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 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 consistently dis...


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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 inspiration can sta...


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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 success...


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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. They will...


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Shirley Husar

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

Shirley Husar         Columnist Writer Urban Game Changer Washington Times Communities and licensed real estate agent, CEO of URBAN GAME CHANGER 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 Republic...


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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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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 is what you would call a statistical anomaly. With a traumatic birth as a premi weighing only a 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 poverty for ...


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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...


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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 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 Asso...


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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          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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Dr. Cornelius Jones

Cornelius is a student of life but a teacher of experience. He specializes in social problems, personal development, leadership, and self imaging.

Dr. Cornelius D. Jones          Born in Grenada, Mississippi and raised in Atlanta Georgia. Jones, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, has had a seismic impact on race relations in the communities that he has lived in, beginning in 2008 as a community organizer in Alexandria LA. Among many efforts, Jones helped to head the Central Louisiana NAACP and played a pivotal role in addressing many of the social issues in surrounding comm...


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Aprill Harmon

Shatter glass ceilings, including the one in your own mind.

Aprill Harmon, LCSW, MBA         A native Texan, who motivates and inspires her audiences using her unique combination of humor, wisdom, and passion. Aprill is a licensed clinical social worker, coach, consultant, and author.  She is the founder and CEO of Social Works Illustrated.     Prior to a career in Social Work, Aprill was a successful hairstylist and salon owner. With over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry and over 10 in the s...


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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

Dr. Raye Mitchell         Dr. 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 Summi...


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Jeannetta Blue

The Business Branding Advocate specializing in Professional Leadership Development.

Jeannetta Blue (Jaybee)         Jaybee is a Career Coach, Speaker and Writer specializing in Personal and Professional Branding. She has Consulting experience in the Independent Music Industry as well as experience in the development and implementation of Branding and Marketing campaigns, Recruiting strategy, Training and Development, Product Development and Distribution as well as Operations Management and Image Consulting.Jaybee began her Bus...


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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. 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 ...


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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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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 ...


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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 Diploma, Booker T. Wash...


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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 ...


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