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 it's a reality I live and breathe. I've carved a path leading to measurable leadership and career development opportunities for over 9,000 women in 23 countries, earning me recognition as a sought-after expert in women's leadership and international education.

Empowering women and girls globally is not just a goal

With over two decades of social impact experience...

My roles have spanned from educator and superintendent to collective impact executive director and leader on the Oklahoma State Board of Education, impacting over 700,000 students across my state. I've been recognized and awarded for my unwavering commitment to social justice, equity, and ensuring access for all children to thrive.

I've Graced Over A Hundred Stages Across The United States And Within The Continent Of Africa

People rave about the way I capture a crowd – how I make them feel and, more importantly, move them into action. I'm not just a speaker; I'm a transformational speaker. My secret sauce? Vulnerability, authenticity, practical application, and a knack for showing people what is possible.

I specialize in building the confidence, clarity, and power of social impact leaders, entrepreneurs, women, and executive leaders to fast-track their influence and professional growth.

I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Venture Management and a Bachelor of Arts in African and African American Studies from the University of Oklahoma; and received a Master's degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. With this unique academic background combination, I leverage elements from each area in my teaching and leadership.

As an international speaker, I have addressed corporations, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, churches, accelerators, conferences, and more.

Let's explore how I can support you to inspire, educate, and equip your audience for your upcoming event

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Personal Branding

Social Impact Leadership

Women's Leadership

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Executive presence is more than just a buzzword; it's what sets leaders and founders apart. Carlisha breaks down the core elements of executive presence, providing practical insights and actionable tips for cultivating this essential quality. Looking to enhance your leadership impact or stand out in a competitive landscape? This session will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to elevate your brand.

Executive Presence: What it Really Is and Why You Need It

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This session is your guide to developing a signature pitch that not only showcases your assets but also unveils the heart behind your work. Carlisha supports you in unraveling the 'why' and 'how' of your journey, ensuring your pitch becomes a powerful tool for leaving a lasting impression.

Pitch Perfect: Crafting Your Unforgettable Story

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You have mastered saying yes, but to drive transformation and lead dynamic teams, saying no is essential. Join Carlisha for a crucial conversation on setting boundaries and overcoming the fear of saying no. Tailored for founders and leaders, this session is your guide to discover your deeper yes.

Saying NO for a Deeper YES: Boundaries for Founders & Leaders

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