Known for his impeccable service as a supervising manager with a hands on approach, Dudley Carter has worked in the field of maintenance for over 20 years.
He is currently the CEO of ICB Air, an A/C HVAC repair company.
Dudley is also a trainer, focusing on heart-felt service vs. customer service.
Adrian N. Carter, PhD (c)
Adrian N. Carter has been impacting organizations and institutions of higher education for over 18 years with his dynamic and progressive ability to lead, resolve conflict, and create solutions. As an Author, International Poet, Speaker, and Leadership Development Trainer, with a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Leadership, Adrian is committed to influencing people through his training, publications, and poetry into becoming more caring, sharing, and loving individuals who understand the importance of inclusive community building. Adrian empowers every individual to be the right person in the right place at the right time via The Ellison Model, developed by world-class sociologist and professor Dr. Deryl G. Hunt. Adrian travels the world teaching leaders “It’s not the problem that counts, it’s the solution.”
Adrian N. Carter
Matthew A. Pigatt, Mayor
Recognized as Legacy Magazine’s 40 under 40, The Miami Times’ New Generation of Dreamers, and Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders, Matthew A. Pigatt became the youngest elected official in South Florida in 2016 as Commissioner for the City of Opa-locka.
Currently, Mayor Pigatt chairs the premier mentoring program for boys in South Florida, the 100 Black Men of South Florida Leadership Academy. He is the founder of the annual South Florida HBCU Picnic, founder of the Sankofa Cypher: A Black History, Culture, and Thought Group, and author of The Academic HustleTM: The Game Plan for Scholarships, Fellowships, and Job Offers.
Matthew A. Pigatt
Peren Sabuncu, PhD (c)
Peren Sabuncu is an architect, organizational development consultant, and a conflict analyst. She has combined her three different professions through her academic journey in architecture, international administration, and conflict analysis and resolution, to provide unique solutions for clientele in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Sabuncu has worked with individuals and organizations in various sectors, including government, non-profit, higher education, and private companies.
Curtis Sweet is a Keynote Speaker and Personal Life Strategist. According to the most influential physicist of the 20th century, Albert Einstein, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new,” and much like Einstein, mentor and motivational speaker Curtis Sweet is unbothered by the abstract.
Having completed studies on mindfulness, emotional intelligence and conflict resolution at Penn State, University of Michigan and University of Washington emboldens Curtis’ dedication to holistic health.
For nearly a decade he has been communicating cognitive self-change via structured curriculum as a life coach stateside and abroad. He says his speeches provide personal testimonies from his experiences that were hard-knocks, observations and adventures. These have resulted in his belief of aligning thoughts thoughts with actions for success.
Adejare (Ah-Day-Jah-Ray) McMillan, is a South Florida-based poet, author, and Mental Health Therapist.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling, and is currently in pursuit of a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University.
As a member and affiliate of several organizations dedicated to human rights and social justice, Adejare has spent several years actively engaged in community activism, advocacy, and organizing. In addition to being a Transformative Justice Circle Keeper and Trainer in the practice, he is also a certified Diversity and Inclusion Consultant.
Adejare is constantly seeking opportunities to educate, advocate, and grow awareness of Mental Health access, options, and opportunities primarily for Black folks and other people of color.
Adejare has dedicated his life to creating and curating spaces geared to advancing toward solutions for his community and those like his — influencing healing, and to being of service when, where and however he is able through the use of poetry, therapy, and TJ practices.
Davica and Demetria Williams are most affectionally known as The WonderTwinz, a twin conglomerate dominating South Florida as a brand of confidence, empowerment through illuminating body positivity through high fashion runway appearances, print modeling features, brand ambassador for luxury accessory Cuffed Design and custom couture clothing by Lips Couture. Natives of Miami, Florida, The WonderTwinz takes especial pride in their Afro-Latina heritage, being an identical twins and mothers.
Their expressive nature has played an integral part in their ability to represent a number of civic, social, religious and human service organizations as spokespersons.
Most recently, The WonderTwinz have gained heighten visibility due to their plight of awareness and advocacy to Systemic Scleroderma a rare, chronic debilitating auto immune disease that has affected the health of Demetria Williams. Systemic Scleroderma has become the catalyst for their platform for pushing body positivity through the telling of their story through WonderTwinz Facebook Fan Page, runway modeling, photography, public speaking and mentorship. De
Pastor Lincoln Bain is an author, talk show host, award winning singer and song writer, local activist, motivational speaker, business consultant, and serial entrepreneur. He is a passionate advocate for helping everyday people ‘unlock their true identity and purpose,’ a message that resonates throughout his internationally-released, transformational book, “Identity Crisis.”
Mr. Bain studied Computer Science at Florida Memorial University and Law (LLB) at The University of Buckingham in England. He is currently finishing his Masters in Theology.
Lincoln is a motivational speaker and business consultant on a mission to inspire self-discovery and the activation of purpose. He has spoken at seminars and conferences and to schools, churches, the prison, the Ministry of Education, entrepreneurial, political and civic groups.
He has appeared on numerous major TV shows and networks including CNN, BET, Inspiration, Word Network, TBN, Fox News ABC, and more on popular shows like Larry King Live, ET, Access Hollywood, Geraldo at Large, On the Record to name a few. Lincoln is married to Yolanda Pawar-Bain.
Nicole T. Compton, JD/MBA
From teen mom to attorney, judicial candidate, published author, and a television personality/legal analyst of a popular TV show, Nichole Compton is a licensed attorney and entrepreneur. She speaks nationally and teaches on topics concerning business startups, law and
how to believe again after devastating life events. Nichole believes no obstacle is too big to overcome and every person has greatness within them. Many just need help to develop their vision and potential. Among other honors, Nichole is a Louisville Bar Association Leadership Academy graduate, an Ed Perry Fellow, a Bell Award nominee, Kentucky Bar Association honoree, and has received numerous awards for volunteering mentoring and working with students. Nichole enjoys sharing her expertise to present complex concepts in simple terms for her audience. Whether a business workshop or a motivational keynote, Nichole’s charisma and enthusiasm is contagious, leaving every audience enlightened, equipped and motivated to conquer anything.
Nicole T. Compton
Keynote Speaker, Spoken Word Poet, Host, Entrepreneur & Business Consultant specializing in Business Model Canvas and Design Thinking, Life Transformation.
Since he was 19 years old, Haitian-American Dejean Junior has been captivating audiences of all sizes and backgrounds with his riveting, painful and inspiring performances. His life is a story of victory in the face of trials that would defeat most others. From surviving imprisonment Guantanamo Bay at age seven as a young refugee, to spending years in the American prison system, Dejean remains a faith-filled survivor who shares his stories of despair and triumph through poetry and public speaking.
He is an accomplished speaker and pitch master who has competed and won public speaking competitions and debates from Toast Masters International and garnered a platform at the prestigious SXSWedu in Austin Texas, where his winning business idea took center stage in 2017.
Quick The Poet
Jerris "QUICKThePoet" Evans is a world renowned all-around live entertainer (Poet / Spoken Word artist, host, comedian, motivational speaker, & "FLO'"much more) for the last a decade & counting.
In his poetic words, (you) "NEVER give up on the rest of your life. KEEP GOING..." 🕴🏿Q.T.P. & you watch what happens when you "KEEP GOING" experiencing life with Jerris "QUICKThePoet" Evans Founder&CEO of FFEntLLC & Q2LFInc.
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Devon Wright, PhD
Although he was born Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Dr. Devon Wright spent most of his life growing up right here in humid, mosquito infested South Florida and graduated from North Miami Beach High.
Dr. Devon Wright holds a Bachelor’s in history, a Master’s in history and a Ph.D. in sociology. He holds a faculty position as Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver, teaching various courses including Introduction to Africana Studies, Social Movements and the Black Experience, The Black Community and Hi-Hop Culture and Rap Music. His research interests focus on white supremacist ideology and right-wing conservative social movement organizations.
Outside of academia he is a jazz guitarist and a science-fiction writer of a graphic novel series called, Avant Guardians. Visit avantguardians.com for me information about his amazing creation of an action here epic set in a post-apocalyptic future where all forms of artistic expression have been outlawed and a young arrogant jazz guitar genius must learn to humble himself if he is to become the prophesied musical messiah.
State Senator Dwight M. Bullard hails from an esteemed educator, community activist and legislator family. After graduating from Miami Killian Sr. High, he continued his education at Florida A&M University where he received his B.S. in History Education. From 2000 to 2017, Sen. Bullard was a teacher at Coral Reef Senior High School and in 2008 he was sworn into office as representative of District 118 and was reelected subsequently. In his time in the Senate, Bullard worked to stop online bullying, bring tuition equity to aspiring citizens and raise the minimum wage. Bullard served in the Florida Senate until 2016.
In 2017 Bullard was hired as the Political Director of the New Florida Majority. In this capacity he works to bring political education and awareness to underserved and often marginalized communities. He also works to push policy to positively impact those same communities. His work now much like his previous roles looks to uplift people in a way that makes them the masters of their own destiny. He continues to simply amplify the voice of those often unheard.
Jerris Evans, CEO
The Founder&CEO of the S. FL Poetic live entertainment groundbreaking showcase "FLÓetrySundays" (2012-2017 / Fort Lauderdale, FL) is also the producer & host of 2 of the biggest annual poetry/spoken word events in all of the U.S. ("AnniFLO'etry"/JAN & "FLO'pocalypse"/JULY held at the world famous Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
The Fort Lauderdale, FL native has been a professional live entertainer for over a decade & counting (performing at hundreds of different amphitheaters, venues, & events globally abroad). His signature can't miss poetic/artistic/life "just above a 45 degree tilt" FEDORA style, Tyrese like charm, & Kevin Hart comedic combination comparisons have made him one of the most sought after global live entertainers to date. Once you experience a feature set/live performance/production by QTP - you will be further motivated, inspired, & fall in love with the beauty of unity & enlightenment.