High School Motivational Speakers

A motivational speaker can encourage school spirit, increased academic performance levels and high overall student preparedness in your secondary school. During adolescence teenagers can experience periods where they lack self-satisfaction and motivation due to piers, media, family life, romantic life, academic demand and many other influences. During high school youth can go down bad paths such as gang involvement, drug use, rejection of academic responsibilities and many scary others. A motivational speaker from Great Black Speakers can warn youth of these types of risks and how to avoid getting involved. Alternatively we have motivational speakers and lecturers specializing in time management, goal setting, skill building and other academically beneficial topics that can help to boost you school’s overall academic performance.

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 is the au...


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Alimi Ballard

Let your DREAMS be bigger than your fears and your ACTIONS be louder than your words.

ALIMI (“Ali - Me”) BALLARD         Alimi can currently be seen recurring as Detective Kevin Crawford in CBS’S 14yr Global Sensation “CSI (VEGAS)”. The 2011 movie season kicked off with Alimi as FUSCO alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson & Vin Diesel in UNIVERSAL’S Summer Blockbuster “FAST FIVE”. Ballard is best known for his portrayal of “Special Agent David Sinclair”, for Six Seasons as a series regular, on Tony and Ridley Scott’s highly success...


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David Augustine

Dee-1 uses his experience as a hip hop artist, educator, and survivor from the slums of New Orleans to motivate others to live with Mission Vision and fulfill their life calling.

David Augustine  (Dee-1)          Dee-1 created his own lane in Hip-Hop by making music that motivates anyone on a mission to win the game of life. He is the epitome of soul, swag, and New Orleans—while never shying away from being the voice of the underdog who grinds with a purpose.After graduating from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree, Dee-1, born David Augustine, financed his musical dreams by teaching middle school in Baton...


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Jullien Gordon         Jullien, 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...


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Jean Claude Brizard

Senior Advisor at the College Board, and former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and the Rochester NY School District.

Jean-Claude Brizard         Mr. 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 ...


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Alicia Bowens

The L.O.V.E. Coach, specializing in empowering teen and single mothers.

Alicia T. Bowens         Born in the south suburbs of Chicago, Alicia learned the meaning of perseverance at a very young age. Although she was an honor student and star athlete, Alicia became a teenage mother during her sophomore year of high school at the age of fifteen. However, she didn’t let having a child at such a young age stop her. Alicia kept up with her classwork while she was out, and returned to school, going on to graduate on time ...


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Rohan Murphy

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 mor...


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Dr. Antoine Moss

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 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 advance th...


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Darrell Bennett

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 Baccalaureat...


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Vladimire Calixte

Celebrity Therapist, Relationship Expert, Author, Empowerment Speaker, and NYC Therapist at Family Circle and Parents Magazine.

Vladimire Calixte         Passionate about stronger relationships and stronger families.       Renowned licensed mental health specialist, celebrity empowerment coach, author, speaker and advocate, Vladimire Calixte, is the founder of Life Rebuilding, located in New York, New York. Through her private practice, she teaches countless clients and celebrities how to overcome low-self esteem, PTSD, trauma, and addictive behaviors that keep them stuck...


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Shaun Marq Anderson

‘From Janitor to PhD!!’ V.Y.Z.I.O.N. Strategist, Speaker, Life Coach, and blacklifecoaches.net contributor helping you go from slump to success!!

Shaun Marq Anderson         Growing up in the rough terrains of Pine Bluff, AR was no easy feat for Shaun Marq Anderson. His formative years were marked by financial and familial struggles, including growing up in a fatherless home and bouts of extreme poverty. As he grew older, he had to deal with times of homelessness as well. With all of these obstacles, he could have easily followed in the path of drug dealing, stealing, prison, or the grave...


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Johnathan Greer (Jay Greer)          Jay Greer is a strong education and fitness advocate who devotes his time to helping others make their dreams-reality. He helps students to convert their competitive nature into the highest in achievements, and A’s in the classroom.He recently published his book ‘N.O.W.’, which he philosophically developed in the weight room. One day he looked around and saw everyone was out-working him. Realizing so, his co...


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Dr. David Points

Retired Military Commander and Educator, providing education and promotion services to Military Veterans and Businesses.

Commander David S. Points, JD, LLM, Ed.S., PhD, U.S Navy (Retired)          Commander David is the former Director, Joint Information Bureau, Joint Task Force –160 (JTF -160), Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was recalled to active duty February 2002 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He remained Director while the Joint Information Bureau transitioned to U. S. Army and Rhode Island Army National Guard personnel. He was awarded the Joint Service ...


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State Representative Courtney Allen Curtis          State Representative Courtney Allen Curtis is a Democrat State Representative, who represents St. Louis North County (District 73) including Ferguson in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2012 and re-elected in August 2014. As a native and current resident  of Ferguson, Missouri, Mr. Curtis has been a vocal and vital figure during the un...


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Laymon Hicks         All teens are troubled. It goes with the territory. A part of the “passage.” There is the typical “torment” of wanting to belong, to be the same, to be liked and accepted. Is my nose too big? My height too short? My hair too long? But not everyone belonged to the Brady Brunch. Drugs. Alcohol. Violence. Stress. Depression. Add the words bullying, peer pressure and self-doubt and you’ve entered the real world drama of too man...


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Janice Ferebee

Award-winning Author, Global Female Empowerment Expert, Dorothy B. Ferebee Legacy, & Cancer Survivor, with over 30 years Speaking LIFE to Women & Girls! Recognized by OPRAH & ESSENCE.

Janice Ferebee, MSW, native New Yorker, now living in Washington, DC, passionately “Speaks LIFE,” energizes and inspires audiences in the US and abroad with her special brand of wit, wisdom and humor. As one participant shared, “She is indeed a breath of fresh air. She brilliantly mixes her street knowledge with her wit to successfully empower, educate and inspire.” Janice is an author, coach, consultant, international speaker, global female empo...


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Dr. Ty-Ron Douglas

Author, border crossing scholar, songwriter, and motivator who specializes in education, Black identity, and cultural/community-based spaces.

Dr. Ty-Ron M. O. Douglas         Dr. Douglas is a dynamic and sought-after international speaker, author, songwriter, and scholar who captivates audiences with his unique combination of depth, wit, and practicality. He has lectured and delivered keynotes in Africa, Europe, Bermuda, the Caribbean, and the United States.        Drawing on his international background, Dr. Douglas’ work explores the intersections between identity, community space (...


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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...


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Shannon Leon

Sole proprietor of a Cold Stone Creamery in Atlanta; Co-owner of BreathLes Printing and BreathLes Publishing; Owner of Clover Entertainment, a television and film production investment company.

Shannon Leon          For Ms. Shannon the journey to achieve success as an entrepreneur included an equity partnership in both a Hampton Inn and a Marriot Courtyard property in Atlanta; the sole proprietor of a Cold Stone Creamery in Atlanta; co-owner of BreathLes Printing and BreathLes Publishing, both based in Miami; owner of Clover Entertainment, a television and film production investment company; and several commercial buildings. Ms. Leon is...


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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, divers...


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Derek Anderson, Sr.

I Refuse to Allow Someone's Negative Opinion of me to become My Reality

Derek L. Anderson, Sr.         Derek is a screen writer, producer, inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist who continues to expand his brand with various projects in the works such as an autobiography, Life Changing speaking engagements, and numerous film ventures.Derek is a man of integrity and character who lives his life with Love and LOYALTY. Career:Kentucky High School Basketball All-Star• 1996 - Won National Championship with The Univers...


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Garth Vickers

Motivational Speaker,Wealth Coach, Tax Professional, Financial Expert, Entrepreneur, Educator & Author, “The Wealthy State Of Mind”.

Garth Vickers          Jamaican born from a humble beginning, renowned motivational speaker, educator, and author of “The Wealthy State of Mind,” Garth Vickers’ aka The Transformer.   His mission to discover the truth beyond the walls of his classroom as a child, has made him the information seeking and passionate man he is today. He has been called “The Transformer” because of his determination to uplift people and help them create a financial ...


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Benoni Tagoe

Benoni has created a brand that appeals to urban millennials who are looking to understand business, finance and real estate in a digestible manner.

Benoni Tagoe          Benoni has created a brand that appeals to urban millennials who are looking to understand business, finance and real estate in a digestible manner.      Benoni began his career in the music industry working on the management teams of artists such as: Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Jordin Sparks and Mindless Behavior. An integral part of The Jonas Group, Benoni was brought on to manage and grow the group’s global digital pres...


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Frederick Hinton

Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, and Host of a Tampa Bay Area television show, “The Fred Hinton Scoot Scoot Scoot”

Frederick Hinton         Fred Hinton is a pastor of Calvary Worship Center but considers himself a servant of God. He is the proud father of two, Jade & Evan Hinton. He is also a Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, and Host of a Tampa Bay Area television show called, “The Fred Hinton Scoot Scoot Scoot” that airs on local cable.After watching the revolving door of the young men in the bail bond's business, he decided something had to be done to save...


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