Nancy Vogl Speakers Bureau

Diversity is everywhere. Different religions, cultures, ethnicities, genders, sexuality…all make for a rich tapestry of humanity. Which sometimes might lead to judgment, confusion, tension, communication issues and more. When an organization values its people, there is a commitment to bring awareness and understanding of the differences, while focusing on the commonalities we all share. As Diversity is an arena close to our hearts, we're honored to introduce you to these superb experts.

Diversity
Barry Scott
Barry ScottTHE COURAGE TO LEAD: A TRIBUTE TO MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Whether it’s his one-man show or Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., gifted actor Barry Scott conjures up the spirit of Dr. King as if you were listening to the great Civil Rights activist himself. Drawing from King’s key speeches and writings, Barry is the voice for a man and an era forever woven into our consciousness. An authority...

Chris Bashinelli
Chris Bashinelli ThumbnailBLURRING THE LINES BETWEEN CULTURES AND GENERATIONS

Actor, activist and global explorer, Chris Bashinelli is a man perpetually on a cultural adventure. As the the host and executive producer of the internationally recognized series, Bridge the Gap (PBS), Chris traverses the globe from Tanzania to Thailand to experience life in someone else’s shoes. Chris has harvested buffalo with Native American...

D.J. "Eagle Bear" Vanas
INSPIRING THE WARRIOR SPIRIT IN BUSINESS AND LIFE

Enduring the extreme conditions of traditional ceremonies and rights of passage, D.J. Eagle Bear Vanas has had the values of the warrior spirit burned into his core. Born to teenage parents in desperate poverty, D.J. has come far by any measure. He truly walks his track when it comes to understanding the power of the warrior spirit...

David McLauren
David McLaurenPRODUCTIVITY THROUGH DIVERSITY

Dr. David McLauren sees Diversity as a goldmine for leveraging one’s business in a country where “minorities” will have increased to a full 50% by 2042. David works with companies who wish to increase their productivity and bottom-line results. He teaches how to reach multicultural markets, work and communicate with diverse staff and discover..

Dawnna St. Louis
BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING WITH YOUR STILETTO

Dawnna St. Louis brings over 20 years of government and private sector leadership, enterprise project management, and training experience forged in the Business Intelligence and Technology industry. Dubbed the “Super Geek in Recovery,” Dawnna’s journey to a C-Level Executive within 15 years is used to create breakthroughs. She shares lessons...

Imad Fadlallah
ADVOCATE FOR EDUCATIONAL EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

As a 30-year educator, Imad Fadlallah was not widely known until the documentary, Fordson: Faith, Fasting and Football came along. Imad was principle of Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan (largest Muslim community in U.S.), and he knows all too well how deeply his students, staff and fellow Arab-Americans were affected by the events of 9/11…and the aftermath of...

Jessica Pettitt
A CATALYST FOR CREATING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

Jessica Pettitt is a diversity speaker with “SheBango!” What’s Shebango, you ask?  It’s means Jessica delivers with a bang and laugh! With a background in standup comedy, coupled with a new perspective that inspires change, her presentations keep audiences tuned in, entertained, and applying real learning. When it comes to social justice...

Karith Foster
INSPIRING TRANSFORMATION WITH HUMOR: LIVE, LAUGH, LEARN

Successfully combining a clean, sweet Southern comedy style with bona fide New York savvy, Karith Foster offers a unique, refreshing look at life in general and now – new motherhood. Using her disarming wit and a keen understanding of our shared experiences, Karith engages her listeners in matters ranging from pets to diversity to the...

Kelly McDonald
MULTICULTURAL MARKETING AND CONSUMER TRENDS EXPERT

Every culture has its own language. It’s more than words – it’s the way people connect to each other. And unless you know the language, your message will not be heard. That’s why Kelly McDonald is in such high demand as a speaker and consultant. Based on her new book, Kelly’s signature keynote is Crafting the...

Khalil Hachem
BRIDGING THE CULTURAL GAP

Fleeing the civil war in Lebanon, Khalil Hachem immigrated to the U.S. to attend college and major in engineering. He didn’t speak a word of English. Ultimately earning an advanced degree in diplomacy, communication is at the forefront of all of Khalil’s work. His many accomplishments include as a noted journalist, business advisor, founder and executive...

Lenora Billings-Harris
HELPING ORGANIZATIONS MAKE DIVERSITY A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Lenora Billings-Harris approaches matters of diversity from a unique perspective. She works with organizations to help them make diversity a competitive advantage, by creating and sustaining inclusive work cultures that engage each individual to accelerate their efforts toward maximum contribution. The results are increased innovation...

Leslie McCurdy
THE SPIRIT OF HARRIET TUBMAN

The Spirit of Harriet Tubman: In this one-woman play, Leslie McCurdy invokes the ‘spirit’ of Harriet Tubman as she portrays the life of the famous Underground Railroad conductor. Through it all we learn of the faith and conviction that drove Harriet Tubman to follow her dreams, a reminder that one person, indeed, can make a difference. Leslie is an actor, playwright...

Mary-Frances Winters
Mary-Frances WintersMASTER INCLUSION STRATEGIST

Dr. Mary-Frances Winters is a master strategist with over 30 years experience in strategic planning, change management, diversity, organization development, training and facilitation, systems thinking and qualitative and quantitative research methods. Her work and speaking is with an emphasis on ethnic and multicultural issues. Prior to founding her consulting...

Michael Soon Lee
Michael Soon LeeINCREASING YOUR SALES TO MINORITIES

Customers should not all be treated the same. Hispanics, African Americans, Asians and Middle Easterners do not buy products and services the same way Caucasian customers do. Michael Soon Lee is a marketing guru, the leading expert in selling and marketing to people from diverse cultures. Any company wishing to increase their bottom-line would be well...

Mike Dilbeck
Mike DilbeckLEADING THE WAY FOR COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP BY STANDING UP, STEPPING IN AND SPEAKING OUT

Mike Dilbeck started a revolution — a revolution for courageous leadership. A movement away from the shame, regret and guilt we all feel from standing by to any kind of injustice or wrongdoing. A movement towards a whole new world where we are standing up, stepping in, and speaking out against inappropriate...

Mimi Donaldson
Mimi DonaldsonBUILDING TEAMS THAT CREATE SOLUTIONS AND COMMUNICATE TRUST

When Mimi Donaldson speaks, people listen. And they laugh, even if they weren’t expecting to! But most importantly, they never forget the new perspective Mimi gives them. She has a flair for making audiences feel like they’ve unlocked the secrets to an authentic and rewarding communication method. The result? ...

Omekongo Dibinga
Omekongo DibingaEMPOWERING GLOBAL CITIZENS…INSPIRING CHANGE

A motivational speaker, trilingual poet, positive rapper, TV talk show host, CNN contributor…just a few of the ways to describe Omekongo Dibinga. But in reality, he is indescribable. His music, words and message are a beautiful foundation for someone bent on inspiring others, particularly as it relates taking a stand when witnessing an injustice...

Pegine Echevarria
Pegine EchevarriaMOTIVATING LEADERS IN A DIVERSE WORLD

From former Bronx girl gang member to the first Latina inducted int the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame, Pegine Echevarria is a one-of-a-kind success story. A plethora of descriptions are apt: She’s audacious, bold, brilliant, clever, comical, dynamic, relevant, effective, feisty, and just plain FUN. New York Newsday dubbed her a “walking one-woman...

Richard Santana
Richard SantanaFROM HOMEBOY TO HARVARD

When Señor Chocolate, a tough-talking Latino gangster, arrives on stage in baggy pants, shades, trench coat and a red bandana, the audience is immediately stunned. Using a thick Spanish accent, he begins with accounts of his gang-life experiences to illustrate gang attitudes and behaviors. He challenges the audience to assess their perceptions, and acknowledge that violence...

Sonia Aranza
Sonia AranzaCOMPELLING AND DISTINCT EXPERT ON CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS AND DIVERSITY

Sonia Aranza thrives in complex cross-cultural environments and shows audiences how to do the same using powerful tips and tools. Sonia brings real world experience to the platform. She was born in the Philippines, immigrated to America as a child, raised in Hawaii’s multi-cultural environment, studied abroad...

Tracy Brown
Tracy BrownMANAGING IN A MULTIETHNIC, MULTIGENERATIONAL, MULTICULTURAL WORLD

For more than two decades, Tracy Brown has been a shining light in a world still burdened by labels, division, and miscommunication between people. Tracy helps leaders understand ways to use diversity as a resource for growth, productivity and innovation. She’s worked with clients in every industry to integrate their...

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