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When one discovers their passion in life, their purpose for living manifests. A passion for teaching, motivating, and helping students paved the way for Dr. Shawn A. Boyd to quickly emerge as one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the country. Shawn has traveled and spoken at many colleges around the country on various topics.


This higher education professional, professor, podcast host, author, columnist, husband, father, and scholar draws from 14 years of leadership experience and engaging audiences worldwide. Whether in front of a classroom or podium, Dr. Boyd uses his expertise to transition thousands of students from school to the boardroom and has helped scores of professionals achieve success in their work lives as well.

As a certified professional speaker, Dr. Boyd is known for his wit, charm, and razor-sharp insights. He welcomes the opportunity to share his expertise with any organization, group, or individual. Shawn has spoken at many different colleges such as UT Knoxville, Tennessee State University, Austin Peay State University, UT Martin, The University of Memphis, and LeMoyne-Owen College. He has been the keynote speaker at several programs and graduations.


Dr. Boyd is involved in many civic, community, and non-profit organizations, including MPLOY Summer Initiative, Shelby County Schools Project STAND,  and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.


Dr. Boyd has received recognition for his work in the community including The Urban Elite Top 40 under 40, Leadership Memphis, and the Martin Luther King Dreamers of Tomorrow award. 

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