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When individuals discover their passion in life, their purpose for living becomes evident. Dr. Shawn A. Boyd found his calling in teaching, motivating, and helping students, propelling him to become one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the country. With 15 years of leadership experience, Dr. Boyd, a higher education professional, professor, podcast host, author, columnist, husband, father, and scholar, has traveled extensively, captivating audiences at numerous colleges nationwide. Whether at a podium or in a classroom, Dr. Boyd leverages his expertise to guide thousands of students from academia to the professional realm. His impact extends to professionals, assisting them in achieving success in their work lives.


As a certified professional speaker, Dr. Boyd is celebrated for his wit, charm, and razor-sharp insights, eagerly embracing opportunities to share his knowledge with organizations, groups, and individuals. Dr. Boyd's speaking engagements span various colleges, including UTKnoxville, Tennessee State University, Austin Peay State University, UTMartin, The University of Memphis, and LeMoyne-Owen College. He has served as the keynote speaker at multiple programs and graduations. Beyond his speaking engagements, Dr. Boyd actively participates in civic, community, and non-profit organizations, contributing to initiatives such as MPLOY Summer Initiative, Shelby County Schools Project STAND, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.


Acknowledged for his community work, Dr. Boyd has received prestigious recognitions, including The Urban Elite Top 40 under 40, Leadership Memphis, and the Martin Luther King Dreamers of Tomorrow award. In his previous role in state education policy, Dr. Boyd played a crucial part in ensuring equal access to college for all students, advocating for policies that set them up for success. Taking his commitment further, Dr. Boyd launched his consulting business, Dr. Shawn Boyd Educational Solutions. LLC in May 2023, aiming to deepen his impact by working towards ensuring all students have access to a quality post-secondary education.  

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