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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:

 

Entrepreneur

 

The Good Men Project

 

Addicted2Success 

 

Thrive Global

 

 

Education and Diversity:

 

Capoeira, Black Males, and Social Justice: A Gym Class Transformed

 

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. To reinforce my presentation, I will provide attendees with a customized eLearning class that includes access to the slides, additional content, or other resources used as part of the engagement. 

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

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

  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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