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 Brand Building Powerhouse specializing in Marketing & Professional Career Development
Jeannetta Blue (Jaybee) Jeannetta “Jaybee” Blue is a Talent Acquisition Professional specializing in Recruitment Strategy and the training, development and mentorship of aspiring professionals. After spending the early part of her career in the branding world, Jaybee developed an interest in the enhancement of employment brands, specifically the Recruitment and development of aspiring professionals. Jaybee firmly believes that...
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...
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 resources have he...
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...
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 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 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...
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 Deleg...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Speaker, Trainer and Presenter. 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.
Tony Drees “I wish to make my Story of Success and the various Sustainability tools I’ve garnered over my life available to all citizens and corporations searching for the catalyst to achieving initiatives, goals, directives and objectives.” Who is Tony Drees?Tony is a Purple Heart veteran. His road to the military began after successfully escaping a troubled home life which led to his adoption, by a foster family of another ra...
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...
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 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, and a former ...
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 companies, as...
America's #1 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. ...
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 ...
‘The Go-to- Girlfriend’ Lifestyle & Love Coach, Media Maven, Author & Inspirational Speaker, who teaches on fear, faith, femininity, relationships & women’s empowerment.
DEYA “DIRECT” SMITH DEYA SMITH, AKA “DEYA DIRECT!” is the Go-to Girlfriend, Love and Lifestyle Coach and creator of the social media community Fly and Fabulous Women of Purpose. A former Miss Black USA, she brings her unique skills as a national correspondent/host; her passion and knowledge as a producer; her charisma and sense of humor as an actress, blogger, personality, inspirational speaker, and most recently author...
International Human Resources Executive focusing on Career Development, Leadership Development, Strategic Workforce Planning & Talent Management. Sought after international speakers with over 25 global speaking engagement from Africa & Middle East.
Ron Thomas Ron is the Managing Director, StrategyFocused Group-MENA, based in Dubai. He is also a senior faculty member and representative of the Human Capital Institute [ hci.org ] covering the MENA region He was formerly CEO of Great Place to Work-Gulf and former CHRO based in Riyadh. Ron holds certifications from the Human Capital Institute as Global Human Capital Strategist [ GHCS ], Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS), St...
Committed to helping students, people, and organizations maximize the skills and potential needed to create positive change in their environments.
Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D. Michael currently serves as the Assistant Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Oakton Community College. He is among the youngest Chief Diversity Officers and senior leaders within higher education today. He is the founder and owner of Anthony Creative Solutions, LLC, a diversity and leadership development consulting company. At the age of 30, Dr. Anthony earned his Ph.D. in Educational Lead...