Entrepreneurship is sexy, easy, and complete freedom. Wrong! It’s all about turning an idea into an opportunity, identifying and securing great team players, and attracting the resources to make it happen. That takes a lot of smart and hard work. It also takes branding, measurement, and financial management. Your journey should include trusted advisors.
Plus, it’s a lot more fun to celebrate the wins with a team. My consulting goal is to help you better outline your idea, identify untapped resources, and help you rethink your relationships so that they work with and for you. My Entrepreneurship Coaching strategy is designed to give you the kick start to go to the next level. Why? We all need motivation to achieve greatness. Your next is waiting for you.
Race & Racism
Leaders must respond to the disease of Racism. It is a virus that has spread in every structure and institution, and it must be eradicated. How one understands how race and racism were birthed and currently operates will dictate the response and action. Race is a constructed term that has divided people in our society since the founding of the colonies and the United States. For far too long conversations have dismissed the important historical economic, legal, and religious policies that have created poor outcomes for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).
My goal is to address the "elephant in the room" by providing instruction and counsel to organizations through critical analysis, research, engaging exercises, and strategic ideation that produce healing and understanding. If you want better organizational results...if you want to learn what they didn't teach you in school...if you want real talk and less fluff....if you are ready to move beyond diversity training, cultural competence, and implicit bias to gain improved team dynamics, better decision-making, and collaborative workgroups, please contact me for a free consultation. I don't market my services. I am informed by leading scholars and activists, my own scholarship and study, institutional and community organizing, and a deep faith of love and service. I remain ever hopeful that we can do and be better.
I am blessed to help clients across the USA through word-of-mouth introductions and referrals. Clients range from individuals, corporations, governmental agencies, non-profits, and sports organizations.
Services include keynote presentations, workshops, strategic and tactical planning, organizational audits, facilitation, and communications strategy.
What do I read to inform my work? Consider this book list.
strategic & purposeful atletics & race colloquy (sparc)
This racial equity workshop is designed to open communication and develop strategy for athletes, sport teams, administrators, and staff determined to understand and heal from structural racism. Sessions are customized for high school, college, and professional teams. SPARC goes beyond the standard diversity training. If you are ready to go to the next level of analysis, SPARC is for you. Participants learn how race and racism influence sport outcomes (e.g., economics, performance, decision-making, and team dynamics), which often creates tension between athletes, company associates, family members, academics, teammates, staff, coaches, and administrators.
What are the solutions? Let’s start with dialogue.
Life After Sports With effective Results (Laser)
As an academic, athlete, entrepreneur, and business professional, I have lived and learned leadership. My doctoral studies focused on Leadership and Organizational Behavior. My background in the sport industry as a NCAA DI athlete and coach, financial services (with two Fortune 100 companies) as a director and sales representative, and now as a professor to many of the best and brightest students allows me to say with confidence: I can and am willing to help you. With over 80 different leadership theories and models, many people struggle to identify the best method, technique, and application to achieve day-to-day success.
My consulting goal is to help you better understand your leadership style and the process and capability to effect change in your life. I specifically coach to assist athletes as they further their education, become a successful entrepreneur or employee. My strategy is purposed to inspire you to take the confidence from the field or court and apply them to your next chapter.
33+ years of public speaking experience
National and local television and radio experience
Non-Profit, Corporate and Small Business audiences ranging from 1 to 1500
Keynote or Workshop Engagements (Large scale or intimate settings)
Audience: From new or seasoned employees...senior executives to youth
Interests: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Race and Racism, and Sport Business
Customization designed for your specific objectives
Sample Titles and Themes:
A Curve Ball for All Ages: Racism and the Power of Sport
Energy + Innovation: The High-Octane Fuel of Entrepreneurship
Hate vs. Healing: Considerations for Matters of Race and Power
Leadership: The Power of Difference
Money Over Morals: The Peculiar Economy of the Sport Enterprise
N.E.S.S. (Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep, and Spirituality): The Keys to Healthy Living
Passion, Positivity, and Purpose
Plantation or Platform? The Black Male Student-Athlete's Plight in Higher Education
The Scholar-Activist Toolkit: Leadership Strategies for Survival and Success in the Academy
Thank you for considering me as your speaker. Referrals are my best form of payment.