“Her remarks to the students were on the mark. It is never about perfection, only the road striving for excellence takes us.”

–Dr. Connie L. Book, President of Elon University





“[Shantia] is authentic. She is sincere. She is REAL! She is a global leader.”

–Ira O. Credle, Retired Military Officer


“Shantia is a dynamic powerful speaker who engages her audience with every word.  She engaged the audience and spoke motivationally as she encouraged them to follow their dreams.  By the end of her keynote the entire audience felt as if they could tackle any obstacle which resulted in a standing ovation!  She truly is an awesome individual!”

–Cameron B. Davis, Manager, Met Life Auto & Home

“As a young black man coming of age in an increasingly competitive and divisive world, I have always felt like I had to be nearly perfect just to get by. In a room filled with hundreds of people, Shantia was able to take some of that weight off and speak directly to my situation. Through her own testimony of self-doubt, insecurity, and perfectionism, she made me feel like I was not alone in this struggle without even knowing my name. She made me feel like there was more to my life than busyness and the crippling need to please everyone. After hearing her speak, I went on the radical journey of self-care and self-love. I found a therapist, I became more present, and I started to “show up” for myself in ways I had not done before. Her charismatic personality accompanied with a poignant message came at a time when I did not even know that I needed it. Almost a year later, I am still grateful for the lessons learned and hopeful that they will last a lifetime.”

–Tres McMichael, Program Director at Maryland Leadership Workshops

“I saw one of Shantia’s videos on LinkedIn. Clearly there is an anointing on her life to transform the lives of others. God bless her!”

–Dr. Frederick Lester, Chief Data Strategist, Ulwazi Analytics International