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.
The Talent Acquisition Powerhouse specializing in Marketing & Career Goal Achievement.
Jeannetta (Jaybee) Nickelson Jeannetta “Jaybee” Nickelson is a Talent Acquisition professional specializing in Marketing and Career Goal Achievement. After spending the early part of her career as a Recruiting Manager for a global BPO overseeing multiple offices and teams, Jaybee developed an interest in assisting others in the achievement of both short and long-term goals while also instilling within Professionals the courage to...
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...
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...
Change in Order to Survive...The Professional and Personal Challenges of Starting a Business in a Recession
Michael Graves Please allow me to introduce myself as Michael A. Graves. I am a Business Development and Communications Executive, as well as a Sports Radio Talk Show Host. I am seeking speaking engagements where I can share my story and experience over the past 25 years. My topics center around, how to best monetize the strength of one’s network and personal brand at scale, while overcoming challenges; business, personal, f...
Recognized as a Social Activist of Empowerment who brings balance, skill and relevance to people and organizations around the country.
- Attitude, Black History Month, Black Men , Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Campus Activity, Career, College Motivational, College Success, Commencement, Community Outreach, Corporate Leadership, Diversity, High Achieving Youth, HBCU, Homecoming, Leadership, Organizational Development, Personal Development, Professional Development, Public Service, Relationship, Religious, Self-Esteem , Substance Abuse, Success, Womens Empowerment, Young Black Women, Youth Motivational
- $2,500 - $5,000
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...
The Millennial Career Expert, Certified Life Coach, and Résumé Genius.
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...
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...
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...
Motivational speaker, trainer, lecturer, leadership consultant and recognized broadcast news and media contributor.
Matthew W. Horace www.matthewhorace.com 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...
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 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 of the Black Co...
Author • Franchisor • Entrepreneur
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...
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 ...
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...
Sharon has been very outspoken about the nation’s gun laws and is one of the national spokespersons for the grassroots advocacy groups Everytown and Moms Demand Gun Sense.
- Academic, African American Violence, Black History Month, Black Student Union , Civil Rights, College Motivational, Community Activism, Discovering your Passion, Entrepreneurship, Family, HBCU, Inspirational, Leadership, Mentorship, Motivational, Personal Development, Self-Esteem , Women in Business, Womens Empowerment
- $2,500 - $5,000
- North Carolina
Rev. Sharon Washington Risher Rev. Sharon was catapulted into the limelight after the Charleston, S.C. shooting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17th, 2015. Her beloved mother and the church’s sexton, Mrs. Ethel Lee Lance, was killed along with eight others, including two cousins and a childhood friend. Since that horrific tragedy, Sharon has been very outspoken about the nation’s gun laws and is o...
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...
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...
Author, blogger, and life and relationship coach Demetria L. Lucas speaks on topics ranging from pop culture and entrepreneurism, to dating/relationships and social media.
Demetria L. Lucas Affectionately known as “Belle”, is the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria); the creator of the award-winning personal blog ABelleInBrooklyn.com; and the founder of Coached By Belle, a boutique life-coaching service, where Demetria helps clients solve their dating dilemmas and build healthy long-term relationships.Demetria is also a contributing editor for The ...
Using his story from the grasslands of Africa to Wall Street, Jeff speaks on succeeding in the face of challenges, student success and unleashing potential.
- Academic, At Risk Youth, Attitude, Black History Month, Black Men , Business Development, Business Executive, Campus Activity, Career, College Leadership, College Motivational, College Success, Corporate Leadership, Economic Development, Personal Development, Student Affairs, Success, Youth Motivational
- $5,000 - $10,000
Dr. Jeff Kaluyu was born in a small poor village in Africa. His biggest dreams as a little boy were those of his grandfather. He dreamed of owning many animals and taking them to the grazing fields to show off the numbers himself. He wanted to be the one to name his cows and goats according to their behaviors and control them, just like his grandfather.As he grew older he realized that his grandfather’s dreams were limited and he was li...
Laticia is a dynamic and energetic speaker specializing in building healthy communities, healthy individuals and healthy businesses through education, information and inspiration.
Laticia “Action” Jackson Health and Fitness Expert / 2008 Fitness Olympian Laticia “Action” Jackson has been called one of the most dynamic and energetic personalities in the health promotion, body awareness, behavior change, corporate wellness, community health and fitness field.With an academic success that includes a Master’s Degree in Public Health (M.P.H), B.S. Degree in Exercise Physiology, Certified Master Level Personal T...
How to Win in Business and in Life
Jeff Shirley Jeff graduated from CAU’s Graduate School of Business in May of 1990. In June of 1990, he began his career at Kraft Foods where he spent 11 years in Brand Marketing, Promotions, and eMarketing. During his tenure at Kraft, Jeff marketed some of the company’s largest brands including Oscar Mayer Lunchables, Kraft Miracle Whip and Mayo, Kraft Salad dressing and Log Cabin Syrup. He joined Coca-Cola as the Senior Director...
A businesswoman, Nomalanga serves as the Principal and founder of NOMA UNlimited where she offers success and personal development programs.
Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses Nomalanga is Mrs. Botswana Earth 2012. She was honored to place as the second runner up at the Mrs. Earth international pageant in August 2012. She is also the first ever Mrs. Botswana World and held the title from 2010 to 2011. Nomalanga describes herself as a home-schooling blogger wife and mother who is also a social commentator and life strategist. A prolific blogger, Nomalanga is a Sr. Editor and co...
Wife, Mother, Daughter, Entrepreneur, and Empowerment Speaker who empowers high achievers to stop spending 100% of their time on 10% of who they are.
Sheri Riley Sheri is a wife, mother, daughter, and entrepreneur and we all know this is not easy, but she’s figured out how to make it simple. As an Empowerment Speaker, Personal Development/Leadership Coach, and Life Strategist, she works with high achievers to make choices that lead to less stress, more clarity, and internal peace. With her 9 Exponential Living Principles, she helps herself and others to stop spending 100% of ...
Dr. Ashley is an author, speaker, trainer and coach who uses the power of motivation, inspiration and affirmation to both add value and move leaders and youth to realize their worth and move from surviving to thriving and from success to significance.
- At Risk Youth, Black History Month, Business Development, Career, College Leadership, College Motivational, Diversity, Domestic Violence, Education, Entrepreneurship, High School Motivational, Inspirational, Leadership, Marketing, Mentorship, Motivational, NAACP, Networking, Personal Development, Professional Development, Success, Women in Business
- $2,500 - $5,000
Dr. Kecia M. Ashley Dr. Ashley comes from a family of educators and has been in the field of education for over 20 years as a teacher, school and district-level administrator, consultant, and college professor. She is originally from Mississippi, but she currently resides in Alabama.Dr. Ashley is the founder of Kecia Ashley Enterprises, Professional Leadership Academy, My Purpose Academy and God’s Daughter which is a non-profit o...
To empower girls and young women to overcome challenges, as well as adverse situations, by improving self-image, as well as developing life, social and interpersonal skills.
Charisse M. Callieham Charisse is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She is the daughter of Ms. Connie Callieham, and proud mother of Isaiah S. Warr. Growing up, Charisse’s mother and grandmother instilled into her the importance of education; thus, she acquired and always had a love for school. Upon graduating high school, Charisse began her college career at Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida. After completing 2 semes...