Youth Leadership Speakers

What do Gabby Douglas, Freddy Adu and Tiger Woods all have in common? Besides being exceptional athletes, each were groomed from a young age to be the best - leaders in their fields. As countries invest in youth development around the world, we too, must cultivate our children for excellence and positions of importance whenever possible. A wide range of GBS speakers specialize in youth leadership speeches and are a great addition to any middle-age and high school event. To learn more about the list of speakers available for youth leadership development speeches, browse the list below.

Al Duncan         Al is an award-winning youth advocate, publisher, and internationally recognized authority on soft skills who travels the world "Equipping Young Minds For Exceptional Performance.™" As the leading motivational speaker for at-risk youth and troubled young people, Al has delivered Duncan Nuggets®, live and in-person, to over 1 million young people around the world.    He is the owner of three successful business and he...


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Jordan Coleman

2011 Global Teen Leader, actor, author and education activist impacting youth one story and one community at a time.

Jordan Coleman         Jordan is a young man on a mission. At 17-years-old, he's a filmmaker, actor, author, education activist, honor roll student and athlete. He was recently named one the 25 Most Influential People in Our Children's Lives by Children's Health magazine. Jordan won the 2011 Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival HBO Best Feature Film competition with his film Payin’ The Price, a cautionary tale about teen dat...


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Gabrielle Jordan

Award-winning teenage entrepreneur, best-selling author, inspirational speaker, jewelry designer and philanthropist.

Gabrielle Jordan         Gabrielle Jordan has made a great deal of accomplishments, yet she knows that those accomplishments are only the beginning of her quest to leave a global impact in business, motivational speaking and publishing. With a list of recognitions and awards under her belt, Gabrielle is creating tidal waves for her creativity and thought-provoking messages. Most recently, Gabrielle Jordan was selected for the first-ever...


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Stedman Graham

Stedman lectures and conducts seminars for businesses and educational organizations worldwide on the topics of identity development and leadership.

Stedman Graham         Stedman has built a strong reputation for helping corporations, organizations, and individuals succeed. He is the Chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a management and marketing consulting firm based in Chicago.As an educator and speaker, Graham lectures and conducts seminars for businesses and educational organizations worldwide on the topics of identity development and leadership. Graham considers it’s hi...


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Eudora Pickett Nelson        Eudora is an international speaker, communication expert and author, whose audiences have fun learning how to manage tough communication, cognitive and executive challenges. A partial list of Eudora's clients include: United Energy Trading Company, Veterans Administration, United Postal Services, International Film Festivals, CA. Bankruptcy Courts and AARP.Eudora is a board certified speech pathologist with ...


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Lisa Nicole Bell         Lisa is the personification of what happens when art and commerce collide. A passionate communicator, creative businesswoman, and relentless solution finder, Lisa is a unique hybrid of social change agent, on air personality and behind-the-scenes powerhouse. As an award winning filmmaker, media personality, international speaker, and media entrepreneur, Lisa sits at the helm of a burgeoning empire that includes ...


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Gwen Webber-McLeod, M.S.         President and CEO of Gwen, Inc.    Gwen Webber-McLeod is a frequently sought after lecturer and conference keynote speaker on leadership topics, and is increasingly known for the work she does with emerging minority and women leaders through the concept of the “Unexpected LeaderTM.” The Unexpected Leader is one who bursts on the scene shaking things up because they break the mold of traditional leadersh...


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Jules Ferguson           “It was two o’clock in the morning on Memorial Day. No one was around. I stared across the room and saw nothing but a white ceiling, white floors and walls. There was dead silence, the kind that pierces your ears because it is so loud. In that moment, I had a choice to make - to live or take my own life. I chose to live.” The main message of Talkin’ About Life focuses on the “Power of Choice.”   Jules speak...


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George Hegamin

Retired NFL Superbowl Champion turned NFLPA Senior Manager: Coach, Motivator and Mentor.

George Hegamin         For more than 15 years, George has utilized his experience as an NFL athlete and Super Bowl Champion to successfully coach, motivate and mentor student-athletes, entrepreneurs and sales teams alike.   Born in the rough inner city of Camden, NJ, George is the walking billboard for motivation and perseverance. He walked on to his high school football team as a junior and was able to parlay that into successful caree...


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Clifton Coates

“Your Premiere Voice of Choice for Motivation and Inspiration.”

Clifton Coates         “Only When You Learn How To Control Your Destiny, Will You Realize Your Full Potential.”   Clifton Coates has taken his passion for empowering at-risk populations and turned it into an art form. An extraordinary keynote and motivational speaker, singer and skilled workshop facilitator he is transforming leadership in school systems, colleges, corporations, government and non-profit organizations.Coates offers a un...


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Isiah Anderson

Isiah is a visionary with a passion for change, and is committed to creating opportunities for urban communities to thrive in the areas of economic, education and community revitalization.

Isiah Anderson         Isiah is a man of passion. From his faith, to his family, to his business, he is driven by a passion for change. With more than 20 years of experience in leadership, mentoring, and coaching, Isiah aides his team in developing and implementing programs designed to innovate urban education, create economic opportunities and cultivate community-building partnerships. He is the Managing Officer of Three Cord Inc., a m...


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Dr. Chris Hickey, Sr.

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 ...


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Arthur Milton Porter III

Empowering corporations, organizations, entrepreneurs and leaders to reach their full potential

Arthur Milton Porter III         Arthur is a premier speaker that is guaranteed to inform, entertain and empower your audience. Arthur is the CEO of Kingdom Associates, a firm dedicated to helping others to reach their maximum potential. He is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience of helping thousands of aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to start of grow their businesses. He speaks nationally and internationally on entrepre...


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Aaron Johnson

Aaron is a 14 year old award-winning filmmaker, author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and talk show host of “A Few Moments With Aaron”. Aaron is a positive voice for the youth by demonstrating you are never too young to follow your dreams.

Aaron Johnson        Aaron is a 14 year old Entrepreneur, Author, Award Winning Filmmaker, Motivational Speaker and Talk Show Host. Aaron is a young man with a big vision. At the age of 9, Aaron began his passion for film making & editing. He started his journey on an Acer laptop using the Windows movie maker software. Aaron progressed to using Sony Vegas, Movie Plus, Hit Film, iMovie, Final Pro X and Adobe Premier CS6. After he mastere...


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Laymon Hicks         All teens are troubled. It goes with the territory. A part of the “passage.” There is the typical “torment” of wanting to belong, to be the same, to be liked and accepted. Is my nose too big? My height too short? My hair too long? But not everyone belonged to the Brady Brunch. Drugs. Alcohol. Violence. Stress. Depression. Add the words bullying, peer pressure and self-doubt and you’ve entered the real world drama ...


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Sakina Ibrahim

Sakina is a powerful speaker who specializes in youth engagement and arts education, her work touches listeners and readers with its universal themes and interdisciplinary approach.

Sakina Ibrahim        Sakina is the author of NAACP Image Award nominated book of Big Words to Little Me: Advice to the younger self, an educator and performer. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and a Masters of Fine Arts from The University of California, Irvine. As a performer she has received awards such as The Dance Outreach, Excellence in Performance Award and Medici Award. ...


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David Dennis

Rider on the first freedom bus ride from Montgomery to Jackson, May 21, 1960. Co-directed Ms. Freedom Summer in 1964. Worked with Bob Moses to direct the implementation of Southern Initiative Algebra Project.

David J. (Dave) Dennis, Sr.         Dave interrupted his collegiate experience during his freshman year in 1961 at Dillard University in New Orleans LA to work in the 60s civil rights movement in the South, particularly Mississippi and Louisiana, where he was arrested over 30 times in relation to his activities to register disenfranchised voters.Dave was on the first freedom bus ride from Montgomery AL to Jackson MS in 1961. He served i...


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Clarence M. Lee, Jr. MD, MBA         Dr. Lee is an author, speaker, physician-executive, and entrepreneur. He serves as a Center Medical Director for U.S. HealthWorks an occupational medicine and urgent care service provider in Sacramento.Prior to taking this position Dr. Lee served as an active duty Air Force Officer at Beale AFB in the 9th Aerospace Medicine Squadron where he held the rank of Captain and the position of Flight Surgeon...


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Alison Vaughn

Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Public Speaker & Community Advocate • Founder & CEO of Jackets for Jobs, Inc.

Alison Vaughn         A decade of making a difference in the community.       Alison is an award winning entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of Jackets for Jobs, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides employment etiquette, career skills training and professional clothing to low-income individuals. Since opening its doors in 2000, Jackets for Jobs has assisted more than 16,000 individuals in their pursuit of employment. This high p...


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Ayinde Jean Baptiste

Son of the African Diaspora; reclaiming revolutionary black pasts toward revolutionary human futures.

Ayinde Jean-Baptiste          Ayinde is neither an entertainer nor the next ‘great black leader’. He is a Sanba, a Kreyol appellation which encompasses poet/ griot/ keeper of memory/ servant of truth. Born in Brooklyn, on Umoja, the youngest child of a hard, demanding love, he was raised in Chicago and Evanston, IL as a member of a large extended family of blood and political relations, and as a master of ceremonies. He has shared his ...


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Boyd Melson         Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson isn’t your prototypical pugilist. He’s a college graduate, well mannered, articulate and most importantly, fights for more than a paycheck; he battles for a cause.Born was born to a French Creole father and an Israeli-Polish mother resulting in Melson’s unique ethnic background and upbringing being that of African American, Native American, and European Jewish. Melson played basketball as a yo...


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Dr. Leslie Grace

Educator, Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Community Activist who loves to empower children, families and their communities. The goal is to implement Economics, Entrepreneurship & Empowerment.

Up Coming Events     University of Pennsylvania     MLK Symposium      Money Management for Families     January 18, 2016     http://www.upenn.edu/aarc/mlk       Girard College 21st Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service Money Mangement for Families Session January 19, 2016 https://t.co/wN3wpKx1io   Dr. Leslie is becoming a leading expert in the area of increasing the financial capabilities of Young A...


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Eddie Francis

Leadershipaholic • Award-Winning Mass Media Pro • HBCU and Black Greek Advocate • Talent Acquisition Professional

Known for his energy, candor, humor, and audience interaction, Eddie Francis leverages a combined 30-plus years' experience in mass media and career development to inspire audiences. Over a quarter of a million people in 28 states have been empowered by the media man/recruiter/HBCU-Black Greek advocate.One of his notable accomplishments happened during his tenure as a college PR director. In 2011, Eddie led the charge to defeat the Stat...


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Deidre Mathis

World Traveler, Author, & Budget Travel Expert helping minority students discover the benefits of study abroad experiences.

Deidre Mathis        Budget world traveler, author and keynote/public speaker Deidre Mathis debuted her budget travel book, “Wanderlust: For the Young, Broke Professional” last February as part of Author House Publishing’s Travel line and has been on the go spreading the benefits of international travel since then.Deidre has been twice featured in Black Enterprise Magazine and she has also been highlighted as a USA TODAY’s Modern Woman....


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