Dr. Bernice A. King
Bernice A. King (Be A King) is nationally and internationally known as one of the most powerful, motivating and life-changing orators and speakers on the circuit today. Bernice leaves her audiences speechless and challenges people to RAISE THE STANDARD. Born the youngest daughter of the late Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bernice began her oratorical journey when she spoke in her mother’s stead at the United Nations at age 17. Over the years, she has had the occasion to speak in such places as The White House, DuPont Corp., Warner-Lambert Corporation, AT&T, NIKE, USANA Health Sciences, University of Toledo, Xavier University, University of North Carolina, Duke University, Pepperdine University, Department of Defense, Salvation Army, and in such places as Sydney, Australia, Lubeck, Germany, Auckland, New Zealand and South Africa to name a few. In the summer of 2000, she narrated the “Lincoln Portrait” along with a symphony orchestra in Keil, Germany at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.
Ambassador Andrew Young
Andrew Young is co-founding Principal and Chairman of GoodWorks International. This involvement allows him to execute his life-long mission of energizing the private sector to advance economic development in Africa and the Caribbean. He puts corporate executives in contact with leaders and key influences in the regions’ emerging markets, facilitating the formation of successful business partnerships. He also offers strategic advice to corporations on doing business successfully in those markets, and advises several governments on sound policy-making. Ambassador Young’s vision of advancing economic development with private sector involvement was honed during comprehensive leadership positions in public service and private industry. His varied background provides GWI clients with a uniquely qualified advisor who has a global perspective on business expansion. Ambassador Young has served as United States Ambassador to the United Nations and as Co-Chair of the Atlanta Committee for the Centennial Olympic Games. He served two terms as Mayor of Atlanta, one of the fastest growing cities in the world, was elected Congressman three times, and is a leading figure in the civil rights movement. He currently serves on the Boards of several Fortune 500 companies and was appointed by President Bill Clinton to Chair the $100-million Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund. Ambassador Young is on the National Security Council Advisory Board, and remains active in numerous charitable activities and organizations.
John Hope Bryant
Author of Inc. Magazine-CEOREAD business bestseller LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), Mr. Bryant is the only African-American bestselling business author in America. A member of the founding class of the Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum, an Oprah’s Angel Network award recipient, a TIME Magazine 50 (Leaders) for the Future (94′), John Hope Bryant is a social entrepreneur and businessman, the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, advisor to the last three sitting U.S. presidents and recognized by the last 5 U.S. presidents. Bryant is a noted thought leader, author, public speaker, and an innovator in the business of empowerment, writing regularly for the Huffington Post.