you know; a woman you understand. Perhaps your own journey resembles hers. O'Neal has been a rebellious teen, a single mother, a wife, a college student, a divorcee and, above all, a woman of unique courage. Acquainted early in life with turmoil, O'Neal's ...
CEO, Luxury Market Branding
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 ...
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...
Founders of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com specializing in Relationships, Parenting, and building a Movement via Social Media.
Lamar and Ronnie TylerLamar and Ronnie Tyler make up the husband and wife power pair behind Black and Married with Kids, the largest independent African American marriage and parenting site on the web. Fed up with the pervasive negative images of black marriage in the media, Lamar and Ronnie started the site to combat the negativity by focusing on positive messages about marriage in the black community. Armed with a passion for empowering marrie...
Formally trained and employed Computer Scientist who risked it all, and became a full-time professional NASCAR driver at age 40 and lived his dream.
William Alexander Lester III As only the third African American driver to race at the top level of NASCAR, the Sprint Cup Series, in the last 50 years, Bill Lester is not your typical race car driver. The fact that he achieved this at 45 years of age makes this feat even more impressive. But Bill’s professional racing career is atypical in many ways. He didn’t grow up in the sport. He does not come from wealth. He is not a second or third genera...
Inspirational Speaker, Co-Pastor, Fountain of Praise and Executive Director of the Metamorphosis Women's Empowerment Conference
Mia K. WrightMia K. Wright is inspiring women around the globe to pursue their passion for living. Through her renowned “Metamorphosis” organization, which encompasses a non-profit foundation, a mentoring program for girls, and the world renowned annual women’s “Metamorphosis” conference hosted in Houston, Texas, Mia is helping women and men alike to positively change their lives. She does so with a unique blend of ministry, personal enrichm...
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, public speaker, and "Dreamer" whose purpose is to make the world better.
Ash Kumra 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 Hou...
Award-winning Dental Health Professional and CEO of Sure Women Ministries
Dr. Annie B. Watson draws on a versatile skills portfolio in her promotion of women's health and wellbeing, family oral health and social entrepreneurship. She is a dentist, business owner, wife, minister and inspirational conference host and speaker. Her science and health training are the foundation of what has become a multifaceted career. She earned her Bachelor and Master degrees from Hampton University in Biology, and then a Doctor of D...
Model, Designer, and Mastermind behind POSHGLAM
Kimberly E. Stone Kimberly E. Stone, founder of POSHGLAM.com, is an entrepreneur with a knack for recognizing creative talent and pinpointing successful lines. POSHGLAM started out as a side venture while Stone attended school. During the growth stages of POSHGLAM, Stone worked as a weekend entrepreneur while working as a Relationship Manager for an IT Staffing Augmentation Firm. Stone pushed forward with the development of POSHGLAM and ...
Professional Certified Life Coach for 12 years, Life Strategist, Branding Expert, Author, Motivational and Inspirational Speaker
ReNEW Life StrategistDaRhonda Williams has become the personal life coach for people around the world to help them cultivate the great intention for their lives. With her unique insight, she helps individuals discover new perspective by developing strategies for lasting transformation and exponential growth.Through her nonprofit, Where New Life Begins, DaRhonda has goals to offer the opportunity for men and women across the United States to inves...
Harvard MBA and Celebrated Expert on Global/Social Entrepreneurship, Wine, and African trade
Selena Cuffe is the President and CEO of Heritage Link Brands, LLC, the largest company in North America dedicated to importing and marketing wine produced by indigenous Africans. With wines that have been featured by media outlets including TIME and PBS, the company’s South African portfolio has won industry accolades from the International Wine Challenge, Decanter Magazine, and Wine Spectator, among others. Customers include household names lik...
The Entrepreneur's Advocate with experience in education, start-ups, and economic empowerment.
Amber is positioning herself as an emerging leader in both the corporate and non-profit worlds. Amber graduated from John Marshall Law School, ready to devote her career to the practice of law, when she felt her calling elsewhere. Upon transitioning from the law, Amber launched Enrichment Prep, an educational services company whose mission is to engage in creating meaningful, sustainable, and affordable standardized test preparation programs for...
trey anthony is the dream go getter who specializes in helping others actualize their dreams and turning NO's into Yeses!!! She specializes in womyn's health and well being and also media and entertainment!
Critics have referred to trey anthony as The Oprah of the Canadian theatre scene! Award winning playwright, executive producer, actor, creator, and stand?up comedian trey anthony, is known for the ground- breaking television and theatrical production ‘da Kink in my Hair. Trey was also the executive producer, co?creator and writer of the hit television show ‘da Kink in my Hair for Global Television. In the series she was the outspoken, wise?cracki...
Leadership, Inspiration, Action
Deborah L. ParkerDeborah L. Parker is a seasoned facilitator, motivational speaker, army veteran, cancer survivor, trainer, author, and coach with a wealth of experience on a variety of workplace issues. She has encouraged audiences to use their "gifts and wits" in creating winning foundations for their professional and personal goals. Results, Wisdom, Motivation Taking adversity as the route to “never count yourself out!” is also a part of D...
Relationship Expert that blends years of experience as a Licensed Therapist with practical every day situations.
George James, Jr.George James, Jr., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works extensively with adolescent and adult men on various issues. He also specializes in helping couples improve the quality of their relationship, reconcile conflicts and overcome intense situations such as affairs, parenting struggles and loss of a loved one. Mr. James is a nationally recognized speaker, workshop leader and lecturer on various topics. He has h...
Muckracker. Motivator. Mentor. Former advertising executive turned industry activist and talent futurist.
Lincoln StephensLincoln Stephens is a former Advertising Account Management Executive (Carol H Williams, Martin Retail, and TracyLocke) turned activist, muckraker and entrepreneur. In his professional career, Stephens has worked with top brands such as Frito Lay, Quaker, Pepsi, Cadillac, Hummer, Chevrolet, and Coca-Cola. Born in Dallas, Texas, Lincoln is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia where he received a Bachelor’s in Journali...
- 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 ...
It is his belief that he’ll effectively take all of the experiences and knowledge, and divine anointing to change the world, one conversation at a time.
Denzel D. Burnside III is a multi-faceted and multi-talented individual. He is a spoken word artist, writer, business and media consultant, aspiring filmmaker, and community activist. He is the founder of Burnside Administration/DB3 Media, which is a media and film management, brand management, and consulting and business development company he has started to manage his various projects such as DB3tv.com and denzelburnside3.com. Denzel was born ...
Entrepreneur, Speaker & Media Mogul!
After being rejected by QVC, MTV’s “Mogul in the Making” and Oprah’s original Reality Show “The Big Give”, you would think Quinn Conyers would abandon her entrepreneurial dreams and quest to add style, sophistication and personality to television and social media. Born to teenage parents, both under the age of 17, Quinn decided early in life she wanted more than what her hometown could offer her. Originally from Lancaster PA, a small town known m...