As one of the top black motivational speakers on employee engagement and organization success, Heather Younger creates a lot of “aha” moments for audience members.

As one of the top black motivational speakers on employee engagement and organization success, Heather Younger creates a lot of “aha” moments for audience members.

She inspires her audiences to think differently about their own experiences, through a new lens, in the workplace and beyond. As a best-selling author, attorney, international speaker and facilitator, she has earned her reputation as “The Employee Whisperer.”

According to McKinsey & Company’s Women in the Workplace 2018 study,

“Forty-five percent of women of color and 37 percent of men of color are often the only or one of the only people of their race or ethnicity in the room.”

To demonstrate their commitment to diversity, corporations and associations hire black motivational speakers to get a realistic view of what people of color deal with in the workplace.

Heather combines enthusiasm with wide-ranging knowledge in a way that connects with your audience. She draws on her own experiences in the workplace and overcoming adversity in her talks. Her motivational speeches have reached more than 10,000 attendees on large and small stages around the world.

Heather helps people reframe what they previously viewed as barriers to success to what they really are, opportunities for growth and achievement. To see what great black motivational speakers have to offer, watch Heather’s inspirational TED Talk.

Frustrated by the lack of engagement in your organization? Constantly battling high employee turnover?

In this enlightening keynote, Heather reveals the underlying actions organizations can take to create a more engaged and loyal workforce despite budget constraints.

Attendees will leave more motivated and energized to get to work in doing what they can do to create more positive experiences for everyone in the workplace.


Attendees will learn:

  • The role they individually play in employee turnover and loyalty
  • The main driver for employee loyalty
  • The distinct ways that they can lead themselves more effectively
  • What employees need from them to want to stay engaged in the organization everyday


Heather interacts with the audience and has the interact with one another. Attendees will leave changed and empowered to do what they can to transform their own workplaces.

While companies say they are committed to gender diversity, women remain underrepresented at every level of most corporations. According to McKinsey & Company’s Women in the Workplace 2018 study,

“Women are dramatically outnumbered in senior leadership. Only about 1 in 5 C-suite leaders is a woman, and only 1 in 25 is a woman of color.”  

As a woman of color and seasoned executive, Heather Younger increases your audience’s understanding of their increasingly diverse workforces with humor and enthusiasm. She has earned a reputation as “The Employee Whisperer” for her ability to connect and motivate.

Attendees will walk away energized and inspired to:

  • Understand the very important role women play in creating more profitable and engaged organizations
  • Leap over the very real adversity and obstacles in their path
  • Increase and harness their emotional and social intelligence to make more objective decisions
  • Walk with greater confidence in knowing the innate power they hold
  • Be greater catalysts for positive change in their workplaces

They will all leave uplifted and along the way, laugh, cringe and maybe even cry. No matter what, they will be changed.

Most successful people in history had to overcome many barriers to success. From Abraham Lincoln to Walt Disney to Oprah Winfrey. What is the secret ingredient that all of them have? Resilience. Whether they received a ‘No’ 500 times, they experienced extreme levels of abuse, or they were penniless, they still decided to move forward and become their best selves. In this talk, Heather will share her personal story of adversity and lay out the five steps she takes everyday to overcome her past and unleash her true greatness. You will learn how to do the same in your life and your workplace.

Ever wondered why communication always seems to be the problem in your workplace — and virtually any other workplace?

In this funny and interactive talk, Heather will reveal the key reasons why organizations often run into communication fumbles and why no one seems to be on the same page.

Heather will expect participation in this session and will demonstrate how different communication styles, when paired together, deliver different results and conclusions. Heather will have the audience interacting and will create tons of “aha” moments as it relates to the power each of us has to curate meaningful communications in our workplaces.

Heather’s audiences have fantastic things to say about her presentations.

Heather is a dynamic and engaging speaker with an interesting and inspiring story. We had her speak at our annual meeting for NIRI-RM on “Lead Yourself First,” and we were duly impressed! Heather shared the principals she lives by every day that enables us to be better leaders. I would definitely recommend Heather for future speaking engagements!
Black Motivational Speakers
Rebecca Palumbo
Meeting Organizer
Heather was referred to me from an industry contact who I trust. The Colorado Bankers Association was looking for a keynote speaker at our Annual Women’s Leadership conference. She did not disappoint. Heather energized and inspired our attendees to think differently about their roles as leaders inside and outside of their organizations. Heather really connected with the audience, I recommend her for any event. We will have her back at a future conference!
Jenifer Waller
COO, Colorado Banker's Association
I have had the privilege to facilitate Heather’s conference at HBR Week here in Brazil last April, and must say I am not only impressed by her deep expertise on employee loyalty, but especially by her great charisma and personality. For more than once during her presentation, I had to remind myself we were on stage in front of 500 executives - Heather delivers her insights in such a magnetic, involving and personal way that it really felt like she actually knew all those people in the room, and was having a friendly one-on-one conversation with them.
Gustavo Tavares
Top Workplaces, Latin America
Heather injected high energy and inspiration into TINYcon. She's polished, professional, and engaging with the audience taking photos of her slides and writing down copious notes. She's truly one of the leading lights in the field of employee loyalty, and our audience of HR professionals rated her talk extremely highly. I'm looking forward to hearing her speak again.
David Niu
Founder and CEO of TINYhr, Creator of TINYpulse

When you are looking for black motivational speakers for your next event,
Heather Younger is a great choice.

Heather R. Younger
Motivational Speakers

Get in touch with Heather.

(720) 295-1194