Personal Development Speakers

Personal development can be described as activities that improve self-identity and self-awareness, develop personal talents and potential, improve your quality of life and realize personal dreams and aspirations. Learn to overcome personal challenges with an African-American personal development motivational speaker listed on Great Black Speakers. Our selection of African-American authors, psychologists, scholars and more are highly qualified and world known for their work with self-help and personal development techniques. Each one has a captivating individual story or constructive educational advice about overcoming obstacles and reaching goals through personal development and becoming content with yourself. Here you can view all of our listed African-American personal development public speakers.

Jeannetta Blue

The Marketing Powerhouse specializing in Talent Acquisition & Professional Leadership Development

Jeannetta (Jaybee)  Nickelson      Jeannetta “Jaybee” Nickelson is a Marketing Professional specializing in Talent Acquisition and Leadership Development. After spending the early part of her career as a Recruiting Manager overseeing multiple offices and teams, Jaybee developed an interest in developing “Recruiting Dream Teams” as well as developing leaders to recognize top notch talent.Jaybee is known for her quirky concepts and appr...


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Sonja Sohn

Celebrity Servant: lives to fuse her entertainment expertise with her passion for service through empowering troubled youth and struggling families living in marginalized communities.

Sonja Sohn          Sonja Sohn was born and raised in the South, primarily in Newport News, VA, to an African American father and Korean mother during the post civil rights era. After a youth filled with love, struggle and small triumphs, Sohn set her sights on New York City where she lived for two decades, briefly attending various colleges and eventually marrying and raising two daughters before moving to Baltimore in 2003.In her late teens, So...


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Valorie Burton

Bestselling author, speaker, and life coach dedicated to helping you get unstuck and be unstoppable!

Valorie Burton           Valorie is a bestselling author, speaker, and life coach dedicated to helping people get unstuck and be unstoppable in every area of life. She is the founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute and has served as a Certified Personal and Executive Coach to hundreds of clients in over 40 states and ten countries. For more than a decade, Valorie’s books, speaking engagements, and coaching reso...


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Nicole Price

Entertaining speaker, trainer and leadership consultant.

Nicole Price        Certified in Lominger Voices 360, Leadership Architect, Interview Architect, Myers Briggs Type Indicator & Reality-Based Programs.When Nicole Price began her first leadership assignment based on conventional leadership wisdom, she initially found less than successful results. In fact, she saw a drop in the level of accountability her team was projecting. Pretty quickly she learned that there was a better way to achie...


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Michael Graves

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

Michael Graves        An 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, com...


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Early Jackson         Early Jackson is what you would call a statistical anomaly. With a traumatic birth as a premi weighing only one pound and a few ounces, Early was born a fighter. His childhood began with a strong, loving mother and an entrepreneurial father which was picturesque of an average middle class family. The later separation of his mother and father sparked a life that would prove to be the exact opposite. Stepping into po...


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Jullien Gordon         Jullien, The PurposeFinder, is the country’s leading voice on purpose and motivation for the millennial generation. He already has 10 years of experience working with millennials as a CEO, coach, and counselor.     Jullien is the Founding Partner at New Higher, a high performance consultancy for organizations, individuals, and teams that want to increase employee performance, motivation, engagement, and retention. He has wo...


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Shirley Husar

Conservative Republican, LifetimeTV Realty Star (Living with the Enemy), Urban Game Changer, Co- Host of Black Hollywood Live | Black Tea Party, Columnist Writer for the Washington Times, Communities Digital News and CEO of New APP STORY.COM

Shirley Husar         Shirley is a resident of Los Angeles, California, a Conservative Republican, a columnist writer for the Washington Times, and has been a licensed real estate agent for over 20 years.She was appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to be a board member for the state of California geologists and geophysicists; where she served as a member for 4 years. She also served as a California Republican Party Delegat...


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Dr. Janna Andrews

Medical Expert interested in tackling disparities. Dr. Andrews is a Radiation Oncologist at NSLIJ, and Assisstant Clinical Professor (Radiation Medicine) at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

Dr. Janna Andrews         Dr. Janna knew at an early age that she wanted to be a doctor. Raised by her mother, Janna’s academic pursuits were encouraged and supported through her mother’s sacrifice. For her undergraduate degree, Janna attended Princeton University and received a BA in molecular biology. She then went on to attend Temple University School of Medicine, after which she specialized in radiation oncology. At that time, Jann...


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Floyd Keith

A motivational, inspirational and entertaining speaker who will inspire his audience to realize their full potential on a personal and professional level by “Planned Positive Attitude”.

Floyd Keith  Biography       Floyd Keith has accumulated forty-five years of service and expertise in the sports profession; with 24 of those years in high level management.  He is currently the CEO of PPA (Planned Positive Attitude) Professional Services; providing services in professional development, life skills coaching, diversity and inclusion and motivational speaking.  Previously, Floyd served 12 years as the Executive Director ...


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Christiana Bridges

Christiana educates and empowers people to live their very best life with good understanding of the credit system. She is passionate about saving lives though her message.

Christiana “Chris” Bridges         Christiana is an award winning speaker, author and coach dedicated to raising awareness of credit and its impact on our lives. Chris is a Certified Consumer and Business Credit Expert and is recognized to have a strong understanding of positioning credit to gain financial freedom. As seen on FOX and in Forbes Magazine, Chris educates and empowers her clients to live a better life with good credit.She is an autho...


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Bershan Shaw

Highly sought after speaker, author and life coach. Her life experiences and credentials make her the perfect combination to inspire and help people reach their best life.

Bershan Shaw          Bershan wasn’t born a warrior. She became one. Life coach, motivational speaker, multifaceted entrepreneur and two time breast cancer survivor, Bershan has dedicated her life to helping others embrace their inner warrior during life’s most difficult journeys. Bershan’s warrior odyssey began when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. Originally from Washington D.C., Bershan received her B.S from Syracuse University ...


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Donnie P.         Donnie, an entrepreneur and native of Jeanerette, Louisiana, realized early in his professional business career that he was equipped with the necessary drive and determination that would allow him to start businesses—from the ground up—without any money. He used these tools and, immediately upon graduation from Southern University A & M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he established Community Case Management, an ado...


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Michael Williams

Michael is ‘Mr. Sankofa Man’ who specializes in personal genomic testing as it pertains to heritage enrichment and rediscovering kinship ties.

Michael Williams        Michael is the CEO and Director of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based family educational consulting firm, Native Womb Advantage Consulting, LLC empowering diverse family communities throughout the African Diaspora  how to utilize personal genome testing to improve disease prevention, reconnect with lost kinship ties, and reclaim the knowledge of ancestral origins.As a Personal Genome Testing Expert Michael utiliz...


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Gala Jackson         Gala Jackson, M.Ed., CLC is an ambitious millennial and entrepreneur. Launching her career, personal brand, and network at an early age, she has earned a seat at the table with college presidents, corporate executives, community leaders, elected officials, recruiters, hiring managers and her most important audience members – millennials.   After more than 8 years as a higher educational professional, Gala is now nat...


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Dr. Chris Hickey, Sr.

Author of “Admired Man Why? - The Making of An Admired Man.”

Dr. Chris L. Hickey, Sr.            Dr. Hickey is the Founder and Executive Director of Each One - Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success, an organization that focuses on efforts to heighten community awareness of the overwhelming importance of reforming educational practices targeting at-risk youth.      He is also the CEO/President of the Admired Man Leadership Institute, where he lectures and facilitates ...


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Matthew Horace

Motivational speaker, trainer, lecturer, leadership consultant and recognized broadcast news and media contributor.

Matthew W. Horace         Matthew is an internationally recognized law enforcement, homeland security and leadership expert. He is an accomplished and energizing motivational speaker, trainer, lecturer, leadership consultant and recognized broadcast news and media contributor. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer for a national security firm based in metropolitan New York City.A twenty-eight year vet...


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Tony Drees

The obstacles he has faced define Tony Drees’ character. They’ve been huge, potentially crushing—and on that day in 1991 when an Iraqi Scud missile found its target, nearly fatal.

Transition Expert, Tony Drees Speaks Empowers Student with HOPE & DREAMS! On the eve of the 25th Anniversary of the 1991 Gulf War, celebrated Army combat veteran, Tony Drees, opens up to students, educators & school administrators around the country about what it takes to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds through his STEM-based, interactive & inspirational education presentations.   Tony Drees is a warrior, a father, an industry...


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Aaron Sanders

Entrepreneur, President and Founder of Key Financial Services, LLC, a Southfield Michigan based consulting firm which specializes in business development, taxation and credit defense and restoration.

Aaron L. Sanders, Jr.         For more than 24 years Aaron Sanders along with his talented staff have assisted countless taxpayers to properly prepare and reduce tax burdens, improve and protect personal and business credit while offering legal defenses against IRS levies & garnishment through tax strategies that are geared to reduce personal debt and income tax by promoting, teaching and assisting individuals on starting their own home...


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Venice Garner

Venice comes to you with a dynamic, authentic, and passionate voice of truth that motivates, inspires, and challenges you and those seated next to you to not be afraid to reach your full potential.

Venice R. Garner          Venice is a Bronx, NY native. She is a graduate from the High School for Health Professions & Human Services. She holds two bachelor degrees from Lincoln University, PA in Journalism and Human Services. While on Lincoln University’s campus, Venice was an active Dean’s List student. She was the Managing Editor of the Lincolnian, the President and Vice President of the junior and senior class, a Resident Advisor...


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Glenn Keller

Setting and achieving goals is paramount to your success and Glenn Keller is a Zig Ziglar Certified Speaker and Trainer who is spirited and compelling.

Glenn Keller        According to the best research less than 3 percent of Americans have written goals and less than 1 percent rewrite their goals on a daily basis. This means it becomes even more challenging to become successful. A goal not written down is a wish that doesn't have any power behind it.The lack of clearly defined goals causes the problem of being involved in a lot of activity with very little if any productivity. It does...


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Bethanee Epifani Bryant

Ms. Bryant points audiences to a valid, unchanging Source of foundational truths that will help them live their best lives by helping them to discover and develop a strong sense of who they are.

Bethanee Epifani Bryant         Bethanee Epifani [ee -pif -uh-nee], a 2010 graduate of Loyola Marymount University, is the ultimate communicator, with a great interest in inspiring today’s young people to discover their gifts and live their best lives. She works as a Motivational Speaker, Toastmaster Youth Coordinator, Poet, and Youth Mentor. She invigorates her audiences as she shares vital life principles of self-love, self-determinat...


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Walter Bond

Mr. Accountability, America's Accountability Leader

Walter Bond          Walter also known as “Mr. Accountability” is recognized as one of the world’s most preeminent thought leaders on training and development with a presentation style that is in a class all by itself. Through his keynotes, training systems, webinars, Tele-seminars, workshops, books and CDs, he travels the world transforming organizations into a culture of accountability. He has shared his messages with hundreds of com...


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Dr. Will Moreland

Leadership Life Trainer, Bestselling Author and a Top Keynote Speaker.

Dr. Will Moreland         Dr. Will is a highly sought after Business and Transformational Leadership Coach. As the Founder and CEO Will Moreland International, LLC, Dr. Will is one of the most provocative thought-leaders and leadership trainers of our time. A noted speaker, best selling author and business coach, he inspires individuals to live their Genius Potential, embrace passion and achieve personal greatness through life harmony. ...


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