Self-Esteem Speakers

There is a fine line between too little and too much self-esteem. On the one hand, its over-abundance can breed arrogance, but self-esteem in small doses can produce undervalue of an individual’s unique strengths and talents. How do we as individuals and society view self-esteem and, more importantly, how do we cultivate healthy self-esteem? GBS has a group of speakers available to discuss healthy self-esteem development and maintenance - perfect for any high-school aged or adults-in-transition event. Browse the list below to learn more about our speakers.

MC Lyte

Undeniable queen of hip hop who supports worthy projects, events and fundraisers such as AIDS awareness, anti-violence and Rock-the-Vote

MC LyteLyricist, Pioneer, Icon, Inspirational Speaker, Veteran and Entrepreneur describe one of the most prolific and well-respected female Hip Hop artists of our time: MC Lyte. A pioneer in the industry, she opened the door for future female Hip Hop artists by daring to do what had never been done while doing something she loved.A role model to women and respected by men everywhere, Lyte never compromises who she is and consistently displays tha...


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Tai Beauchamp

Sought after Media Veteran, Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Spelman Alumnus who lives her life for others

Tai BeauchampA media industry veteran and social entrepreneur, Tai has a rare and innate ability to connect with audiences across demographics. It was as a magazine editor that Ms. Beauchamp learned the profound power of media and how to use it to motivate and inspire millions around the world. Becoming a humanitarian taught her the most valuable lesson: “young women and the world-at-large want to be inspired and that inspiration can start out as...


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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 successful CBS ...


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Dahn Elle Dior Ballard

My Passion is to inspire Women to live a life of Balance, Wholeness, Beauty and Strength. These qualities effect how we raise our kids, love our mates & each other. Together we can change the world.

Dahn Elle Dior BallardNever one to shy away from a hyphenate, Dahn Elle Dior grew up with dreams of the stage which morphed into a love of film and all things celluloid.Her childhood was spent watching Black & White cinema and countless Musicals, which provided an outlet for Dahn, whose young life was fraught with upheaval and constantly moving from place to place. It also forged in her an uncanny ability to read her audience, tell a story and ga...


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Shirley Husar

Conservative Republican Political Consultant Pundit, Barter System Digital Marketing Strategist, Inspirational Entrepreneurship, Real Estate Sales

Shirley HusarColumnist, Writer, Urban Game Changer, Washington Times Communities and licensed real estate agent, CEO of URBAN GAME CHANGER, Shirley is living in Los Angeles, California. Personally Appointed by the 38th Governor Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger to the position of Governor Appointee Board Member for The Geologists and The Geophysicists for the State of California, she served for 4 years. Served as a California Republican Party Delegate...


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Allison SamuelsAllison Samuels has spent the last 18 years as a writer for Newsweek magazine and now also writes for its sister site The Daily Beast. For nearly two decades Samuels has covered sports, entertainment, fashion and politics for the weekly publication and continues to focus a great deal on the impact of race in the worlds of sports, politics and Hollywood. Samuels has interviewed and written extensively about the likes of First Lady M...


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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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Early Jackson

Recognized as a Social Activist of Empowerment who brings balance, skill and relevance to people and organizations around the country.

Early Jackson         Early Jackson, profoundly recognized as a Social Activist, has been laboring to bring balance, skill, relevance and understanding to people of all nationalities. After effectively overcoming a stretch of drug addictions, Early has highly developed himself to become a successful life coach. As a result Early has had the opportunity to speak at such prestigious institutions as Rider University, The Children's Hospital of The K...


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Sharon Meadows

Passionate Published Author and a Certified John C. Maxwell Speaker, Teacher and Leadership Coach.

Sharon D. Meadows  Sharon's professional career began as a software engineer. She earned a B.S degree in MIS from the University of North Carolina. After several years, she realized her passion for working with people was greater than her appetite for developing software.Sharon transitioned to become more people-centric and became an IT Business Analyst/Project Manager. Her extensive business experience of more than 17 years in IT has equipped he...


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Anthony Carter

Speaker specialized in surviving unemployment, mentoring, GLBTQ Issues, Relationships, HIV/AIDS personal responsibility for achieving goals.

Anthony CarterAnthony is a writer, actor and teacher. He is adjusting to life on the West Coast after years of being a theater rat in NYC.A semifinalist in the Strawberry One Act Festival 2007 with his play, Breakfast for Dinner, Anthony Carter combines his love of theatre, writing, storytelling and black queer feminist theory to create projects that inspire all to greatness.His book: Unfettered Mind: The Importance of Black Male Mental Health, r...


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Yoli Chisholm

A business “backbone builder” with deep marketing and personal roots. Seeking to motivate in ways that matter delivering measurable transformation to organizations and people striving to excel.

Yoli Chisholm          As a seasoned revenue marketing expert, start-up mentor and intellectual innovator, Yoli Chisholm has been at the bleeding edge and active participant in every digital marketing transformation in the last 20 years.  The daughter of South African freedom fighters, Yoli brings a radical approach and point of view to excellence in business and life. “Scrappy discipline” is her mantra where innovation is the backbone of runn...


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Anjuelle Floyd

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Mother-Daughter Relations and Dreams.

Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle is a wife of thirty-two years, mother of three, abstract painter, and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Mother-Daughter Relations and Dreams. She is the author of a collection of short stories, Keeper of Secrets ... Translations of an Incident (2007,) and three novels, The House (2010,) Seasons in Purdah (2012,) and When the Drum Major Died (2014.)Anjuelle's short stories and novels turn on the dynam...


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Dr. Pamela McCauley Bush

Award-winning Educator, Expert Engineer, Leadership-Innovation-Diversity Specialist who inspires students and professionals to pursue STEM education and careers, even in the face of great adversity.

Pamela McCauley Bush, Ph.D., C.P.E.Engineer, Educator, Leader & Entrepreneur Dr. Pamela McCauley Bush is a nationally recognized speaker, entrepreneur, author and Full Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida where she leads the Human Factors in Disaster Management Research Team.She previously held the position of Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Associate Professor of Aero...


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Aishah Tatum         Aishah is a gifted and talented young woman on the rise. When you meet her, you will know that there is something very special about her. Her vibrant personality literally lights up an entire room and her presence is warm and inviting. Growing up in humble beginnings in a single parent household, she was encouraged to be herself, strive for excellence and live a life that the world would remember. Her mother taught her about ...


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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          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 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...


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Linda Fondren

Linda transformed her life from poverty and disempowerment to success. Her book, “Shape Up Sisters!” is the practical, inspirational and accessible guide, -a get-healthy prescription for everyday women with jobs, families and real-life obstacles.

Linda Fondren            Linda Fondren transformed her life from poverty and disempowerment to success, and went back to her hometown of Vicksburg, Mississippi determined to make her hometown a healthier place after Mississippi was deemed the “fattest state” in the nation for several consecutive year.   In 2009, she spearheaded “Shape Up Vicksburg,” a City Hall-sanctioned weight loss challenge in which she convinced the local hospital to offe...


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Michelle Baynes Owens

Intellectual encourager offering practical words of wisdom to challenge people to reach their personal best.

Michelle Baynes Owens, M.Div.          Michelle is a passionate, dynamic speaker. Her authentic, compelling story invites listeners to assess their personal life path as she offers suggestions and words of wisdom to direct others toward healthy life choices.As an author/writer, researcher and consultant, she guides, inspires and encourages others to take care of themselves as they lead others. Her goal is to teach others to love yourself so you ...


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Dr. Raye Mitchell

Entertainment attorney, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, author and social entrepreneur founder of I C HOPE

Dr. Raye MitchellDr. Raye is an entertainment attorney, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, author and social entrepreneur founder of I C HOPE: The Making a New Reality Foundation. Dr. Mitchell is the Executive Producer of G.U.R.L.S. Rock Power TV (www.youtube.com/newhopenewreality), an Internet based TV program providing inspiration, training and leadership content for women and girls of color and G.U.R.L.S. Rock Global Leadership Summits (www.g...


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Jeannetta Blue

The Business Image Advocate specializing in Leadership & Professional Development

Jeannetta Blue (Jaybee)          Jaybee is a Corporate Recruiter, Speaker and Writer, referred to by many as the “Woman’s Woman.” She has consulting experience in the Independent Music Industry as well as development and implementation of Branding and Marketing campaigns, Recruiting, Operations and Image Consulting for small business, organizations and movements. After experiencing a major personal lifestyle change stemming from an 80 lb. weigh...


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Hasani Pettiford

Nation's authority on male/female relationships, human sexuality, and men's issues.

Hasani Pettiford         For over a decade, award-winning speaker, TV personality, and published author, Hasani Pettiford, has been a recognized authority on human sexuality, interpersonal relationships, as well as, personal growth and development. Hasani has directly impacted the lives of many, as he fulfills his mission to change the way men and women relate to one another, putting them on the path to healthier, more meaningful relationships.As...


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Demetria Lucas

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. LucasAffectionately 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 Root, whe...


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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. Jessica Houston

Dr. Houston has over 10 years of experience as a licensed social worker. She is also an author, adjunct professor and inspirational speaker.

Dr. Jessica Houston, Ph.D, LMSW         Dr. Houston has more than a decade of social work, counseling and higher education teaching experience. Throughout her career she has helped hundreds of coaching clients identify and fulfill their personal, educational and career goals. Moreover, as a licensed social worker, Dr. Houston has mentored and provided professional counseling to hundreds of at risk youth. Her expertise and ability to produce life-...


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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 leg...


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