Lawrence Watkins is the Founder & CEO of Great Black Speakers, the largest African-American owned speakers bureau in the nation. He works with celebrities, entertainers, and thought leaders to book them for speaking engagements at top universities, corporations, and civic organizations. Lawrence is also the President & COO of The Black Business School, which aims to provide African-Americans with a culturally relevant, yet low-cost education in all things wealth building and Black business creation. He holds an MBA in entrepreneurship from Cornell University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville.
Lawrence’s mission of becoming a tycoon politically, socially, and economically so that he may have a positive impact on his community is well underway. Through his personal journey and knowledge, he wants to change the lives of as many people as possible. Lawrence currently resides in Medellin, Colombia with his wife, Carla, and their 3-month old daughter, Amina Jolie.
Al Duncan is an award-winning youth advocate, publisher, and an internationally recognized authority on soft skills. He is the publisher of DuncanNuggets.com a resource center packed with free videos, articles, and activities on character education and soft skills.
As the leading motivational speaker for at-risk youth and troubled young people, Al has delivered his Duncan Nuggets® live and in-person to over 1 million young people around the world.
He is the author of My Success Journal For Young People and Get ALL Fired Up! He has been awarded The National PTA Life Achievement Award and the President’s Call to Service Award, for his outstanding service in the field of youth development and empowerment.
Formerly, as a corporate trainer he has delivered his programs as professional development courses at a number of colleges and universities including the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development.