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Dr. Verna Cornelia Price

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Human Potential Expert, Personal Power and Leadership Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Best-Selling Author

Former professor who left the university to start her private consulting practice, Dr. Verna empowers her clients to ACTIVATE and LEVERAGE their personal power in life and the workplace. Her signature work focuses on the power of people and the four kinds of people who can change your life. She specializes in employee engagement, leadership, managing change, cross-cultural communications, and facilitating racism conversations. Dr. Verna is a TEDTalk speaker known for ENERGIZING and engaging her audiences and clients with her positive and contagious energy. Dr. Verna wants you to become more confident, energized, motivated, innovative, and productive.

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Phone: 800-328-6008

Dr. Verna Cornelia Price is an internationally known human potential expert who specializes in personal power, excellence, cross-cultural communications, leadership and change.

As the CEO of The Power of People Consulting Group™, a leadership and management consulting firm, Dr. Verna consults with diverse audiences spanning from corporations, government agencies, not-for profits, K-16 educators and universities with clients in the United States,  Europe, The Caribbean, Central American, Africa and China.

Dr. Verna has founded multiple organizations in the USA  including an Undergraduate Leadership Academic Minor at the University of  Minnesota, The Power of People Leadership Institute,  Girls in Action™(renamed Girls Taking Action)  and Boys of Hope™.  In 2021, Dr. Verna was named Leader of the Year by TeamWomen for her leadership impact on the development of women and girls. In 2020, Dr. Verna was named one of the Top 100 People to Know in 2021 by Twin Cities Business Magazine. In 2020, Dr. Verna created and hosted a radio talk show in partnership WCCO Radio called In the Room Where it Happened:  Racism Conversations that Matter to ALL of Us.  In  2017, Dr. Verna received the Founders Award from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities for her role in co-founding the Undergraduate Leadership Academic Minor, now the largest of its kind in the world.  In 2013, Dr. Verna was named an Everyday Hero by EBONY Magazine and received the MN LINKS Emerald Award. In 2010, Dr. Verna was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the  Black MBAs and Pioneer of the Year by Women Venture.

Dr. Verna is a best selling author of  three books, The Power of People: Four Kinds of People Who Can Change Your Life,  The Silent Cry: Dealing with Subtracters in Work and Life,  and  Change Your Life in 30 Days.

Dr. Verna received her Ph.D.  from the University of Minnesota. She is married and has four children.



Speech Titles and Descriptions:

The Power of People
This motivational and informative message will inspire and challenge you to think critically about your power to influence, to lead and to change your life and world. Based on her book, The Power of People: Four Kinds of People Who Can Change Your Life, Dr. Verna Cornelia Price will help you understand the power of people in your life and on the job while giving you strategies to effectively use your personal power.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling
What do you want in life? What do you want out of life? Do you have a glass ceiling in your life? Who said? How can you live a failure proof life and move beyond your status quo? How can you break the glass ceilings in your life and career with courage and confidence? This informative and inspirational workshop will provide you with a proven process and tools for dealing with change, overcoming life’s obstacles and dealing with the glass ceilings in your life and career. Come ready to learn, to lead, to be challenge and to change!

The Power of You!
What is your most important asset? Why should people listen to you? How can you best empower and motivate people? Based on her motivational book, The Power of People: Four Kinds of People Who Can Change Your Life, you will: Be inspired and motivated to discover and tap into your personal power; Learn about the four types of powerful people; Explore strategies for understanding what type of powerful person you are, learn about how to use your personal power as an asset when working with people; and learn how to apply the power of people principles to enhancing your personal and professional success.

You Said What! Culturally Dynamic Conversations that Work
In the past 20 years, we have transformed into a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society. Communicating across cultures has become a critical component in our lives. How do you communicate with someone who is culturally and ethnically different from you? How do you effectively navigate the cultural dynamics that occur in your conversations, your workplaces, and your community? Based on her Culturally Dynamic Mentoring and Coaching Model™, Dr. Verna Cornelia Price will engage you in an interactive and informative session with tools and strategies for leading culturally dynamic conversations that can foster positive relationships, meaningful dialogue and effective workplace environments.

Leading During Change
Change is inevitable and as times change, so does leadership. So how do you shift the paradigm from surviving change to thriving amidst change? In this session, Dr. Verna will motivate you sustain your passion in work and in life; and inspire you to use your personal power to create change that will positively influence productivity and morale.

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