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Black Motivational Speakers

Updated: Jul 25, 2022

What is a Motivational Speaker?

Simply put, a motivational speaker is someone who inspires, motivates, and encourages the audience to take action in their life. Motivational speakers are often booked by companies or for events to inspire change and give new perspectives to their employees, leaders or attendees. In an increasingly globalized world, motivational speakers may present virtually or in person, depending on what the event calls for.

If you are looking to add a black motivational speaker to your roaster, look no further.

Who is the Best Black Female Motivational Speaker?


A Las Vegas native, TaChelle Lawson is an award-winning entrepreneur specializing in diversity, equity and inclusion. With more than 20 years of experience dealing with large corporations and start-ups, she is highly skilled at aligning DEI with business goals and brand strategies to help companies build revenue.

The hospitality veteran started FIG Strategy & Consulting in 2017. As the Founder and President, Lawson counsels a diverse and elite clientele who’ve come to rely on her brand-building and preservation expertise. She is a senior marketing leader with a specialty in food & beverage, luxury retail and hospitality. Her services include brand strategy, business management consulting, culture transformation, leadership training, DEI training, and strategic sourcing. As a strategic planner and organized problem solver, Lawson has lent her extensive expertise in business analysis, strategy, management, and media financial management including forecasting, P&L, budgeting and inventory control.

Lawson’s client brands include Louis Vuitton, Lexus, NASCAR, Porsche, Red Bull, Coca-Cola, Nike, Sprint, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Tyson Foods, Heineken, Lamborghini, and Lancôme, to name several. She’s also worked with the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sonoma Motor Speedway, America’s Cup, the U.S. Open, and the James Beard Foundation.

Lawson is a strong believer in and champion of a diverse workforce; to wit, she is actively working to change the narrative of diversity and inclusion by challenging companies to go beyond agency-centric metrics to instead focus on creating lasting value for their clients.

Lawson is also an active mentor to young women entering the workforce and has served on several boards and advisory councils throughout the course of her career, including Las Vegas Business Academy, Serenity Springs, and Project Real.

Lawson is D&I Certified by Cornell University, and Diverse Business Certified by the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth. A Board Member on the UNLV Leadership Advisory Board, a member of the Clark County Business Development Advisory Council, on the Advisory Council for the Bar & Restaurant Show, President-Elect of NAWBO SNV, and a member of the National Diversity Council.

Why Choose TaChelle?

TaChelle is straightforward in her approach and tells it how it is. She doesn’t sugarcoat the truth, leading to open and meaningful conversations around uncomfortable topics.

TaChelle has spoken for countless companies and events on a variety of topics including:

  • Being the DEI Change Agent

  • One Hope, One Culture

  • Creating Internal & External Brand Advocates

  • Thriving as a business leveraging KPIs, data and metrics to hIre and grow your employees and your bottom line

  • Inclusive from the Start: Incorporating DEI in Beverage Brands

  • Inclusive Culture - An Uncomfortable Conversation with A Black Woman

  • Owning the Diversity Dollar


“TaChelle is a straight shooter, she doesn't sugarcoat and really does approach diversity from an entire business perspective. Not just about black, white, women, etc. the business. She suggested we shape our DEI position and promise on the things we'd commit to and that made sense for our company objectives”

Maurice Brewster / Mosaic Global Transportation

“TaChelle provided insights that have been a game-changer for not only us as a company but for me as a person. She has such a knack for business and for people. She knows how to talk to business leaders and give meaningful advice on how to make your business better and more profitable.”

Sarah Engstrand / Bar & Restaurant

“TaChelle is both a dynamic and energetic speaker who has the ability to quickly connect with her audience. Through a few touchpoints, she presented a strategy aligned well with the objectives that I presented her with. The result was an engaging "conversation" with over 60 of key leaders. She probed appropriately and responded with timely and relevant answers that were backed up by current data. TaChelle is someone that I'd wholeheartedly recommend if you're looking to have a meaningful, thoughtful and relevant conversation around how to drive to a more inclusive workplace.”

Savern Varnado / Rexel USA

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TaChelle Lawson is a highly sought-after black female motivational speaker and consultant. Book her today for your next event.


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