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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 is living in Los Angeles, California. Personal 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 Governor Appointee Board Member served for 4 years. Server as a California Republica...


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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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Dr. Patricia Pickles

Dr. Pickles is an educational expert who specializes in improving students' performance and creating schools of excellence.

Patricia L. Pickles (Ph.D.)Dr. Patricia is one of America’s most recognized names synonymous with improving students’ performance and closing achievement gaps. Dr. Patricia has demonstrated her in-depth expertise while serving as a teacher, adjunct professor, principal, superintendent of schools, senior director for the state department of education, and as a consultant. Patricia knows what it takes to dissolve low performing schools and create s...


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Maimah Karmo

Inspirational, motivational speaker, non-profit development, women's health, empowerment expert, leadership, community activism, single mothers, self esteem, young black women and author.

Maimah KarmoMaimah is the Founder of Tigerlily Foundation and an eight year survivor of breast cancer, who recently received the Congressional Black Caucus Leadership in Advocacy Award for her work with young women and breast cancer.In 2009, she spoke on Capitol Hill, alongside Representative Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, now Democratic National Committee Chair, to introduce the Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young (EARL...


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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 JacksonEarly 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 King's Dau...


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Sharon Meadows

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

Sharon D. MeadowsSharon'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 her ...


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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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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 Aer...


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Shaneka McClarty

The master ‘Hope Builder’ helping people move from fear to faith

Shaneka McClartyShaneka is a licensed therapist with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University (Atlanta, GA) and a Bachelor’s Degree from Stillman College (Tuscaloosa, AL). She has been practicing for over ten years focusing on relationships, particularly women’s issues and couples.   Her company, Therapy Girl LLC, is set up to provide counseling services, consulting, workshops, and motivational speaking. Shaneka is a dyn...


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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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Hasani Pettiford

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

Hasani PettifordFor over a decade, award-winning speaker and author Hasani Pettiford has been a recognized authority on human sexuality, interpersonal relationships and 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 more meaningful relationships.   As the founder and president of Touch & Agree Family In...


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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 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, ...


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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 & CEOCentre For Excellence, LLC EducationJuly 2005, Master of Arts Degree, Organizational Management, University of Phoenix1996 Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow, Washington, DC1972 Registered Representative National Association of Securities DealersMay 1962, Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education, Alabama State UniversityMay 1958, High School Diploma, Booker T. Washington High School, Montgomery, ALCareer E...


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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 Google South Africa, Head o...


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Tiphani MontgomeryWhen I was 12, they told me I was stupid — and prescribed ‘smart pills’ (aka, Ritalin) to wrestle my brain into a state of submission. I fed them to my Rottweiler. They worked like a charm.   When I was 21, they told me I’d never amount to anything — so I took my baby daughter, moved to a new state, self-published a book of poetry, and sold 2,500 copies in less than a month…from behind the bar where I mixed drinks & hustled ti...


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Melanie Bonita

#1 Amazon Bestselling Author and Award-winning Inspirational Speaker, helping people to get more determined to achieve their dreams.

Melanie BonitaMelanie is a #1 Amazon Bestselling author, award-winning international inspirational speaker, faith coach, praise dancer and gospel fitness instructor. She's on a mission to help people get more determined, dedicated and driven to achieve their dreams and destiny. Her "Daily Dose Series" show others how to maximize their life and achieve their dreams by using daily strategies to get there. Melanie Bonita started being a very determ...


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Dr. Rubin Cockrell

Dr. Rubin Cockrell is an International Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur and Professor. Dr. Cockrell serves as CEO of Positive Images & Associates.

Dr. Rubin CockrellDr. Cockrell’s Personal Mission Statement- To educate, enrich, and enhance people’s lives so that they may achieve their goals. Dr. Cockrell’s Personal Slogan- “Failure is not an Option, Excuses are not Acceptable, and Excellence must be a way of Life.” – Dr. Rubin Cockrell  Dr. Rubin Cockrell is an International Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur and Professor. Dr. Cockrell serves as CEO of Positive Images & Associates (www.imagep...


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Sharon Bennett Sharon Bennett is a native of San Antonio, Texas and realized her passion through faithful inspiration. She speaks to motivate others to a happier & healthier way of being with improved self-esteem, self-worth, self-love to find their path and start their in life. With a Bachelor’s of Arts and a Bachelors of Science, member of NSA, NAPW, & IWLA, she is a 16 year veteran Registered Nurse Coach, with experiences in Health Management...


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Sharon Frame

Your Focus & Follow Through Coach. I help people master laser-focused techniques to re-frame their self-image & create guaranteed success.

Sharon FrameSharon Frame is a Former CNN Anchor/Author/Trainer and Empowerment Speaker whose core mission is to help clients claim their “space” on the planet, re-frame their self-image and create the life they desire and deserve. She does that through her international travels as an Empowerment Speaker and with her “Focus And Follow Through” Power Focus Coaching.She has conducted “follow-through” seminars and keynotes for small businesses, corpo...


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Ma'at em Maakheru

Ma'at em Maakheru uses her soulful and energetic style to help black women uncover and solve some of the subtle issues in their wombs.

Ma'at em Maakheru Kemetic High Priestess and Yoruba Initiate 10 year Practitioner of holistic energy, healing, and counseling Author of book “Whatz In Your Womb” Founder of The Ma’at Foundation, Inc (Pan-Afrikan Philanthropic Organization) Ma'at em Maakheru is a Reiki Master/Teacher and Belief Management Counselor, Kemetic Priestess, and Yoruba Initiate. She is also known to some as the Hiphop Reiki Master because of her soulful and energeti...


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Dr. Rahmanda Salamatu Campbell

Founder of The Reading Clinic, Inc. which provides evidence-based diagnostic evaluations and educational therapy for children, adolescents and adults with Dyslexia, the most common reading disability.

Dr. Rahmanda Salamatu CampbellDr. Campbell is the Founder of The Reading Clinic, Inc. which provides evidence-based diagnostic evaluations and educational therapy for children, adolescents and adults with Dyslexia, the most common reading disability. She serves as a Supervisor for Special Education Student Teachers at West Chester University. Dr.Campbell has consulted, trained, and mentored educators on best teaching practices for diverse learner...


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Belinda Munro

Dreamin' In 3D - Dedicated, Determined, and Destined. Your 3 Steps on the stairway to Success.

Belinda MunroBelinda is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and motivational speaker who ignites the unspoken with her grace and dynamic presence. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, to Grenadian parents, Belinda takes great pride in her Canadian-Caribbean heritage. Belinda Has been singing and performing ever since she could talk. She first realized her love and passion for music while singing "The Lord's Prayer", her very first solo performan...


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Toni Judkins

Toni speaks about Media (multimedia content creation) and Life Fulfillment topics from the POV of her MOXY brand. Maximizing Opportunities of Xtraordinary Yearnings!

Toni Judkins   As a television programming and production executive, I have had extensive success developing unique and memorable television experiences encompasses scripted series, live performance documentaries, mini-series and news/reality programming. For over 15 years, networks have relied on me to deliver exceptional programming and my value proposition includes:   Success conceptualizing, developing, and producing relevant, engaging, a...


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TaRae Peoples

Advocate for young single mothers, and Founder of The Rose House, Inc., Non-profit organization

TaRae D. Peoples TaRae, Wife, Mother, Organization founder and President are just a few of the titles this multi-faceted woman carries.It was during her season as a young-single mother that Mrs. Peoples discovered the need to empower other young women to except, love and believe in themselves. Wanting to erase the negative implications placed on single-mothers as a whole has pushed TaRae to give back to her community by speaking to these women o...


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Angela "Asa Lovechild" ArnoldSinger, actress & writer, Angela "Asa Lovechild" Arnold, is a native of Louisville, KY who started her entertainment career on the theatre stage at the age of four. Working under the tutelage of Nona Hendryx, Ruby Dee, Tsidii Le Loka (Lion King), Dr. Barbara Ann Teer and many others, Asa Lovechild holds a degree in Literature and Theatre Arts (musical and dramatic) from The University of Louisville.She is a former in ...


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