Thank you for your interest in my speaking services. I completely understand the stress that is involved in organizing an event and hiring a speaker. It is my honor to have this opportunity to work with you and below you will find the answers to many of your questions. If anything is unclear, please contact me and I will happily answer any additional concerns about my services.


Brief Bio


My name is Vernon Lindsay, and I am the speaker you are looking for to serve your organization. The path of my current work began when I was enrolled in graduate school and started a business where I taught the African-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira. After earning a PhD in Policy Studies in Urban Education, I accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Teaching and Mentoring with the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Honors College.


While living in Chicago I taught undergraduate students in courses that covered contemporary issues in diversity and inclusion practices alongside personal development related topics.


In June of 2016, I decided that I needed to spend more time with my family and focus my efforts on building a business from my passions. I moved abroad and began the full-time pursuit of entrepreneurial projects aligned with writing, teaching Capoeira, and serving others in need. 


Today, I live on the Caribbean island of Antigua where I work as an Assistant Professor at the American University of Antigua. 


A few selected publications are available at the following links:


Leadership, Personal Development, and Business:




The Good Men Project




Thrive Global



Education and Diversity:


Critical Race and Education for Black Males: When Pretty Boys Become Men



Marketing Diversity and The New Politics of Desegregation: Insights From an Urban Ethnography  


The Class that Race Built: Putting Race at the Center of a Higher Education Course to Challenge Post-racialism in the United States and Brazil.


Selective Enrollment, Race and Shifting the Geography of Educational Opportunity


What can you expect from my speaking services?


  1. A well-researched and customized professional presentation delivered with practical strategies, relevant content, and humor.  

  2. Someone who will provide a prompt and professional response to all voicemail, social media, and email messages.

  3. A professional who will arrive early to the venue to guarantee a timely start of the presentation.

  4. I will provide a completely custom online link for attendees to access the slides, additional content, or other resources used as part of the engagement. 

  5.  An opportunity to speak directly to me before and after your event to clarify the organization's objectives and to evaluate my services.


Education Instructor-led Training (Click for more details):


  • How to Teach Them Without Losing It: Classroom Tools to Reach Young Men of Color

  • Capoeira?: A Participatory History Lesson Involving Self-defense Tactics, Dance, and Music 

  • Breathe, Believe, and Focus!: The Essential Guide to Success in College

Business Instructor-led Training(Click for more details):


  • Productivity and Mindset: 10 Proven Strategies to Increase Performance

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Loving the Person in the Mirror to Accept Others

  • Health and Fitness: Teamwork via Capoeira and Positive Lifestyle Choices


Keynote Sample Titles:

  • How to Live a Life by Design Without A Million Dollars

  • Young, Black, Male, and Full of Potential

  • Capoeira, Fitness, and Discovering the Self-Discipline to Live a Healthy Lifestyle


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