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.

Jeannetta Blue

The Brand Building Powerhouse specializing in Success Principles & 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...

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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 Lyte         Lyricist, 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 consis...

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Tai Beauchamp

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

Tai Beauchamp         A 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 inspirati...

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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 high...

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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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Dahn Elle Dior Ballard

My Passion is to Empower Moms who might be feeling stressed and overwhelmed to live a whole and Balanced Life. It is possible!

Dahn Elle Dior Ballard         Dahn is a gifted Actress, Writer and Certified Life Coach. Through her Life Coaching, Workshops and Retreats Dahn passionately spreads her message of a ‘Balanced Mom Life” and how it is indeed possible. Dahn believes that the time spent raising our children is so precious not just to their lives but ours as well. We basically spend our “youth” raising our babies. If we don’t find a way to create a balance....

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Teddy Williams

NFL Player who shares "You Are Destined for Greatness" with youth across country

Teddy Williams        The last words his grandmother whispered before passing were: “You Were Destined for Greatness”. It broke the first of many clouds that would hang over the life of Teddy Williams, showing rays of sunshine, and giving him the determination to be successful.Not many would have bet Teddy would have just signed a 2.3 million deal with the Carolina Panthers after celebrating his 5th season in the NFL. He began finding t...

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Jane John-Nwankwo  CPT, DSD, RN, MSN, PHN    With more than 10 years as a professional female motivational speaker, Jane can hold any audience sitting straight on their chairs for any length of time! Jane resides in Southern California, but travels internationally for motivational speeches. She is a seminar leader and a published author of more than 50 books including textbooks for healthcare training, fiction for entertainment, books f...

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Allison Samuels         Allison 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 ...

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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 Deleg...

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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 Partner and Vice-President at Cross & Joftus. For more than a decade C&J has been devoted to helping public education leaders achieve outstandingresults.   In addition to current practice areas in school and district improvement, educational leadership, talent management, strategicplanning, school finance, community schools, and education policy, Brizard brings to Cross & Joftus two new ...

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Dr. Pamela McCauley

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 (formerly Bush), Ph.D., C.P.E.       Engineer, Educator, Leader & Entrepreneur         Dr. Pamela McCauley is an ergonomics and biomechanics expert, a dynamic keynote speaker, a popular author, and an award-winning professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida where she serves as Director of the Ergonomics Laboratory. Dr. McCauley is currently on ass...

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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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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 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 ...

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Dr. Raye Mitchell

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

Having been honored with the prestigious Jefferson Award, the United States’ Nobel Prize for public service, Raye Mitchell is an award-winning humanitarian, Harvard Law School lawyer turned entertainment producer, tech developer, and social entrepreneur. Raye Mitchell retired from the practice of law to become fully engaged and devote her impressive skills to her passion and purpose in philanthropy and volunteerism work. Her vision is...

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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 relati...

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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. 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; 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 ...

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To Build Your Business, You First have to Build Yourself, Look like Success.

D. De’Vaughn (Jolanta Whitaker)            Ms. De’Vaughn is a professional stylist since 1996 and salon owner since 1999, successful entrepreneur, platform artist, freelance stylist, keynote speaker and best-selling author. Ms. De’Vaughn has had the pleasure of working with fashion photographers for nationally known modeling agencies. She also has appeared in national ad campaigns for blue chip brands.   Ms. De’Vaughn is the owner a...

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Dr. Garth Vickers

The Transformer, Best-selling Author who specialize in personal growth and development.

Dr. Garth Vickers, The Financial Moses, is an author, motivational speaker and a financial wealth transformer. Born into a life of simple means in his native Jamaica, early on Garth discovered that many people in his community were already programmed with a mindset of poverty.The two things he attributed most to his capacity to rise out of that situation are his spirituality and his commitment to lifelong learning. He carried this minds...

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Philip Lewis

The Master Builder who specializes in Motivation for Business Sales, Health/Fitness, Motivation, Inspiration, Image and Self Esteem, Christian, Religious

Philip Lewis         Phil Lewis is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach and Ordained Minister. He is the founder of Phil Lewis We Network, Evangelism Network. and Co Produced Joy and Strength Today TV Programs.   Phil has well over 20 years of business-planning and sales experience. He is a former Mr. Toronto, Mr. Ontario and Mr. New York bodybuilding champion. Phil Lewis started the first Walmart ...

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Keishorne Scott

Award-Winning Youth Advocate, Best-selling Author, Inspirational Speaker, Relationship coach, and Founder of the One More Educated Black Man Foundation.

Keishorne Scott         Keishorne was born in the Town of Arima, Trinidad and Tobago, raised in Barbados and then moved to Brooklyn, NY at the age of eight where he has been resting his head ever since. While growing up in Canarsie in Brookyn he knew he was going to be the one to make a change. Inspired by friends and family; he knew he had the love and support to pursue in making a difference.Keishorne is also the founder of the “One More EDUCAT...

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Karen Haynes

As an ordained minister & military verteran Karen empowers others to maximize their potential and affect positive change in their lives.

Karen Haynes            Karen is an Ordained Minister and Military Veteran. She completed more than 20 years of honorable service in the United States Marine Corps. Ms. Haynes speaking career began while she was a recruiter in Shreveport LA. She inspired youth in the black communities to dream of a fantastic future. Ms. Haynes was born in St. Louis, Mo. She was an army dependent.   During her childhood she overcame a learning disabi...

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Stephen Newton

Former Google Executive: Bridging the gap from West Philly to Africa

Stephen A. Newton          Stephen is an international business man. He has lived and worked in countries spanning The Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Stephen has held various executive level roles, most recently as CEO Ecommerce Platforms South Africa by MIH Internet, a division of Naspers.     Prior to working for Naspers, Stephen served as MD & VP for inMobi Africa, worked for Google in various roles, including Head of Goo...

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Charlie Hardy

The educator who was an eye witness to one of the most defining moments in the quest for equality.

Charlie E. Hardy, President & CEO         Centre For Excellence, LLC        Education       • July 2005, Master of Arts Degree, Organizational Management, University of Phoenix     • 1996 Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow, Washington, DC     • 1972 Registered Representative National Association of Securities Dealers     • May 1962, Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education, Alabama State University    • May 1958, High School Dip...

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